All posts tagged: New Yorker

Spilling the Beans with Keen Malasarte

In one of his most well-known poems, T.S. Eliot wrote, “I have measured my life in coffee spoons.” It’s no secret the warm relationship writers and coffee share, all you need to do is poke your head in your local coffee shop and observe just how many people there are writing in notebooks or on laptops. I  had the opportunity to speak with the creator of A Cup of Keen, Keen Malasarte, a writer and avid coffee lover herself, about that special relationship as well as her own writing, and the inspiring spirit of New York. YHM: Let’s start with you. Who is Keen Malasarte? KM: Well, I’m a student, I go to Bergen College, I’m an aspiring writer, but I want to be an educator. I don’t know, it’s interesting you ask me that, because nowadays I feel like everyone’s still trying to find out who they are or what makes you different than anyone else, I mean how do I categorize myself, you know? YHM: What is it that made you want to …

Marie Mag; A New Kind of Winter Fashion

We’re back with another winter style special! Let’s take some tips from Candace Marie of Marie Mag and ditch those dark winter hues and wrap up in a bold sleek outerwear. My style has evolved over the years and as I have become more aware of who I am, my outside appearance has reflected that wholeheartedly.  For the winter I picked out pieces with bold colors and prints like my coats. I tend to gravitate towards winter fashion that makes a bold statement.  This boxy yet sleek vintage wool coat caught my eye while thrifting and I knew immediately that I would need this piece for my closet. Underneath my coat I kept it simple with a pair of skinny 7 Jeans and an Urban Outfitters stripped shirt top.  To reflect the masculine feel of the coat I added a pair of Aldo Sneakers to the mix. Fashion Life New Years Resolution This year I want to hit the ground running so I wrote out some of my New Year’s Resolutions.  On the top of …

Timeless Fashion; Let’s Talk Twenties

Let’s talk timeless fashion with Stephanie, NYC fashion blogger of…Let’s Talk Twenties! I think it’s probably safe to say that at least half of my wardrobe is vintage, thrifted or second hand. I find that shopping at a store made up of other people’s closets is so much more fun than shopping at a store with 100 of the same style top or pants. It adds a more personal touch to my style and makes me feel like an individual. In my opinion, vintage jackets and blazers are the best. They have a larger, boxier fit and amazing shoulder structures. I have found the absolute best vintage Dior jackets at thrift stores all over Manhattan. Surprisingly, I’ve gotten away with only paying as little as $20 for a matching skirt and jacket. Does life get better? Whoever these ladies were that wore the fabulous Dior jackets that I’ve adopted have got it going on. They know all about that boyfriend trend, and I don’t mean an actual boyfriend. A boxy jacket and some skinny jeans …

Statement Necklaces: From “Blah” to Bombshell

Hello darlings! I’m Melanie from Lace and Combat Boots, a life and style blog all about celebrating the little things in life. My blog focuses on personal style, my adventures in New York and beautiful moments. That being said, one of my favorite accessories is a great statement necklace. I’m typically on the go with work, volunteering and blogging, so the less time I spend staring into the infinite abyss that is my closet, the better. A good statement necklace can really work wonders, especially when you’re a busy bee. They add just the right amount of dazzle to an outfit and can instantly take them from Anne Hathaway’s character at the beginning of “The Devil Wears Prada” to the new Andy with blunt bangs, a killer outfit and a plane ticket to Paris with Miranda Presley. Ok, they may not have that much of an effect, but they’re pretty close! At least as close as you can get with a single accessory. An eye-catching necklace instantly pulls together an outfit effortlessly. More importantly, they’re …

Stripes on Stripes: My Personal Style Tips

Everyone is entitled to wear stripes on stripes, it’s just a matter of if you’re doing it well. To me, any kind of pattern with any kind of print will do. Just about. There are, of course, the exclusions, but I have yet to find any print/pattern mix that I didn’t love. I will wear this top with just about any bottom, as long as it has a high waist. The reason? Because it is cropped. Surprise! I got this Burberry crop top second-hand and it is always my go-to when I have a new printed skirt. I wear it with my vintage looking paisley skirt, my denim overall dress or with high track pants. As far as accessories go, I obsess over statement necklaces with crew-neck tops. I got this necklace at Goodwill for $3. It is made of numerous plates that come together to create this geometric transformer-esque neck piece. On a scale of 1 to best-Goodwill-purchase-of-my-life? Take a guess. Take fashion risks, because isn’t that what style is all about? My personal …

New York City Inspires A Twist On Menswear

New York City is not only one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it’s also a fashion world all on its own. Whether it’s the woman who bikes around Lafayette with her head held high, sunglasses on, with a pair of the sickest huarache sandals or the lady entrepreneur, sporting a black pencil skirt and a red blazer, waiting to get her coffee, New York City is a fashion world that will always attract twenty-year-old Jamie Lee Buhain. This Rutgers University business student talks to YHM about what inspires her sense of style and how she makes it her own. YHM: You said New York City is the fashion world that has greatly inspired you. How has it inspired/affected you and your style? JLB: Not only does the city itself have visual and emotional appeal, but the chic New Yorker who walks around its busy streets also conveys a story simply by how she is dressed. Fashion is essentially centered on culture and even if I have not been to many different fashion …