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2018 Resolution: Be Elegant

2018 is here, a time when we at least toss around a few ideas about how to improve things in our lives. How about this for a 2018 Resolution: Be Elegant!

What does that mean? Every day, you choose something to put on your lower half, and something else to put on your upper half. Every day, your choices reflect your inner self. Choosing to be elegant shows self-respect as well as intention both toward yourself and the world around you.

At MaJe Gallery, Easy Elegance is our goal. We are constantly on the lookout for elegant styles that are easy to wear so you can look your best with confidence. Here are some of the first things we found for 2018.

Be Elegant – Jackets

Our weather patterns tend toward chilly, so our closets reflect that since they are at least half full of various weights of jackets, sweaters and wraps. This is the most crucial piece of clothing because you wear it most often, so it plays the largest role in defining your personality to the world. Which, if any, of these two best suits you?

be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Red Chenille button-up jacket from Color Me Cotton

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This vivid red chenille jacket features 6 buttons and nice pockets. The pleats in the back (see below) mean there’s a lot of room for flare in the torso. It falls to the hips being 24″ long. Pair it with jeans to spruce them up a bit, or wear it with nice black trousers when heading out to a casual party. Made in California by Color Me Cotton, it is machine washable, 100% cotton fabric. Just $98. Here it is all buttoned up, plus a view of the back.

Be elegant in this red chenille jacket from Color Me Cotton
Front and back views

This next jacket is a Color Me Cotton perennial best seller – this time in a yummy, rich gray they call “iron.”

Be elegant yet casual in this rich gray hoody from Color Me Cotton
Long and simply elegant

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This jacket features a closer fit, yet is still kind to our middle section. It’s quite long at 33″ in length. A full-length zipper, lovely deep pockets, and a pretty hood make this one of those jackets you’ll wear more often than most. It’s 94% cotton and 6% spandex, which means it is easily machine washable. Excellent for travel! It goes with everything, doesn’t weigh much, and barely wrinkles. Just $125.

Be Elegant – Tops

Be elegant in this rich gray cowl neck tunic from Color Me Cotton
Flattering rich gray top

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This feminine flattering top is from the same dye lot as the hood jacket above. The color came even richer because of the different type of fabric. The style features a cowl neck, 3/4 sleeves, and tunic length of 33.5″. Perfect over black leggings with the hood jacket over it all (see below). Machine washable, great for travel, and cozy soft fabric to make being elegant as easy as possible. Just $89.

Be elegant by pairing the top and jacket together - all from Color Me Cotton
Put the jacket over the top, and voila!

Be Elegant – Jewelry

Let your personality be reflected in your jewelry too. If you prefer elegant jewelry with a unique quality, you’ll be happy to hear that we’re bringing Ed Levin jewelry back this year.

Be elegant with elegant jewelry like this Fiddlehead pendant by Ed Levin
The “Fiddlehead” pendant with garnet



For over sixty years, Ed Levin has been creating modern heirloom jewelry that is distinctly alluring. Each one is meticulously hand-crafted from silver or gold wire and sheet. This new design is called the “Fiddlehead”. Can you guess the inspiration source? Nature is often a source of inspiration for artists, and Ed Levin is no exception. Be elegant in this exquisite pendant with a faceted garnet. 18″ chain included.

Be elegant in these Moon Dance earrings with garnet by Ed Levin
“Moon Dance” earrings with garnet by Ed Levin



Pair your Fiddlehead pendant with these charming Moon Dance earrings, also by Ed Levin. Hammered sterling silver with a faceted garnet, and hand-crafted sterling ear wires especially made to enhance the shape.

This is just the beginning of all the ways you can resolve to be elegant in 2018! Let us help you keep your resolution this year.

6 Easy Stocking Stuffers or Just Plain Cool Gifts

The clock is ticking. Christmas is nigh! If you’re feeling stressed to get everything done, let MaJe Gallery come to your rescue. Check out these 6 easy stocking stuffers, which can easily double as just plain cool gifts. To get yours, just reply to this email to order. MaJe even has delivery elves for free local delivery! Email immediately, or call during business hours to get the ball rolling (425-776-3778).

6 Easy Stocking Stuffers

6 easy stocking stuffers like SolMate socks
New colors of SolMate Socks

The first of our 6 easy stocking stuffers is, well, stockings! Okay, socks if you must. SolMate socks are made in Vermont of organic cotton and spandex. Mismatched with care, this company’s motto is “Life is too short for matching socks.” Many of you get these each and every year, making it difficult to remember what you’ve already given. Well, this year, we have three new colors for 2017 on hand, which you can see in this photo here. Of course we also have the tried and true colors available as well. Still just $19.95. Call to order the ones you want in the sizes you want: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include these artistic glass nail files
Artsy Glass Nail Files

If you have not yet used a glass nail file, you are in for a treat. Glass nail files leave a smooth, clean edge to your nails, which is far superior for nail health than the ripping you get from using metal or wood files. The best part, however, is how pretty these nail files are. A unique piece of dichroic glass art is attached to each one. Get one for each of the women in your life! $12 for purse size, and $14.50 for daily size.

6 easy stocking stuffers must always include faux fur accessories from Pandemonium
Faux Fur accessories

Our faux fur headbands, scarves and fingerless gloves are a perfect MaJe Easy Elegance choice for one of the 6 easy stocking stuffers. Super soft, made in Seattle, warm and elegant – what more could a girl ask for? Many color choices still available. Fingerless gloves are $29. Headbands are $18. Skinny scarves are $42.

6 easy stocking stuffers must include faux fur fingerless gloves by Pandemonium
Color choices for faux fur fingerless gloves

Here are some currently available choices in the fingerless glove department. These faux fur options are also available in scarves and hats.

6 easy stocking stuffers might include a lovely new purse by Danny K
Some purse choices from Danny K
You all know someone who loves a new purse, even if that’s not you. Well, then, you’ve got an excellent gift choice for that person among our new collection from Hollywood, California – Danny K!  From small cell phone bags to larger “Maggie” bags, we’ve got you covered! Industrial zippers, water resistant lining, tough upholstery fabrics, adjustable straps – what more could a girl ask for? Priced $9 – $65,
6 easy stocking stuffers must include earrings like these from Shari Both Jewelry Design
Just three choices of Shari Both Jewelry Design

No stocking is complete without at least one pair of earrings. Here are three great choices from Shari Both Jewelry Design. If you’re a regular at the gallery and stop by on Wednesdays, you’ll meet Shari yourself. Ask her about her help painting our walls! Her jewelry is simply elegant. She even has her own page here These three options and many more are currently available – until someone else gets them that is! Don’t wait! Call me right now to reserve the pair you want!

6 easy stocking stuffers might include earrings by Manya Vee
Earrings from Manya Vee

Or perhaps you prefer this style, made by Maje Gallery partner Manya Vee. Simply elegant, this style is both hip and professional, offering an excellent option for a wide variety of situations. Priced $10 – $68.

These items and more, including a huge selection of ornaments,

HOLIDAY HOURS

Wondering when you’ll find us open this last week before Christmas? Well wonder no more! Here’s the skinny…

Open SEVEN days a week!

Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 5
Thursday and Friday, 12/21 and 12/22: open 11am until 7pm
Saturday 12/23: 10 – 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 permanently! Thanks a HUGE amount in advance!

Thanks very much!

Manya Vee

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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The coat and hat are both 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

2 Jackets Plus New Jewelry

This week, we have 2 jackets plus new jewelry to share with you!

The weather is cooling down and we’re digging into the back of our closets for sweaters, wraps and light jackets. As queens of layering (that’s what all savvy Northwest women are you know), at least half our closet is taken up with a sweater, jacket or wrap of one sort or another.

To me, that makes it one of the most important elements of our personal style because it is the piece that defines our look on any given day.

Your closet may have a lot of these, but how many are worthy of your current personality?

You may need an update!

The two jackets this week are very different in look. One will appear to the more bohemian among us. The other will appeal to those of us with a more hip, contemporary style.

2 Jackets

2 new jackets like this long tapestry jacket from Color Me Cotton
The Elegant Bohemian

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I fell in love with this one immediately. So, as you can guess, one went home with me. What did my beloved spouse say when I walked in with it on? “Well, that’s a Manya jacket if I ever saw one. I guess you’re keeping it.” He loves it too! And now you know: I’m part bohemian.

This is the first of three tapestry jackets from Color Me Cotton that we’ll be getting this year. This is the longest one. It dips longer in the back and has pointed tips in front. Big pockets! Machine washable. $158.

2 new jackets like this zip jacket in dark gray from Color Me Cotton
The Elegant Contemporary

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A bit funky, but very cool, this cotton jacket zips up, has lovely big pockets, and a pleated reverse side adding a whole lot of style. Machine washable. $128.

New Jewelry

Shari Both has been hard at work making some lovely new pieces of jewelry. This fall, she’s inspired by the lovely deep blue of lapis lazuli and sapphires. You can see her newest pieces along with her permanent collection on her page on this website.

2 new jackets need new jewelry like these pieces from Shari Both Jewelry
Four new necklaces by Shari Both

See these four pieces individually and purchase your favorite on Shari’s page. You can also enjoy a number of additional pieces from her current collection there.

New things are arriving almost daily, so stop by to check out all the new items in person!