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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!

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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Easy Elegance Special Occasion Dresses

Finding perfect special occasion dresses can be a challenge. Things to consider include daytime vs. nighttime, level of casual vs. dressy, and climate conditions. Here at MaJe Gallery, we look to the casual elegance of the classy URU line, designed and made in California. Their quality hand-dyed, textured silk fabric with bias-cut designs are perfect for any number of occasions, and as a result, meet your confident, elegant yet casual approach to life.

Special Occasion Dresses

 

Special occasion dresses like this textured silk skirt and top by California's URU
Nothing says elegant like this long skirt with seafoam top in textured silk

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California’s URU has hand-dyed gorgeous textured silk for many years, incorporating bias cut designs that therefore are one-size fits most. In truth, these designs look great on all kinds of body shapes in the 6 – 16 size range. I know that is hard to believe, but you’ll just have to stop by and try a few pieces on to see what I’ve been seeing for years now. While not technically a “dress”, it is an excellent choice in the category of special occasion dresses.

In this image, we have a long, bias-cut skirt in the Pacific Blue color textured silk paired with a seafoam Cruise Top. The top features 3/4 sleeves and a clever woven/layered pattern at the neck. The top falls to the hips. Especially relevant is that all URU clothing is one-size-fits-most, working great on bodies from size 6 to 16.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

Special Occasion Dresses might include this skirt and top from California's URU
Here’s the same skirt with a different top

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Notice the beautiful movement in these two bias-cut pieces from URU. Even on the mannequin, you can see the lovely drape and flow captured in their signature textured silk fabric. Since each piece is hand-dyed, as a result you get unique, saturated colors you won’t find elsewhere. Most noteworthy, all URU pieces are cut and draped in such a way as to look great on a wide variety of body shapes from size 6 – 16, giving a whole new meaning to “one size fits most.”

The buttoned “Venice” top is a classic in their line for many years now, shown here in “Greek Blue”. Wear it simply as a top, or leave it unbuttoned as a jacket over a tank. Thus we have another example of a great choice in the category of special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

A Bit More Casual

 

Special Occasion Dresses might look like this great combo from URU
Wear the Venice Top as a jacket

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Check out this fun variation of ways to wear the Venice Top, shown simply as a top in the photo above this one. I paired it with the URU textured silk bias-cut tank top in Pacific Blue on the left, and with the Color Me Cotton bamboo tank in white on the right.

Special Occasion Dresses take a casual flair with this silk skirt and a tank top
Go more casual with the skirt and a tank top

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In addition, when the weather is warmer, you can drop the “jacket” and simply pair the bias-cut silk skirt by URU with a tank top for a more casual approach to the occasion.  I’m showing the two tanks here without the Venice Top as seen in the photo above this one. On the left is the same Pacific Blue dye, dyed in the same lot for an exact match. The bias-cut tank drapes beautifully on the body. On the right is the much more casual white bamboo tank by Color Me Cotton. This gives us an excellent choice for a more casual event requiring special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

Go For The Gusto

Special occasion dresses might include this URU bias-cut skirt with the Master's print silk fabric on top
The “Master’s” silk top over the bias-cut skirt

The unique top shown here is a collage of paintings by ancient masters, and even one by Georgia O’Keefe. Next, they dye it in Pacific Blue to match the skirt perfectly. I paired it on the left with the bias-cut tank top in the same color. On the right, close all buttons are to reveal a simple, long top over the bias-cut skirt. One size fits most sizes 6 – 16. This is perfect for many events that require special occasion dresses.

The skirt has sold, but I can easily order it again for anyone who wants it. Just email me or call 425-776-3778.

At MaJe Gallery, you’ll find lots of great choices that provide Easy Elegance For Life. Dressing tastefully was never so easy.

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Spring Style 2017 Brings Easy Elegance

One great new wrap can rejuvenate your entire mood, like this multi-colored piece that offers spring style 2017 with easy elegance.

Spring Style 2017

Spring style 2017 brings easy elegance in a multi-colored wrap from Inside Out Everyday
The multi-colored wrap looks great over many colors.

Easy elegance looks like this: solid colors with an artsy wrap over the top. This wrap looks great over all black, but pair it with a teal tunic for a brighter effect. Pair it with magenta, olive or heather gray as well and you’ve got a versatile piece that minimizes physical insecurities, travels well, and is easy to care for. Just $89. (Sold out)

Spring style 2017 is embodied in this colorful sassy top by Maggie Rose
Sassy colorful spring top

Spring style 2017 brings you this sassy flirty top with a delightful multi-colored print. 3/4 sleeves cover winter arms while the flared ends hide winter tummy issues. Super soft rayon jersey fabric feels great against the skin, too. Just $84.

Spring Style Handbags

Spring style 2017 handbags like these beauties made in Maine by Erda
Great choices for a new spring handbag

Spring style 2017 handbags never looked as good as these great choices from Maine’s Erda, maker of legendary handbags. Whether you like small, medium or large bags, we’ve got you covered. Materials include waxed cotton and tapestry fabrics, so they are light-weight to begin with, which preserves your shoulder strength.

On the left is the “Princeton,” made of brown waxed cotton with adjustable cord. It’s a sculptural shape with a functional soul featuring a wide mouth for easy opening. It has a back slip pocket and inside credit card pocket, measuring 6.5″ x 9.5″ x 2″. $80.

In the center is the “Hillary,” the perfect bag for those of you who like a nice, large one. It’s a zippered hobo with ample room for anything and everything, yet slouches elegantly on the shoulder (1″ wide adjustable micro-fiber strap) while staying upright when placed on a surface. There’s a large split zippered pocket inside with a key fob as well as a smaller interior credit card pocket. It’s even fully lined and measures 14″ x 17″ x 5″, for $168.

On the right is another great, versatile smaller bag, the “Lovell”. This one features a subtle tapestry fabric with black waxed cotton accent. It fits flat to the body with an adjustable strap with a zippered top, zippered side pocket, and back slip pocket. Another slip pocket inside holds credit cards perfectly. It’s 10″ x 8″ x 2″ and $80.

Valentine’s Day Is Nigh

Spring style 2017 includes fused glass heart dishes
Pair of fused glass hearts

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so make your wishes known. These beautiful fused glass heart dishes are fully functional – perfect to hold chocolate! Or of course they can also be displayed as a work of art on an easel. Made in Bellingham by Heidi VanderWerff, the thick glass feels great and the hand-made nature means no two are alike. $34 each.

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Unique Valentine Gifts Celebrate Unique Love

Flowers and chocolate are sure hits, but unique Valentine gifts to celebrate your love are a bit more difficult to find. Unless, of course, you shop at MaJe Gallery! Check out just a few of our great ideas.

Unique Valentine gifts like this "Passion Heart" painting are as unique as your love.
This “Passion Heart” painting says it all

Let’s start with an original acrylic painting, one-of-a-kind of course, depicting a heart on fire with passion. “Let the light of your heart burn bright, guiding your journey! With passion and love embrace life! Glow with gratitude and joy.” Measuring 12″ x 12″, unique Valentine gifts like this will be a daily reminder of your love not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year.

Unique Valentine gifts with hearts, but on wine glasses!
Coordinating pair of wine glasses with heart charms

Get a great bottle of wine and serve it up in a coordinating pair of wine glasses with these coordinating fused glass heart “charms”. This is another unique Valentine gifts idea that can be enjoyed daily, all year round, for many years to come. Drink a toast to your love!

Unique Valentine gifts have real flowers pressed onto a glass pendant.
The flowers in this pendant never die!

While a bouquet of flowers is lovely, it doesn’t last very long. How about unique Valentine gifts like this gorgeous pendant, with real dried flowers on a glass cabochon? Includes 18″ sterling snake chain. Many options in stock, as well as earrings and bracelets.

Funky New Bamboo Tops Just Arrived

Unique Valentine gifts like a great black and white top
Black and white stripes and dots! Never out of style.

A few great new tops in bamboo just arrived, and won’t last long. This features an asymmetrical hem, dots and stripes, and a pocket. Only large still left.

Unique Valentine gifts like a black and white striped tunic
Tunic with black and white stripes and dots

Black and white stripes and polka dots are always fun to wear, and always look fresh. This bamboo tunic features 3/4 sleeves and a pocket in front. It’s quite long, and while it says it’s a large, I think it would work best on someone size 8 – 10.

Unique Valentine Gifts might include a sexy bamboo top
Funky eggplant top in bamboo

An asymmetrical hem in front is just straight across in the back on this super soft bamboo top. The zipper V-neck lets you be as sexy or modest as you choose. 3/4 sleeves offer arm coverage with breathing room. Only available in large fitting 12 – 14 well.

Spring Sweaters That Look Great

Unique Valentine gifts like a great hoody with white top
Black and white sweater with white top

Cotton and spandex hooded sweater features two layers of sweater fabric. It’s solid black on the outside, and black with a thin white stripe on the inside. Full-length sleeves and a pocket make it perfect to wear over anything. Hem is straight in the back, and tapers longer in the front. Shown here with the perfect cap-sleeve tunic with sides longer than front. Fits size 8 – 12.

Unique Valentine gifts might include this soft gray sweater set
Soft heather gray hooded sweater with gray top

This combo is the same as the one above, only in a soft heather gray. Hooded sweater with long sleeves, pockets, and longer hem in front pairs perfectly with a heather gray cap-sleeve tunic top with sides longer than front. Fits sizes 8 – 12 well.

Parkhurst sweater with black, white, gray geometric design
Sweater with black, white, gray geometric design

This light sweater is perfect for spring, with fresh colors and patterns. Solid black in back, straight hem and long sleeves. Semi-sheer knit is perfect for warmer weather, or wear a cami beneath for added modesty. Size medium fits sizes 6 – 8 well.

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This light-weight sheer sweater is perfect for spring, with simple white and gray skinny, mottled stripes. Same fabric in back, straight hem and long sleeves. Semi-sheer knit is perfect for warmer weather, or wear a cami beneath for added modesty. Size medium fits sizes 6 – 8 well.

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Laughter is good medicine For Your Soul

While an argument could be made that we live in treacherous times and thus feel anxious and depressed all the time, an equally compelling argument is to fight back with a hearty laugh! Laughter is good medicine for your soul. Did you know that your brain doesn’t know the difference between a fake smile and a real one, which means you can reap the benefits of endorphins releasing even if you don’t truly feel it. Endorphins are those lovely things that make us feel happy! That puts a new spin on fake it ’til you make it!

Since it’s easy to get caught up in a spiral of negative thoughts, place some helpful hints around your home and work environment as a reminder!

Smile At Home

Smile and Laugh with this wreath reminder to live life uncorked.
Aluminum wreath with a great reminder

Place this charming aluminum wreath in a spot where you’ll see it every day. It’s very light-weight, so doesn’t need anything more than a nail to hang up. Colorful fused glass elements add to the charm, making it easy to catch your eye and remind you to smile. In fact, whenever you see it, make it a point to burst out laughing with a big, loud guffaw!

Smile In The Kitchen

Smile and laugh using this colorful linen tea towel
Colorful linen tea towel for your kitchen

Laughter is good medicine in the kitchen, a favorite gathering place for both family and visitors. Is your kitchen outfitted for fun? Life is short! Use this cheerful, colorful linen tea towel in your kitchen to bring a smile to your face every time you use it. Dyed with a high-saturation dye, it will retain its happy color through hundreds of washings, so definitely use it! Don’t be shy! Don’t save it just to look at. USE it!

Smile at Work

Smile and laugh with a friend using this painting as a reminder
Rainbow friends laugh together

Laughter is good medicine for the workplace. Happy people work harder with a better attitude that spreads. This original acrylic painting on canvas has such bright colors that your eye can’t miss it. Slow down and read the words, grab a friend, and have a good belly laugh together. You’ll both feel immensely better afterward, I guarantee it! This painting is light enough to hang on a push pin in your office! It measures 9″ x 12″.

Share a Smile and a Laugh

Smile and laugh with a friend by giving them this card
Share a smile – give this card

As you know, we have an awesome selection of greeting cards like this one here, which celebrates the joy of a good laugh. It’s the perfect card to give the pal you love to laugh with! This and other positive humor cards are always available at MaJe Gallery, and cost just $3.95. Stock up so you’re ready for the next birthday.

Let’s smile and laugh a LOT this year. Smile at others and enjoy their smiles back at you. Laugh as much as possible by watching silly movies or your favorite comedian. Make it a goal and stick to it. You know we’re always good for a smile and a laugh at MaJe, so stop by and let’s share it together!

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Beautiful Garnet Jewelry for January Birthdays

Born in January? Then it’s time to treat yourself to some truly beautiful garnet jewelry to celebrate your birth month. Choose MaJe’s unique, artisan garnet jewelry to mark the occasion – jewelry as distinctive as you!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Silver

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this unique necklace featuring five hand-faceted sparkly garnets by Bill Booze.
Classic Garnet Jewelry Fit For a Queen

Our top choice for beautiful garnet jewelry is by Bill Booze. A master faceter, Bill selects top grade stones that are still rough, and carves off each little ledge, each facet, to capture the most intense color and sparkle possible in each stone. After honing his skill for over 30 years, Bill’s stones are unrivaled in depth of color and perfection.

Bill usually focuses on a single stone in a pendant, or a pair in earrings. This five-stone necklace is a rare treat due to not only the perfectly matched stones, but also the classical elegant design that you might find on the queen in a period movie. Think of the jewelry in “Elizabeth” or “Titanic”, and you’ll be reminded of the feminine power of the jewelry of that time. Now you can own it yourself!

Beautiful garnet jewelry fits the January birthday girl.
Two pairs of intensely red garnet earrings

These photos show the intense shade of red in the hand-faceted beautiful garnet jewelry by Bill Booze. Whether you prefer a little dangle or a simple stud, we’ve got you covered with a stunning example of high quality garnet jewelry.  By the way, garnet is also the stone for one’s second wedding anniversary.

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this classic swing necklace from Ed Levin.
This classic swing necklace by Ed Levin features a garnet for January birthdays.

Ed Levin has been making modern heirloom jewelry in New York for over 60 years. This unusual necklace can be worn as shown, which is perfect for all your V-neck tops. But you also have scoop neck tops in your closet, in which case you can simply “swing” the necklace around so it forms a “U” that fits perfectly with your scoop neck tops!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Gold

Beautiful garnet jewelry with gold-fill metal by Shari Both creates a regal effect.
Garnet with gold, by Shari Both

Maybe you’ve met Shari. She works the gallery every other Wednesday, and has been with us since the earliest of days. Have you ever noticed our lovely sunshine walls? Shari helped paint those before we even opened our doors! In addition to excellent painting skills, Shari has been a jewelry designer for even longer. Inspired by antique jewelry and the elegance of times past, Shari updates that mood with wire and gemstones to create gorgeous pieces like this one here which she brought just last Wednesday when she was working the floor.

You’ll see the beautiful deep red garnets dangling from the gold-fill four-petal flower she created herself out of wire, but what are the charming pink stones there too? Lovely pink tourmaline accents add a note of depth to this unusual and charming necklace that is now available at MaJe Gallery.

Find additional pieces of unique garnet jewelry here.

New From Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly rings are a popular find at MaJe Gallery
Five new rings from Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. He continually creates his highly affordable jewelry which is so irresistible that we find ourselves ordering new collections every 5-6 weeks. To tempt you, these lovelies just arrived, with each ring at a mere $34 each. Available in sizes 5 – 10, you simply must stop by to try them on to find the right one for you. You might not be able to stop at one.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set in brushed silver and aqua
Christophe Poly set in brushed silver and aqua

This necklace and earring set is available separately or as a set. (UPDATE! The necklace sold, but the earrings are still available.) Featuring brushed aluminum and aqua blue cats eye, the interesting square shapes and moving dangles catch the eye. On a 17″ double strand cable with a magnetic clasp, it’s easy to wear. The earrings feature sterling silver shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray
Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray

The second new set features brushed bronze with an accent of brushed aluminum and a stone of dark gray cats eye. While available separately, the pair coordinates perfectly for a cohesive look when called for. Like above, this is a 17″ double cable necklace with a magnetic clasp, while the earrings are on sterling shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set with red accents
Christophe Poly set with red stones

Our final set features mostly brushed aluminum with a touch of brushed bronze and red accent stones that are the perfect shade of red – not too orange, not too blue.  As usual, this is on the 17″ double cable wire with magnetic clasp while the earrings feature sterling shepherd hooks.

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Cheerful Colors Cheers Us Up In Dreary January

Cheerful colors are good medicine for these dark, dreary days of January. We got some colorful deliveries last week I want to share with you.

Cheerful Colors On Your Table

Cheerful colors like turquoise fused glass trays are a perfect antidote to winter blues
Cheerful turquoise fused glass trays cheer up your table

Renton’s Linda Covey-Campbell just delivered these colorful, contemporary dishes – the perfect antidote to an otherwise dreary tabletop. Fill each one up with cheese, crackers, veggie sticks or whatever you can think of. At top left we have a 10″ square dish in two shades of turquoise with a custom-made glass “pebble” inset and three black dots in the corner, resulting in a sleek design with clean lines. Just $63. At top right we have a pair of 5″ square dishes at $16 each that coordinate beautifully with the big square which can be used for small tasty treats that compliment what’s on the big dish.

Go for the gusto and add the 7″ x 15″ tray ($58) which is perfect for all kinds of yummy treats. Watch the turquoise appear as the treats disappear. Get all four dishes for $160.

Cheerful Colors on You

Cheerful colors like this periwinkle top cheer you up when you wear it.
Everybody loves periwinkle!

Cheerful colors like periwinkle are a favorite of many because it’s so pleasing to the eye and looks good on so many skin tones. This flattering tunic has long sleeves and a cowl neck with a delicate flair at the torso making it not overly flowy. It has a straight edge hem all the way around. I paired it here with our popular bamboo leggings with the attached skirt which is super comfortable. Better not wait too long because I think these will sell out fast!(Update 1/16 – yep, they all sold out. Hope to get more soon. Stay tuned!)

Cheerful colors like seafoam in this coordinating jacket and top
Cheerful seafoam jacket and coordinating top

Cheerful colors like seafoam are popular too. The solid jacket is hip length with a zip closure, excellent pockets and even a hood. The print top coordinates perfectly because they were dyed in the same dye lot. The top has 3/4 sleeves and an assymetrical hem and V-neck. Both are cotton with spandex which means they’ll be easy to wash and care for in addition to feeling great on your body.

Cheerful Colors like Garnet

It’s January which means our birthstone this month is garnet, and we have some gorgeous selections from which you may choose your favorite.

Cheerful colors like garnet is also January's birthstone
Garnet is January’s birthstone

Check out this one-of-a-kind hammered sterling ring by Lynnwood’s Bonnie AuBuchon. It features a faceted garnet in a deep red hue that catches the light beautifully. Currently sized at a 10, it can be re-sized just for you. $90.

Cheerful colors like garnet make great jewelry for January birthday girls.
Faceted garnet in a sterling teardrop pendant

The depth of color in this beautiful garnet is enhanced by the additional facets carved on the underside of the stone by our master faceter – Bill Booze. Bill has been honing his faceting skills for over 30 years now, and can capture the most beautiful aspects of his A-grade stones so masterfully. Since he’s also a metalsmith, he sets the stones, too, usually in simple settings to best show off the stone. Here we have a sterling teardrop setting with the garnet nestled at the base for an interesting, contemporary look.

Style Tip – Choose The Right Jewelry

Here’s another tip in our ongoing series about choosing the right jewelry for your outfit. We’re looking at our periwinkle top with its interesting texture of undulating lines and puckers.

When choosing jewelry consider the texture and neckline
Shape and line mimic the texture of the top

There’s room for a 16″ – 19″ necklace in this top which features a shallow scoop neckline. First, mimic the shallow scoop by choosing a necklace that is also a scoop shape as opposed to a pendant that would change the shape to a “V”. Second, find something with undulating lines such as this interesting piece by Lizzy James, which also has interspersed shapes that are very similar to the shapes in the top itself. What could be more perfect?

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Resolve To Be a Bright Spot in 2017

Resolve to be a bright spot in 2017! After all the tumult and confusion of 2016, we are faced with a choice: feel fearful and anxious, or spread cheer and happiness. I know it’s a cliche, but truly, you can “be the change you want to see” in the world.  I hope you’ll join me in that resolution today!

Be a Bright Spot: Smile!

Be a bright spot: smile!
Be a bright spot: SMILE!

Smiles beget smiles. Just try it and you’ll see. Smile and say hello to strangers and see what happens. Some will smile back and say hello. Others will look confused. Some may snarl back. Whatever happens, you’ll spread a piece of joy out into the world.

Be a Bright Spot – a Spot of Beauty

We all admire nature’s beauty. Try to be a piece of beauty yourself! Say no to the sweatshirt and sweatpants. Put on this instead (and be just as comfy too!).

Be a bright spot of beauty in Testimony Los Angeles and Angelrox gear.
A lovely outfit by our American designers

Testimony pants in “fatigue” and vest in “latte” are made of their soft French Terry. The bamboo top in “brick” fits sizes 0 – 12. Finish it off with a long necklace with a soft green stone. The simplicity of the lines, along with the pretty color combination make this outfit a bright spot of beauty, especially in Seattle with all its black and gray in the winter!

Be a bright spot of beauty in one of these popular Reba jackets by Testimony Los Angeles
The popular “Reba” jacket in three colors

Be a Bright Spot of Fun

The “Reba” jacket by Testimony continues to be the top-selling jacket, and for good reasons: it looks great on many different body types. I’ve got it in all three of these colors right now, including from left to right chocolate, dusk and latte. Made of French terry, this jacket washes up beautifully in the washing machine, which gives it an A+ rating for easy care. Be a bright spot of beauty when you choose to wear this instead of your hoody!

Be a bright spot with the Lizzy James jewelry can be worn as either a bracelet or a necklace.
Wear this jewelry as either a bracelet or a necklace.

Our newest jewelry collection is from Lizzy James, whose clever designs let you wear each item as either a necklace or a bracelet. On the model on the right photo, you’ll see two separate bracelets as well as a third worn as a necklace. This is in the classic style featuring 4 strands of leather with silver curved tubes that create fascinating movement around your  neck.

I have two like this in stock, as well as many other choices. Both are 20″ necklaces, which fit a wrist size close to 6″.

Share a bright spot of fun and beauty when wearing these intriguing pieces of jewelry.

Be a Bright Spot of Silliness

Be a bright spot of silliness with our funny collection of greeting cards
Silly cards sure to make you laugh

Be a bright spot of silliness by giving these funny cards to your friends on their birthdays. These three new ones just arrived along with a bunch of others, so stop by and stock up so you’re ready when a pal’s birthday comes along. Just $3.95 each.

When you make a resolution to be a bright spot, I know you’ll reap amazing rewards as people in turn become a bright spot for you. Let’s make it a pact for 2017!

YEAR-END SALES

Enjoy savings on some holiday items as well as some discontinued clothing items. Save 30% on metal trees and magnets, as well as the blown glass candy canes.  Save 25% on discontinued clothing as we prepare for new spring arrivals. (Doesn’t it seem odd to talk about spring when we’ve got a cold snap this week?)

HOURS FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY

We are sooooo lucky! We get to enjoy that favorite of all retailer year-end tasks: inventory!!!! Yes, I’m kidding. Not about having to do inventory, but about the enjoying it part.  As such, here are our hours this first week of January:

  • Monday: 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm
  • Sunday: noon – 4

After that, things get back to our normal winter hours of daily 11 – 5, Sunday noon – 4, and closed Sunday.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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Five Beautiful Looks For Your Holiday 2016

We’ve got gifts for all your Seahawks fans. We’ve got a great selection of stocking stuffers. And now, we have five beautiful looks for all your holiday 2016 parties. Enjoy free shipping too!

Beautiful Faux Fur

Five beautiful looks includes this elegant faux fur Hepburn coat by Pandemonium
Reversible faux fur “Hepburn” coat

It’s cold outside! So yes, you could wear your puffy coat that you and a million other people got at Costco, or, your could wear this elegant faux fur coat inspired by Audrey Hepburn, and hence named the “Hepburn.” It’s even reversible. Available in size small, which fits sizes 4 – 7, the coat length is 32″ from the center back neckline to the bottom edge. $325. Coordinating fingerless gloves also available for $29. This particular jacket sold, but we’re happy to order one for you! Just call!

Five beautiful looks like this elegant faux fur ivory stole by Pandemonium
Make an entrance in this faux fur ivory stole

The simple elegance of a bygone era can be invoked by wearing this faux fur ivory stole to your next event. It’s 82″ long and 14″ wide, hence it is the perfect length and width for multiple wearing options. Just $89. This is the second of our five beautiful looks!

Long and Elegant

Five beautiful looks includes the long Victorian jacket by Testimony
Testimony’s long Victorian jacket in a mineral wash black

One of the five beautiful looks for your holiday 2016 is the elegant long Victorian jacket by Testimony Los Angeles. We currently have this color, “asphalt”, in stock,  a mineral wash black which makes it much more interesting than a plain black coat. The cut minimizes hips and buttocks, which creates a slender profile for all. Made of French Terry, it is 94% cotton and 6% spandex and as a result, it washes up beautifully in the washing machine. What could be better?

Five beautiful looks like the "gilet" vest from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’ “Gilet” vest in latte

Even though it is shown here with a sleeveless top, making us all feel chilled in our winter weather, the “Gilet” vest from Testimony Los Angeles is rather an excellent layering piece for our currently cooler temperatures. The top-selling “latte” color shown make it especially relevant as an excellent neutral for those who wear warm tones. XS and X still available as of 2/24/17. Call to order.

Outfit of the Week

Five Beautiful Looks top holiday 2016 outfit
Best Holiday Outfit for 2016

Our “Outfit of the Week” for holiday 2016 is here! The two-layer skirt in black featuring a sheer outer layer over a black underskirt is one-of-a-kind by Marcia Bloom. The superior drape is a result of quality fabric cut in a full circle. Paired here with a maroon tank by Luxe Junkie and the ever-popular and versatile bolero jacket by Testimony Los Angeles. All you need are strappy sandals or tall black boots. Finally, notice the festive necklace I chose, which handily brings all three parts together as an outfit. Priced individually $65 – $175, get all four pieces for $366. Update 1/2/17: Skirt is now sold out.