Holiday Ride

D.C. Circulator Holiday Ride

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D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Buffalo Plaid Check Cape and Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans

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D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise at CityCenterDC

Cape: ℅ Talbots | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: ℅ Rent the Runway

Most of you know this about me, but I actually grew up in the D.C. suburbs. In a town full of transplants, most people automatically ask where you’re from, cause not a lot of people are “from” D.C. I am one exception to the rule; I left for college and then came right on back. Blame the amazing job market here, ok?

Anyway, when I was in high school, I loved going to Georgetown. However, I didn’t love driving from my sleepy suburban town to Georgetown. The thought of driving anywhere in D.C. as a teenager really freaked me out. Actually, it still kind of freaks me out at the age of 26, but that’s another story for another time.

Solution? We parked our cars across the river in good ol’ Rosslyn, and took the D.C. Circulator across the bridge. It was fast, easy, and incredibly affordable: $1 per ride. When you compare it to driving into Georgetown, paying lord knows what for a parking garage, and stressing out over M Street traffic, it was clearly the best option! 

9 years later, I’m still zipping around town on the Circulator. It’s incredibly reliable, it comes every 10 minutes, and it services every part of town I need to visit to get my holiday shopping done this season: Georgetown, Penn Quarter and Dupont Circle, I’m looking at you! When you compare it to other public transit options and driving, you really cannot beat a $2 round trip ride!

I took the Circulator over to CityCenterDC last week to do some holiday shopping, a quick blog photoshoot, and to grab some ramen at Momofuku, of course! I have a quick holiday challenge for my D.C. folks: try the Circulator this season for all of your holiday shopping! Trust me, you (and your wallet!) won’t regret it!

Photos by: Rosa Loves DC

Thank you to DS&MG for partnering with me for today’s post!

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  1. Elle wrote:

    Looking Festive AF girl. I love seeing people in capes. I have yet to get on a circulator but I know they come in my neighborhood. You can’t beat a $1 fare to see the city.

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  2. Blaire Bingham wrote:

    Love this look Alicia! You look fabulous!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  3. Love the cape!

    Liz @

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  4. Girl, you are rocking the cape! You look absolutely beautiful!

    Rachel /

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  5. SarahLagen wrote:

    I love this black and white cape, it’s so cute and perfect to wear as winter settles in!! I hope you are having a great day!

    xo, Sarah

    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  6. Absolutely beautiful cape! Looks like a fun day. We rode the circulator on our last trip to DC.


    Posted 11.29.16 Reply
  7. Berniedette PetiteAndToned wrote:

    I love that talbot’s cape on you, Alicia! I wish I knew about the Circulator when I was in DC! Will take a look into it next time I’m in town!


    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  8. Jessica wrote:

    How cute are you in that cape?!

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  9. Heather Gullett Denniston wrote:

    Omg. What a fun way to do a post. You totally just look like you are having a happy leisure day about town!

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  10. OMG that cape!!! So amazing on you!

    Posted 11.30.16 Reply
  11. TheHeSaidSheSaidExp wrote:

    That cape!!!! Oh I love it!!!!!! And the Circulator rocks. <3

    Posted 12.2.16 Reply