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!

Green Gardens, Green Style – Now at MaJe Gallery

Green gardens, green style are now yours to be had at MaJe Gallery.

Green Gardens – Green Style

Green gardens green style like this beautiful mermaid garden art
Beautiful mermaid garden stake



This beautiful mermaid garden art is just what we’re talking about for green gardens, green style. Painted steel with fused glass elements, she sits on a sturdy steel stake so you an “plant” her wherever you want. Made in Washington by Celeste. $78.

Green gardens green style like these fused glass veggie markers garden art
Fused glass veggie markers for your garden

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It’s time to get planting! As you plant your tomatoes, lettuce, peas, strawberries and other garden treasures, use these artistic fused glass veggie markers as garden art to mark the spot with pride. Just $15 or get 3 for $39.

Green Style

These days, “green” signifies more than a color – it’s also a lifestyle. Natural fibers are a big part of that, and our newest collection from Zen Knits exemplifies that. Check it out.

Green gardens green style like Zen Knits tops
Natural fibers = green style

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Easy to wear, comfortable style makes easy elegance a snap. Our newest collection from Zen Knits is supple rayon knits that in flattering shapes and fun patterns. This top shown here is a great example, with its handkerchief hem and asymmetrical lines. It even boasts a pocket! Machine washable and great for travel, this top along with many others arrives this week! $79.

Green gardens green style like this seafoam green bolero from Testimony Los Angeles
The seafoam bolero from Testimony

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Testimony Los Angeles is our top-selling line at MaJe Gallery, and for good reasons too. Top quality fabric that’s flattering and easy to care for. What more could a girl ask for? Take the bolero we have here. The color for summer is this awesome seafoam – a shade of green that looks good on quite a few of us. And the bolero shape is excellent for those of us who are a little shorter in stature – say 5’6″ and below. Manya is 5’4″ and she has three of these in various colors. The proportions work great with us shorter types. At just $98, it’s a piece you’ll keep in your closet for years. The seafoam color brightens up the summer wardrobe. Wear it with black as shown here, or jeans, or navy, or khaki – lots of options. A simple white or ivory shell is all you need, and our bamboo tank in white is a great option.

Jewelry Tutorial

I often get asked how to accessorize, so from time to time I offer a tutorial on how to do just that. Take the photo above, of the seafoam bolero over a white tank top and black pants. It’s a very simple outfit, and is just fine all by itself. But look what happens when you add a great piece of jewelry…

Green gardens green style wear a long necklace with coordinating color to tie it all together
A long necklace ties it all together



Compare the two photos above and see how the addition of the long necklace brings the three pieces (i.e. pants, top, jacket) together with ease. If you’re on the taller side of short, say 5’3″ – 5’6″, this look will be a real winner for you. This particular necklace in one-of-a-kind by Poppy Designs, with green opal stones that are a near perfect match for the seafoam color of the jacket. $115.

Green gardens green style wear this necklace doubled up if you are shorter in stature
Wear the same necklace this way if you are shorter

Are you shorter, so feel like your jewelry needs to also be shorter? Never fear! This very same necklace can be doubled around your neck and worn as shown here for a lovely effect that works great on those of us with shorter stature. $115.

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Cute Spring Outfit and Jewelry

Easy elegance is what you find at MaJe Gallery, and our cute spring outfit and jewelry is just one example.

Cute spring outfit and jewelry by Testimony and Manya Vee
Cute black and white outfit with jewelry

The classic styling of black and white never goes out of style. Bring it into the 21st century with this great combo from four American designers. Testimony’s Victorian jacket in asphalt, a mineral wash black, looks and feels great (purchase below next photo). The Color Me Cotton white bamboo tank top sets the stage for a four-layer Manya Vee Jewelry original necklace set. On the bottom, the Angelrox playsuit is leggings with a skirt, adding another dimension to the layered effect. Looking great was never this easy.

Cute spring outfit like the Testimony Victorian jacket in asphalt
A front and back close up

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Here’s a closer look at the ever-popular Victorian jacket from Testimony. Made of the highest quality French terry (94% cotton, 6% spandex), it is soft and flexible, as well as machine washable. Paired here with Testimony’s Pocket Pants in the same fabric, these boot cut pants are a hit with everyone who purchases a pair.

Cute spring outfit get the perfect finish with Manya Vee Jewelry's black and white four-layer necklace set.
Close up of Manya’s jewelry



Here’s a closer view of the four necklaces in Manya’s black and white series. The lengths are 32″, 26″, 20″ and adjustable 16″ – 19″.  This combo looks great on white (shown), black, or any solid color, making it exceptionally versatile. Available as a group or separately. Coordinating earrings also available.

Citrine Jewelry

Cute spring outfit need citrine jewelry
Cheerful citrine pendant and earrings

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The magnificent art of Bill Booze brings us a citrine collection this month. A large teardrop pendant glows with the radiance of a sunny day, casting sparkly joy on all it sees. Set in sterling, it is among the most charming pendants you’ll see. The coordinating stud earrings are a bit more pale, yet due to Bill’s skill with faceting, throw sparkles all around the room.

cute spring outfit need a sparkly citrine ring to show them off
Oval citrine ring



A large faceted citrine oval glistens as the light catches the many facets created by master faceter Bill Booze. Set in sterling, this beautiful stone is simply set to best show off the beauty of the stone.

Simple style leads to your cute spring outfit and jewelry every time. Find it at MaJe Gallery!

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Ideas For Mom – Plus New Hats – Now at MaJe

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we have some great ideas for mom. Check it out!

Ideas For Mom #1 –  Personalized Jewelry

Ideas for mom include this personalized pendant for the family tree by Hattie Rex
The “Family Tree” pendant

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Give mom her own personalized pendant with the Family Tree! Start with an oxidized copper circle, etched with a branch. Then, choose the initials of the family members you wish to include, embedded onto tiny birds in copper, brass or silver. Choose the length of chain you want, and presto! A very special, unique gift is ready for action! Birthstone charms also available for $6 each.

Ideas for mom include personalized jewelry with her children's names on sterling disks
A graduating trio of silver disks

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Graduated sterling disks can include the full names of her children. Manya herself is stamping these, so you can get yours in 24 – 48 hours. Add birthstone charms, or a tiny heart. Choose your favorite chain length, and voila! A gift mom will cherish for years to come. Add birthstone charms for $6 each.

Ideas for mom like this charm necklace with "mother", a pearl, a heart and some rose quartz
A special necklace just for mother



Just delivered Monday, from Kirkland’s Marcia Beck, this charm necklace with a sterling “Mother”, a sterling heart, a pearl and rose quartz is a sweet gift filled with meaning. On an 18″ sterling chain, it’s the perfect length too.

Ideas For Mom #2 – a Great Hat

In the second category for Ideas For Mom, a great hat not only protects her skin from the sun, but also looks great!

Ideas for mom like a great hat from Parkhurst Hats - the Biscayne Bowler
The “Biscayne Bowler” looks great on everyone

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Summer is approaching! I know, it doesn’t feel like it right now, but it will be here before we know it. A fun summer hat like the Biscayne Bowler here can be a sun hat for casual, and also dress up an outfit for a garden party. It has SunGuard woven right into the fabric, which protects skin 50 times more than going without it. This hat is available in navy, red and black. It’s crushable too! $34.

Ideas for mom include the Savannah Brim hat from Parkhurst
The “Savannah Brim” is a cotton knit, so soft and comfy

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Here’s another wide brim sun hat that’s made of a cotton knit, so is very soft and comfy. It lays completely flat, too, for easy transport. This hat also has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for great sun protection, since our skin cancer rates are quite high. This hat is available in sand and pale yellow.  $38.

Ideas for mom include this awesome Bali Bucket hat from Parkhurst
The Reversible, Adjustable, Crushable Bali Bucket Hat



This next group of hats are similar except for the colors. The “Bali Bucket” hat is a great shape, and the fabric makes it very easy to manipulate the brim however you wish. All four styles are reversible, adjustable and crushable, making them not only good looking, but also versatile. Once again, each has SunGuard woven right into the fabric for maximum protection. $44

Here are two other color palettes it is available in:

Ideas for mom include the Bali Bucket in denim and white from Parkhurst
The Bali Bucket in Denim and White



Ideas for mom include the Bali Bucket in pink and white from Parkhurst
The Bali Bucket in pink and white

The Bali Bucket in pink and white is SOLD OUT.

Ideas For Mom #3 – a Statement Wrap

Our final entry into the “Ideas For Mom” category is a stunning, flowing jacket/wrap. Check it out.

Ideas for mom like the Dream jacket from URU in Pacific Blue
The “Dream Jacket” from URU



This simple, gorgeous jacket/wrap is made of textured silk and hand-dyed by URU in California.  It has  independent panels in the front, and a longer panel in the back. Sleeves are nice and wide to continue the drape and flow of the rest of the fabric. Available now in this lovely color, Pacific Blue. Since it is a one-size-fits-all, you don’t have to let that stop you. $225.

So there you have it! Some fun and new ideas for mom to help her celebrate her special day. If you’re a mom and want one of these items, just forward this to the right person!

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