On Failure

D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the English Factory Wide Leg Pants from South Moon Under

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Kerisma Elm Lightweight Crop Pullover Sweater, Tory Burch Fleming Bag, D.C. Fashion Blogger

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Blogger Shoot at The Plaza Hotel NYC

How to Wear Striped Wide Leg Pants

Top: ℅ South Moon Under | Pants: ℅ South Moon Under | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: ℅ Baublebar

I’ve officially been full-time blogging for two months now, so I figured I’d provide a mini update on how it’s going.

Y’all: it’s a ride. Ultimately it’s worth it, but I have a tendency to be incredibly hard on myself. I think this is one of the worst traits that I have. I’ve had some major wins and have landed a few brand ambassadorships that I cannot wait to share in the next few months, but I’ve also had a few lows: being an hour too late to reply to a sponsored campaign, shooting for a major magazine only for it to be scrapped, and waking up to see that your Instagram follower count has actually gone down, despite your best efforts.

Self-employment is difficult, and requires so much discipline. However, I have to remember to work hard, but not be too hard on myself. If one door shuts, another one will open.

In other news, I rocked this ensemble during my first day of fashion week. These pants are kind of everything right now! I’m rocking them with ankle booties at the moment, but plan on pairing them with strappy sandals and a tank in the warmer months.  South Moon Under was the perfect place to do my NYFW shopping, I’m seriously obsessed with all of their new arrivals, and how easy it is to transition them from winter to spring!

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    Keep your head up girl, good things will keep coming your way!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  2. Summer Lee wrote:

    Love this look!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

    Oh girl, I can definitely relate to the feelings you’ve been experiencing during this time! I have been full time blogging from the get-go, since I can’t actually hold down a real job due to my health, so the struggle can be super real sometimes, and it’s so easy to get down on yourself. BUT, know that you have a support system out here cheering you on as you conquer mountains and slay giants! You’re doing amazing – and looking fabulous 24/7!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  4. Allison Gallagher wrote:

    That bag is GORGEOUS! I also love those pants on you, girl!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  5. Love your jeans !!
    The color palette

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  6. Lauryn Lasko wrote:

    Oh my heck I am in LOVE with this outfit. You look like a stylish BOSS

    xo, Lauryn

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  7. Kim Myers wrote:

    I can’t even imagine how stressful full time blogging is. I think the uncertainty of your pay check would kill me! I know you are going to be a total girl boss with it though! Love those earrings. 🙂


    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  8. Ashley Vickney wrote:

    Girl you’re rocking this self-employment thing. Can’t wait to see what you have coming up!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  9. Keep it up, girl! Keep following that passion!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  10. Monique Nichole Jacques wrote:

    Cute outfit! You are seriously working it, keep it up!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  11. Chloe wrote:

    Love, love, love your stripped pants and bag! 🙂 I’ve been seeing frayed hems everywhere! This one is definitely unique with the different print.

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/anniversary-fun-in-the-closet-turns-1/

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  12. Sharon Glascoe wrote:

    Wide leg pants are my go too! I love how they smooth out my figure. Loving this new look with the stripes. I’ve gotta to try them out

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  13. Love those striped pants!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  14. Heather wrote:

    These pants look great on you!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  15. Ashley Garza wrote:

    How fun are those pants?!? This outfit is too cute!

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  16. Thanks for sharing about your journey!! And such a fun giveaway! That bag is amazing!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  17. Courtney wrote:

    I’m really digging those pants! I’ve been wanting to try a pair of frayed hem jeans, and this makes me need some, like asap!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  18. Those pants are so cool – and I love hearing about your blogging journey. Keep up the great work girl!



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  19. Anna English wrote:

    Seriously crushing on the fringe hem of those pants Alicia!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  20. loving the pants and that hem is gorgeous! you pulled it really well!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  21. Absolutely love this look on you, Alicia! And hang in there! There’s a learning curve to everything.

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  22. Hi Alicia, thank you for sharing your update! I agree, I’m not a full-time blogger right now, but there are definitely ups and downs. Stay positive and focus on achieving your goals. Also, amazing giveaway; always love seeing bloggers supporting each other 🙂

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  23. Congrats on making the switch to full time blogging. That is awesome & definitely a challenge, but you can do it. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  24. effortlesseverydaystyle wrote:

    Love the pants! I love the frayed hem!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  25. Brittany wrote:

    Love the way you paired a wide leg fringe pant with black boots, it’s so chic and I’m loving that trend lately!

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  26. Great post! Such a fabulous look, those striped pants are adorable on you. Congrats on being self employed…don’t be too hard on yourself, you’re doing a great job, love keeping up with you.

    Posted 2.17.17 Reply
  27. marina wrote:

    Is somebody really clicking through all these entries for 1 small prize? There are millions of other sweepstakes with a simple entry. This is so stupid!!!

    Posted 2.18.17 Reply
    • I’m sorry you have nothing better to do on a Saturday night than to complain about a giveaway.

      Posted 2.18.17 Reply
      • marina wrote:

        It is Saturday. But I am right, this is just waste of time. I am not complaining, I just don’t understand this type of entries. Nice clothes though.

        Posted 2.18.17 Reply
        • There are 16k entries, so plenty of people were fine with it. I’m not really concerned!

          Posted 2.18.17 Reply
  28. Jenny wrote:

    Those pants are so much fun!

    Posted 2.19.17 Reply