Style Perspectives: Alicia Chew

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At 24, Alicia Chew is already a seasoned Internet expert.

A native of Northern Virginia, Chew launched her first website when she was just 10 years old and specialized in web and graphic design in high school. Many websites later, Chew decided to launch her first fashion-oriented website – River City Chic – while she was a communications student at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Now graduated and back in the DC metro area, Chew has transformed River City Chic into AliciaTenise.com and, in turn, has become one of the area’s leading fashion bloggers.

We talked to her about her style inspirations, her must-have products, and what’s next for her site.

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Stress in DC

We can all benefit from reducing stress in our lives – especially here in DC.

That’s why I’ve come up with 5 simple ways that you can reduce your stress in the without having to fork over hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars for a spa day or a trip away.

Click more to see the list!

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Sunday Snapshot: Georgetown Waterfront

It had been a while since I’d been to the Georgetown Waterfront, so I decided it would be worth exploring for a Sunday Snapshot. The views are just as picturesque as I remember – and with some new restaurants (and more on the way), it’s also a great place to dine and enjoy a day (or evening) away from city life.

Click more to see some of my favorite snapshots from the area!

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How to Make a Healthy, Simplified Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is comforting fall dish, but it can be complicated to make and is full of calories and fat.

This recipe aims to cut back on some of the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. The steps have also been simplified so that it’s easy to prepare in even the smallest of kitchens.

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Looks Inspired by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Zero”

Karen O is a style icon – a status that was cemented with this 2009 video from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Though her trademark studded “KO” leather jacket would cost well several thousand dollars to replicate, other elements of her style are decidedly less expensive. Click more to get outfit and makeup inspiration from the video.

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The Week on Instagram

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From upper left to bottom right: a stop inside Violet Boutique in Adams Morgan; L’Enfant Café and Bar in Adams Morgan; guacamole greens from sweetgreen; homemade carrot pineapple smoothie; iced dulce de leche from the Illy Café in Foggy Bottom; and morning workout essentials of La Roche-Posay eau thermale peaux sensibles and hand weights.

The Week on Instagram is a new District Style feature where we highlight some of our Instagram pictures from the previous week. To see more of our Instagram photos, join us here.