Alicia Tenise | A D.C. Life + Style Blog: Moving Forward

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Moving Forward

Happy 2014, everyone! I'm super thankful for each and every one of you who follows this little blog and I thank you for your awesome support.

If you've noticed lately, I really haven't been updating nearly as much as I used to. Getting a full-time job at the end of 2013 made blogging pretty difficult. Rather than shooting outfit photos over the weekend, I would want to, you know, go out and spend time with my family and friends instead. It's also pitch black outside when I finally come home from work, which makes taking blog pics during the weekdays nearly impossible. 

Instead of scaling back on blogging, I want to steer my blog in a different direction in 2014. I still love fashion, don't get me wrong, so still expect to see personal outfit shots and style inspiration boards. However, I'm in my mid-twenties, I live near one of the most exciting cities in the country (Washington, D.C.) and I love exploring and being out and about in the area. Why not incorporate it in my blog a little bit more? Dating, dining, nightlife, shopping -- D.C. has a lot to offer and I want to dish about it. Being a single twenty-something in a bustling city is amazing, and a big part of my life that I definitely want to focus on more. Also, I've even had some of my friends who know me in real life tell me that I'm playing things a little safe and not fully showing off my personality. I'm a sassy little firecracker in real life, and I really don't think I'm harping on that as much as I could.

Don't fret if you don't live anywhere near D.C. -- I'll still make this blog applicable to my followers in different cities, states and countries. I'm planning a design revamp along with this change, so stay tuned for that as well.

Thanks for bearing with me and my fickleness, everyone. Stay sassy in 2014. 


  1. Happy New Year! Can't wait to see the changes you make! xo

  2. I think these changes you want to make are going to be great! I'm trying to do the same myself- steer my blog in a direction that shows more of my personality and surroundings. I look forward to reading! :)

  3. Best of luck! I am curious to see what your blog will become

  4. Excited to see these changes, Alicia! The DC area has so much to offer and hey, maybe we can plan a blogger meet up once I graduate since I'm planning to move to the area!

  5. SHUT UP - I would LOVE that! You are seriously gonna have so much fun living here and we definitely will have blogger meetups!

  6. Right? I'm wishing you luck with your future changes as well and will definitely be reading along!

  7. Happy New Year to you Kate, and thank you! xx

  8. Alicia, I agree with your friends, it would be great to share those things. Looking forward to the " musings of a firecracker "!
    XX, Elle

  9. I love DC! Glad to see all these exciting changes going on :) Oh, and your New Year's dress is stunning. Can never go wrong with sequins! Happy 2014!

    Diary of a Debutante

  10. happy new year, beautiful! congratulations on your new full time job! :)

  11. Hi Alicia,

    As a city girl myself, I know what you mean. There are so many fun things to explore and talk about. I just found your blog, love it and will follow you from now on. Hope you will follow me back. Can't wait to see more of D.C. :))

    I'm in Los Angeles.


  12. This sounds like a great plan! And it's so true - you ARE a sassy little firecracker!

    I followed your blog and social media sites (why wasn't I following all of them before?!). I'm so happy that you're also moderating HCBN!

    HCXO♥ emma



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