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Wedding Guest Outfits that wow!

 

Wedding’s are such awesome occasions. Everyone’s happy, you get a chance to dress up and you know you’re going to have one epic party at the end of it.

 

So seeing as we’re all a bit wedding mad at the minute (4 of the guys in our office are in full on wedding-planning mode) we thought we’d put a few outfit suggestions together for you.  So if you’re off to someone’s big day this summer you’ll be the best (sorry we probably should say second best) dressed there!

 

We hope you like…

 

Our Favourite Dress £34.95

We’ve teamed this with the Pretty Lace Shrug £34.95 and the Floozie Lace Applique Shoes £54.95 and matching bag.

 

 

Garden Party Dress £44.95

With the Flower Garden Cardigan £39.95, Ginnie Jacquard Shoes £54.95, Ginnie Bag £29.95 and Retro Sunglasses £12.95.

 

 

Blossom Dress

Styled with the Romantic Summer Jacket £59.95, Elegantly Vintage Shoes £37.95, San Marco Leather Bag £59.95 and the Club Sunglasses £9.95.

 

 

Bold Bloom Dress £29.95

Teamed with the Pretty Lace Shrug £34.95, Louisa Lace Corsage Shoes £54.95 and matching bag and the 1950’s Sunglasses £9.95.

 

 

Patina Bloom Dress £49.95

Which looks gorgeous with the Longline Popcorn Cardigan £24.95, Fit for the Occasion Shoes £34.95, Vintage Linen Polk Dot Bag £42.95 and Polarised Wayfarers £14.95.

 

 

Which is your favourite look?

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Smart Buys for your Holiday Wardrobe

Space and weight is pretty precious when you’re going away, so we know how important it is to pick stuff that’s really easy to wear so you can shove it on and get exploring! (Or chilling out in the shade with a massive margarita – whatever floats your boat).

 

We’ve picked a couple of our favourite items – for guys and girls – that’ll help you look and feel amazing no matter how you choose to style it….

 

The Funky Fringed Tunic £32.95

 

As modeled by the gorgeous Melissa above, it looks great with a pair of white jeans, statement necklace and a pair of heels for an exotic summer evening…

 

 

 

 

Team with a pair of funky embroidered shorts, comfy flip flops and a casual shoulder bag and you’re ready for whatever the day can throw at you.

 

 

 

If you’re off somewhere a bit cooler or out exploring our gorgeous English countryside, the funky fringed tunic is awesome for layering up and adding a bit of personality to your casual look.

 

 

 

 

The Bikes to Boards Shirt £29.95

 

As modeled by our main man Adam above (who’s either spotted a bar in the distance or a fitty that’s caught his attention) the Bikes to Boards Shirt is a great all-rounder. It’s a suitcase fail safe and looks great for a casual outfit with these Azores shorts, flip flops and cool sunnys.

 

 

 

 

Smarten it up a notch with a classic pair of Slim Joe Jeans, Chelsea Boots and leather belt and your ready for hitting the bars to sample the local beers.

 

 

 

Or to funk up your style a bit more we’d wear it with a pair of laid back ripped jeans, quality leather flip flops and a stylish summer scarf – perfect for a bit of daytime holiday exploring.

 

        

 

 

Where’s your next adventure going to be?

 

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What to pack for him (or if you are him!)

Guys we know holiday packing can be a painful task and ladies it’s sometimes less painful if you just do it all yourself (making sure you have enough space for that extra pair of sandals of course!)

 

So here’s a helping hand to get the guys side of the suitcase looking as slick and organised as the womens’ while at the same time getting all the blokes looking and feeling awesome this summer.

 

 

Check list: 

  • T-shirts
  • Smart shirts
  • Smart Trousers
  • Blazer
  • Jeans
  • Smart shoes
  • Cas shoes
  • Belt
  • Underwear
  • PJs
  • Socks

 

 

Our top picks: 

 

 

Things you don’t think about, but that you need

  • Toiletries
  • Plane tickets
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Charger and adapter
  • Prescription medicine
  • Book/kindle
  • Surprise present for the Mrs

 

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Joe’s Chocolate Cherry Treat

Hey there folks!

 

Here at Joe Browns we’re all about tempting treats and cool concoctions. That’s why this week we’re bringing you our latest foodie find. Chocolate Cherry Flapjack.

 

They’re perfect to share with your family, co-workers, your kids…or even keep them as your own little secret.

 

Big thanks to Chris Mosler from Thinly Spread for sharing his recipe!

Chocolate Cherry FlapJack

Ingredients

180 grams of butter

180 grams of soft brown sugar

4 tablespoons of Golden Syrup

375 grams of porridge oats

2 handfuls of bran flakes

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

75 grams of dried cherries

50 grams of 70% dark chocolate

16 fresh cherries

Baking tin and parchment

 

Instructions

 

Preheat your oven to 170C/325F/Gas Mark 3.

 

Grease and line your baking tin.

 

Melt the butter, golden syrup and sugar together in a large saucepan.

 

Mix together the oats, cocoa and bran flakes and add to the pan.

 

Stir well to combine thoroughly.

 

Add the dried cherries and stir again so that they are evenly distributed. Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until the flapjack is brown.

 

Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes, cut the flapjack into as many squares as you want and leave to cool completely in the tin.

 

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl standing over a pan of hot water.Drizzle the top of the cooled flapjack with chocolate and leave to set.

 

Dip the cherries into the remaining chocolate and leave to set on a piece of baking parchment. Top each flapjack with a chocolate cherry!

 

Tuck in and enjoy! Let us know just how much you enjoyed Tuesday’s treat!

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Ridiculously fun outdoor games for any age

If you’re lucky enough to get a.) a sunny day B.) a free afternoon and C.) everyone together then you’d be insane not to embrace it and do something fun!

 

We’ve put together our favourite outdoor games that anyone can enjoy whether you’re 5 or 105. Enjoy…

 

Blanket Run

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Grab a blanket and pull your partner across the finish line as fast as you can. This works well if your partner is under 4ft tall.

 

 

Sponge Launch

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Who doesn’t love playing with a sling shot? It just doesn’t fade with age does it? In this game you fire your wet sponge at your team mates who have to catch it and wring it out. The first team to fill their bucket wins!

 

 

Giant Scrabble

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If you’re not one to be running around getting sweaty, this one’s for you. You just need loads of big bits of paper or cardboard. Write your letters on them and you’re away.

 

 

Cup Races

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Use a load of water guns to propel a cup along a rope track.

 

 

Glow in the dark bowling

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Put glow-sticks in 10 empty water bottles so you can continue the fun into the night.

 

 

Outdoor Pictionary 

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If you haven’t got an easel, you can always use the garden fence to put your paper up against.

 

 

 Fishing for Marbles 

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If you’ve got long toes these could come in handy here! Fill a paddling pool with freezing water and marbles and see who can get the most out in 2 minutes.

 

 

Giant Beer pong

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Like the origional game, but with bins or buckets and a volley ball!

 

 

Lawn Twister 

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Just check with whoever owns the lawn before you spray paint it.

 

 

Water balloon dodge ball 

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Pretty self explanatory really! Just don’t aim for the face.

 

 

Have you got any more we can add to our list?

 

 

 

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3 men and their toys

3 men and their toys

We love nothing more at Joe Browns HQ, then heading off on an adventure in our (sometimes) sunny Yorkshire surroundings!

 

This is exactly what 3 guys from the office did and we got Ben to tell us all about it! Take it away Ben…

 

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Ben

 

“A couple of weeks ago myself (web Ben) along with part of the Browns Family – Tony and Will, took part in the Ripon Revolution Sportive.

 

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Will

Both myself and Tony were taking our new investments out for a spin and had one heck of a good day. It was over 4-and-a-half hours of pure sunshine, amazing views and good banter.

 

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Tony

 

We took in some amazing scenery that you never get to see usually and it turns out Tony is an actual machine on the bike and I had a right job keeping up to him.

 

I had a nice fall at a junction, burnt my legs, arms and went home with really sore feet, but it was organised amazingly and was such good fun!  Wish I could do it every Sunday.

 

We’re already looking for the next event but first I’m going to get some new cycling shoes that don’t kill my feet!

 

See you out on the tarmac people.”

 

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Cracking effort boys.

 

 

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Joe's-Favourite-Tipple

Joe’s favourite summer tipple

Fancy  being transported to the sun soaked piazzas of Venice?

 

There’s only one drink for it – an Aperol Spritz!

spritz

 

  • 3 parts prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol*
  • 1 part soda water
  • Slice of orange

 

*It used to be pretty hard to get hold of an bottle of Aperol, but now everyone’s caught on to how awesome this drink is, you can pick one up from more or less any supermarket now.

 

Just pour it all in a big wine glass over ice and add a wedge of orange to garnish (and a green olive if you want to be really authentic).

 

Sharp, tangy and refreshing – there’s not a lot you can compare the taste to and in our book, nothing quite as magnificent. Enjoy!

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What to wear for the races

The races are the perfect opportunity to spend time with your mates and have a flutter on the horses. They’re also the perfect time to show off your awesome style – whether that be as a dapper chap or sexy lady with her own unique style.

 

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Got a date in the calendar? Our designers have come up with some great outfit suggestions for you, that’ll shift everyone’s eyes from the action of the race to your impeccable taste (and no one need ever know it was in the sale!)

 

The Sexy Shirt Dress £27.95 (was £39.95) is perfect for a fun and flirty look with a form fitting waist tie.  It goes really well with Laid Back Wedge Sandals £21.95 was (£34.95) – also great for not sinking in the grass.
Total outfit: £49.90

 

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The Perfect Pinstripe Blazer £54.95 (was £84.95) is a great shout as it’s formal yet light weight – avoiding a sweaty brow in the sunshine – no one wants to see that. Don’t forget your Aviator Sunglasses which are an absolute steel at £6.95 (was £8.95).
Total Outfit (you will need trousers!): £61.90

 

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The Summer Loving Dress £29.95 (was £49.95) is perfect for adding a splash of summer colour and it’s really flattering with a crossover bodice. Teamed with the New Mexico Sandals £17.95 (was £27.95) is an absolute winner and with a tiny heel, your feet will be safe from agony well into the night!
Total Outfit: £51.90

 

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Our Distinctive Double Collar Shirt in cool pastel blue £19.95 (was £29.95) is ideal for a smart look and with a touch of Joe Browns detail it’s a cut above the rest. The contrasting Perfect Pinstripe Trousers £29.95 (was £44.95) are a linen mix so ideal for summer and completing this dapper look.
Total Outfit: £49.90

 

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The Senorita Dress £26.95 (was £44.95) is super elegant and with a wrap style and pleated waist – very flattering.  We’d pair it with the Lazy Days Corsage Sandals £27.95 (was £39.95) that set it off perfectly and will then go with everything after your event!
Total outfit: £54.90

 

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Have you got a day filled with booze and bets planned?

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe's Sale Favourites

Joe’s Sale Favourites

It’s officially here!! The sale has started people!

Don’t know where to start in the abundance of reduced beautiful treasures? No fear, we’re here to lend a helping hand! This one’s for the girls, but no fear guys, we’ll be picking out our top buys for you next week.

 

So ladies, looking for something…

 

That will go with everything
The Capri Pants NOW £16.95 (was £24.95) are a cropped version of our Must Have Jeans and are perfect for creating loads of gorgeous casual summer looks.

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Bright and colourful
The San Jose Dress NOW £19.95 (was £39.95) features a fitted panel bodice, beautiful trim details and a sweetheart neckline, perfect for all types of adventures.

 

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With a fresh summer feel
The Got It All Jacket NOW £39.95 (was £59.95) has plenty of personality featuring contrast stitching, double breasted buttons and a mock floral waistcoat.

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Simple and Chic 
The Floral Shift Dress NOW £19.95 (was £39.95) is ideal for parties or city breaks, simply accessorise it with a pair of statement sunnies for an effortless look.

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Practical and pretty
The Vintage Bowling Bag NOW £14.95 (was £24.95) adds a vintage edge to your look and it comes with a secure zip fastener and internal pockets to keep your valuables safe.

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With the wow factor
The 50s Garden Party Dress NOW £27.95 (was £39.95) will make you dazzle at any soiree!

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Have you nabbed yourself a summer bargain yet?

 

 

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