down by the river

posted on: June 6, 2012



black and white striped joe fresh maxi skirt // black tee and red kersh cardigan from plum // urban outfitters necklace (old) // belt from another dress // assorted h&m bangles // marc by marc jacobs watch // house of harlow key ring // black matt & nat clutch borrowed from melissa // stuart weitzman 'once' sandals



{photos by melissa}

in a moment that i like to blame on a lack of morning coffee, i left the joe fresh store a few weeks ago with two different pairs of denim shorts.  it was as though all their cute styles and fabrics overwhelmed me into a state of pure shopping confusion.  once home, i realized what a mistake i'd made and set out to exchange one of the pairs of shorts for something else.  all meant to be of course, because upon returning to the store, they'd just received a shipment of beautiful maxi skirts.  i'd been looking for a cozy maxi to wear around on casual summer days and the bold stripe was a total bonus.  also sold me on the fact that i had to size down (almost an instant buy) and that this skirt was only $19.  and i may or may not have also purchased it in a solid grey colour.  because i have a problem.  but seriously joe fresh, you rock!


  1. I saw that skirt, and I was too intimidated to pick it up. I have this nagging thing about needing to lose 5 pounds before I wear a skirt like that - dang it! I should have picked it up. You look awesome in it! :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~
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  2. I love that you totally bought the solid grey coloured maxi too hahaha you rock!

  3. I love the looks fabulous on you and also love Joe Fresh and their great selection and prices! :)

  4. I bought this skirt too - it's amazing! I love how you styled it and have to agree, part of the appeal of the skirt was that I got to buy it in a smaller size than I normally wear!

  5. great outfit. blacks and whites (and greys) are my fav. Love the pops of colour

  6. Ha ha - we must be psychically connected. I got your comment on my blog literally as I opened the window on this post! LOL. We make me laugh :) On a fashion-related note, though, I am loving that Joe Fresh maxi. I keep seeing amazing pieces from Joe Fresh lately and you know how I feel about stripes. I'm trying to decide if this all means that I should go to Joe Fresh immediately... or stay far, far away!

  7. So this is a recent purchase, yes? I have totally been looking for a striped maxi... want want want! Love how you paired it with the rope belt.

    xo, alison*elle

  8. oh Alicia, that striped skirt is something else! i LOVE the whole look on you, especially with the nautical inspiration through the rope belt. this outfit has the exact right amount of bold attitude with pretty summer casualness. suh-weet stuff!

    i get tingles whenever i walk into joe fresh, i tend to go overwhelmingly mental in there. i hear that, glad you got the replacement, fab choice lades. happy mid-week! ♥

  9. Love the way that you pulled this together! Especially love the belt on the skirt, cute cute cute!

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  11. super cute! I love the rope belt!

    Lindsey Turner

  12. Cute skirt.... I'm headed to Joe Fresh tomorrow to shop for baby clothes for a friend's kid. And perhaps for me too...Joe has amazing thngs and fabulous prices

  13. I SO wanted this skirt but it sold out so quickly at our store! Hoping for a restock or a return! ;) It's sooo cute on you! I love the way you styled it!

  14. Going back to Joe Fresh to do an exchange was a good call--it sounds like you ended up with two skirts you're going to love!

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  16. My goodness, I must go to the nearest Superstore and pick up this Joe Fresh maxi skirt! I have a number of maxi dresses but no skirts and have been looking for a good one. You can't beat $19 and yay for sizing down! Love the way you paired the striped skirt with a rope belt and red cardie for a nautical feel.


  17. Love that maxi skirt! I really need to work on my maxi skirt collection.

    xo Jennifer

  18. I love the rope belt and the necklace. Annnnd the hair. I get hair envy when I see you in pictures.

  19. Hattitude Style Blog
    get out of town alicia! oh me oh my. that dress was only 19$...joe fresh baby you do it every time! i love this dress. it's perfect for the summer and scream that you want to be on a boat!!

    talk soon wild child
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  20. i'm a bit of a maxi skirt fiend. i might have to check them out!
    unrelated note: when i read the title of this post, i looked for a van....down by the river!

  21. Haha I love it when you mysteriously fit into a size smaller than normal! LOVE the stripe maxi - and that rope belt gives a nice nautical vibe :)

    Life Etc

  22. This look is gorgeous love the skirt and your hair is gorgeous!

  23. Joe Fresh IS amazing - I've been losing it over all of their things lately! You look so beautiful love - that maxi is perfect on you. Missing you tons girl, update me soon!

    Alex xoxo

  24. I love this look, so elegantly nautical.

    Moments of Eternity

  25. What an awesome deal and an awesome look!!

  26. love love LOVE this look Alicia-you are stunning! The skirt is amazing and with the pop of red and the

    xo Cara

  27. Ok, can you ask Joe Fresh to open up a location in Hawaii?? hehe. Do you know if we'll ever be able to purchase things on their website... because really, right now, it's just tease. haha.

    I really love this look. Super chic, girl!

    xx Love & Aloha

  28. I can't tell you how much I love this look! From head to toe it's perfection. Totally gorgeous, girl!

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  31. Ahhh I'm drooling over your skirt! I've been wanting a striped maxi - and that one is perfect! Love how you styled it, and love when things are just meant to be :)

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  33. You look great! I've been trying to find a black and white striped skirt for ages! This looks great.

  34. Love the maxi, very cute.

    Can you do a post on your hair routine/how-to achieve the tousled waves/curls that you often sport? So very lovely!

    Thanks from Ottawa, ON! :)


  35. I love maxi skirts and this outfit is very cute! This color combination (red, black, white) is one of my favorite and you put it together very nicely!

    Jenny L.

  36. Love the maxi skirt!! It looks so good with the red cardigan. I've bought a couple of maxi dresses for the summer and am just waiting for the weather to wear them! I should have gotten some skirts because they look better with layers added for warmth. Lesson learned :)

  37. I love your paring of the strips with the bold red and solid black.

  38. loving the red with the stripes. It's like a lovely nautical outfit.

    xo Andrea

  39. Ah Alicia, this maxi skirt was such a perfect buy for you. You look gorgeous! Love the black & white ensemble with the touch of red.

    xo Leonie

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