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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

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Five Christmas Games you HAVE to try!

In all the Christmas mahem it’s easy to forget to plan stuff to do to keep all the family entertained (especially when it’s day 4 and Uncle Geoff’s outstayed his welcome and the kids are beginning to get a bit annoying.)

 

So we’ve come up with a few alternative games, for when the sixth game of Monopoly is just one too many…

 

Candy Canes

Remember the good old days when Bowie was rocking and Bob Dylan was rolling? Well, if so you’ll have tried part of this game before. Take a Candy cane, perch it on your nose and see who can hold it the longest!

 

 

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Christmas A-Z

Note the alphabet from A to Z down a sheet of paper. Ask everyone to fill in each letter with a Christmas themed word! Quickest to finish wins! Simple, but cheap and effective.

(You could maybe do with having a judge in case dad tries to cheat.)

 

 

Guess the Gift

Tell all your guests to bring a gift they would like to receive. Ideally keep the cost under a tenner. When everyone’s there, place the presents into a bag, mix them up and open them one by one. Now, let everyone guess who brought which gift.

 

 

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Dunk the Bells

Don’t be surprised if this energetic holiday game vaguely reminds you of your teenage years. To play Jingle Bell Toss, you simply throw tiny jingle bells (or sweets) into your opponent’s plastic cups. You could even decorate the cups with marker pens and cotton wool to make your own mini Santa cups!

If you’re all adults, why not add a splash of eggnog…to add to the entertainment if nothing else.

 

 

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Get Three in a Row

Those old wine corks can get the Frozen makeover for this wintry version of three in a row. The secret Frozen fan in all of us can enjoy this guilty pleasure!

 

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Winter warming essentials

Our memories of wrapping up for winter as kids may well be our mums layering us up in a multitude of clothes that don’t fit, match or smell that great because they’ve been shoved in a draw slowly thawing from last winter.

 

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But now we’re technically adults (or at least we look like adults even if we don’t act like them) there’s loads of gorgeous styles designed to keep us warm as well as look and feel great.

 

We’ve picked out a few of our favourites from this season…

 

For the girls…

 

Kaleidoscope Poncho £39.95
Easy to style and great for livening up your look, this super soft eyelash yarn poncho boasts a chic pattern and perfect tassel fringeing for a winter essential with a twist.

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The Chunkiest Bobble Hat £15.95
Super chunky and super cosy, see through the winter months in this vibrant hot pink bobble hat.

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Cosy Fluffy Knit Jumper £34.95
Everyone needs a reliable seasonal piece so throw this on and feel fab! This cosy fluffy knit will keep you super snug and keep the winter chills away.

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Fabulous Chunky Corsage Scarf £24.95
Wrap up with this unique chunky long scarf, flourished with pretty flower corsages for a pretty wintertime style.

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Funky Fur Trim Floral Parka £74.95
Here’s our funky spin on the parka. A beautiful winter floral print is paired with lavish faux fur cuff and hood trims for a whole lot of fun.

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Louise’s Favourite Boots £59.95
These classic winter boots will see you through those chilly mornings. Pull up the top to keep cosy, or fold down to show off the gorgeous borg fur lining.

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For the boys…

 

Longchamp Parka £89.95
Nothing beats a good parka. With a borg-lined hood and handy pockets, take on the winter with a real sense of confidence.

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Awesome Wool Beanie £17.95 
Funky with a relaxed edge, our Awesome Wool Beanie is great for keeping it casual yet cosy. It comes complete with a fleece lining and a rustic pom pom.

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European Tour Zip Hoody £39.95
Whether you’re into bikes or more of a boarder, this hoody is the ultimate winter throw on. Supersoft with a borg-lined hood and loaded with character.

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Leather Heavy Duty Boots £74.95
When things get tough, you need a shoe that can go the distance in style. Mixing leather and suede with unique wraparound laces, they’ll see you through a busy day or staying out all night.

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Old School Funky Scarf £16.95
Play it old school with this understated retro scarf. We’ve added some colour with the subtle stripes, finished with a super soft feel. (Available in two colours).

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One For The Winter Cardigan £64.95
Here’s one to see you through whatever winter has in store. This chunky knit has a cosy borg-lined hood and a quilted lining, great for relaxing on the weekend or for keeping warm when out and about.

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Go on a journey

Joe would like to take you on a journey…

Welcome everyone to the new Autumn/Winter season!

 

This time round it’s all about the journeys we take through life – all those interesting twists that lead us to places we’d never have seen if we hadn’t taken the odd turn toward the unknown.

 

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We’ve packed this season’s collection full of surprises, so you’re bound to find that irresistible tunic, dress, shirt or tee that turns the everyday into a remarkable day.

 

Here’s a few of our favourites…

 

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Understated Tie Neck Blouse £34.95 
Heritage Herringbone Waistcoat £44.95 
Perfect Patch Pocket Jeans £39.95

 

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Perfect Peacock Lace Dress £34.95

 

 

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Ruffle Blouse £34.95
Funtime Fur Collar Waistcoat £49.95
All New Remarkable Boots £49.95

 

 

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Ruffle Blouse £34.95
Royal Waistcoat £44.95
Funky Fox Jacket £64.95

 

 

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Longline Military Coat £120.00

 

 

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Retro Ride Biker Jacket £190.00

 

 

Head back over to the site here to discover more distinctive styles perfect for brightening up those chilly winter days!

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Joe Browns Autumn/Winter Collection Blogger Night

On Thursday (4th of August) we held an exclusive blogger event at our head office in Leeds,  to showcase our new autumn winter collection to a host of local bloggers.

 

Over a couple of hours our guests got an up close and personal look of the collection, a tour of the Joe Browns HQ, and time to chat and review with Prosecco and nibbles available!

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The quiet before the storm… the scene was set for the night! Spot anything that catches your eye?

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Kellie from Big Fashionista taking a fancy to one of our new waistcoats.

 

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Tracey Herring from The Naughty Forty Diaries models the new Bright and Beautiful Coat.

 

IMG_5947IMG_5954It’s all about the detail captured with a close up shot!

 

IMG_5962 An action shot as the bloggers were taken for a tour of our HQ

 

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IMG_5996 A big thank you to all the bloggers that came along to see us!

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