Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery

Our spring fling was such a huge success that we decided to also do a Late Summer Party at MaJe Gallery.

Late summer party at MaJe Gallery August 23, 2017

 

Our two top-selling lines, Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits, are what we’re talking about. What makes these lines so awesome?

Both are the epitome of Easy Elegance, the motto of MaJe Gallery.

Soft fabrics, feminine designs, distinctive looks you don’t see everywhere else. This clothing is for the confident woman who enjoys both looking and feeling great in her own body. Here are a couple examples from Zen Knits. In fact, these two are arriving at MaJe this week!

Late summer party with treats like the Josephine top from Zen Knits
Transition from fall to winter with this charming tunic.
Late summer party showcases designs like tie dye jackets in black and white from Zen Knits
Need another layer as our evenings get cooler?

Top quality rayon knits that flatter your figure and are actually fun to wear. That’s what we promise from Zen Knits.

So what about Testimony Los Angeles?

Late summer party finds include these three jackets from Testimony Los Angeles
Three new jackets for Fall/Winter 2017

Living in the Northwest, ladies with style have at least half their closet filled with sweaters and jackets of various weights, lengths, colors and styles. Why? Because we like to look great no matter what the weather gods put in our path. Testimony comes to the rescue with stylish, elegant, feminine jackets for all occasions.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

There will be treats! Wine, cheese, crackers, fruit…all the things we love to enjoy will be on hand.

Here’s how it works:

  • Our sales rep shows samples from the winter and holiday collections from Testimony and Zen
  • You peruse the options and choose items you want
  • We take note of your choices
  • Pay a 25% deposit
  • Manya orders for you
  • Items arrive first week of November

That’s it! Meanwhile, all us girls have a blast while keeping ourselves looking awesome!

So come on down and join us next Wednesday, August 23, from 5 – 8 pm to select your favorite items and order them for yourself!

Peridot Jewelry Plus Party Time

Peridot jewelry is what everyone is looking for these days. Not only is it the birthstone for all you August birthdays, but it is also a beautiful shade of green.

Peridot jewelry starts with the raw uncut gemstones
Raw, uncut peridot stones

Background of Peridot

Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.

Artists Make Beautiful Peridot Jewelry

Peridot jewelry takes form by artisan Bill Booze
Stunning peridot set by Bill Booze



Many of you are aware of Bill Booze, our master faceter. Bill takes the raw stones, as in the photo at the top. He carves off each and every ledge, or facet, to bring out the maximum beauty of the stones. And did I mention how much they sparkle? Bill carves extra facets underneath to get crazy amounts of sparkle. No two alike, and this necklace and earring set here, in its unusual setting, is a perfect example. $700 for pendant, chain and earrings. (It goes up to $900 in September.)

Peridot Jewelry – Rings!

Peridot jewelry ring in sterling silver by Bill Booze
Two views of a peridot ring



Here are two views of the same ring. This is another incredible peridot featuring the masterful faceting of Bill Booze. It is a large stone weighing in at 5.3 carats. It’s very clear and a yummy shade of green. Currently sized at 7, we can make it your size within 2 weeks. $600.

Peridot jewelry in 14k yellow gold
AAA grade Peridot in 14k yellow gold



Go for the gusto with this AAA grade peridot set in 14k yellow gold. This one is the most amazing peridot I’ve ever seen. The color, clarity, size and beauty are a “must see”. This ring is currently size 6 1/4, but we can make it any size you need within 2 weeks.  $900.

More Artisan Peridot Jewelry

Peridot jewelry by Shari Both Jewelry Design
Unique Peridot jewelry by Shari Both

Long-time MaJe artist, and occasional shop girl Shari Both has been making powerful feminine jewelry for many years now. This peridot set is part of her current collection, which can be found on her very own page right here on this website.  This necklace is currently in stock. $110. Shari will make the earrings when you order, to be ready in 10 days. Click here to purchase.

IT’S PARTY TIME!

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

Mark your calendars! Our End-of-Summer Trunk Show is coming!

  • Date: Wednesday, August 23
  • Time: 5 – 8 pm
  • Where: MaJe Gallery, 409 Main St, Edmonds
  • What: Our sales rep will be here with winter and holiday samples from both Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.

How it works:

  1. Look through the samples.
  2. Find what you want.
  3. Manya will order it in your size.
  4. Pay at 25% deposit.
  5. Most items will arrive the first week of November.

Until then, stay in the know by following us on Facebook!

A Fun Outfit, A Pretty Dress, and Cool Jewelry

We unpacked some great new items this week including a fun outfit, a pretty dress, and cool jewelry from our top-selling artists. Let’s see what we got…

A fun outfit begins with great jeans and a simple T
A fun outfit begins with great jeans and a simple T

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This summer, Testimony offers their awesome jeans in this lovely color called “sky”. It’s a lovely light blue that’s very classy! We just got a few of these in the “Betty” style, which has a narrower leg that’s also short. It’s a capri on you tall gals, and for us short ones, it means we don’t have to hem them up. I’ve got it paired here with the boat-neck, 3/4 sleeve T-shirt in “pink lemonade.”

A fun outfit could just be a great dress like this one from InsideOut
Super soft fabric in a great print

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An elegant dress that doesn’t cling. Rather, it flows gloriously over the body making all who try it on feel like they immediately lost 20 pounds. You won’t believe how soft the fabric is. It falls just below the knee. This awesome print is called “Paris.”

Cool Jewelry

Our top-selling jewelry is made by Christophe Poly. He studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. Notice the architectural influence in his designs.

A new outfit needs great jewelry like these funky rings from Christophe Poly
7 new rings by Christophe Poly

Made from aluminum and brass, they range in size from 5 – 10. Only $34 each, which explains why they sell out so darn fast. See one you like? Give me a buzz and I’ll set it aside for you!

A fun outfit needs great jewelry like this necklace set from Christophe Poly
Brushed bronze with aqua accents

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This necklace/earring set features brushed bronze metals with aqua accents. The necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. Earrings are 2″ long.

A fun outfit needs great jewelry like this necklace set from Christophe Poly
Shiny brass with aqua accents

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This necklace set features shiny brass circles with one closed brushed aluminum circle, and aqua accents. The necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. Earrings are 1.25″ long.

A fun outfit needs great jewelry like this necklace set from Christophe Poly
Brushed aluminum and brass with aqua accents

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This necklace set features brushed aluminum and brass with aqua accents. The necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. Earrings are 1.75″ long. (Sorry – earrings have sold)

A fun outfit needs great jewelry like this necklace set from Christophe Poly
Brushed aluminum with dark gray accents

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This necklace set features brushed aluminum with dark gray accents. The necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. Earrings are 1.5″ long.

A fun outfit needs great jewelry like this necklace set from Christophe Poly
Brushed aluminum and brass with olive accents

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This necklace set features brushed aluminum and brass with olive accents. The necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. Earrings are 1.25″ long.

Another box arrived today with more beautiful clothing inside! Stay tuned to find out what comes out of the box! Be first to know by following us on Facebook!

Hot Stripes At MaJe Gallery

Hot Stripes Are Fun and Bold

Hot stripes are featured in this Megan Wrap from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
Hot stripes in multi-colored splendor

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The Megan Wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is now available in this colorful striped fabric. Yes, it’s great in summer, but it might also be just the thing for the dreariness of February. Circular hem is shorter in front and longer in back, reducing the appearance of hips. Manya’s modeling it in these photos above showing the variety you can get when pairing it with different colored tops and black leggings.

Hot stripes from Inside Out Everyday's Megan Wrap.
Instead of leggings, how about a blue skirt?

Pair it with a long, blue skirt and white top for a refreshing look that will be perfect for your next outing. All three items now available at MaJe Gallery.

Hot stripes on the diagonal are slimming in this Jude tunic from Inside Out Everyday.
Diagonal stripes!

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Also from Inside Out Everyday is this blue tunic with diagonal stripes and two front pockets. The perfect length to wear with your favorite leggings.

Hot stripes are subtle in the Lynette top from Inside Out Everyday.
Soft and Sassy Lynette Top

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The ultra-light weight of this fabric is perfect for your next hot weather event. The slightly rounded hem is flattering to view. Pair it over black or white as shown here.

Introducing Our Newest Jeweler

When Christine Busch Lyons was still in college she found some old circus animal stamps in her grandparents’ basement one summer afternoon. As an art major with a specialty in metal work she found the stamps inspiring and used them in her work. These charming shapes can now be found at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds.

Hot stripes need accessories like these zirkus shapes
Octopus and Wild Stars Earrings

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Light-weight and shiny silver, these are sure to attract admiring comments from complete strangers.

Hot stripes need accessories like the Puss She earrings from Zirkus
The Puss She earrings!



According to Christine, “I had the idea for the PussShe Cat design early one morning when I was half asleep. I got up and did a drawing and told my husband Glenn “we’ve got to make this!” I was so inspired by the Women’s March and the whole “Pussy Hat” phenomena. Also I love the design and quite frankly thought it might sell. Because of what we believe in, a portion of our sales of PussShe Cat jewelry will be going to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Pendants also available.

A new box of the awesome basic T-shirts from Halo is arriving any day now, so stay tuned! Find out first by following us on Facebook!

Sky Blue Summer Jackets and Pants

Sky blue is an excellent color to include in your summer wardrobe. It’s fresh and clean, and looks great with at least half your closet.

Sky Blue Summer Jackets

 

Sky blue is a great summer color like in the popular Reba jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The top-selling Reba jacket in sky blue

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The Reba jacket quickly rose to become Testimony’s most popular jacket. Why? Because it’s gorgeous, that’s why! And now, for a limited time, it’s available in this lovely shade of blue called “sky.”

By the way, I also have several pairs of Testimony’s narrow leg “Betty” pant in sky as well…. Don’t wait long if you want some!

Introducing New Artist Kathy Walker

It might not be sky blue, but this purple art box by Kathy Walker is just gorgeous
Art inside AND out!



Edmonds watercolor artist Kathy Walker launches a new line of art boxes using her exquisite watercolor paintings. Available only at MaJe Gallery, these meticulously finished boxes feature Kathy’s art both inside and out, as you can see in this box with a drawer and mirror. Each box is signed by Kathy, making it a collectible piece.

The above box in purple and gold measures, when closed, 5 3/4″ long x 4″ wide and 3″ tall.

It's not sky blue, but it's as gorgeous as a summer day - two art boxes by Kathy Walker.
Two boxes featuring a floral bouquet

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Here are two more boxes from our collection. These feature a vibrant floral bouquet ready to cheer up any room. Stop by the gallery to see the entire collection! No two alike!

The box on the left is 6″ x 4″ x 1.25″ tall. On the right, it’s 2.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ high.

A Good Card is a Beautiful Thing

Email is great. Facebook is nice. But receiving a card in the mail is just about the best thing there is! We just opened a box of new cards from our ever-popular line: Slap Happy. Here’s a sample.

It's not sky blue, but these are the best cards around.
Three examples from our latest delivery

And at just $3.95 each, they are a great price too. I’m constantly on the lookout for cards with optimism and humor. There’s enough negativity out there! You won’t find it in our cards.

A new box from InsideOut is expected any day now, so stay in touch. Be the first to see what comes out of that box by following us on Facebook!

Not All White Tops Are The Same. MaJe’s Are Great!

Not all white tops are the same. We just got three new ones that are outstanding! They fit our motto of Easy Elegance For Life to a T.

Not All White Tops Are The Same

Not all white tops are the same. Take this fun top from Inside Out Everyday, the Mackenzie!
Simple. Elegant. Fun.

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Three cut-outs at the neck transform a simple, half-sleeve white T-shirt into an elegant yet fun summer top. The Mackenzie Top is made of rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, great for traveling, and a perfect weight for summer. Just $84, and for a while, available in sizes XS all the way through to XL. Stop in to try one on, or go for the gusto and get it right here and now. I’ll ship it to you right away!

Not all white tops are the same, like this super fun tequila top from Inside Out Everyday.
White tunic with cami included

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A sheer, textured white tunic over a simple cami makes an elegant statement with a dash of sass. Better yet, it’s aptly called the Tequila Tunic! Pair it with jeans for casual, a skirt for a party, or something in between for a day out with your girlfriends. Machine washable and great for travel, this summer top will get a lot of wear and enjoyment. Just $84 and nearly all sold out. Only size large remaining.

Not all white tops are the same. This mostly black top features white trim with tiny black stripes. By Inside Out Everyday.
Black with white-stripe trim in the Ivy Top

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Sometimes, black is the way to go. The Easy Elegance of an all black profile will never steer you wrong. Interesting details in the Ivy Top like precision cutouts at the neck and in the sleeves make this stand out from the crowd. As with all Inside Out Everyday tops, this also comes with plenty of room in the torso to disguise extra things we shan’t mention aloud. Available in one each size from Small to Extra Large. Like it? Get your size while you can for just $84.

Fun Jewelry For Your New Top

Wear a great bracelet with the "not all white tops are the same." These are by Christophe Poly.
Funky new bracelets from Christophe Poly

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Our top-selling jewelry artist, Christophe Poly, just sent these super fun stainless steel cuff bracelets for our enjoyment. There’s just one each in stock, so don’t wait! Just $58 each. (Update 7/13: the second from left bracelet has sold. Three more still available)

Not all white tops are the same, nor is jewelry. New pieces from Christophe Poly.
Or how about a signature bracelet and necklace!

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New and wonderful necklaces with coordinating bracelets by Christophe Poly. Just one each, so don’t hesitate if you like one. Necklaces have a magnetic clasp and are 17″ long. Necklaces $58, Bracelets $48. More styles in stock! (Update 7/13: the black with aqua bracelet has sold.)

Wishing everyone a happy fourth of July! Need some fun socks to wear? Check these out:

Living Royal Stars and Stripes socks
Stars on one side, Stripes on the other



Such fun, and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July! These crew socks are just $12. Only 1 pairs left, so don’t wait!

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The Perfect T-shirt is Now at MaJe Gallery

The Perfect T-Shirt

The Perfect T-shirt is made in California by Necessitees
Just a few Perfect T-Shirts

The perfect T-shirt offers many options including sleeve length, neck line, and a wide range of colors. Oh yes, and a great price too, from $32 – $39. Machine washable and dryable. Great for travel. The perfect item to add color (or not!) to your favorite outfit. We’ll be carrying these from here on out, so speak out about colors, sleeves, and anything else so we can get it for you. Current color selection includes azure, salty lime, powder pink, white, lavender and pink lemonade to name a few.

The Most Fun Socks

The perfect T-shirt can be easily worn with Living Royal socks.
These socks are the MOST fun!

What do mermaids, fire flames and ice cream scoops have in common? Well, the most fun socks we’ve ever seen, of course! Check out other styles too like bacon, X-ray and kitty cats. Available in anklets, crew and knee-hi styles, prices are hard to beat: $7 – $18. An excellent gift for the person who has everything.

The perfect T-shirt can be worn with Living Royal's color-in socks!
Add your own artistic flare to your socks!

Use fabric paint from Crayola to color in a pair of socks that’s uniquely yours! The pack comes complete with four colorful pens so you can paint your socks whatever colors you want! It’s a crew sock, the most popular length. Get this floral design kit for just $12.In other news, Shari Both continues to add to her online jewelry designs here on the MaJe Gallery website! Check it out!

More new items are on the way as I write. Some great summer tops from Inside Out will arrive any day now! Be first to know by following us on Facebook!

The Perfect Summer Dress Is Here! Limited Selection

The perfect summer dress is here! Great choices from Zen Knits, Color Me Cotton, and Marcia Bloom’s one-of-a-kind skirts with matching tops. These will sell fast, so don’t wait!

The Perfect Summer Dress

The perfect dress can be found among these four choices from Zen Knits
Four great dresses from Zen Knits

Zen Knits offers easy elegance in these four great dresses. Check out the details here.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in blue and green tie dye
Tie Dye summer dress with pockets!

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The perfect summer dress in shades of blue and green tie dye is brought to you by Zen Knits. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in teal
A lovely teal dress from Zen Knits

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An easy elegance dress in teal! A favorite color of many of you. Also from Zen Knits, this dress is great to be casual, or pair it with jewelry or a scarf to take it upscale. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress is this pink sleeveless dress from Zen Knits
A great dress for a summer party

Another perfect summer dress that’s great for all your summer parties. The pink and white pattern is sweet while the design is sexy.  Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. (Update July: Sold Out!)

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in color block black and white
Long and elegant color block dress

If you’re 5’4″ or above, you’ll love this easy elegance dress in color blocks of black, white and gray. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. SOLD OUT!

The Perfect Summer Dress for HOT Weather

The perfect summer dress for high temperatures
Perfect for especially hot events

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The extra light weight cotton fabric in this skirt and top combo make it the perfect outfit for all your summer events that anticipate soaring temperatures. Two layers mean you don’t have to add a slip! 100% cotton, machine washable, in a lovely white and black fabric.

The Perfect Summer Dress – a Skirt!

The perfect summer dress might be a skirt by Marcia Bloom
Funky skirts, solid tanks, and great jewelry

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The one-of-a-kind skirts by Marcia Bloom are a constant best seller at MaJe Gallery. Featuring a full circle of fabric in drapey fabrics, these look good on everyone, and fit size 6 – 16 with ease. Yes, they are “one size fits most”. Shown here with coordinating tank tops from Luxe Junkie, which are also “one size fits most.” They stretch out to fit anyone! This is just a small selection of a new collection, so stop by to see them all. (Update: The floral skirt on the right, paired with the watermelon tank, has sold)

Thanks for catching up with our newest selections! If you see something here you think a friend might like, please send them a link! And be sure to follow us on Facebook to be among the first to know what deliveries we get each week.

Elegant Tie Dye? Really? Is There Such a Thing?

Is there such a thing as elegant tie dye? That’s our burning question of the day. Let’s start with a definition for “elegant.” According to Google, it means “pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.” Synonyms are “stylish”, “graceful” and “chic.” So, the answer to our question is a resounding “YES!”

Elegant tie dye dress from Zen Knits
Elegant tie dye dress

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The subtle, ocean-inspired colors of this elegant tie dye dress are a perfect example. With its body-flattering shape, 3/4 sleeves and pockets, the casual elegance embodied here is perfect for many summer adventures. $92.

 

Elegant tie dye top in seafoam and blue from Zen Knits
Seafoam and Blue tie dye top

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This elegant tie dye top features fun colors of seafoam and blue, with a hint of butter here and there. It’s a looser, shorter section over a snug inner piece to help hide love handles. 3/4 sleeves make it comfortable to wear from spring through fall. Pair it with your favorite jeans or leggings. $96.

Casual and Elegant Tie Dye

Elegant tie dye skirt from Zen Knits
Wear this tie dye skirt with various tops

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This long, elegant tie dye skirt shows versatility depending on which top you put with it. Go super casual on the left with a white bamboo tank top. Dress it up with the flowing teal top on the right, which will also take it into fall with grace. Skirt measures 40″ from waist to hem. $76. (Teal top available below.)

Just The Teal Top

Elegant tie dye coordinating top by Zen Knits
Teal top with interesting layers and danglies

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This teal top looks great over the tie dye skirt above, as well as over your favorite jeans or black pants or leggings. The light weight of the fabric means you can wear it year-round here in the northwest. Interesting layering makes this a particularly flattering top, as well as fun to wear. Great details! $74.

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Our Newest Tops, Purses, and A Great Grad Gift

Another week has gone by, and it was chock full of deliveries. Here’s a look at our newest tops, purses, and a great grad gift to boot.

Our Newest Tops

Newest tops, purses like this Color Me Cotton top in wild berry, a shade similar to orchid
Flattering new tunic from Color Me Cotton in orchid

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The latest tops from Color Me Cotton include this 3/4 sleeve tunic in a great shade of orchid. Side insets flatter the hips and leave breathing room in the torso. The back drapes in a very flattering, feminine way. $86.

newest tops, purses like this Color Me Cotton top in red with a white stripe
Red tunic with white accents

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This super-soft, textured fabric just flies out the door. It’s the same fabric as the first top. This time, it’s a more simple cut, but still with breathing room in the torso. The fabric has been reversed at the hem and at the end of the 3/4 sleeves. Longer in the back. $84.

Newest tops, purses like this aqua, lime, lavender tunic from Color Me Cotton
Aqua, Lime and Lavender – perfect for summer!

This fun new top features a funky geometric pattern of aqua, lime and lavender on a white background. 100% cotton and a great weight for summer. $62.

Our Newest Purses

Newest tops, purses in our new line from Danny K.
Variety of sizes in our newest handbag collection

Beautiful fabrics, exquisitely crafted, our newest purse collection comes from San Francisco: Danny K. We have a wide range of shapes and sizes, including these shown here. Danny K purses have these things in common:

  • Beautifully woven tapestry fabric
  • water-resistant nylon lining
  • interfacing throughout
  • edge binding on all exposed seams
  • indestructible nylon cord/strap
  • YKK zippers
  • heavy-duty nylon thread
  • zinc cast buckles and steel rivets
  • Designed, hand cut and sewn in USA
  • Great prices! Just $29 – $78.

Great Grad Gift

Newest tops, purses like this great necklace for the grad in your life.
A perfect gift for your grads

This lovely, simple necklaces features a sterling charm that says “Follow your heart”.  A 24-karat gold-plated infinity link nestles between two faceted garnets on one side, while a tiny sterling heart dangles from the other. Vintage bronze chain. 17″ with lobster clasp. Just $58. SOLD OUT!

Great Gardener Gift

Newest tops, purses and also a trio of fused glass flower bouquet votive shields.
A trio of flower bouquet votives

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A perfect gift for the gardener in your life, or simply for someone who adores flowers. Okay, that’d be all of us! These are the newest charming votive shields (a candle cup is built right into the back side) from Celeste Stuhring. No two alike, and just $45 each.

New additions have been made to our Shari Both Jewelry page! Check it out and order your favorite!

There are even more new arrivals at the gallery, so stop by and have some fun browsing! Stay on top of deliveries by following us on Facebook!

Easy Elegance For Life