Back into action



Sweater: J.Crew • skinnies: Zara • heels: Cypres • handbag: Aldo


It’s been two weeks, the longest I’ve ever gone without updating my blog. For the first time in 3 years, I took a break from The Ginger Diaries. I needed time away from my blog, Twitter and Instagram after growing more and more insecure about what I’m doing and writing here on the internet. I could write a page-long blog post about how I felt two weeks ago, but it all doesn’t mean much anymore. I’ve calmed down a little, got my thoughts straight and have a few new posts lined up for you!


Filling the gaps not-blogging created in my planner was surprisingly easy. K and I went out for breakfast, one of my dearest friends came to Antwerp for a visit, we took part in K’s fraternity quiz and didn’t lose, our uni group got together for coffee a couple times after class and I caught up with school work. There you have it: two weeks of tweets in one sentence.


When K started wondering why I hadn’t asked to take new outfit photos in a while, he pushed me to get back into action. He even thought of this location, and reminded me that you guys might like to see my new sweater. It was a gift from my mom, so I haven’t broken my shopping ban, and I have worn it so many times already that my friends at uni frowned when they saw me wearing it again last week. The sweater is made from a silk-merino mix and therefor it must be dry-cleaned, but I think this sweater can be worked into so many outfits that the special care it needs won’t stop me from wearing it! In my last outfit post I showed four ways I’ve worn my maroon pencil skirt on the blog before, and some asked me to share remixes more often! If I do my best, I believe the next one could be about this new sweater.


I still have a lengthy Bloglovin’ list to catch up on and it is already pretty late in the evening. I should get going! Have a nice week!



  1. 10 March 2014 / 22:08

    Mooi hoor Nikki! Ik neem ook af en toe een ‘blogbreakske’, niets mis mee. Een offline leven heeft nog altijd meer prioriteit dan een online, vind ik. Benieuwd naar hoe je de sweater de volgende keer zal combineren!

  2. 10 March 2014 / 22:52

    Welcome back! Blog breaks are SO necessary, I feel. And I always feel way better when I come back from them. Blogging feels fun again! And you get to be present in your real life in the meantime.

  3. 11 March 2014 / 00:08

    It’s good you took a blog break! Sometimes it’s nice to step away to refresh! I should probably do that myself! Anyway, I love your sweater!

  4. 11 March 2014 / 02:52

    oooo. I love this look and am selfishly excited that you are back to blogging. I know what you mean about taking a break though. Some days I feel like I am just going through the motions. But blogging should be fun, like your sweater! I love how effortless this looks.

    Pinning now to copy later, since I just got my own army green pants from Old Navy! Welcome back to blogging!

  5. 11 March 2014 / 02:58

    So much to say- first welcome back from your blogging break! I missed reading your updates and seeing your fantastic style, though sometimes breaks are needed. But so you know, I love Ginger Diaries.

    Also- it rocks so much that Kenneth noticed you lack of blogging and found a spot for photos and all. What a supportive man!

    On a more sartorial note- this is a neat sweater. If it had just been described to me, not sure what I’d have thought but it is gorgeous to see. Plus, you always look fantastic in blue πŸ˜€

  6. 11 March 2014 / 09:30

    Wat een leuke outfit, supermooie sweater en heel mooie foto’s! Eventjes een break nemen is soms nodig he, dat begrijpt iedereen

    X Sara

  7. 11 March 2014 / 10:33

    That top is beautiful, such a lovely gift and I can see why you would want to wear it so often! πŸ™‚

    Hope you feel refreshed and recharged after your blog break! πŸ™‚ Sometimes we all need a little time away πŸ™‚

    And yes to the remixing posts – I always like seeing the different ways people wear things!

    Away From Blue

  8. 11 March 2014 / 12:41

    Leuk dat je weer terug bent πŸ™‚ hoop dat jij je weer zeker voelt om door te gaan. Go Kenneth, zou ik zeggen! Ik vind je outfit er weer leuk uitzien πŸ˜€ je maakt wel elke outfit classy vind ik. And I love the pants on you πŸ™‚

  9. Nicole
    11 March 2014 / 13:27

    “When Kenneth started wondering why I hadn’t asked to take new outfit photos in a while, he pushed me to get back into action. He even thought of this location, and reminded me that you guys might like to see my new sweater.”
    Love this. So sweet!

    p.s. Wedding photos finally on the blog!

    • 12 March 2014 / 16:56

      I saw them!!! πŸ˜€ It was about the only post I read while I was away, haha. I couldn’t comment though, because I was looking on my tablet and comment sections and tablets aren’t best friends it seemed πŸ™ but you looked amaaaaaaaaaazing! ^^ xo

  10. lippylash
    11 March 2014 / 13:58

    Soms even re-groupen! Ik snap volledig wat je bedoelt! Love de sweater!

  11. 11 March 2014 / 17:41

    glad you back πŸ™‚ i’ve been there, although, when i go through my “blogging blues” i usually take months off, haha. i’m glad you took the time you needed. sometimes you just need to step away and breath for awhile. and he was right, i needed to see this sweater. if i had it, it would be on a tri-weekly rotation πŸ˜‰

    xo jac

  12. 11 March 2014 / 17:44

    Yay! The sweater really is very pretty, I would never frown upon anyone wearing it! And everybody needs a break every now and then, both from blogging and sharing every moment of your life on twitter or instagram!

  13. Bea
    11 March 2014 / 21:37

    I’m glad you’re back!
    Blogging should be something good to do!
    So, take all the time you need!
    But, please, always come back!

  14. 12 March 2014 / 12:40

    Fijn dat je weer terug bent! Ik ben ook terug, dit keer met een nieuwe site! Mooie trui heb je, leuk kado!

  15. 12 March 2014 / 13:58

    Ah eindelijk, ik begon mij al af te vragen waar de blogpost met deze pull bleef πŸ˜€ en ook waar jij was! Go for boyfriends om ons eraan te herinneren waarom we dit zo graag doen πŸ˜‰

  16. audrey
    12 March 2014 / 21:40

    mooie pull!!! leuk dat je terug, heb ook een pauze genomen van mijn blog. mijn pauze was wel iets langer πŸ˜‰

    x Audrey

  17. 14 March 2014 / 08:04

    Nice to have you back ^^
    leuke outfit hoor.

  18. 14 March 2014 / 13:58

    Superleuke trui! God, ik heb al vaak hierop proberen commenten maar het ging steeds fout, zucht. Is normaal he, een blog break af en toe, ik vind het al gek dat jij het altijd zo trouw doet, chapeau!


  19. 15 March 2014 / 16:01

    Jeeej voor niet gestopt te zijn!
    Bangelijke trui, direct al goed bezig met printjes te incorporeren πŸ˜‰
    Naomi, x

  20. 16 March 2014 / 20:25

    Urgh ik heb al een paar keer op het punt gestaan om een blog breakje te nemen. Maar ik voel mij altijd schuldig als ik niets post, terwijl ik weet dat dat Γ©cht niet nodig is… Achja!
    Leuk om je terug te hebben en die trui is supermooi πŸ˜‰

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