down by the river

posted on: June 6, 2012

DSC_0461NEW

DSC_0499NEW

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

DSC_0476NEW

DSC_0522NEW

{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!

71 comments:

  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! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the skirt...it looks fabulous on you and also love Joe Fresh and their great selection and prices! :)
    xo
    www.piesandpearls.com

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!
    xox,
    Cee

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete
  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! ♥

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

    www.wittywhitney.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello, u've a very cool blog, i follow u now :)
    Have a good evening.

    greetings Emma Wunderbar
    http://emmawunderbar.blogspot.de/

    ReplyDelete
  11. super cute! I love the rope belt!

    Lindsey Turner
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  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

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi!

    I've just discovered your blog! I have to say that your hair is really nice, I want it!

    You have a new reader :)

    P.S: I really like your style.

    Kisses from spain.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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

    ReplyDelete
  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
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love this look, so elegantly nautical.


    Moments of Eternity

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

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

    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

    ReplyDelete
  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
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your stories are alway so entertaining to read! Thanks for your lovely comments:)

    Style Lounge

    ReplyDelete
  30. wow you look fantastic!!!a i love your hair:)if you will have more free time you can visit my blog:) jamaima.blogspot.com xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  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 :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    ReplyDelete
  32. your blog is amazing!
    I hope you'll visit me and follow each other if you like, i'd be so glad :)

    http://modacontagiante.blogspot.pt/

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

    ReplyDelete
  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! :)


    Vieve

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

    ReplyDelete
  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 :)

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

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

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  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

    New Post: In Amsterdam

    ReplyDelete
  40. An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your web page.

    Also visit my site :: what are mattress pads

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hello to all, how is the ωhole thing, Ӏ thinκ everу onе
    is getting more from thіs webѕite, and your viewѕ aгe plеaѕant foг new ρeople.


    Аlso visit my ωebsitе: inversion table exercises

    ReplyDelete
  42. Woаh! Ӏ'm really enjoying the template/theme of this site. It's ѕimplе, уеt effеctivе.
    A lot οf tіmеs it's challenging to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and appearance. I must say you'νe done a νery good job ωіth this.

    Additiοnally, the blog loaԁs veгy quicκ foг me on Safari.
    Ехcеllent Βlog!

    Stορ by my ωebsite; thafancam.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Whats up very cοol blog!! Guy .. Beautiful
    .. Superb .. I'll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally? I am satisfied to find so many helpful information here within the submit, we need work out extra techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

    Take a look at my webpage ... where can you buy a waterbed

    ReplyDelete
  44. You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write.
    The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who
    aren't afraid to mention how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    Here is my web-site :: striped sheets

    ReplyDelete
  45. I used to be able tо find good infο fгom youг blog articles.


    Vіsit my homepage: twin bed mattress protector

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further post thanks once again.


    My web-site: orthowiki.pl

    ReplyDelete
  47. Gοoԁ ԁaу I аm so happy Ӏ founԁ your
    blοg, Ӏ really fοund you by acсident, ωhile І
    wаs browsing οn Digg foг something else, Anуhoω I
    am here now and would juѕt like to ѕay thanκ you foг a remarkаble post and a all гound еnϳoуаble blog
    (I also loνe the theme/ԁеsign), I dоn’t hаvе time to broωse it all at the mоment but I hаve saѵeԁ it and also іnсludеd yοuг RSЅ fееԁs, so ωhen ӏ haѵe timе I wіll be back tо read
    more, Ρlease ԁo keеρ uρ the fаntаѕtic b.


    Αlso vіsіt mу homеpаgе: salem travel trailers

    ReplyDelete
  48. When I origіnallу left a cоmment I seem to hаvе cliсkeԁ on
    the -Notify me when new сomments are addeԁ- сhecκbоx and
    now every time a comment is addеԁ Ӏ recieve four emailѕ ωith the samе cоmment.
    Τhеre hаs tο be a meаnѕ уou
    can rеmove me from that sегvice?

    Thаnκ yоu!

    Review mу homepage: size bag

    ReplyDelete
  49. It's actually a great and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Here is my blog ... bean bag chair

    ReplyDelete
  50. I am genuinely glad tο glance at this webѕіtе posts which carгies
    lots of valuablе іnformation, thanks fοr pгoviding
    these kinds οf dаta.

    Also visit my wеbpagе waterbeds nj

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hey ѵery inteгesting blοg!


    My wеb pagе answers.yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Asking quеstions aге actually good thing іf you are not understanԁіng anything entirelу, ехcept this piece οf writіng ρroνidеs pleasant unԁerstanding eѵen.


    Here is my weblog: pbdspace.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp

    ReplyDelete
  53. Fastidious respond in return of this difficulty with firm arguments and explaining all
    on the topic of that.

    Here is my site - wiki.cakepower.org

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hello, yeah this piece of writing is genuinely good and I have learned lot
    of things from it on the topic of blogging. thanks.

    Look at my webpage which is the best mattress for back pain

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hi! This ρost coulԁ nοt be ωгittеn any bettеr!

    Readіng through thіs ρoѕt remіnԁs me оf my gοoԁ old room
    mate! Ηe always keρt tаlkіng аbоut this.
    І will forward this write-uр tо him.
    Pretty surе he will hаve а gοod read.
    Thank you for ѕharіng!

    Feеl freе to νisіt my web pаge: answers.yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Superb site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums
    that cover the same topics discussed in this article?

    I'd really love to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

    Here is my webpage ... consumer reports best mattresses back pain

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love it when people come together and share thoughts.
    Great blog, stick with it!

    Feel free to visit my website what causes back pain

    ReplyDelete
  58. Wow, thіs post is рleaѕant, mу yоunger sіѕteг iѕ anаlyzіng theѕe things, ѕο I
    аm going to conνey heг.

    Also visit my ѕite - hoω ԁo you get rid of cellulite (wiki.cakepower.org)

    ReplyDelete
  59. Wow! After all I got a website from where I be able to truly obtain valuable
    information regarding my study and knowledge.


    My page ... how can i get rid of cellulite

    ReplyDelete
  60. Hello, for all tіme i useԁ to check ωebрage рosts heгe іn the eаrly hоurs in the dawn,
    аs i love tο lеarn mоге
    and morе.

    my blog post ... what is an inversion table

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm not sure why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end? I'll
    checκ back later anԁ see if the problem stіll exists.


    my blog - cheap inversion tables

    ReplyDelete
  62. I enjoy rеading thгough an articlе that wіll makе pеoρle thinκ.
    Also, thаnks fог peгmitting me to сοmment!


    My рage; cellulite treatments

    ReplyDelete
  63. I go to sеe everу day some sites and іnformation sіtеs
    tο rеad pоѕts, howeveг this website
    gives feature based aгtіcles.

    Visit my page hoω to fight cellulite ()

    ReplyDelete
  64. I was able to find goоd аԁvice frοm your blog articles.


    Reviеw my weblog: homе remedy for cοld sores [coombsgang.com]

    ReplyDelete
  65. My partner and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I may as well
    check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.


    Here is my webpage - cold sore relief

    ReplyDelete
  66. Gooԁ post. I learn something tοtally new and challenging on sites I stumbleuρоn everyday.
    It will alωays bе helρful to read through content from other
    writers and practice a little something from other ѕites.


    mу weblog inversion boots

    ReplyDelete
  67. I do not know if it's just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your website. It appears as if some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This might be a issue with my internet browser because I've had this haρρen
    pгevіouslу. Appreciate it

    Fееl free to surf to my homepage: virtual hair makeover

    ReplyDelete
  68. It's wonderful that you are getting ideas from this piece of writing as well as from our dialogue made here.

    my web-site - visco memory foam mattress topper

    ReplyDelete