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Wear it three ways!

Looking for a cardigan that’s perfect for summer nights sitting outside with a glass of wine with friends, a staple suitcase essential as well as something that’ll see you all through the year?

 

Well hey presto…!

 

Let us introduce you to the Cherrylicious Cardigan £34.95

 

 

 

 

Complete the cute cherry look perfect for the up and coming BBQ season…

 

 

 

Or pair it with a pretty dress for a picnic in the sunshine…

 

 

 

Or funk it up for a night of drinks with the girls…

 

 

 

 

And for the guys…

 

If you’ve not already got a waistcoat in your wardrobe. This is why you should…

 

The One For The Weekend Waistcoat £49.95 has it all.

 

 

 

 

Team with a crisp white shirt and jeans for date night or a pint with the lads.

 

 

 

Or team with dark wash jeans and a blazer for a sharper dapper look…
(We do recommend a shirt as well, we just couldn’t fit it on.)

 

 

 

Or for a more laid back chilled weekend we think a Grandad shirt, cool scarf and light wash jeans look awesome…

 

 

 

 

 

Which look does it for you?

 

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GOOD TIMES in Yorkshire (on a bike)

This week’s blog post comes to you from our adventure loving, Lycra wearing, creator of all things pretty on the Joe Browns site Ben. Take it away Ben…

 

I’m loving the road bike at the moment, even though it’s freezing and wet outdoors.

 

So Sunday was a good day, kit on, including the new Magic Rock Brewery Jersey (a combination of two of my passions, beer and bikes) helmet and out on the bike.

 

We set off from Yeadon, heading down into Otley taking in the views of the valley, then through the back roads of Askwith (a beautiful little village on route to Ilkley).

 

 

 

Taking in an essential coffee stop at the Commute Coffee Shop in Ilkley.

 

 

A Mecca for cyclists, and my favourite biking café to stop at, amazing staff, awesome coffee & cakes and some really cool biking gear.

 

After taking in a coffee and cake we headed back out of Ilkley towards Yeadon.

 

 

It was only 20 miles but feels amazing getting out in the rolling hills with the fresh air.

 

 

It’s the perfect way to clear the mind, plus apart from driving when are you going to take in 20 miles of countryside?

 

Bring on the weekend, sunshine, Cycling Sportive, running events and an Olympic distance triathlon.

 

See you guys out on the road, obviously. Lol.

 

 

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Cherry Blossom Cake

Inspired by our love of cherries this season, we thought you’d love this gluten-free masterpiece…

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

300g cherry, stoned and roughly chopped

250g polenta

250g pack butter, softened

250g golden caster sugar

4 large egg

100g ground almond

2½ tsp baking powder

150ml pot natural yogurt

1 tsp orange blossom water

juice ½ orange

 

For the syrup

juice 1 orange

3 tbsp golden caster sugar

½ tsp orange blossom water

 

For the cherry icing

50g cherry, stoned, plus extra cherries on stalks to serve

175g icing sugar

 

 

 

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Use a little of the butter to grease a deep 23cm cake tin and line with baking parchment. Mix the cherries and 50g of the polenta, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add the remaining polenta, the almonds, baking powder, yogurt, orange blossom water, orange juice and cherry mix, and stir everything until just combined. Tip into the tin, smooth the top and bake for 45 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, make the syrup. Boil the orange juice and sugar for a few mins until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the orange blossom water and let cool. When the cake is done, remove from the oven and pour over the syrup. Leave to cool in the tin for 20 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the cherry icing, put the cherries and icing sugar in a small food processor and blend until smooth. Drizzle all over the cake, then top with whole cherries. It will keep for up to 5 days in a cake tin.

 

 

And to wash it down…

A Manhattan Sweet

 

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Method

Shake all together with ice except the cherry then strain into a short stemmed glass and add a cocktail cherry.

 

 

 

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Which fashion decade do you belong in?

Every decade was known for something — whether it was the wild and wacky fashion or the people from that time that made history.

 

Find the perfect era for your body shape and attitude…

 

 

40s

In a nut-shell the 40s women were all about creating a certain silhouette – nipped in waists and knee length A-line skirts were really popular to create an hourglass shape. Loads of clothes created this outline, from suits and dresses to even some trousers.

 

If you aren’t naturally an hourglass, this style can help you achieve this silhouette (if you want to!).

 

Get the look: We’d recommend the Ditsy Floral Vintage Dress £39.95

 

 

 

50s

The styles from the 50s are timeless. It’s iconic for its youthful freedoms and sense of fun. It goes beyond poodle skirts and saddle shoes worn by teenagers however, with housewives playing a major role in defining the ultra feminine style we love to wear today.

 

The beauty of the 1950s era is that there is a ‘look’ that will suit any body shape – the more womanly the better.

 

Get the look: Pastel Floral Vintage Dress £49.95

 

 

 

 

60s

Women in the 60s had an extreme style and attitude from the start of the decade to the end.  Twiggy had women freeing their minds and bodies into clothing that didn’t require any extra thought or effort. From modest to “there is no such thing as too short!”

 

If you’re an apple or a rectangle shape these straight styles will look great on you.

 

Get the look: Quietly Quirky Zip Through Dress £59.95

 

 

 

70s
There were so many great styles going on in the 70s there’s something for every body shape and attitude! From bohemian babe (think floaty maxi dresses in patchwork prints and lace-up peasant blouses) to haute hippy (silky flared trousers and heavenly suede skirts).

 

Boho tops and flared trousers are a couple of our favourites. Boho tops with ruffled hems are great for rectangle shapes, if you’re an apple or pear tops that cinch you in under the boobs look awesome and for the inverted triangle and the hourglass figures look for a style which has a bit of an asymmetrical cut.
Get the look: Embroidered Flared Jeans £39.95 and the Festival 2 Piece Blouse £39.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which decade do you belong in?

 

 

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Our Valentine’s outfits

 

Some of us are married, some engaged and some very single – but we’ve all got one thing in common, we like to feel comfy, confident and completely ourselves when we’re out and about.

 

So this is what we picked out for that all important date night…

 

Queen of Offline Marketing Loz

 

Effortlessly Elegant Dress £44.95

 

 

Why I’ve just got to have it

This little number is elegant and sophisticated and teamed with that whimsical, boho edge it’s perfect for summer. You can wear it with a fedora and boots for that laid-back festival look or pair it with wedges and a brown clutch for a more dressed up feel.

 

Where I’d wear it
On a romantic holiday (if I can persuade the boyfriend to treat me!) It’s perfect for exploring little towns or villages, it’s both cool and comfy. Or for a festival, depending on how I accessorize it – there’s plenty of movement for dancing the night away together and the intricate detailing on the skirt and corset tie makes it stand out from the crowd.

 

 

 

Web Whiz Gids 

 

Charismatic Check Blazer £99.95
Show Off Shirt £29.95
Easy Day Jeans £44.95
Drivin Soth Suede Desi Boots £54.95 

 

 

Why I’ve Just got to Have it 

It’s Just the right mix between smart and casual.

 

Where I’d wear it

This will definitely do the trick for dinner and a film” (I’ll probably be forced to go see 50 Shades…)

 

 

 

Marketing Guru Tracey

 

Funky Check Jacket £64.95
Super Smart Shirt £34.95 
Crochet Flower Pin £4.95
Joe’s favourite waistcoat £44.95 
Dark Wash Skinny Jeans £44.95 
Sensational Slouch Suede boots £89.95 

 

Why I’ve just got to have it

I just love this combo!  It’s sassy, the colours are just fantastic – and it’s all so wearable and interchangeable with the rest of my wardrobe.

The jeans are super comfy, the sophisticated boots come in two parts – so you can wear them two ways (as there’s a cool detachable upper) and the jacket is just, well gorgeous!

 

Where I’d wear it

This outfit is great for all sorts of occasions. I can wear it to brighten up the day at work and then I don’t need to get changed  for a nice meal out with the hubby afterwards as it’s pretty smart.

 

 

 

Creative Genius Ben

 

 Full Throttle Leather Jacket £199
Aged To Perfection Check Shirt £34.95
Joe’s Leather Belt £27.95
Slim Joe Jeans £44.95
Easy Joe Chelsea Boots £59.95

 

 

Why I’ve just got to have it

I love the simplicity of this outfit. Check Shirt and Slim Jeans.

The check shirt is a wardrobe staple, versatile and wearable with almost any outfit. The aged look of this shirt gives it a real vintage vibe.

Whilst the Jeans have a nice slim fit, drawing attention to the shirt and shoes.

Top these off with the contrasting Chelsea boots and this amazing leather jacket and you’re ready to go.

 

Where I’d wear it

It’s basically a bullet proof outfit, casual enough for everyday but smart enough for after work drinks.

Head into the city for some late afternoon drinks, then have a nice meal by the river with the wife. Maybe even jump on the bike and head over to the coast for the day (weather permitting).

Or a relaxing walk with the dog around the park with a stop in the local pub.

 

 

 

Data Pro Rach

 

Divine Dress £49.95
When in Rome Sandals £49.95

 

 

Why I’ve got to have it

The oriental style and wrap fit looks sexy yet sophisticated, with light, soft shades to suit any skin tone. The sandals are high and chunky making a comfy to wear heel that looks great.

 

Where I’d wear it

The outfit is perfect for an evening of cocktails and dancing on a summer night with the girls or for going out to dinner on date night.

 

 

 

Web Master Ben

 

Dapper Gent Blazer £99.95
Dizzy Heights Shirt £37.95
Slim Joe Jeans £44.95 

 

 

Why I’ve just got to have it
A great smart/casual combo, comfy and stylish, perfect for a date night.

 

Where I’d wear it
Eating out at a fancy restaurant with the Mrs (It’s got to be done) or having drinks and cocktails with friends.

 

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Bring on the good Times!!

Our new season collection is here and we’re casting off the winter in favour of forgetting the cold and getting out in the city for some spring sunshine and GOOD TIMES!

 

 

The fresh spring collection is all about celebrating the things that bring a smile to our faces.

 

 

Our inspiration this season has come from the  soft, romantic bohemian chic vibes of Patina Bloom to the bold splashes of colour and exotic prints of Echo Beach.

 

 

Here’s a few of our favourites and the inspirations behind them…

 

The Buenos Aires Tunic £39.95

 

Inspired by the passion and energy of Buenos Aires, this sizzling tunic features a ruffled mock wrap front and lace up back. This is one of our favourite prints, which is why you’ll see it again in the stunning Totally Tropical Jumpsuit £49.95.

 

Road Holder Jacket £199

 

This is Joe’s personal favourite. It’s packed with personality and the perfect shade of red. Inspired by our love of the open road, we’ve given it some classic vintage sylings and an amazing distressed wash to give it that rough, lived-in feel.

 

Jump for Joy Jumpsuit £44.95

 

 

This beautiful print was inspired by the gorgeous mosaic tiling we found in Dubrovnik. So simple to just throw on and feel fabulous.

 

Charismatic Check Blazer £99.95

 

 

Full of charisma with a great check, we’ve added a couple of funky style details to make it a true origional. It pairs up really nicely with jeans .

 

Tropical Hibiscus Dress £49.95

 

 

This dress is out to make a statement. We love the eye-catching print, inspired by the tropical hibiscus flower in Costa Rica. Perfect for sizzling the night away!

 

Ride South T-Shirt £17.95

 

 

Bikes and babes – what a combination!  We can’t get enough of our sexy pin-ups.

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WIN £100 to spend on the new Spring Collection!

Had enough of dark nights, chapped lips and soup for lunch?

 

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Well we just about have, so let’s bring on SPRING!!

 

Every night on Facebook this week we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the exciting new styles coming soon and giving you the chance to win £100 to spend on the new collection!

 

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It’s really easy to enter – just answer the question in any of our Facebook posts going out this week. It’ll be asking you about how you have a good time – who you’re with, what you’re doing etc.

 

If you feel like giving us a like and a share while you’re at it – well that would be just lovely.

 

Bring on the Good Times!!!

 

Bring on Spring

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outfits under £50

Outfits under £50!!

A whole outfit, including shoes, for under £50? Yes you heard us right – what better way to make your ‘Happy Friday’ even happier!?

 

Here’s our stylist’s suggestions for creating gorgeous top to toe outfits perfect for any occasion…

 

Keeping it casual – Women’s 

Mythical Tunic Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Stitch Pocket Detail Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £17.95
Make a Statement Shoe Boots Was  £44.95 NOW £17.95
Total= £47.85 Saving= £82!!

 

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Keeping it Casual – Men’s

One for the Weekend Trousers Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Get Out There T-Shirt Was £17.95 NOW £12.95
Kurt Cobain Record Bag Was £34.95 NOW £16.95
Leather Hook Bracelet Was £9.95 NOW£6.95
Total=£48.80 Saving= £54!

 

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For a special occasion – Women’s 

Love Life Check Skater Dress Was £49.95 NOW £24.95
Forever Perfect Velvet Shoes Was £29.95 NOW £19.95
Total= £44.90 Saving= £35

 

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For a special occasion – Men’s 

Straight Joe Jeans Was £44.95 NOW £19.95
Vintage Peaky Hat Was £14.95 NOW £9.95
Devil’s in the Detail Shirt Was £39.95 NOW £11.95
Total= £41.85 Saving= £58!!

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Joe’s Christmas leftovers tips…

We all know portion sizes are at a premium over Christmas – you end up cooking to feed the five thousand, let alone the five…Well fear not! We’ve got three recipes to make your leftovers  lovable for all the family!

 

Starter – Turkey Samosas

 

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons of curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons of mango chutney, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt from a 150g pot (serve the remainder)
  • 200 grams of cooked potatoes (roasted or boiled are fine), cut into small chunks
  • 250 grams of cooked turkey, chopped into small pieces
  • 250 grams frozen peas
  • Bunch of coriander, chopped (plus a few leaves picked to serve)
  • 270 gram pack of filo pastry (6 sheets)
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

 

Method

  1. In a large bowl, combine the curry paste, mango chutney and 2 tbsp yogurt, and mix well. Fold in the potatoes, turkey, peas and coriander, then season well.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the sheets of filo in half lengthways so you have 12 strips – keep the pastry covered with a tea towel while you work so it doesn’t dry out. Layer up 3 sheets of filo, brushing a little oil between each sheet. Pile a quarter of the filling in the top corner of the pastry in a triangle shape. Fold the pastry over to encase the filling, then keep folding until the parcel is sealed and the filo is used up. Brush the final edge with a little beaten egg to help stick the pastry together. Repeat to make all 4 jumbo samosas.
  3. Lay your samosas on a baking sheet and brush each one with more beaten egg, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 35 mins or until the samosas are golden brown and the filling is piping hot. Serve with the remaining yogurt, some mango chutney and coriander leaves.

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Thanks to the BBC Good Food Guide for this suggestion!

 

 

Main Course – Morrocan Spiced Turkey Pie

 

Ingredients

  • Two teaspoons of coriander seeds
  • Two teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Two Aubergines – diced
  • Two banana shallots – halved and sliced
  • Two tablespoons of harissa
  • Two peppers – any colours – deseeded and diced
  • 227g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • One chicken stock cube
  • 500g of leftover turkey – mix of leg and breast is fine
  • 100g of butter – melted (keep a little extra for greasing)
  • 250g pack/10 large sheets of Filo pastry
  • 25g of flaked almonds

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium heat and toast the coriander and cumin seeds for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add the cinnamon, olive oil, aubergine and shallots. Coat the veg in the spices and cook on a medium-low heat for about 10 mins until the aubergine has softened slightly.
  2. Add the harissa and peppers. Give everything a good stir, then add the tomatoes and crumble over the stock cube. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 mins until the veg is tender and the mixture is nice and thick.
  3. Stir through the turkey meat and season well. Set aside to cool.
  4. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and grease a 23cm springform tin with a little butter. Lay two sheets of filo over the base of the tin and brush with the melted butter. Cross over another two layers of filo and brush again with butter. Repeat once more, then put the cooled filling in the centre. Using the remaining four pastry sheets, cover the filling and brush with more melted butter. Scrunch the top of the pie together and bake for 30-35 mins.
  5. Remove from the oven and scatter the pie with the flaked almonds. Cook for a final 10 mins until the pie is golden and piping hot. Serve straight away.

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Thanks to the BBC Good Food Guide for this recipe!

 

 

Dessert – Espresso Cherry Triffle


(Don’t worry, this ones not got turkey in it – we just thought it would be nice to finish with something sweet that’s got a quick to keep you going)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons marsala*
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong espresso coffee, cooled slightly
  • 4 mini jam sponge rolls, cut into 5mm-thick slices
  •  50g good-quality dark chocolate, grated
  • 1/2 cup thick vanilla custard
  • 425g can black pitted cherries, drained

 

Method

  1. Combine marsala, sugar and coffee in a jug. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Divide the sponge slices between four 400ml-capacity whisky glasses. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the coffee mixture. Drizzle remaining coffee mixture over the sponge slices.
  3. Top with half the chocolate, and all the custard and cherries. Drizzle with the reserved coffee mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate and serve.

*(Marsala is a fortified Italian wine available from liquor stores. You could use dry sherry, Tia Maria liqueur, Kahlua liqueur or brandy instead.)

 

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Thanks to Taste for this amazing recipe

Have you got an amazing recipe that you want to share with us? Tweet us @JoeBrowns and share with the JB Universe!

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Boxing day walk

The Best Boxing Day Walk Outfits

Boxing Day? Christmas Eve? Or maybe Christmas Day?  Does your family go for a traditional annual walk on mass over the Christmas break?

 

If so, get all the family complementing you on how gorgeous you look this year in your sexy new outfit from yours truly.

 

Which one takes your fancy…

 

Smart and Classic
Mystical Enchantment Coat £84.95 
Stand Out From The Crowd Boots £69.95

 

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Dark and Edgy
New Create Your Own Look Coat £64.95
Louise’s Favourite Boots £59.95

 

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Funky and Furry
Funky Fur Trim Floral Parker £74.95
Distressed Leather Lace Up Boots £69.95

 

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Delightful and Distinctive
Distinctive Coat £79.95
Funky Aztec Biker Boots £54.95 

 

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Mystical and Magical
Mysterious Velvet Coat £89.95
Eye Catching OverThe Knee Boots £54.95 

 

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