Conversations: Avier W., Shop Avier

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 … Continue reading Conversations: Avier W., Shop Avier

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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 … Continue reading YCS Style Diary: Get in Formation

Birthday Behavior

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 … Continue reading Birthday Behavior

Bombers Away

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) … Continue reading Bombers Away

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.