A typical boyfriend jeans outfit

Gap Jeans // Zara top   & necklace// Nine West flats
Phew. I just finished my last paper for this week and I am so thrilled that this one’s off my plate. At fifty percent of the grades for my Professional Ethics course you can guess how much work it was. So In my opinion I think I deserved it do a little online research in anticipation of Cyber Monday. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to participate in the festivities that follow! I was looking for a perfect dress for the holidays. I want it to be more conservative, with a knee-length elegant A-line skirt, and it has to be red! Yes, it seems impossible to find, but I’m confident it’s out there, somewhere hidden in this immense sea of sequined mini dresses. And it will be mine.

As I’ve been behind my computer all day my head feels fuzzy and I can’t come up with anything usefull to share with you. All I can think of is how badly I could use a real vacation. One more month until winter break! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate!
And I wonder… what’s your perfect holiday dress? 

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  1. 22 November 2012 / 19:00

    mooi!!!! Dat is nog eens een leuke boyfriend jeans, ik vind ze anders vaak te los zitten.

  2. 22 November 2012 / 19:23

    Good luck in your hunt for the the perfect red dress. You look relaxed and pretty in this top.

  3. 22 November 2012 / 22:57

    nice look πŸ™‚

  4. 23 November 2012 / 00:41

    I adore this outfit. Its the perfect combination of girly and casual. Let us know what deals you end up getting and if you find that dress!

  5. 23 November 2012 / 07:24

    Mooie ketting! Ik heb zelf echt al heel lang zitten twijfelen of ik ze nu ook ga halen :).

  6. 23 November 2012 / 08:04

    Wonderful outfit, I still adore this necklace and I'm so happy it doesn't seem to be such a big hype like this neon h&m necklace last spring/summer.
    But I just must ask you: aren't you terribly cold? I mean flats, a simple top and it's november? Here in Munich it's so cold at the moment, that I just won't take off my coat for photos. And that means showing my three (okay four if you count my down coat) gorgeous really fashionable coats (…) quite some times this winter on my blog πŸ˜‰

    xxx Anita

  7. 23 November 2012 / 10:14

    Lovely outfit! How can it be so warm there? I'm freezing!

    My perfect holiday dress? Hmm…my family never dresses up for anything. It's kind of boring. But therefore I don't really need fancy dresses for the holidays. I did wear one of my current favorite dresses (black with pink flamingos on it) for Thanksgiving yesterday. But it'S not a dressy dress πŸ˜‰

  8. 23 November 2012 / 11:07

    I love those jeans on you—please keep wearing them here! I love your top too—perfect look! Good luck finding the red dress!

  9. 23 November 2012 / 15:31

    You look so classy and chic in those boyfriend jeans. I love love love them.

    My perfect holiday dress is usually a zebra print dress that I've had for years. But this year I'm thinking: black lace tights, black skirt and gold sequin top.

  10. 23 November 2012 / 21:06

    You totally know how to rock boyfriend jeans…it's perfect to pair them with a really feminine shirt and some punchy accessories. Love that peplum top, it's got a really unique texture.

    <3 Cambria

  11. 24 November 2012 / 16:03

    Ik wil al zoooo lang een boyfriend jeans maar vind er geen mooie πŸ™ Staat u goed! Al zou ik er hakken bij dragen om het baggy effect te contrasteren (is dat wel een woord :p), maar uw ballerina's zijn zo schattig erbij πŸ™‚ x

  12. 25 November 2012 / 19:23

    I love this peplum top!! It looks so cute with the bf jeans. Is this a new one at Zara? I haven't seen it there, but maybe we just haven't gotten it yet. I love it!

    xoxo Alison

  13. 25 November 2012 / 21:20

    I loveee those boyfriend jeans… I am still on the hunt for my perfect pair. ASOS has some really cute holiday dresses, as always, though I don't think I'll be needed one this year!

    xo, alison*elle

  14. 26 November 2012 / 02:59

    What a simple combination, but you pull it off with such style! can i tell you how much i love your hair?!!!

  15. 26 November 2012 / 13:44

    Congrats on finishing your last paper! You look awesome in these boyfriend jeans, I love how you've kept it feminine with that cute top and necklace. And good luck finding your dress πŸ™‚

  16. 26 November 2012 / 22:42

    I just love this whole outfit! Definitely something I need to try! And congrats on finishing your paper, it's such a relief when they're done πŸ™‚

    Life etc

  17. 26 November 2012 / 22:55

    Love this outfit! You made the peplum look so fresh!

  18. Anonymous
    29 November 2012 / 16:26

    It's stupid that you can't take negative or positive critiisism, what's the point of even displaying your art form (clothing) if you can't accept or post negative feedback.
    Is this just a site to fish for compliments? If so, I lose a lot of respect for you.

    • 29 November 2012 / 18:40

      Hey there,

      I can't email you, as you leave your comments anonymously, so I'm reaching out to you via this reply system today.

      When you left me a comment, you might have noticed I have comment moderation on, and as a result of that I have read your comment about how you noticed that my poses are the same in most of my photos and how you encouraged me to be more creative. No, you are right, I didn't publish it. Now I've read your second comment, I think I should have, so I could have replied to you through that way instead of like this. Egotistically I hope you are still reading.

      I actually did take notice of your comment, because I liked how you wrote it on a more positive note than most people who claim to give "feedback" do. Feedback is positively formed, and I appreciate that you get that. Although, your second comment made me almost lose it, because you sounded so inflamed. Honestly, your words hit home so hard, they made me cry.

      You said that I can't take negative criticism, and that's partially true. I'm thinking you're angry with me because I didn't publish the comment and maybe you want an answer as to why I didn't. Truthfully, I can't give you a good enough explanation. I remember that when I first read your feedback, it made my heart stop for a moment and in my scare I deleted it from my mod board. I knew my photos we're lacking, but I was hoping no one would notice. Bad, I know. I had started to lose my motivation to blog, but last week I figured out a few things I want to do with The Ginger Diaries and that motivated me to work on things here again.

      Then your comment came, and I have taken note of it. I actually Googled a few videos and articles about how you can get more creative with posing and acting in photos. I also commanded my boyfriend (who takes most of the photos) to tell me when I was doing that same pose I always do again. Because I DO want to listen to critique and tips from readers, especially when it's given in an honest and positive way, like yours.

      I know, this sounds like I'm kissing your ass and am just writing what I think you want to hear. I'll be fair: At first I did get extremely mad at you. I had typed out a whole post about how you should think about other people's feelings too and how the fact that I blog, doesn't automatically give you the right to use me as a target to "bully" and be mean to. That post was mainly about how you might think that I'm completely self confidant and egocentric, blogging solely about myself, but that this blog isn't a perfect reflection of my real life. I wanted to put all the blame on you, whilst this situation my own darn fault. Yeah, that wouldn't have solved anything, now would it? I thought about my words again, and with this post I want to try and fix what's probably already broken beyond repair. I regret that.

      I feel bad that you've lost your respect for me but I think I can understand your rage. It was a wrong decision to delete your comment. Honestly, I just wasn't thinking when I did that. I only thought of the option to publish it and then reply to it through the Blogger reply system until I received your second comment today. Like I said, your initial comment was confronting, and in my scare I just hit "delete". Your last words were a wake-up call and I've learned my lessons, I thank you for that.

      Maybe you're not reading this anymore, but it felt only right to send you my apologies. I never meant to come across as ignorant and rude. I am working on my poses and hope to get more diverse photos in the future. I've acquired some information, but if you have any tips yourself, you're welcome to share those at any time πŸ™‚

    • 29 November 2012 / 18:41

      (comment was too long, had to cut it there!)

      My blog was not started as a site to fish for compliments. I started a few years ago to train my English (it's still not perfect, I am aware) and because I was bored, then stumbled upon a few style bloggers and liked what they were doing. Right now the mean reasons why I blog are the fact that I am very much into clothing and I do enjoy thinking about what to wear and secondly, the contacts I have with other bloggers and readers from across the world. Hearing their stories and reading about where they live et cetera feeds my need and love to travel πŸ™‚ I will not deny that getting compliments on what I wear is fun and motivating, I don't think you can blame me for that.

      Words on the internet tend to come over in a wrong way as you can't hear my intonation so I'll tell you directly: I'm not mad at you (anymore), this post is not written to blame you in any way and I swear to heaven that I mean every word I've written here. If you have anything more to say, any questions, frustrations, whatever, don't hold back. All you have to do is ask, and I'll try to answer as good as I can.


    • Anonymous
      3 December 2012 / 15:42

      Thank you go this, I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my feedback. I will continue to enjoy this blog and I'm sorry if I came across angry in my second post, I think you are lovely and your gap is very chic. It's like you said, sometimes thins come across angry on the Internet and they weren't meant to be. Have a beautiful day Nikki

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