By Erika, Fashion Expert I am so very excited to share my interview with the owner of Shop Avier in today's blog post. YCS has always been excited about and committed to showcasing small businesses and Black-owned businesses. But today's interview is extra special. Not only is Avier a friend of mine, a BOSS, and [...]
Category: style diary
YCS Style Diary: Get in Formation
By Erika, Fashion Expert Dress: Eloquii (similar here) I Tights + Shoes: Avenue Every few fashion seasons someone declares that military-inspired fashion is "back" and we see a plethora of embellished dresses, jackets, jumpsuits (because Air Force) and other items flood stores and runways alike. The truth is that military-inspired fashion, much like nautical-inspired fashion, is [...]
xvi I xiv by YCS Capsule Collection Launches
By Erika, Fashion Expert I know, it's been quiet around YCS for the past couple of weeks. But that is only because we have some EXCITING ventures that we have been working on. In addition to officially partnering with one of my closest friends to officially launch "Come Shop My Closet" (more on that later [...]
By Erika, Fashion Expert This coming Friday (March 3) is my 34th birthday and I am eagerly anticipating its arrival. I have always loved birthdays, especially my own! As I reflect back, 33 (and 2016 in general) was a weird year for me. I celebrated some huge successes and also had some massive disappointments and [...]
By Erika, Fashion Expert One thing I love about fashion is that inspiration is all around us. Everywhere from magazines to Instagram to other bloggers to fashionable men and women we pass on the street. You can even find inspiration in art, flowers, or architecture. Inspiration is truly all around us. Jacket: Vince Camuto (here) [...]
Love Trumps Hate
By Erika, Fashion Expert I am not the biggest Valentine's Day fan. Never have been, probably never will be. It's a cool holiday and all, just not really my jam. In fact, I wasn't even going to post any Valentine's Day related content on YCS. I originally planned to do a Grammy recap (how original). But [...]
Erika's Picks: Bathing Suits for Full Figured Women
I know that swimsuit season can be a dreaded time for many plus size or full figured women (so, basically women). Not because it means baring their body, but because it was a time when the store shelves were stocked with a sea of floral, skirted bathing suit options better suited for the grandmas, not Gisele's, of the world. Of course, these days, this is no longer the case - there is no shortage of fabulous swimwear available for women of all shapes and sizes. Below, check out some of my favorite styles for the summer.
Around the World in 60 Days!
Inspired By: Kim Kardashian
By Erika, Resident Fashionista You say "to-MAY-to;" I say "to-MAH-to" . . . Oh who cares?!?! This blazing hot shade is all over stores just in time for Valentine's Day! Though, I certainly don't need V-Day as an excuse to grab as many clothing items as possible in this lovely hue. I love this tint [...]