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Three Fall Tops To Savor

The weather is cooling down, leaves are starting to turn, and fall clothing is arriving at MaJe Gallery! This week, I have three fall tops for you to savor. Add your favorite one to your wardrobe and embrace fall with flair!

three fall tops like this green top from Color Me Cotton
Green Top from Color Me Cotton
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Skies may be dreary, but you don’t have to be. The first of our three fall tops is a lovely green shade called “rye grass”. This fabric is a perfect weight for fall because it’s neither too heavy nor too light so it will keep you comfortable in changing temperatures. The sassy style flatters your figure with a slimming effect while draping gracefully at the hips. Machine washable and great for travel. Just $94 and (for now) available in sizes XS – XXL.

three fall tops like this red rock cowl top from Color Me Cotton
Red Rock Cowl Top from Color Me Cotton
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“Red Rock” is a perfect fall red as it leans a tad toward brown. Some of our maple trees will be turning this color in a few weeks! This is the second of our three fall tops. Once again, it is an excellent transition weight that’s neither too heavy nor too light. 3/4 sleeves look great on everyone, while the empire waist hides love handles. The tunic length pairs best with black leggings or skinny jeans. Consider our bamboo leggings as a wardrobe staple! This top is also $94 and selling fast.

Three fall tops like this black, gray and white striped tunic from Dairi
Black, Gray and white striped tunic

The last of our three falls top is an elegant, hand-woven cotton/rayon blend tunic from Dairi. The cowl neckline offers a lovely drape while the collaged stripes, solids and textures provide great interest both front and back. Solid black sleeves are 3/4 length and wide. This is a one-size-fits-most top. Because of the excellent draping quality, it truly works well on sizes 4 – 16. Just two in stock at $140.

Meet the Mighty Hair Clip

Three fall tops need great hair accessories like the Might Hair Clip
Meet the Mighty Hair Clip!

Meet the mighty hair clip in both small and large sizes. This unique clip lies flat against the scalp, unlike the typical clip that stands out. And what a grip it has, too! Currently available in many colors and styles, get one for yourself for just $16 (small) or $20 (large). You’ll use it for years to come.

I invite you to join us next week to view some of our newest jewelry arrivals!

Two Super Cute Summer Dresses – Two Tops – Wish Bowls

It’s July. It’s hot. If only we didn’t have to wear any clothes at all!

Yikes!

Alas, since it’s a requirement for polite society, then at least make it something fun to wear!

Two Super Cute Summer Dresses

Two super cute dresses, one is this coral-turquoise tank dress from Zen Knits.
Coral-Turquoise Tank Dress

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A swirling pattern of turquoise and coral in super soft rayon jersey makes this dress both fun and sassy. Wear it to kick around town, or pair it with strappy sandals for an evening out on the town. Just $88 and only two left already! Don’t wait long if this one is calling you. Machine washable. Great for travel.

Two super cute dresses, here's the Zen Knits coral-turquoise one modeled by Manya
Here’s Manya (that’s me!) in that cute dress!

One of these had to go home with me. I bet you’ll see me wearing it quite a lot this summer. Can I save one for you?

Two super cute summer dresses like this royal blue side ruched dress by Zen Knits
Royal blue side-ruched dress

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Here’s the second super cute summer dress – also in rayon jersey. The ruching on the side creates a flattering effect that hides many a love handle! Bonus: An inner layer means you don’t have to wear a slip either. This has a dressier look than the first one, making it suitable for weddings and summer parties. You’ll feel so comfortable wearing it that you won’t mind! Just $78 and -at the moment – available in sizes XS – XL.

Two super cute summer dresses and another one modeled by Manya
Manya models the ruched dress

When I model it for you, you can see it’s not too low-cut to be anxiety inducing. See how my love handles disappeared? Magic!

Two Super Cute Summer Tops

Two super cute summer dresses and a cotton cowl top by Color Me Cotton or CMC
Funky Cowl Top by CMC

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Calling all lovers of Color Me Cotton (AKA CMC)! Two fun new tops arrived in their luxurious light-weight cotton knit fabric. This one features a cowl neck, two front pockets, 3/4 sleeves, and a nice length that falls at the hip.  I love the unusual print! This one has an aqua blue background that is just really pretty.  I have one in each size from XS to L at a mere $69.

Two super cute summer dresses and this tan top from Color Me Cotton (CMC)
Hi-Lo top in earthy neutrals

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Here’s another top with the same print, but a different style and color. This hi-lo top has inserts on each side that flatter and hide the things we want to hide. Another Color Me Cotton (CMC) top in their famous light-weight cotton jersey, this has a background color of light tan. It looks great with denim, khaki, olive and ivory slacks or capris. 3/4 sleeves, not too deep scoop neck. Machine washable. Perfect for a girl’s day out or just kicking around on the town. $68 and available in sizes XS – XXL.

NEW ARTIST ALERT!

We love our glass art here in the Pacific Northwest, don’t we? Welcome to our newest glass artist, Darleen Nixon, and her lovely “wish bowls.”

Two super cute summer dresses might need a gift of a wish bowl by Darleen Nixon.
Wish Bowls by Darleen Nixon

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Darleen’s lovely “Wish Bowls” are perfect for any number of uses. Float a candle or flower, potpourri dish, jewelry holder, spices bowl, candy dish, and even your wishes! Each bowl signed by the artist. $23.

That’s it for this week! More fun stuff to come next week, so stay tuned!

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Crazy For Summer Dresses

I don’t know what’s come over me lately. We keep getting teased with these sunny days, and then a series of rainy ones will come along again making us evoke the word “June-uary”. It’s sort of making me crazy for summer dresses! Or maybe it’s just making me crazy. Either way, I want to show you some summer dresses, or rather skirts and tops, this week. I love the versatility a skirt and top have over a dress, that allows for more mixing and matching with your wardrobe.

Crazy for Summer Dresses

summer dresses like this Marcia Bloom skirt and Necessitees dolman tank in orchid
Pastels skirt with lavender top

Here we have a one-of-a-kind circle skirt by Marcia Bloom. This is one of her longer skirts with a multi-colored pastel sheer overlay on top of a solid pale plum inner skirt. Fits sizes 6 – 14 with ease. It looks great with a lavender dolman tank from Necessitees, but would also work great with pink, aqua, cobalt, or white. You, too, can get the ruched effect by using a notKnot spiral. The notKnot spiral is great for many uses including the one shown here with a top. It can also be used with scarves, shawls, or it makes a lovely closure on a drapey sweater. Watch the video! The final touch on this particular outfit is a gorgeous necklace by Poppy that has all the colors in the skirt. It’s adjustable 18″ – 20″ and just $95. (Sold Out)

summer dresses like the turquoise 5-tier cotton skirt from CMC or Color Me Cotton
CMC turquoise 5-tier skirt

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If you like a light-weight woven cotton, then the new five-tier turquoise skirt from CMC, aka Color Me Cotton, is just the thing for you. It has small black cross-hatch lines in it that add to the visual interest. Pair it with a white or black top and you’re ready for action. Wear it to the beach with your flip-flops. Change into strappy sandals for a night out on the town. Just $85.

summer dresses like a purple tie-dye skirt with a white dolman tank by Necessitees.
Purple tie-dye with white

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The purple tie-dye maxi pencil skirt by Everett’s Susie Howell is so comfortable, you might never want to take it off. Especially when you pair it with the Necessitees dolman tank in white, the comfort is not only effortless, it is also elegant. The notKnot shows off the fun effect created on a tee shirt. This outfit gets a finishing touch in a 32″ necklace with a rectangular purple stone and a fabulous one-of-a-kind necklace by Bonnie AuBuchon of oxidized sterling, pearl and moonstone.

A New Top too

summer dresses might need a great top like the Rue top by Inside Out Everyday
The “Rue” top in Deep Lake Blue

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A new design by Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is the “Rue” in a lovely deep green-blue shade with a print accent. Super soft rayon jersey feels great against the skin. 3/4 sleeves cover just what we want. A generous cut in the torso hides a lot of sins too. Higher on the sides and lower back and front, the drape on this top is very feminine and sexy. Pair it with leggings, jeans, or many a skirt.

What about my legs?

I am always on the lookout for the perfect pants. Since we are not all built the same, nor do we have the same style, that means finding a variety of styles in quality fabrics you can wear confidently. I am happy to announce two new styles from Angelrox. First, the trouser…

summer dresses like bamboo trousers by Angelrox
The Trouser

Are you tired of low-slung pants? This is your lucky day. The new trouser by Angelrox features a nice, high waist with just a bit of spandex to help keep a smooth line there. Made of a lovely weight of bamboo, this trouser can take you from home, to work, to travel, to a nice evening out. Shown here in black, it is also available in a soft brown called “clay.” Stop by and I’ll show you a swatch. Available in two sizes: S/M (4 – 9) and M/L (9-12). $118.

summer dresses might want some coverage with the base by Angelrox
The “Base” legging

If you prefer leggings, then go with the “base”, also by Angelrox. This also features the high waist that can help create a smooth line for whatever top you wear over it. Made of bamboo, the softness feels fantastic and naturally wicks moisture away from your skin keeping you cool on warm summer days. Available in sizes XS – XL and in 18 color choices from black to ivory and many shades in between. Stop by to see color swatches and to determine the best size for you. Or call or email me and let’s see what we can work out. Just $98.

With basics like the trouser and the base, you can go anywhere and do anything!

Next week, we’ll show you a lovely reversible dress, and bright pink top, and who knows what else? Stay tuned!

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New Dress, Tops, Bracelets Now at MaJe Gallery

A new dress, tops, bracelets are here this week at MaJe Gallery, and from the looks of them, you can tell spring is in the air.

New Dress

new dress is the Mila dress in the Paris print by Inside Out Everyday
The Mila Dress in the Paris print

This flattering dress drapes beautifully over the body without clinging where you don’t want it. Soft rayon jersey fabric feels fantastic against your skin. 3/4 sleeves cover the upper arms, while the rounded neckline doesn’t scoop too deeply. If you’re tall like this model, it will be above the knee. For the average height woman, it’s either at or just below the knee. It’s been selling fast so only XL and XXL are left. If that’s your size, get it quick! Just $98. (UPDATE: This print is now sold out. A lovely blue print is coming soon.)

New Tops

Two new tops with spring colors are here for your enjoyment. The first one comes from our newest designer, Marla Duran from Pennsylvania.

new dress and new blouse by Marla Duran
Exquisite Blouse by Marla Duran

Marla Duran’s exquisite craftsmanship enjoys top quality woven rayon fabrics with stunning details inside and out. You’ll enjoy the feel of the fabric between your fingers and on your body, as well as the distinctive extras that make her work stand out. This particular top is one-of-a-kind. Wear it as a blouse or as a jacket. Size medium fits 8 – 10. $275. (Sold – but several other prints available)

new dress and new tunic by Color Me Cotton
Slimming turquoise tunic

The new turquoise tunic features a contrasting fabric at the hem for an enticing detail. The super soft rayon jersey fabric feels soft on your skin. The black threads throughout make this the perfect top to wear over your black leggings or jeans. The length curves longer in the back to gracefully cover your backside. $85.

New Bracelets

With a new dress, tops, bracelets make a grand entrance.

Meet Tony the Fireman! Retired Seattle fireman Tony Tomassi snagged an actual fire pole from a decommissioned fire station and put it to good use.

new dress meets fireman Tony Tomassi
Tony the fireman circa 1988

What does an enterprising retired fireman do with such a pole? Well, make bracelets of course!

new dress needs a new bracelet made from a fire pole
Tony’s bracelets decorate a vintage fire hose nozzle

Tony slices a piece of the fire pole off, stamps words onto the surface, then cuts a section out to make it smaller. He then shapes it into an oval and polishes it up nice and bright. You’ll find 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ widths now at MaJe Gallery, for a unique gift or personal indulgence. Commission your special bracelet today with your own words in the perfect size for just $10 extra. $48, $54 and $58 for in-stock bracelets.

Returning Favorite

A few months back, we got Testimony’s “Coco” jacket in the amazing “poppy” color, a vibrant orange. It sold out almost immediately. We just got a new batch, the last of the season.

new dress needs a great jacket like the Coco jacket in poppy by Testimony
Coco Jacket in “Poppy”

We paired it with dark colors in early spring, but this jacket looks great with so many colors including white, turquoise, periwinkle, lime green, yellow, purple, navy and more. Release your Bold Self and get your poppy Coco jacket today! $154. (Sold out!)

Two nice deliveries are coming this next week, so stay tuned to see them in next week’s Newsletter!

Skirt + Top + Jacket = Super Summer Outfit – only at MaJe Gallery

Easy elegance is our goal here at MaJe Gallery. Easy sometimes means versatile pieces that look great together and can also be worn with other things in your closet. A great example is this week’s outfit which is a skirt + top + jacket for a wonderful summer outfit you can take anywhere.

Skirt + Top + Jacket

skirt + top + jacket these items from Zen Knits make a great summer outfit
Print skirt, plus coordinating top and jacket

All fabrics are luscious rayon jersey for soft comfort. The periwinkle, mint green and black print in the skirt is full of lively movement. Calm that down with solid coordinating pieces like this periwinkle tank top and a black shrug. Bring some of the green up with a green chalcedony pendant to pull it all together. Get the jacket here, and the skirt and top below.

skirt + top + jacket without the jacket this Zen Knits skirt and tank are a perfect summer outfit
The skirt and tank alone

Here it is without the jacket so you can see everything clearly. This outfit is so comfortably, you might just wear it all summer long! Pair the skirt with a black top, or even mint green. Wear the tank with jeans, or how about your favorite white pants? The versatility is perfect because I know how much you like to be practical.

A Great New Top

skirt + top + jacket is great, but so is this magenta cowl top from Color Me Cotton, AKA CMC.
Magenta!

This particular top looks great on so many different body shapes, and it just arrived in this enticing new magenta shade – just in time for summer! The CMC (Color Me Cotton) cowl top features 3/4 sleeves in a tunic length, making it particularly excellent to wear over black leggings or skinny jeans. It doesn’t wrinkle, making it an excellent choice for travel. Just $89. These never last long, so if you like it, don’t hesitate!

What Else Is New?

In addition to the lovely skirt + top + jacket, I have a new line of purses I think you’ll really enjoy.

skirt + top + jacket needs a great purse to accompany it like these great choices from Vaan & Co
Upcycled leather handbags

Yep, you read that caption correctly: upcycled leather purses exude artistic flare and excellent craftsmanship. This is such an awesome way to make good use of things other throw away, don’t you think? New leather prices consistently rise, making even a simple bag rather expensive. These creative folks found a great way to piece together leather remnants to make durable, stylish handbags that suit your needs well. With a variety of sizes, shapes and number of pockets, you’ll surely find a perfect one for yourself. Priced $38 – $98.

skirt + top + jacket needs a cute bag like this one, the Brisk, from Vaan and Co
The “Brisk Madison” upcycled leather purse

This little cutie is a front and back image of one of the new purses in our upcycled leather collection. It is 8″ high x 6″ wide with an adjustable leather strap that’s also removable so you can use it as a clutch or throw it into a larger bag. Zipper top opens to a spacious inner body that has another pocket. A second outside zipper pocket helps keep everything organized. This is the perfect purse for those who like a small bag. $38.

skirt + top + jacket needs a great upcycled purse like the Harley from Vaan and Co
Upcycled Leather Crossbody

This is another little bag, but a bit larger than the one above. It’s called the Harley. This one measures 8″ high x 6.5″ wide, but it is also 1″ deep offering more room in the interior. In fact, the buckle reveals a small front pocket and an outside zipper pocket. There are two deep pockets inside with a zippered small pocket in the middle. Use the strap for a shoulder or cross-body hands-free situation, or streamline it as a clutch. $58. (SOLD!)

skirt + top + jacket looks great with this mid-size bag from Vaan and Co
Mid-size upcycled leather bag

This beautiful mid-size handbag, the Vivo, features the upcycled leather collage on a durable frame. A wide shoulder strap makes for a comfortable, hands-free solution – or remove it to use the bag as a clutch. The front panel opens to reveal a spacious interior with one zipper pocket and one open pocket.  $98.

Thanks for enjoying our newest arrivals this week at MaJe Gallery. Stay tuned for next week!

Wear White Now! Tops, Jackets, Jewelry Brighten Up Life

Wear white now! That’s our mantra as our warmer weather and sunny days cheer us all up and make us think of summer. Forget the old rules! Don’t wait until after Memorial Day. Wear White Now!

Wear White Now: Tops

Four white tops are now available at MaJe Gallery. One is sure to be the right one for you!

Wear white now like this cotton dolman tank by Necessitees
White “dolman tank” by Necessitees

The “Dolman Tank” by Necessitees is a constant best seller because it is such a perfect wardrobe basic. The jewel neckline makes it an excellent layering piece, as well as the slightly longer length. Now available in white, black, royal blue, lavender, pink and charcoal, the soft, lightweight 100% cotton fabric won’t pill even after many washings. Great for travel as well as life. At just $32, it’s perfect over jeans, under a jacket or sweater, and every day living. NOTE: This is a body conscious top. If you want a looser fit, order one or two sizes larger than you usually buy.

Wear white now like this 3/4 sleeve raw edge crew neck tee from Necessitees
3/4 sleeve white crew

Do you want to make sure your arms are covered? Then this lightweight 100% cotton tee is for you. 3/4 sleeves and a crew neck look attractive as well as modest. The length is that of a regular tee shirt, ending at the hips. Super soft, washable, great for travel and perfect for every day. Just $37. (Update: Sold out for now.)

Wear white now like this lightweight french terry tunic from Testimony, the Namas T
Testimony’s white french terry tunic

3/4 sleeves? Check. Tunic length? Check. High neckline? Check. Medium-weight fabric? Check. Testimony has done it again, introducing a medium-weight French terry fabric for the summer. The body is smooth knit while the sleeves and hem feature white-on-white stripes to add the perfect amount of visual texture. 100% cotton, machine washable, great for travel and every day. Wear it over leggings, skinny jeans, regular jeans, or even trousers. $98.

Wear white now like the charming Mackenzie top from Inside Out Everyday
The “Mackenzie” top

A trio of cutouts frame the neckline in this delightful top from Florida’s Inside Out. Sleeves reach the elbow while the length falls to the hips, allowing for breathing room in the torso. Dress up your jeans just a tad, or wear it over leggings or a skirt.

Wear White Now: Jacket

This jacket is only available in spring. Last year I only had four to offer, and they disappeared in a few days. This year I ordered a few more. Let’s see how long they last…

Wear white now like this charming zip jacket from Color Me Cotton
White zip jacket from Color Me Cotton

This roomy jacket is made of super soft cotton knit. As you can see from the back view, pleats on the reverse side allow for a lot of forgiveness in our torso region (what love handles?). Strong, industrial zipper won’t get stuck, and two big pockets can carry your keys, phone and ID. These run fairly large, so keep that in mind when ordering. Just $98.

Wear White Now: Jewelry

Wear white now like this mother of pearl and pearl necklace by Poppy Design
Mother-of-Pearl and Pearl necklace

Two views of a one-of-a-kind necklace by Poulsbo favorite jeweler, Poppy. Teardrop mother-of-pearl beads are drilled at the top, creating a lovely cascade when strung side by side. Poppy never does anything routine, so she added a row of white pearls asymmetrically for visual interest. Wear it long or double it up because at 36″, it doubles to 18″. This versatile necklace can be worn with white, black or any color you wish. Just $190. (Update: Sold) Check out the matching earrings below…

Wear white now like these mother-of-pearl earrings by Poppy Design
Mother-of-Pearl and sterling earrings

Also one-of-a-kind, these mother-of-pearl earrings feature a single top-drilled Mother-of-pearl beads topped with a textured circle that dangles from sterling shepherd hook ear wires. Beautiful alone, they also make an excellent set with the necklace above. (Update: Sold)

Mother’s Day Preparation Thoughts

Does your mother love to wear jewelry? Is it getting more difficult for her to clasp her necklaces as she gets older?

If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, then the perfect Mother’s Day gift is right here: give her the gift of magnetic clasps on her favorite necklaces. There are two ways to do it:

  1. “Borrow” her favorite necklaces. Bring them to Manya. Have her replace the current clasp with a magnetic one at just $10 a pop. Give them back to your mom on Mother’s Day.
  2. Get a gift certificate from MaJe Gallery indicating the number of necklaces your mother may bring in to have Manya replace the difficult clasp with a simple magnetic one. Give it to her on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a mere three weeks away, so don’t waste any time getting these necklaces to Manya so she has time to make the change in time.

Stay tuned for more Mother’s Day gift ideas next week!

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Periwinkle Dress and Jacket, Plus New Art

A lovely new periwinkle dress and jacket just arrived and is now available at MaJe Gallery. A luscious blending of purple and blue, periwinkle is a favorite among discerning MaJe customers…probably because it looks good on nearly everyone!

Periwinkle Dress

Periwinkle dress by "Click" a division of Color Me Cotton
Periwinkle dress in linen

Careful pleats in the lower part of the dress create a fascinating shape that in turn moves beautifully as you stroll about. Inspired by a dress purchased in Barcelona, capture the European vibe right here in Edmonds when you wear this dress. And the best part? It is just $98.

Periwinkle Jacket

Periwinkle dress and jacket, jacket this time, from Color Me Cotton
Periwinkle Jacket in cotton knit

Introducing the ultra-soft cotton knit jacket in periwinkle by Color Me Cotton. This lovely jacket is a perfect weight for the Northwest, to keep you warm on the cooler days of spring and fall. Details include a heavy-duty zipper, big pockets and a high, ruched neck. Pleats in the back create a swing effect as well as offer plenty of room in the torso. Machine washable and great for travel. Just $110. (UPDATE: Only one left – XXL.)

Heart Art

Periwinkle dress loves heart art like the Blooming Heart painting by Julie Terrell
Blooming Hearts painting by Julie Terrell

Favorite MaJe artist Julie Terrell just dropped off a new collection of her vibrant art. Keep spring in your heart year round with this one, entitled “Blooming Hearts,” which expresses how I feel about spring exactly. My heart always blooms when I see the flowers pop up here and there even while the rain continues to pour down and the temperatures remain chilly. This original acrylic on canvas painting measures 12″ x 9″, and can be yours for $78.

Periwinkle dress looks great with this original painting by Julie Terrell
“Heart Beat” painting by Julie Terrell

Here’s another original acrylic painting by Julie Terrell. This one measures 10″ x 8″ and offers some sage advice and encouragement to us all. Just $64.

Periwinkle dress needs an optimistic painting like this one by Julie Terrell
“Sunshine Journey” painting by Julie Terrell

“Follow your heart on you unique path…The universe knows the way!” so exclaims this vibrant original painting by Julie Terrell. This one measures 14″ x 11″ and is a perfect gift for a graduate or someone retiring or entering a new, perhaps unknown phase of life. Just $88.

Periwinkle dress needs a Happy Place like this painting by Julie Terrell
“Happy Place” painting by Julie Terrell

This larger painting by Julie Terrell measures 18″ x 18″ and is chock full of good wishes and all the things you might want in a Happy Place to call your own. $198.

Thanks for enjoying our periwinkle clothing and colorful art this week!

Imagine Spring! A Splash of Color For You

I see green sprouts coming up and crocuses blooming here and there. The early camellias are in blossom. We spring forward in time this Sunday. All the signs are here that spring is imminent! And we’re none too impatient for it here at MaJe Gallery because we’re getting new deliveries with a splash of color for you.

A Splash of Color For You

Splash of color for you like this spring green cowl top from Color Me Cotton
Spring Green in Soft Fabric

California’s Color Me Cotton made their ultra-popular cowl top in a spring green for 2018. This tunic-length top feels super soft against your skin because the fabric is a rayon blend. Wide 3/4 sleeves leave room for movement in the arms. The flattering design hides everything you want to hide in the torso. Just in a few days ago and already flying out the door! Also coming in a pretty blue shade in a few weeks. If you’re interested in that one, let me know so I can set it aside before anyone else snags it. Just $89. Machine Washable and great for travel. (Update: JUST ONE LEFT!)

Splash of color for you might be this Melody top from Testimony Los Angeles
Navy heather “Melody” top from Testimony

If you prefer a shorter top rather than a tunic, look no further than this new piece from California’s Testimony called the “Melody” top. The neckline is close to a crew neck, which will please those of you who don’t like a deep plunge. The best part is that the ruffles around the torso actually offer a slimmer profile by disguising what’s beneath! 3/4 sleeves are a great year-round length, too. Machine washable rayon jersey fabric is nice and soft. Great for travel. Just $98.

It’s a Top, It’s a Jacket!

Splash of color for spring might be a bright top beneath this black linen top jacket by Color Me Cotton
Black Linen Top-Jacket

One way to think about packing for a trip is to collect black basics, then add a splash of color to change it up. This black linen top can be worn alone as a top, or left open with a tank or shell beneath to add variety to your closet or suitcase. Paired here with a HaZe tank in geranium and a Susie Howell lined black pencil skirt in medium. It’s comfortable, classy and easy to pack. The linen top-jacket is $98, the tank is $28, and the skirt is $89.

Two Great Jackets

Testimony Los Angeles is our go-to choice for jackets from spring to fall due to the perfect weight of the cotton french terry fabric. Here are two excellent new choices for you.

Splash of color for you might include Testimony's new Coco jacket in Poppy
Testimony’s Coco jacket in “Poppy”

“Poppy” is the vibrant new orange/red shade from Testimony Los Angeles. What better way to add a happy color to your wardrobe? The Coco jacket is a short, boxy jacket similar in look to a jean jacket, but much softer and stretchy – which means it is super comfortable to wear. It has pockets too! It has all the wonderful details that Testimony is famous for. Shown here over the “Melody” top I showed you above.  Just $159. Machine washable. (Update: Sold out! I ordered more for first week of June. Call me to reserve your size.)

Splash of color might be this lovely blue Leona Jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s “Leona” jacket in azure

Calling all lovers of BLUE! Another color Testimony is offering now is this lovely blue called “azure.” It’s even prettier in person, so stop by to check it out and see for yourself. This longer jacket falls above the knee and has a lovely drape along with nice pockets. An asymmetrical hem overlay in the back keeps you looking great both coming and going. Made of their delicious cotton french terry fabric, it is soft, stretchy, great for travel and machine washable. Shown here over the “Melody” top I showed you above. Just $189. (Update: Sold out!)

Splash of color like the Leona jacket from Testimony Los Angeles in azure
The “Leona” jacket, buttoned

Here’s that same jacket buttoned up with the button on the side and beneath the collar. It’s a great jacket! I have it in black right now too, if you’d rather have that.

More spring items are arriving weekly, so stay tuned and you’ll get a new update next week!

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

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

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

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. SOLD OUT!

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.

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.

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

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

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