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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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Your Perfect Bag Is Now Here!

Your perfect bag is now here at MaJe Gallery. We’ve been searching high and low for beautiful, functional bags to suit all your needs. From a tough canvas tote for your visits to the Saturday market to a night out on the town, we’ve got your perfect bag here now.

Your Perfect Bag: Danny K

Made in Hollywood, California, these high quality tapestry bags are light weight from the beginning, to reduce wear and tear on your body. Here are four styles in a lovely new blue fabric for summer.

Many other fabric options available at MaJe Gallery.

your perfect bag might be the large zipper or the zipper bag by Danny K Handbags
The large zipper bag and the small zipper bag

If you like a bag that’s more wide than deep, then  your perfect bag might be one of these two. On the left is the Large Zipper Bag, which is 12″ wide x 8″ high and 3″ deep for a spacious inside to hold all your stuff. You can organize it, too, because of excellent pockets such as a full-length zipper pocket on the back exterior of the purse as well as a zipper pocket inside. Two outer pockets are open for easy access to your phone, keys or sunglasses. The 54″ adjustable strap is also removable. (SOLD!)

On the right is the Zipper Bag, a smaller but no less versatile option for those who prefer to carry fewer items. 10″ wide x 7″ high and 2.5″ deep, you can compactly carry quite a lot in this popular gem of a bag. It closes with a zipper and has a full-length zipper pocket on the exterior as well. Another zipper pocket is in the interior, as well as an extra-long adjustable 60″ strap.

your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella or the cell phone bag by Danny K
The Bella and the Cell Phone Bag

For others, your perfect bag might be narrow and deep like the Bella Bag on the left. At 9″ wide x 10″ high and 2.5″ deep, this is a great-looking bag with excellent function. A full-length exterior zipper pocket is in addition to an open pocket that goes the full depth of the bag, making it perfect for a water bottle or your cell phone. A zipper top keeps everything safe and another zipper pocket on the interior keeps small things in place. Finally, there is a 54″ adjustable and removable strap. (SOLD!)

On the right, the Cell Phone Bag is all you need for a walk. Designed to hold even the new, larger cell phones in the outer open pocket, you see another zipper pocket to hold your keys, credit card or ID nice and safe.  Once again, it features an adjustable, removable strap. For just $24, this is an excellent bag when all you need is the basics. (SOLD!)

Your Perfect Bag For Your Cell

your perfect bag is one of these cell phone bags by Danny K
Cute options for your cell phone

Here are three choices for the Cell Phone Bag: Blue Leaf, Paris, and Meowzer. Dimensions in above paragraph. Just $24. These three have sold, but others are still available in the shop.

Your Perfect Bag: The Perfect Tote

your perfect bag might be a large gorgeous tote like the Joy Tote by Danny K

A beautiful, functional Tote BagFor some of you, your perfect bag is nice and big enough to fit everything you might possibly need on any given day. Carry all your treasures in style with the Joy Tote by Danny K. A secure zipper closure protects it all, while three outer pockets keep those oft-used items easy to access. Coming in at 16.5″ wide x 10.5″ high and 5″ deep, it holds a lot with style. Durable shoulder straps keep it firmly in place, too. Two options now available: the blue/green pattern on the left and the black and white on the right. Just $75 each.

Your Perfect Bag For The Market

your perfect bag might be this strong canvas tote from Eric and Christiopher
Big, Strong Canvas Tote

Not a day goes by without many dogs walking by my front door in downtown Edmonds. As an homage to these wonderful friends of ours, enjoy our new collection of strong canvas totes that are perfect for your Saturday market finds, grocery shopping, or a day at the beach. Each is screen-printed by hand in Pennsylvania. (UPDATE: As of 6/5/18, only the English Bulldog is left. However, a new order is on the way with the other two, as well as many more.)

  • High Quality Large Durable 17″ x 16″ x 6″ Heavy Duty Eco Friendly Canvas Tote Bag.
  • Made to last from All Natural Canvas with Extra Sturdy Double Stitched Edges all around.
  • 100% Designed, Created, and Sourced in the USA.

Perfect Jewelry For Your Perfect Bag

Now, it just wouldn’t be right if we stopped at bags. How about some awesome new jewelry? Introducing international award-winning jeweler Renee Blackwell and her simple, glorious pendants.

your perfect bag needs perfect jewelry like these pendants by Renee Blackwell
Pair of 2-drop pendants

Combining magnificent stones with vintage Swarovski crystals, Ms. Blackwell creates a mesmerizing combination of sparkle and matte. On the left, pale green gaspeite in a matte finish is set off brilliantly with a citrus crystal above. On the right, faceted rhodonite gets a lavender champagne crystal above. All are bezel set in sterling silver with a large bail atop just waiting for a neck ring or wide silver chain. $260 each.

your perfect bags needs a perfect pendant by Renee Blackwell
Vintage Glass pendants

These two pendants by Renee Blackwell feature vintage glass as well as crystals. On the left, a crystal on top sits above a vintage German glass button in black and gold. $390. At the button, hand-painted glass makes a lovely finish. On the right, a vintage glass Chinese button reveals a lovely dragonfly beneath a clear vintage crystal. $375 and $260.

your perfect bag needs a perfect 5-drop pendant by Renee Blackwell
Rare 5-drop pendant

One of the last 5-drop pendants Ms. Blackwell will make, this 5charming statement pendant starts with an aqua blue vintage crystal at the top, followed by amazonite, pearl, sodalite and chrysoprase. Sure to elicit oohs and ahs from friends and strangers alike, this beauty is waiting for the perfect home. $550.

Outfits Of The Week

Not one, but two outfits are offered this week for your enjoyment.

your perfect bag needs a great outfit like this one
Summer Party Outfit Of The Week

Classic, casual and comfortable is the way we like it at MaJe Gallery because that fits our Easy Elegance motto to a T. In this outfit, black/white/gray trousers are a bit wider, which is much more comfortable in warmer weather than clingy leggings of heavy jeans. Pair it with a sassy white top with three cutouts at the neck, a pretty necklace, and a classic Panama hat in soft gray.

your perfect bag needs this great outfit
Evening party or summer wedding outfit

Do you love blue? Me too. For a special summer wedding or evening party, wear this denim blue circle skirt by Marcia Bloom with a white tank top, this french terry “coco” jacket by Testimony, and a one-of-a-kind chalcedony lariat necklace by Poppy Designs.

Summer items are arriving almost daily now, so stay tuned for our next installment!

April Showers Bring May Sales!

HELP!

All the racks are super full. There’s no room for all the elegant new summer items on the way. May sales can help!

Join us for a Spring Party and Sale to solve the problem!

SUNDAY – MAY 6 – 1 – 4PM

Save 20% on everything, and I do mean everything! Even our newest items. Save even more on selected winter items – up to 50%.

Party, of course, means treats and wine too!

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the newest items that are included.

New skirt and top in shades of seafoam

A new collection of the popular circle skirts by California’s Marcia Bloom just arrived, including this awesome one in shades of blue, green and purple. Paired here with one of the popular dolman tanks by Necessitees, and united with a clever use of a notKnot. Normally, this combo would set you back $180. This Sunday, it will drop down to $144!

May Sales include newest skirts, tops and hats
Two new skirts by Susie Howell

Marysville’s Susie Howell brought a new collection of pencil skirts. Some are mini, some midi, and some maxi like these two that also boast the azure dolman tank like the one you saw on the first skirt. Coordinating jewelry ties everything together as does the black and tan Panama hat. Save 20% on all these items too.

May sales include these skirts and tops
More skirts, but with purple

These skirts look great with purple, and believe it or not, the purple top transforms the skirt on the left, which is the same as the one in the photo above. Versatility is awesome! Save 20% on all!

May sales like this skirt, tank, jacket and necklace
Midi Howell skirt

Here’s one of Susie Howell’s midi skirts. Pair it with a coablt tank, a black linen jacket/shirt, and a multi-colored long necklace to tie it all together. Save 20% on everything.

May sales include Malicious Women candles
Candles Make You Smile

A new company from Lake Stevens, WA, produces these highly irreverent candles with 100% organic soy wax and delicious scents. They’ve been here about a week and are almost half gone already. Let’s sell them all this Sunday so I can order more! $19.95 regularly. Sunday, just $15.98. The perfect gift for certain someones. (P.S. don’t forget to read the “Infused with…” part.)

See more treasures to buy on sale on our website from last week’s selections of Easy Elegance.

See you Sunday!

Art You Can Wear: Circle Vest Video

We are so pleased to welcome award-winning felt wear designer Patti Barker to MaJe Gallery, bringing you her art you can wear. Using the “nuno felting” technique,  all of Patti’s designs are produced with felted seams (no sewing). The fabric and the garment are created simultaneously, using wet felting techniques. What makes them unique is her hand-dying of elements used. She also hand-spins her embellishing art yarns and totally enjoys the playfulness they bring to the process.

Art You Can Wear

One of Patti’s most popular designs is the circle vest. We have two in stock right now. You can wear it four ways. Check it out…

Stop by to see our seafoam green vest, and our sepia vest. Have Patti make one for you in your favorite color! They are about $240.

Here’s one of Patti’s dresses, worn by Manya over an olive top and sage green tights.

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt dress by Patti Barker
Olive and Plum silk/wool nuno-felted tunic dress by Patti Barker

It fits sizes 6 – 10 with ease. Manya can also order the leggings for you if you want the complete look. One-of-a-kind. $210. (UPDATE: SOLD!)

Art you can wear looks like this nuno felt tunic in greens and purples by Patti Barker
Nuno Felt tunic in purples and greens

This tunic is smaller, and can fit sizes 4 – 8. It’s worn here over a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt in wine, and black leggings. It’s so interesting and unique! I’ve got it in the window now, and so many people are coming in to get a closer look. One-of-a-kind. $210.

Outfit Of The Week

Art you can wear looks like this skirt, top and jacket
Turquoise and Black skirt, top and bolero

Art you can wear might look like this fun outfit. We started with a new skirt from Marcia Bloom – a one-of-a-kind beauty featuring some sparkles in turquoise, gray and black. We found a perfect T-shirt to bring out the blue in the skirt. Put a black Testimony bolero over it all, and voila! You are ready for anything!

The skirt fits sizes 6 – 14. The blue tee is a shirred V-neck with half sleeves. Available in sizes S,L,XL,XXL. Bolero available in sizes S,M,L,XL.

Resolve to bring more beauty into the world this year in what you wear! It’s not only fun, it also makes people smile.

Girls Night Out 

All the boutiques in downtown Edmonds are preparing for a fun night of girls at play! Please join us and other downtown Edmonds boutique for an evening of fun next Wednesday, January 31, from 4 – 7pm.

At MaJe Gallery, everything will be 10% off, and our sale rack will magically be 50% off – up from 25% the rest of the time.

I hope we see you then!

  • Wednesday, January 31
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Downtown Edmonds clothing boutiques
  • Start at MaJe Gallery!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Stay in touch by following us on facebook and be first to see what we pull out of the box each day!

The Perfect Summer Dress Is Here! Limited Selection

The perfect summer dress is here! Great choices from Zen Knits, Color Me Cotton, and Marcia Bloom’s one-of-a-kind skirts with matching tops. These will sell fast, so don’t wait!

The Perfect Summer Dress

The perfect dress can be found among these four choices from Zen Knits
Four great dresses from Zen Knits

Zen Knits offers easy elegance in these four great dresses. Check out the details here.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in blue and green tie dye
Tie Dye summer dress with pockets!

The perfect summer dress in shades of blue and green tie dye is brought to you by Zen Knits. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in teal
A lovely teal dress from Zen Knits

An easy elegance dress in teal! A favorite color of many of you. Also from Zen Knits, this dress is great to be casual, or pair it with jewelry or a scarf to take it upscale. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear.

The perfect summer dress is this pink sleeveless dress from Zen Knits
A great dress for a summer party

Another perfect summer dress that’s great for all your summer parties. The pink and white pattern is sweet while the design is sexy.  Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. (Update July: Sold Out!)

The perfect summer dress from Zen Knits in color block black and white
Long and elegant color block dress

If you’re 5’4″ or above, you’ll love this easy elegance dress in color blocks of black, white and gray. Made of comfortable rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, easy to pack, and easy to wear. SOLD OUT!

The Perfect Summer Dress for HOT Weather

The perfect summer dress for high temperatures
Perfect for especially hot events

The extra light weight cotton fabric in this skirt and top combo make it the perfect outfit for all your summer events that anticipate soaring temperatures. Two layers mean you don’t have to add a slip! 100% cotton, machine washable, in a lovely white and black fabric.

The Perfect Summer Dress – a Skirt!

The perfect summer dress might be a skirt by Marcia Bloom
Funky skirts, solid tanks, and great jewelry

The one-of-a-kind skirts by Marcia Bloom are a constant best seller at MaJe Gallery. Featuring a full circle of fabric in drapey fabrics, these look good on everyone, and fit size 6 – 16 with ease. Yes, they are “one size fits most”. Shown here with coordinating tank tops from Luxe Junkie, which are also “one size fits most.” They stretch out to fit anyone! This is just a small selection of a new collection, so stop by to see them all. (Update: The floral skirt on the right, paired with the watermelon tank, has sold)

Thanks for catching up with our newest selections! If you see something here you think a friend might like, please send them a link! And be sure to follow us on Facebook to be among the first to know what deliveries we get each week.

Five Beautiful Looks For Your Holiday 2016

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

Beautiful Faux Fur

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

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

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

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

Long and Elegant

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

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

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

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

Outfit of the Week

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

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

Harvest Style This Fall at MaJe Gallery

Harvest style for your fall decor – like pumpkins from one of our local pumpkin farms as well as in timeless art as found in this new design fused glass tray by Celeste Stuhring.

Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader
Charming punpkin harvest fused glass tray with spreader

Food safe, dishwasher safe, this charming tray, Celeste contructed it by “painting” with colorful powdered glass directly onto clear glass. She then fused together in a kiln at over 1700 degrees. Perfect for all your fall, harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving parties. Complete with a coordinating cheese spreader! Made in Washington.

Harvest Style

And just what do you think you’ll wear to all your harvest activities? Try on some of our stylish designs that we found with you in mind.

Full-length harvest style elegant coat from Testimony Los Angeles
Testimony’s harvest style is found in this full-length elegant coat

Chill winds make longer coats a harvest style necessity for the distinctive Northwest woman. Check out this elegant addition by Testimony Los Angeles – the “Madison” jacket. Notice how you can tie it closed when you wish. But there will be many times you just want to leave it open. Then, simply button the tie onto the central button on the back of the coat for a beautiful finish.

Made of cotton and spandex, not only is it extremely comfortable and elegant, it is also machine washable. What more could a girl ask for?

Three new subtle skirts by California's Marcia Bloom
New subtle harvest style skirts by Marcia Bloom.

You may recall a similar collection of skirts about a month ago, shown here in this very newsletter. Those three are long gone, so we asked Marcia Bloom to create some new ones for us. Voila! These three are part of a lovely new collection of funky skirts that are perfect for your harvest style party attire.

These skirts fits size 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by for a demonstration. These are not only the most comfortable skirt you will ever wear, they also exhibit a funky style that you can accessorize from casual to dressy, depending on the need and your mood. The jersey fabrics make them excellent travel companions. Nearly all are one-of-a-kind.

Harvest Style Jewelry

 

Manya Vee Jewelry introduces new layered necklaces
Manya Vee’s newest line of jewelry is coordinated layers in different lengths

Manya Vee has been hard at work on a new line of jewelry – Layer It! Coordinated necklaces in a series of four in various color palettes make for fun and versatile pieces that you can wear a myriad of ways.  For your harvest style, check out this series in warm earth tones of browns, ambers and ivories. Each piece is available separately, but the combination packs a real statement. Manya’s been test-driving them for over a week now, and always gets noticed by passers-by.

Priced at $48 – $140, get the entire collection of four necklaces at a 15% discount of $310.

Style Tip: When wearing all four necklaces together, opt for a simple, solid-colored top in an earth tone such as the ivory (left) or chocolate (right) shown here.

Outfit Of The Week

Harvest style outfit in blues
Rhapsody in Blue! Marcia Bloom skirt with navy bolero

Harvest style includes those moments when the blue sky peaks out from behind all the clouds. That’s exactly what we see in this week’s Outfit Of The Week! We’ve got a one-of-a-kind Marcia Bloom skirt in various shades of blue with black and white accents, paired with a simple black top and a navy bolero. The structured jacket creates a bold contrast to the flowy skirt. The blue theme ties it all together.

Complete the look with black tights and tall black boots, and you’ll be the talk of all the harvest parties you attend!

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New Fall Arrivals at MaJe Gallery – Unique Jewelry, Skirts

New Fall Arrivals

 

A new fall arrival is this unique ammonite and amber pendant was made by Bonnie AuBuchon
Ammonite and Amber pendant by Lynnwood’s master metalsmith, Bonnie AuBuchon

Two ancient natural substances become beautiful contemporary mates in this one-of-a-kind pendant by Bonnie AuBuchon. Amber is fossilized tree resin, has been appreciated for its color and beauty since Neolithic times.  Ammonites are fossilized sea creatures, similar to a nautilus. A master metalsmith, Bonnie created a flowing frame in sterling silver to unite the separate elements together. This is just one of our new fall arrivals. It hangs from a black leather cord measuring 17″

New fall arrival - a brushed silver necklace and earring set by Christophe Poly
Christophe Poly necklace and earring set

Also among our new fall arrivals is new jewelry by Montreal’s Christophe Poly. He studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. One of the most popular jewelers at MaJe Gallery, this is one of the newest pieces in our new fall arrivals. Brushed silver and bronze with aqua cat’s eye stones, it sits on a 17″ double wire necklace with a magnetic clasp. (Update 10/12: Necklace now sold)

A new fall arrival: this necklace and earring set of bright silver with lavender cat's eye.
Another set by the popular Christophe Poly

Once familiar with the jewelry of Christophe Poly, it’s easy to recognize. This set is composed of bright, shiny silver, with one brushed silver circle on the right side. The lavender cat’s eye gives it a cool mood. Like above, this is also on the 17″ double wire with magnetic clasp.

New fall arrivals: more subdued skirts by Marcia Bloom
Fall skirts by Marcia Bloom

Also among our new fall arrivals are these fairly subdued skirts from our usually riotously colored skirts by California’s Marcia Bloom. As comfortable as always, these would all look great with your black boots this fall and winter.  One size fits 6 – 16. Don’t believe me? Stop by and see for yourself! (Update: These three are now sold out.)

New fall arrivals look great in this skirt, top and scarf
Outfit of the week for the first day of fall

Flummoxed about how to work with your Marcia Bloom skirt? Check out this one here with the lovely fall colors. We recommend pairing Marcia’s skirts with a solid-colored top. Pull the top and bottom together by selecting a second color from the skirt, and wear that as a scarf (or a necklace if you prefer). In this instance, we choose the medium brown from one of the stripes in the skirt and found a top in that color. Here is a Luxe Junkie 3/4 sleeve top in “mocha”. Next, we choose the brightest color in the skirt for the scarf – a rich terra cotta. This is a hand-painted silk scarf by our beloved Birgit Moening. (Update: this exact skirt has sold. However, we have one similar. It’s the same fabric in the body and hem. The waistband is a different fabric. Interested? I can send you a photo.)

Alternatively, wear a solid terra cotta top, and either a mocha or mustard scarf. By selecting higher contrasts, you make a very stylish statement with ease.

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