Date Night With Joe Fresh

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Gang, I love Joe Fresh.  The designs are never overwrought or confusing, and the quality is so much better than the low price point would suggest.  Also, they’ve just restocked their cashmere sweaters (women’s and men’s), so stock up now. The black ones (which Mike and I both have) sold out pretty quickly last year.

So when Joe Fresh recently reached out, asking if I’d like to do a collaboration, it was a pretty easy decision.  You may have caught their joggers on my IG (@shanachristine), they’re totally worth a peek, but at the moment, allow me to highlight my very fav purchases from Joe Fresh:  seriously pretty, affordable dresses and date-night pieces (and a few solid man-staples if your guy could use a refresh).

Outfit Details

on me…..

jacket: denim jacket with sherpa collar, size XS – obsessed with this one.  Soft, stretchy, and so perfectly on-trend.  I’ll be wearing this a bunch over the next few months.

dress: leopard print wrap dress size xs – isn’t this a pretty dress?  I got a ton of compliments on this one. Just so easy to wear.  More sizes here.

bag: red crossbody

boots: old Weitzman booties

on Mike…..

jacket: baseball jacket (size M) – this is heavier than we expected – warm enough to last for several more months

shirt: Joe Fresh checked shirt (size M)

jeans: slim straight vintage wash (32X30) – not too skinny, not too baggy

boots: old, To Boot New York

Shop Our Favorite Date-Night Pieces From Joe Fresh




A huge thank you to Joe Fresh for sponsoring this post!!  I’m always impressed by the quality of these pieces, especially considering the seriously affordable price point (and please keep those cashmere sweaters coming back!).  Readers, thank you for your continued support!  It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.


About Author

Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Joe Fresh? As in made in Bangladesh? As in one of many companies that had such unsafe conditions that their factory collapsed and killed 230 people?!? Please, TME, from Walmart to Bob Evans to Joe Fresh, your sponsorships are not reflective of your readers. Time to find another blog to follow.

    • I accepted a collaboration with Joe Fresh because I genuinely like the brand. And while the factory collapse in 2013 was horrifying and tragic, that factory was manufacturing garments for 28 total brands, so I don’t see this as a Joe Fresh-only issue. The bigger issue here, of course, is how one expects bloggers (and magazines, etc) to handle questions of ethics and sustainability in fast fashion. I don’t have a good answer for that one, but it is something that is constantly weighing on my mind. The brands that have high sustainability and ethics scores are typically the brands with price points that many readers can not afford, or will not choose to purchase. My default position is that I try to highlight products I genuinely love, at a range of price points, and I trust my readers to choose for themselves what is important. One resource I recommend is ProductJust, which has a brand finder that reports on supply-chain details and sustainability issues for a growling list of brands: And to further point out how murky this issue gets, the Joe Fresh Center provides grants and support for upcoming Canadian fashion-based brands – many of which are hoping to become sustainable and eco-conscious fashion brands.

  2. I love your blog and you are on the only blogger on your site whose style I really like and want to emulate. I have bought tons of items, including several investment pieces, based on your style suggestions. In time, I have come to trust what you plug on the site. It’s been disappointing to see the decline in the number of your personal posts, but I understand that you want to appeal to a broader audience with varying styles by having other contributors. So, now on the occasions that you do post, I get very excited. I have a lot of respect for you, so I hope you know this is coming from a good place: your sponsored posts are really disappointing and I hope you consider no longer doing them. It is obvious when a post is sponsored because it has a infomercial quality to it and it compromises how much I trust your style recommendations. I’m not sure how widespread my feelings are. The sponsored post items you’ve posted about look OK, and seem to deviate quite a lot from your usual style/quality of product. As someone who loves your blog, I wanted to share my two cents because I’d love for your site to continue to be a place I can come for great style information.

    • I have to agree, as much I it makes me cringe to do so.
      As soon as I see “sponsored”, I click elsewhere.
      But, I still visit to see what is going on. I do enjoy some of the looks you pull together.
      I’d love to see them a lower price points. For example, Marshalls, TJ MAxx, Target, etc.
      Thank you!

  3. Shana, I love this blog, and it has inspired me to be more daring in my style. And I appreciate posts like this where the fashion is more affordable to those of us who can only dream about wearing Vince sweaters (maybe that day when my six-figure law school debt is paid off…). While there have been some sponsored posts that do seem a bit off-brand (Walmart and Bob Evans), I understand the need/desire to reach outside the box. Some are going to bit hits, some are going to be misses. Such is life.

    However, I don’t understand people complaining about this sponsored post. You have highlighted Joe Fresh before (and brought them back to my attention after several years). I think their clothes are cute and affordable, especially when leaning towards more trendy clothes that most of us don’t want to afford real money in. And I’ve never seen complaints towards the Nordstrom sponsored posts, or Modloft, or Sole Society. As long as “fast fashion” continues to make cute clothes that are affordable to the majority of us, it won’t be going anywhere.

    All this basically just to say thank you. You and the whole TME team gives us your time, energy, opinions, and fabulous clothes (along with a brief break in a monotonous day)! So thanks!

    • And I forgot to add – your outfit looks adorable! Love Mike’s too – I may have to take a look for ideas for my Mike 🙂

  4. I love the leopard print dress. Unfortunately Joe Fresh is out of it in my size, xs. (I am really petite) Can you direct me to any other similar products?

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