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Summer Wardrobe Essentials 2018

One or two new additions can give you the summer wardrobe essentials you need for 2018. Let color play a larger role and relegate black to an accent (but it can be a very cute accent!).

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Four Tops

This week, we tackle the top half of your body, and present four new tops in great summer hues- at least one of which will strike your fancy. Here’s #1:

Summer wardrobe essentials requires colorful tops like the Rue Top from Inside Out Everyday in Cherry.
The Rue Top in Cherry Red

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From Florida, Inside Out Everyday creates easy-to-wear tops in soft fabrics that you can wear inside your home, or outside as well. That’s where the name comes from. The cherry red “Rue” top boasts an asymmetrical cowl collar that is so attractive. The flattering cut shapes the top without revealing little bulges you want to make invisible. Longer front and back so it covers your butt, wear this top over jeans, or white or black pants or leggings. The soft rayon jersey fabric is machine washable. This top is an excellent travel choice as well.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials include the Stacy top in deep lake blue from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
The Stacy Top in Deep Lake Blue

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This top is also from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is perfect for those of you who love cooler tones like this deep lake blue, which boasts just a hint of green. It’s such a great color, and perfect not only for summer, but for all year round. A shallow scoop neck doesn’t plunge deep, keeping things modest.  The flattering cut gently shapes the feminine frame while offering extra room in the torso to hide little imperfections. Two pockets in the front add both style and function. Wear this top over jeans, white or black pants or leggings. The soft rayon jersey fabric is machine washable and great for travel.

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve tee in turquoise by Necessitees
Turquoise Ruffle Sleeve Tee

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The popular ruffle sleeve top from California’s Necessitees is 100% cotton and oh so comfy. Since the ruffle is a 3/4 sleeve, it is easy to wear without worrying about getting the ruffle in everything. The natural fit is perfect for those of us who haven’t quite gotten rid of our winter weight gain yet (hope springs eternal!). The top falls at the hips like a regular tee shirt – it is not a tunic. Machine washable and great for travel, the beach, a summer party, or a day out with your girlfriends. Pair it with your favorite jeans, white capris, or black leggings.

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve tee in coral by Necessitees
Coral Ruffle Sleeve Tee

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Here’s the same top in coral, to please those among us who prefer warm tones.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: An Awesome Jacket

Us northwest gals have half a closet full of various weights of jackets and sweaters, making us the Queens of Layering. Check out this lovely addition that just came in!

Summer wardrobe essentials include the ruffle sleeve crop jacket in black by Necessitees
Ruffle Sleeve Crop Jacket

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Made in California by Necessitees, this 100% cotton knit jacket is short and sweet, with oh so cute ruffle sleeves at the 3/4 length. The jacket falls right at the hips, and is tailored a bit to flatter the feminine shape. A perfect collar opens to show off your choice of top beneath. Wear any color or print here, and let the top be longer than the jacket to jauntily peek out beneath the jacket hem. Machine washable and perfect for our cooler evenings or air conditioned venues.

Summer Wardrobe Essentials: Jewelry!

Shari Both has pulled out all the stops for this stunning necklace featuring various colors of chalcedony.

Summer wardrobe essentials include this blue chalcedony necklace by Shari Both
Chalcedony Necklace by Shari Both




Did you know that chalcedony comes in an array of colors? Shari Both chose hues ranging from blues to lavenders to gold in this necklace of faceted briolettes.  Shari’s careful craftsmanship displays each stone to its best advantage.  Get this beauty today before it disappears! Just $198.

More of Shari Both’s jewelry can be found on her page.

I hope you enjoyed our tips for Summer Wardrobe Essentials for 2018! Stay tuned for even more of them next week!

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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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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!

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

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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

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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

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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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Easy Elegance Tops and Jackets For Spring

My goal is to make elegance easy for you. I carefully select wardrobe basics that can be worn with multiple items in your closet. I also seek interesting and unusual jackets and wraps to bring some character to your persona. Since it’s almost March, this time we’re looking at easy elegance tops and jackets for spring!

Easy Elegance Tops

Easy elegance tops and jackets like this reversible BesTee from Inside Out in classic black and white
REVERSIBLE top in classic black and white

Florida’s Inside Out does it again! Their newest design, the Reversible BesTee, is now available in classic black and white at MaJe Gallery. It is destined to become one of your favorite wardrobe basics. One side is a scoop neck and the other is a V-neck. Fun pockets on the sides add a nice touch.  Inside Out’s designers are mature women, and they create styles that flatter fuller figures, offering extra room in the torso.This is an excellent travel top, featuring 3/4 sleeves in medium-weight rayon jersey. Machine washable. Just $88. Now available in sizes S – XXL.

Easy elegance tops and jackets like this tri-level T-shirt from Necessitees
One shirt, three levels

This shirt is proving one of our most popular new additions. The lightweight cotton jersey feels great on the skin. You’ll love the three levels of varying shades of gray because it’s casual and different at the same time. Wear it with jeans, nice trousers, or a simple skirt. Another top that’s great for travel. Just $68.

Easy elegance tops and jackets for plus sizes like these cotton Ts from Necessitees
Plus Size Basics Too!

Finding a great T-shirt in plus sizes is a difficult task so many of you tell me. So, introducing Plus Size Basic Tees in a variety of colors, now available at MaJe Gallery in sizes 1X and 2X. Shown here are French Blue and Cerise in short sleeve options, and cerise again in a half sleeve. Also available in white, black and aquamarine with the half sleeve option. The lightweight cotton breathes, yet feels wonderful against your skin because it is so soft. Easy to wash, great for travel, and the perfect length. Just $58. Looking for a particular color? Let me know! I’ll do my best to get it for you.

Easy Elegance Jackets

Due to our ever-changing temperatures, our outer layers are what defines your style. I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting and fun to wear jackets, sweaters and wraps for that very purpose. You’ll love these two new ones!

Easy elegance tops and jackets like this long purple blazer from Necessitees
The Long and Lean Look

If you like a long, lean profile, then this is the jacket for you. It’s a wonderful, plum shade of purple, which means it wears well over a wide range of colors – shown here over a charcoal T-shirt and black leggings. Medium weight cotton fabrics washes easily, travels well, and moves gracefully. Just $98.

Easy elegance tops and jackets like the Megan Wrap from Inside Out in Blues
The Long and Flowy Look

Some of you prefer a long and flowy look. The Megan Wrap from Florida’s Inside Out is the perfect solution. Several of you have it in different prints because it’s so fun to wear and so versatile. This newest fabric features soft tones of blue, gray and brown making it easy to wear over solid colors in a wide spectrum. It’s great with jeans, too. Easy care rayon jersey is machine washable. Yet another piece that’s great for travel. Just $89.

And Just For Fun…

Susie Howell is the creator of many a fun scarf. You’ll recognize her pieced scarves in both silks and cashmere. Now she’s trying her hand at skirts! They’re flying out the door, so if you see one in a fabric you like, don’t wait long!

Easy elegance tops and jackets need a cute pencil skirt by Susie Howell
Pencil skirt or T-shirt extender

Stretchy, straight skirts are super easy to put on and add a big dash of fun to your wardrobe. Wear it like a great skirt as shown on the left, or let it be a T-shirt extender as shown on the right. Elastic waistbands in washable fabrics just packed with fun. $89 each. And see how a great, simple solid color top can make the whole outfit? These are all part of the MaJe Style – Easy Elegance!

Stop by soon to see our newest selections in person, or simply just to say hello.

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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.

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The Perfect T-shirt is Now at MaJe Gallery

The Perfect T-Shirt

The Perfect T-shirt is made in California by Necessitees
Just a few Perfect T-Shirts

The perfect T-shirt offers many options including sleeve length, neck line, and a wide range of colors. Oh yes, and a great price too, from $32 – $39. Machine washable and dryable. Great for travel. The perfect item to add color (or not!) to your favorite outfit. We’ll be carrying these from here on out, so speak out about colors, sleeves, and anything else so we can get it for you. Current color selection includes azure, salty lime, powder pink, white, lavender and pink lemonade to name a few.

The Most Fun Socks

The perfect T-shirt can be easily worn with Living Royal socks.
These socks are the MOST fun!

What do mermaids, fire flames and ice cream scoops have in common? Well, the most fun socks we’ve ever seen, of course! Check out other styles too like bacon, X-ray and kitty cats. Available in anklets, crew and knee-hi styles, prices are hard to beat: $7 – $18. An excellent gift for the person who has everything.

The perfect T-shirt can be worn with Living Royal's color-in socks!
Add your own artistic flare to your socks!

Use fabric paint from Crayola to color in a pair of socks that’s uniquely yours! The pack comes complete with four colorful pens so you can paint your socks whatever colors you want! It’s a crew sock, the most popular length. Get this floral design kit for just $12.In other news, Shari Both continues to add to her online jewelry designs here on the MaJe Gallery website! Check it out!

More new items are on the way as I write. Some great summer tops from Inside Out will arrive any day now! Be first to know by following us on Facebook!