When you’ve had a blog as long as I have, it’s really easy to forget that everyone reading hasn’t been along for the journey the whole time. Especially as the blog has ebbed and flowed. So I thought today would be a really good day to reintroduce myself to old followers and introduce myself for the first time to the newbies.
I’m Erika, the founder/owner of Your Chic is Showing (YCS). YCS is a full service personal styling and fashion education company that focuses on empowering people through their personal style. YCS offers clients a variety of packaged and hourly personal styling services, as well as fashion education via workshops, on demand master classes, eBooks, and in-person seminars. I’m also very excited because I am studying to get my Image Consulting certification and I will soon add Image Consulting services for YCS clients.
There is so much that I love about styling and helping clients — from the first time they see themselves completely transformed to the moment they feel more confident in themselves. It’s an amazing journey to be on with people. My favorite part of my work is educating clients. Whether it’s through a masterclass or a one-on-one session, true transformation comes, not from newer or better clothing, but through understanding how to use clothing to enhance body shapes and display personal style. I love teaching people to use their clothing as a tool to look and feel like the best version of themselves.
I currently live in Baltimore, MD (though I service clients all over the country) with my husband and our three awesome kiddos. When I’m not working with my clients I love spending time with my family, reading, and traveling (in a non-Covid world). I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, quite the foodie, and am sometimes known as the grammar police. I’m the perfect partner to brainstorm business ideas and big dreams and will be the first one to cheerlead your crazy ideas! I’m a 2005 graduate of Howard University and will tell you I’m a Bison at any opportunity I can get.
Thank you for taking a minute to stop by and learn about Your Chic is Showing. I’m grateful you’re here and hope we will be seeing a lot more of each other. Take a quick moment and introduce yourself in the comments below. Welcome to the YCS Family!