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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Green Gardens, Green Style – Now at MaJe Gallery

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

Green Gardens – Green Style

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

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

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

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

Green Style

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

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

Easy to wear, comfortable style makes easy elegance a snap. Our newest collection from Zen Knits is supple rayon knits that in flattering shapes and fun patterns. This top shown here is a great example, with its handkerchief hem and asymmetrical lines. It even boasts a pocket! Machine washable and great for travel, this top along with many others arrives this week! $79. (Update 7/13: Sold out!)

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

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

Jewelry Tutorial

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

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

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

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

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

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Cute Spring Outfit and Jewelry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citrine Jewelry

Cute spring outfit need citrine jewelry
Cheerful citrine pendant and earrings

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

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

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

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

New deliveries happen almost daily. Be the first to see what’s new so you don’t miss out. Most of our items are one-of-a-kind, or at least one per size. That’s the beauty of working with small studios all across America! Stay in touch by following us on Facebook!

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Testimony Jackets Are The BEST!

Testimony jackets are the best.

Why? They’re flattering, comfortable, made of soft fabric, wash well, and stand the test of time. Here are three Testimony jackets now available at MaJe Gallery.

Testimony jackets like this summer's shrug are now available in light blue, or "sky"
The Testimony shrug in “sky”

Testimony jackets are noted for the simple styling details that transform a plain jacket into something understated and stylish. In the case of the Testimony shrug, the ruched sleeves are so unusual and cool. The shawl collar and rounded hem are flattering to all.  Long enough in the back to cover your butt, and it even has pockets! Made of their super-soft French Terry (96% cotton, 4% spandex), it is very comfortable to wear. $148.

Testimony jackets like the Testimony Victorian Jacket are now available in "dusk", a denim lookalike.
The Victorian jacket in “dusk”

Among the various Testimony jackets, the Victorian has been part of the line for several years now. Why? Because it looks so good on so many figures, and can replace the staid blazer in your closet with a much more upbeat look. Now available in “dusk”, a mineral wash navy that looks like denim, the French Terry fabric is much softer and more flexible than actual denim, making it that much more comfortable to wear. $148. This is sold out at the moment, but more will be in soon. Stay tuned!

Testimony jackets like the Testimony Alexis Blazer now available in dusk.
The Alexis Blazer in Dusk

And now, for those who like a straight hem rather than rounded: the Alexis Blazer. Unusual in Testimony jackets, this has a boxier styling, which some of you have been begging for. Falling just at the hip, the simple details in front turn around for some great lines in the back. Nice pockets, and now available in “dusk”, a mineral wash navy that looks like denim. $178.

Funky New Jewelry

We get to introduce a new artist this week, Lindsey from Portland, OR, with her Luscious Jewelry.

Testimony jackets need great jewelry like Luscious Jewelry from Portland Oregon
Luscious Jewelry offers the latest trends at great prices

By casting simple components in pewter and combining them in funky way, Lindsey captures the most popular looks in jewelry today. Careful attention to affordable materials means the great prices get passed down to you. For example the 32″ long necklace here is just $39, and the earrings $37.

Testimony jackets deserve funky jewelry like this Luscious Jewelry turquoise combo
Layer your Luscious necklaces!

Layering necklaces is all the rage now, and oh so much fun. Luscious Jewelry makes it easy with these two pieces featuring turquoise disks. Just $38 and $39.

Our motto is Easy Elegance For Life, and our newest items shown here today exemplify it perfectly! Easy to wear over your favorite jeans and T-shirt, all the jackets and jewelry here will set you apart from the crowds with style and class.

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