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Ideas For Mom – Plus New Hats – Now at MaJe

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

Ideas For Mom #1 –  Personalized Jewelry

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

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

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

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

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



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

Ideas For Mom #2 – a Great Hat

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Here are the other three color palettes it is available in:

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



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



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



Ideas For Mom #3 – a Statement Wrap

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

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



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

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

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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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