Avenue's Fall Fashion Show 2014

By Audris Torres, Social Media and Marketing Intern

3 Ways Avenue’s Fall 2014 Fashion Show Hacked My Life


This past weekend, I was invited to see our own YCS Resident Fashionista Ms. Erika McDaniel participate in a runway event being held at Avenue of Plymouth Meeting, which is the only Philadelphia location. From a personal stand point, the Avenue plus size clothing store has been a forerunner for plus size fashion as well as for women who just want more from their clothing. With signature brands like Cloud Walkers and now carrying Kenneth Cole Reaction style and comfort is always a guarantee. So it was no surprise for this year’s style trend I was very much pleased with what Avenue had to offer for Fall 2014.

Starting with the #3 style hack: The key to every fashionista’s perfect #OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)

Layering! – Layering with a soft knit or cotton gives an effortless look and a confidence boost needed to deal with Fall’s forever fluctuating weather conditions.

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Photo cred: first, second, third images: Audris Torres.

#2 Coming straight from Avenue’s look book:

Tummy Control jeans and trousers. It is no longer Summer and life is getting so much more busier with constant meetings, classes, work, and the changing of the holidays one after another. Sometimes the gym is just the last place to on our to-do-list. Don’t worry there is a sexy slimming jean for these days!

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Photo cred: first, second, third images: Audris Torres.

My favorite and #1 style hack:

Built in Accessories – Yes, this has been a trend for quite some time BUT to have accessories that match perfectly with the neckline of a shirt, layer with a scarf, AND wear jewelry that won’t get covered up when layering excessively is all a girl could ever ask for!

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All these things were perfect to set the tone for Fall. I know I will definitely be using more of these hacks more often than not this season.

Your Chic is Showing,

Audris B. Torres  

YCS is Growing!

YCS is Growing

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

You may have noticed that I have been rather quiet on YCS.  For a number of reasons – both personal and professional – I’ve taken a bit of a backseat.  The great news, however, is that YCS has continued to run smoothly.  This is largely due to our two AWESOME interns who have kept the show running and the posts coming regularly.  If you keep up with YCS on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram you will have noticed two new names popping up – Nia and Audris.  The girls joined the YCS family earlier this summer and have been bringing a TON to the team.  You may have noticed Nia and Audris shooting “Chic on the Street” features, sharing helpful articles and links, or posting super cute photos wearing their own #ootd.    They have kept the show running smoothly and we’re so excited to have them!

Let’s meet the interns:

Nia, Blog Management and Marketing Intern

Nia runs a tight ship!  She keeps me and all of the team of contributors in check making sure that we’ve got fresh content ready for you guys to read.  She is also full of great ideas and has implemented great new ideas for the blog, including her “Trend Reports.”  Nia keeps all of us on schedule and makes sure that you guys are always fashion forward.

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About Nia

Nia is a college graduate of Indiana University of PA. Graduating from a vocational school with certification in Fashion Design and Construction, she went on to study Fashion merchandising in hopes to learn more about the industry. Sewing, blogging, and styling are some of Nia’s favorite things to do if she’s not traveling. She has big dreams to one day become a stylist to the stars, and creator of her own couture fashion line. Her dreams and aspirations go beyond what she can imagine, and her education doesn’t stop at a bachelors, she hopes to continue by gaining her master’s degree in Marketing & Social Analytics. The sky is the limit for Nia, and she’s just getting started!

Instagram: @Nia_Nicole

Blog: Nianicole101.wordpress.com

Audris, Social Media and Marketing Intern

Because I knew Audris personally and followed her flawless social media accounts, I knew she’d be the perfect person to manage YCS’ social media accounts.  You may have noticed stylish Instagram photos and helpful twitter links lately.  That is all thanks to Audris.  She has also initiated our “Chic on the Street” photo series and teams up with Nia to shoot videos for the YCS blog.


About Audris

Audris Torres is a college student studying environmental science and plans to serve the world by joining the Peace Corps. Audris finds a common love and interest in helping others in what she is studying and fashion. She currently serves as on the YCS Team as the Social Media and Marketing Intern.

I also want to take a moment to let you guys know that Regina has joined the YCS family as our regular Shoe Contributor!  We’ve gotten tons of great feedback about Regina’s posts and we are THRILLED to have another person share awesome content with you guys.  I now christen Regina our Shoe Diva!

Please join me in welcoming Nia, Audris and Regina to the YCS family!

Your Chic is Showing,