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Exquisite Jewelry Selections For Holiday Gift Giving

Jewelry is our top-selling item every holiday season. Everyone loves a new pair of earrings, or a particularly special necklace. This week, we’d like to show you exquisite jewelry selections for holiday gift giving…or receiving!

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Fine Jewelry

exquisite jewelry selections like this swiss blue topaz set from Bill Booze
Swiss Blue Topaz set from Bill Booze

This stunningly vivid turquoise blue known as “Swiss Blue” topaz comes from our favorite faceter, Bill Booze. The necklace features a 10 carat AAA-grade gem mounted in sterling silver. The earrings are about 8 carats total weight, also mounted in sterling silver with leverback ear wires. Bill’s 30+ years of faceting expertise bring out the maximum color and sparkle in these stones. You will share moments of beauty with complete strangers due to the brilliant beauty of these stones. The necklace is $600, and earrings are $400. One of a kind, of course. This is a gift you’ll treasure the rest of your life.

exquisite jewelry selections like this monarch opal necklace and earring set by Elyse Clark
Monarch opal pendant and earrings

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A photo can’t capture the amazing fire in these monarch opals. You’ll have to stop by to see them in person to see for yourself. I only saw them in photos, but saw the many comments customers made about the opals, so I decided to go for it to see for myself. When I opened the package Monday afternoon, I was blown away. These are simply stunningly gorgeous, and set in a wonderful artistic style by New York’s Elyse Clark. Necklace is $198, earrings are $89. Set in sterling silver.

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – by Manya Vee

exquisite jewelry selections like this one-of-a-kind labradorite set by Manya Vee
Labradorite and Apatite set by Manya Vee



Somehow, I squeezed in some time to create this lovely two-strand necklace and earring set in time for December. I’ve been dreaming about it for about six months, and now it comes to life just for you. I was inspired by the smooth teardrop labradorite pendant that shimmers in shades of blue-green-gray to tease your eyes. I paired it with teal apatite, pyrite and more labradorite along with some sterling silver beads and chain. The short piece is 20″ long while the longer length is about 23″ making it the perfect length to wear with just about everything. I had to make coordinating earrings too, of course. $198 for the set.

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Sweet Bows

exquisite jewelry selections like these sweet bows by Shari Both Jewelry
Sweet hand-wrought bows in gold-fill and sterling

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For those of you who like things simple and sweet, take your pick between a gold-fill or sterling hand-wrought bow by Shari Both Jewelry Design. Starting with round wire, Shari forms the shape of the bow, then hammers it to provide strength and resilience. Life’s blows make us sweet and strong – that’s how I think of it. For some reason, that rings particularly true these days. Be feminine. Be strong. Be you. $88 for gold-fill. $82 for sterling. Visit Shari’s special page for more of her wonderful jewelry.

Exquisite Jewelry Selections – Architectural Style

exquisite jewelry selections like this architecturally inspired set by Christophe Poly
Architecturally inspired jewelry

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You just never know where your path in life will lead you. For Christophe Poly, his studies in architecture led to small scale sculpture in jewelry! Christophe is our top-selling jewelry artist at MaJe Gallery for his simple, sophisticated, affordable jewelry. This set shown here is among the latest arrivals. In brushed bronze with a cat’s eye stone, it is sure to garner compliments for whomever wears it! Lots more necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings price $34 – $58.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open these next few weeks? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Saturday: 11 – 5
Sunday: noon – 4
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open late until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 11 – 5
Sunday, Christmas Eve: 11 – 3

CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day (12/26)

Stay on top of things by following us on Facebook! We’ll do our best to let you know our most recent arrivals there on a daily basis. In fact, we’d love to get a review from you! Click on the “Review” button on the left to post your review permenantly! Thanks a HUGE amount in advance!

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate, Ornaments, Gifts

Here at MaJe Gallery, we strive to find Easy Elegance choices for all areas of your life. Now that the holidays are upon us, elegant holiday choices are at the forefront of our minds. This week, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite new discoveries from across America.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Chocolate

Elegant holiday choices like boxed chocolates from Spokandy
Delicious boxed chocolates

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Since 1913, Spokandy, made in Spokane of course, has delighted discerning chocolate lovers with a wide variety of chocolates. In addition to several other options, we now have these delightful and affordable boxes of 8 delicious chocolates. On the left is the premium truffle assortment, complete with eight different flavors because who wants the same one twice? Unless, of course, it’s dark chocolate sea salt caramels. In that case, an entire box of eight will do just fine! And that’s what we have on the right. Just $14 per box. Excellent for teachers, neighbors, staff, and whoever else might pop along unexpectedly.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Ornaments

Elegant holiday choices like these unique triskele ornaments by Palmetto Cat Designs
Triskele Paper Ornaments

Every year, I scour artist websites and the internet for interesting and affordable ornaments. This year, the most interesting choice goes to North Carolina artist Palmetto Cat Designs for her triskele ornaments.  A “triskele” is the “triple spiral” motif found in traditional Celtic art. It’s made of three strips of paper, which are scored, interlocked and folded to create the triple spiral motif.

This group also features the original artwork of the artist. From left to right, we have cats and dogs saying “We woof chew a hairy Christmas”, candy canes, nativity scene, and Santa and Rudolph. Complete with a gift box, the triskele explanation, and a coordinating “to-from” card. Just $14.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Gifts

Elegant holiday choices in gifts like quote keychains by Basic Spirit
Quote keychains

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When you need just a little something, these $12 keychains come to your rescue. Made of heavy-duty pewter, they’ll stand the test of all the use they’ll get because of their daily usage. There’s just one keychain of each quote, so if you like one, get it soon! They even come in their own decorated gift box.

Elegant Holiday Choices – Home Decor

Elegant Holiday choices for home decor include this trio of glass candle shields
A trio of candle shields

Simply elegant trio of fused glass candle sconces add ambience to your dark, dreary evenings and holiday festivities. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, each set of three sells for $39. There is only one set for each color, so if you like this, don’t hesitate to order yours today.  Each set includes one each that is 5″, 6.5″ and 8″ tall.Our newest arrivals can be found on our facebook page, so stay tuned!Next week, keep an eye out for our Elegant Jewelry choices!

Stunning Faux Fur Accessories Plus New Ornaments

Wrap yourself up in the ultra-luxurious, stunning faux fur accessories now in abundance at MaJe Gallery. Made in Seattle by Leigh Young, enterprising owner of Pandemonium Hats, these hats, gloves, scarves, jackets and muffs (yes, for real. Muffs!) make all who touch them want to simply melt right into the floor. The best news is that they keep you nice and warm too! The height of Easy Elegance a la MaJe is here!

Stunning Faux Fur Accessories

stunning faux fur accessories like this hat, jacket and muff by Pandemonium Hats
Hat, jacket and muff in stunning faux fur

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All three of these items are currently in stock and waiting for your touch right now at MaJe Gallery. And guess what? All three items are reversible! Just think of all the lovely combinations you could wear! More jackets, muffs and hats are also in stock.

Stay tuned in future emails for additional faux fur products like fingerless gloves, scarves and boot toppers! Or, just stop on by to see them for yourself.

NEWEST HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Okay, these aren’t necessarily “Christmas” ornaments, but they sure are cute!

stunning faux fur accessories enjoy being the sidekick of these charming fused glass gnome ornaments
A quartet of gnomes

Every Christmas tree needs a gnome, and every gnome needs a Christmas tree! Does yours have one yet? If not, our prolific fused glass artist, Celeste, comes to your rescue with these adorable creations. No two alike, because gnomes are a bit like snowflakes when it comes to similarities. They’re pretty touchy about it too, so watch out. (Update: So sorry! All four have sold out. I’ll ask the artist if she has more available. If interested, let me know!)

stunning faux fur accessories like to go for rides in vintage trailer ornaments
Vintage trailer ornaments

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Do you, or does someone you know, have an affection for vintage trailers? There seems to be a “thing” about them these days, and in honor of that, Celeste has created a few charming ornaments to celebrate. We have a couple more in stock too, but only four in total. So once again, if you’re into these, don’t wait! Reply to this email to snag yours before they’re gone!

MEANINGFUL JEWELRY

Meaningful jewelry is always a lovely gift because it sends a message someone can wear close to their heart.

stunning faux fur accessories enjoy meaningful jewelry by Spirit Lala
Meaningful jewelry makes a great gift

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Do you need a gift for someone you admire? Or perhaps for someone going through a tough time? Our newest jewelry artist, Spirit Lala (yes, that’s really her name) creates original artwork, then mounts it on a stainless steel base. Adding an 18″ stainless steel chain completes the gift. Many options to choose from, including these two shown here. At just $24, you can share your heart with someone special and not blow your budget.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open these next few weeks? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Saturday: 11 – 5
Sunday: noon – 4
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open late until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 11 – 5
Sunday, Christmas Eve: 11 – 3

CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day (12/26)

Stay on top of things by following us on Facebook! We’ll do our best to let you know our most recent arrivals there on a daily basis.

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

Cozy Jackets, Holiday Goodies Now Here

Now that cooler weather is here, cozy jackets have arrived just in time at MaJe Gallery. Get yours today! Available in two lengths (car coat length and below the knee) and four colors to suit your every need.

This fabric  is amazing – the “impossible made possible” is their tagline. It’s called WindPro fleece by Polartec, which balances comfort and protection to retain warmth and resist wind. Check out these benefits:

  • Wind resistant
  • Warmth without weight
  • Water repellant
  • Highly breathable
  • Easy care

I got a jacket from this artist made of the WindPro fleece a number of years ago. It’s still my favorite winter jacket because it’s so warm, but doesn’t weigh a ton, and blocks that chill wind that comes off the water to freeze you to the bones. I don’t know about you, but I hate that the most about our winter weather. My WindPro jacket saves me!

Here are photos of the newest design. Three colors in the shorter version, and the fourth color in the longer version.

All colors available in BOTH short and long lengths, in sizes XXS – 1X.

Call me right away to order as a gift for Christmas! Short version is $340, long is $360.

Cozy jackets like this WindPro fleece from Red Rover clothing Company
WindPro Fleece Jacket in shades of green

Quick note: these jackets are generous in size – in fact so generous that most people go down one from their regular size.

Here’s that same jacket in other colors:

Cozy jackets like this WindPro fleece from Red Rover Clothing Company
WindPro fleece jacket with purple accents

Here’s the same jacket, but with purple accents. This is the shorter version, but is also available in the long length.

Cozy jackets like this WindPro fleece from Red Rover Clothing Company
WindPro fleece with gray accents

Here it is again with gray accents. Shown here in the shorter length, it is also available in the longer length, which you will see in the next photo.

Cozy jackets like this long WindPro fleece by Red Rover Clothing Company
WindPro fleece in a longer length – rust accents

This length goes below the knees for maximum warmth and protection.

Remember, order the color you want in the size you want by simply calling me (425-776-3778)!

HOLIDAY GOODIES

Add some elegance to your holiday decor this year with our ever-popular glass trees:

cozy jackets need elegant surroundings, so add these glass trees to your holiday decor
Glass trees add a touch of elegance to your holiday decor

These glass trees can be added to existing holiday decor, or stand alone with just one, three or a group of five. Priced $18 – $89, there are five sizes available. The $24 price point is a very popular gift for staff, teachers, neighbors or anyone who enjoys elegance.

HOLIDAY HOURS ARE HERE

Starting this week, we are now open 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving of course). Here’s the skinny:

Daily 11 – 5pm
Sundays noon – 4pm
On Thursday 11/21 – Friday 11/22 hours are 11 – 6pm
Saturday, 11/23, hours are 11 – 5pm
Sunday 11/24, hours are 11 – 4pm.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you enjoy a love holiday, filled with lots of eating and laughter!

2 Fall Jackets, 2 Fall Tops, and Fall Jewelry

It’s chilly out these days! We’re all grabbing our light jackets from the back of the closet to stay warm.  Seize the day and toss those worn out and boring jackets! Embrace easy elegance with a new jacket from MaJe Gallery! We’ve got 2 fall jackets to show you.

2 Fall Jackets

2 fall jackets, two tops like this tapestry jacket from Color Me Cotton
Easy elegance tapestry jacket from Color Me Cotton

This mid-weight jacket from Color Me Cotton features a multi-colored tapestry fabric, six buttons, and lovely big pockets. It falls a few inches above the knee. A pleat in the back means plenty of room for the torso. Easy elegance means easy care, so naturally you can wash this in the washing machine. This one is selling fast: only medium and large are left now. It runs big, so the medium can work on sizes 8 – 12 while the large can work on sizes 12-14.

2 fall jackets, two tops like the ever-popular hoodie from Color Me Cotton in terra cotta.
The CMC hoodie in terra cotta

Need a more casual elegance? The ever-popular hoodie jacket from Color Me Cotton is now available in this pretty terra cotta color. This jacket falls just above the knees. You’ll love this jacket especially if you the spring or fall color palette is yours. It’s 100% cotton, machine washable, great for travel, and very attractive on. And look below for a top to match…

Two Tops

2 fall jackets, two tops like this terra cotta top from Color Me Cotton
Fun, flattering top in terra cotta

This flattering top was dyed at the same time as the hoodie above, resulting in an awesome duo (see photo below). But you can purchase them separately too, because not all of you want both. The shape of this top is very flattering on many because of the generous torso and drape. 100% cotton, machine washable and great for travel. Get both the jacket and this top now for an instant wardrobe boost!

2 fall jackets, two tops like this new periwinkle top from InsideOutEveryday
Fun periwinkle top from Inside Out.

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Here’s easy elegance for those of you who look best in cool tones like this periwinkle. It’s got black accents, thus will look great with black leggings or jeans. Funky accents set it apart from your typical T-shirt. Higher crew neck suits many of you too. 97% rayon, 3% spandex for a super soft feel and drapey texture. This top falls right at the hips, with a feminine flair at the hem. Yet another top that’s generous in the torso, it hides a lot of those little things we want to hide!

Fun Fall Jewelry

2 fall jackets, two tops need jewelry like these botanical beauties featuring actual flowers
Beautiful jewelry for your fall outfits

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These fascinating pendants feature actual flowers and leaves. On the left, you’ll see a piece from a tiger lily petal. In the center, you may recognize fern tips. They lay atop a beautiful deep plum peony petal. On the right is a collage of flowers and leaves in lovely fall colors. These are made by Kathryn who grows all this in her back yard. She then dries them and mounts them on glass. Each pendant is 1 1/2″ in diameter, and includes a 18″ sterling silver chain.

In Other News

We are a mere TWO WEEKS away from our 17th anniversary celebration! I hope you can join us for some fun celebrating!

Sunday, November 12

    • 1 – 4 pm
    • Treats!
    • Manya’s famous mulled wine!
    • Prizes!
    • 15% off store-wide!

What better way to start of your holiday shopping? We’ll have lots of new items by then, just in time to save money on your first gift-buying extravaganza. Sign up to win prizes like chocolate, holiday decor, and an awesome piece of Manya’s jewelry!

I hope you can stop by!

In the meantime, stay on top of all our deliveries by following us on Facebook!

Two New Dresses, An Awesome Coat, and Cool Halloween Earrings

Easy Elegance is my motto at MaJe Gallery, and the two new dresses, the awesome coat and even the cool Halloween earrings all fit the bill to a T. With Easy Elegance, I want to make it easy for you to look great and feel confident in your wardrobe and accessories. Because I’m also well aware that each of you has a distinctive style, I’m always looking for ways to fill in missing gaps in my collections.

This week I am finally filling one of those gaps. See if you can figure out which gap that is by looking at the photos.

Two New Dresses

I’m so pleased to welcome San Francisco designer Gr.Dano to the MaJe fold this week. The designer, Jill, creates sleek, sophisticated style in the most comfortable fabrics imaginable. Check it out.

Two new dresses like this Miro Dress by Gr.Dano
The Miro Dress by Gr.Dano

A little asymmetry is always fun, and this “Miro” dress captures that with flair. Believe it or not, this classy dress is made from cotton knit fabric so you can easily wash it in your machine. This fits slimmer in the shoulders and breasts, so if you’re between sizes, go up one to ensure a good fit. Just $178.

Two new dresses include this Sydney dress/coat by GrDano
The Sydney dress can also be a coat

This terrific dress, the “Sydney”, can be unbuttoned to wear as a coat as well. Charcoal gray is always sophisticated and elegant. You’ll be the power woman in the room wearing this piece. Just $198.

An Awesome Coat

As you’ve heard me say before, our jackets and coats are our signature pieces here in the northwest. We wear them a lot because of our temperature ranges. We are the queens of layering. I’m on a one-person mission to provide awesome coats, jackets and sweaters for that very purpose. There are simply too many boring coats, jackets and sweaters out there, assisted ably by our own northwest designers who are, sorry to say, boring. Take this next coat, for example…

Two new dresses need an awesome coat like the Rogue coat from InsideOutEveryday
The “Rogue” coat, complete with velvet collar and cuffs

Cool Halloween Earrings

Halloween is second only to Christmas in terms of what we all spend on decorating. You’ve gotta admit – it is a super fun holiday that brings out the kid in all of us. But of course, I strive to make it elegant also.

Two great dresses need jewelry like these Halloween earrings by Jem's Jewelry
Earrings for Halloween and beyond

Made in Seattle by Mary Freiberger, these fun earrings are the perfect, classy accessory for your October shenanigans. But hurry, they are going fast. The red pair are already gone! Oops, now the white pair is gone! Just $30. I got two new pairs – one in lime green and the other is a new red. The aqua is still here…

SAVE THE DATE!

I have to face the facts. I’m getting older. Or at least MaJe Gallery is! We enter our 18th year in Edmonds next month! Come help us celebrate on Sunday, November 12, from 1 – 4 pm. There will be prizes, treats, a store-wide sale, and lots and lots of fun! Mark your calendars and join us!

Four New Tops, One Outfit, New Jewelry This Week at MaJe

This week, we unpacked some great new clothing and jewelry include four new tops (actually one top in four colors), one entire outfit, and new jewelry from two of your favorite artists.

You might recognize the top style as we’ve had it before. When I realized how pretty it looked on sizes 14 and 16, I decided to get more. It can be really tough, you’ve told me, to find pretty tops in that size that truly flatter your figure. Check it out:

Four New Tops

four new tops that look great on plus size women from Zen Knits
This top looks great on plus size women up to size 16

These four tops are now available for you to try. Please swing by to try one on in your favorite color so you can see for yourself. If you order it online and it doesn’t work, I’ll pay for return shipping! Go to the end of this post to order your favorite color.

One Cute Outfit

Four new tops and one cute outfit like this fall colors trio from Testimony Los Angeles and Angelrox
This cute outfit features fall colors

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Testimony Los Angeles has this new color for fall: mocha. The ever-popular pocket pants and the Gilet vest shown here are both in mocha. It’s perfect for those of you who look great in warmer colors. I paired it here with the Angelrox ballet tunic in brick. To bring it all together, a one-of-a-kind jasper necklace in various shades of brown by Susanne deCillia. Get yours online or stop by to try it on!

New Jewelry By Favorite Artists

Four new tops need new jewelry like this necklace and earring set from Christophe Poly
Mixed metal with aqua necklace and earring set by Christophe Poly

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Our top-selling jewelry artist is Montreal’s Christophe Poly. We just got a new collectioon that includes this mixed metal beauty with aqua accents. Necklace is 17″ long with a magnetic clasp. The earrings are 2″ long. Made of aluminum, brass and cat’s eye, it is light-weight, contemporary, and affordable. $42 – $58.

Four new tops need new jewelry like these earrings from Christophe Poly
Two new earrings by Christophe Poly

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Very cool earrings by Christophe Poly. On the left is another shot of the pair that coordinate with the above necklace. In mixed metals of aluminum and brass in a brushed finish, it has an aqua cat’s eye stone. On the right is a pair of brushed brass with olive cat’s eye stones. Both are 2″ long and $42 per pair.

Four new tops need new jewelry like these unique earrings from Poppy Design
Eclectic earrings by Poppy

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Poulsbo’s Poppy makes one-of-a-kind jewelry that draws from both vintage and contemporary inspiration. On the left, vintage abalone buttons have become classy mis-matched earrings. In the center, red vintage plastic loops take on a very contemporary look attached to sterling chain links. On the right, all sterling silver hoops dangle freely for a classic ambience.

Four new tops need new jewelry like this unique pearl and chain necklace by Poppy Design
Fabulous champagne pearls on gunmetal chain

This long necklace by Poppy features large, gorgeous champagne pearls interspersed on a vintage-looking gunmetal chain. Wear it long or double it up (as shown). Even hook the clasp into a higher loop for a lariat. SOLD!

Four new tops need new jewelry like this red jade and sterling necklace by Poppy Design
Poppy’s red jade necklace



This unique necklace is adjustable at 18″ – 20″. Featuring red jade stones and a sterling centerpiece, it is simply classic. Pair it with black or red tops.

Four New Tops – Individually for Purchase

Four new tops - here's the black - from Zen Knits
The Top in Black

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Four new tops - this one is maroon
The Top in Maroon

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Four new tops - this one in teal
The top in teal

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Four new tops like this one in turtle
The top in “turtle” (mustard-olive)

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Lots of fall items are arriving weekly, so stay tuned and drop by frequently!

I look forward to seeing you,

Manya

How To Take Over a Room

Ever wonder how to take over a room?

Wear red!

Think about it.

  • The red carpet treatment.
  • A red tie on all political candidates.
  • The “lady in red” song.

It captures feelings of prestige, confidence, and even sexiness.

Studies have shown how red influences both the wearer as well as the viewer.  It’s an emotionally intense color. It symbolizes action and courage. It makes the wearer herself feel confident. People stop and take notice.

On the other side of the spectrum, red signifies danger, anger and oppression (think fire trucks and Communism).

So, finding the best balance for the situation is called for. Is a touch of red enough? Or do you need the whole hog – a gorgeous red evening gown? Even choosing the best shade of red makes a difference (think pink vs crimson).

Let’s take a look at some examples, all from MaJe Gallery’s current collection of recent arrivals.

How To Take Over a Room

how to take over a room - wear this wine red jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
Power jacket in wine red

Testimony’s popular Reba jacket now comes in this gorgeous shade of red: wine. This results in a softer reaction from others (as opposed to the vibrant crimson), yet still commands attention. No one will say this is too manly because of the feminine styling and rich color. This jacket exudes confidence without feeling overbearing. Perfect!

how to take over a room - wear this striking red, black and tan wrap from Inside Out Everyday.
A softer red mixed with black and tan

This wrap has splashes of red along with black and tan which soften the intensity of this brighter Venetian Red. Wear this over all black in order to cut a stunning figure in any room you care to enter. It’s subtle, yet cannot be avoided.

how to take over a room - wear this cranberry top over a multi-color Marcia Bloom skirt.
Cranberry top over mixed reds and blacks skirt

Add pizzazz to this mixed-color Marcia Bloom skirt by choosing to bring out the cranberry tones. Sure, you could wear a black top with it too, but wearing the cranberry casts the outfit in a whole new light. Picture it with tall black boots this fall! This is an excellent outfit for weddings, class reunions, or holiday parties. Not only will you be extremely comfortable, you’ll feel generously powerful as the entire room takes notice.

And just for fun…

how to take over a room - wear these awesome SolMate socks called Mars
Newest from SolMate Socks: Mars

Named after the red planet Mars, this newest color palette from our favorite sock company, SolMate, is also called Mars. Paired with turquoise from the opposite side of the color wheel, and accented with black, this fun new color combo is quickly selling out. But never fear! More will come before it’s time to get them for stocking stuffers. Still just $19.95.

We have even more red clothing items to choose from, but you’ll have to stop by to see them in person. I look forward to the visit, and helping you put together the best red outfit for the next situation in which you need to instill confidence in yourself as well as the audience.

Cheers!

Manya

P.S. Follow us on Facebook to be first to know what’s arriving. Also, we need some facebook reviews! Would you please give us one? Thanks!

Four Tops, Three Skirts, Ready for Fall

New this week at MaJe Gallery are four tops and three great skirts. Actually, there are twelve new skirts – each one of a kind. But only three have pictures here. You have to come in to see the rest!

Let’s start with four tops

These are all made in California by Necessitees – a popular brand that’s been around for quite a while. 94% cotton, 6% spandex ensures a long-lasting shirt. Machine washable.

four tops like this cotton crew in ruby from Necessitees
Cotton Crew Neck T in ruby

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We’ll start with the love fall color of ruby. This T-shirt features a crew neck, 3/4 sleeves, and a relaxed fit – perfect to hide any extras in the torso. $48.

four tops like this cotton U-neck in wine from Necessitees
Long sleeve U-neck T-shirt

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Here we have a long-sleeve T-shirt in the beautiful wine color. It features a U-neck that’s not too deep. It’s just right.  This one is more form-fitting. If you like it, but don’t like too form-fitting, choose one size larger than your usual and all will be well.  $39.

four tops like this cotton Morocco neckline in beryl from Necessitees
A beautiful shade of blue

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This neckline is called the “Morocco” – it’s a soft V, a little rounded as it hits the neck. It is particularly flattering. The V is not very deep, perfect to show off you pendant. This is one of the more form-fitting styles, which makes it particularly good for layering. It has 3/4 sleeves in a color called “Beryl” – a lovely blue with a hint of green. $37.

four tops like this cotton Morocco neckline in black from Necessitees
Your favorite black T-shirt

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This is another with the Morocco softened V-neckline, but this time in black. This is one of the more form-fitting styles, which makes it particularly good for layering. It has 3/4 sleeves. It’s sure to become your favorite black T-shirt! $37.

And now for Three Skirts

Marcia Bloom creates funky one-of-a-kind skirts that are extremely comfortable to wear, and a whole lot of fun. Dress them up, or dress them down. Pair your skirt with a solid color top and you are set to go. I’ve seen them paired with a T-shirt and jean jacket for a casual look. Or go for a dressier solid top and a drapey jacket to get more dressy. Pair it with boots in the winter!

four tops might go with one of these one-of-a-kind skirts from Marcia Bloom
Three new skirts for fall

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All of these fall just below the knee. The magic waistband works on sizes 4 – 16. Seriously. People sometimes struggle to figure out how to style themselves with these awesome skirts. Here’s a suggestion.

Four tops could be worn with your Marcia Bloom skirt
One idea on how to wear your Marcia Bloom skirt

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This pretty skirt in shades of blue is another one from the latest collection. I paired it here with a simple black T-shirt (like the one above) and a short Testimony jacket in mineral wash blue. If you’re in Edmonds, you’ll see this on the mannequin in the window for a few more days.

Come on in and try on one of the skirts. I’ll show you several ways to wear it – from casual to dressy. Add a bit of fun to your wardrobe!

Four Tops need a great hat! Check out our newest selection from Nicole Flood, floodclothing.com
New hats! From Portland’s Nicole Flood

We are so pleased to announce a new artist – Nicole Flood from Portland, Oregon. Nicole makes awesome, one-of-a-kind hats from recycled fabrics. We’ve got everything from brights to neutrals, so come on in and choose your favorite. Just $44 each.

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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

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!

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

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

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!