• Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

    Another year has gone by for The Ginger Diaries. In 2019, my blog celebrated its 10th birthday, I published 26 new blog posts and had 10.525 unique sets of eyes grazing these pages. Here’s a list of your favorite posts of the past year! 10 – Favorite J.Crew Pieces For Fall It’s not a secret that I love J.Crew. Thanks to family member who regularly travel to the USA for work, I have been able to buy almost all the pieces that I ever wanted. This year, however, I was less lucky. J.Crew did their first pre-fall collection and I…

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    18 Things To Do In Porto

    O Porto, Porto, where do I even begin Porto? I traveled to a lot of cities in the last 10 years, but not one has felt so homely as Porto. There was something about it that made me feel as if I was walking the streets of Antwerp, my home. Was it the small, but vibrant city center? The Duoro river waterfront? The cathedral? Or simply too much port wine? Fact is, I rarely enjoyed a city as much as I did Porto. My friends and I stayed in the city one glorious autumn weekend before travelling onward to the…

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    Long Blanket Cardigans Are My Best Friends

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Kicking off the year with a little celebration, because this blog turned 11 years old on January 1st! I celebrated with an embarrassing throwback on Instagram Stories today, so if you’re quick you might still catch those. People are having a good laugh at the very first outfit photos to graze these digitale pages in 2011 especially, haha. I am ofcourse writing up a few recap posts of the past decade for the ole blog too. Those will hopefully come your way soon. In person we ended 2019 with a lovely potluck dinner at a friends house…

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    Shearling Darling

    Have you ever heard the saying “it is a marmite piece”? No? Well, let me explain, because it’s one of my favorites ways to describe ugly clothes that are kind of cool too. The saying refers to Marmite, a food paste that supposedly has a very distinctive taste. I’ve never tried it, but if their own marketing says “hate it or love it”, than I understand where the saying “a marmite piece” has come from haha! I heard some British YouTubers use the saying in their shopping hauls (my guilty pleasure!) and I have taken over. I like to call…

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    6-day Tenerife Road Trip (Part II)

    READ PART 1 HERE On popular request I have moved our Tenerife Road Trip Part 2 to the front row of my editorial calendar. To be honest, I was dreading the amount of photos that needed to be edited for this, haha. But what better to do on a rainy winters day than look at photos from a sunny vacation huh? Oh wait, it wasn’t that sunny… . The second part of our road trip was rather cloudy and even rainy! You’ll see in the photos that the weather changed quite a lot and really fast. Some of the photos…

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    My No-Fail Outfit Recipe

    A blazer outfit for Fall? Groundbreaking! Okay, so yes, I know that it is technically Winter now, but I haven’t found time to work on my Fall outfit posts so here we are. Temperatures have been very mild this year (it’s still 15°C), so quite honestly I can still get away with wearing ballet flats and a blazer as a coat when I have to run a quick errand. And I don’t mind, because I love love love this type of outfit. It is my no-fail outfit recipe: a flowy camisole a blazer dressy trousers/skinny jeans ballet flats structured bag…

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