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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
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
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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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Shawls and Wraps Make the Most of your Wardrobe

Shawls and wraps make the most of your wardrobe by expanding the versatility of what you already have. Today, I’ll share two totally different shawls that can be worn multiple ways. The first is perhaps the new addition you’ll wear most often. The second is gorgeous yet simple wearable art.

Shawls and Wraps #1: Versatility

The half-moon rayon jersey shawl by Caron Miller can be worn in a number of ways, yet weighs next to nothing. Perfect for everyday as well as travel, you won’t want to leave home without this from now on.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl by Caron Miller can be worn multiple ways.
The half-moon as Shawl

The Half-Moon Shawl by Caron Miller is not a rectangle. Rather, it’s a half-moon shape which makes it so much more versatile than a rectangle. In this photo, it’s shown as a simple shawl, both open and tied closed. Keep yourself  a bit warmer in an air-conditioned environment or as evening chill sets in. The rayon jersey fabric is soft, washable, and crunchable. Just $58, which makes it a great gift too.

Shawls and wraps like the half-moon shawl from Caron Miller can be worn as a scarf or a sarong
The Half-Moon as Scarf and Sarong

The half-moon also works great as a scarf or a sarong as you can see here. Use it over a swim suit at the beach. Throw it on over your yoga gear for the ride home. And even though you can’t see it here, it is also a perfect blanket for any plane or train trips you take. Get your half-moon shawl today! Available immediately in black. Want a different color? Check out Caron’s website and let me know which color you want and I’ll order it for you (Caron doesn’t sell directly to the public). All just $58.

Shawls and Wraps #2: Wearable Art

Patti Barker hails from Friday Harbor and creates award-winning wearable art that is gorgeous, yet easy to wear. We just got four new Circle vests (which you can wear four ways – watch the video on our video page), and here are two of them, shown two ways.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like the turquoise circle vest by Patti Barker
Two of Four Ways to wear the Circle Vest

Using the nuno-felting technique which felts dyed wool directly into dyed silk to become one fiber, Patti creates unique wearable art garments like this. Here are two ways to wear it, but check out two additional ways by watching her video. Each circle vest is one-of-a-kind, and $240.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this silvery-gray circle vest by Patti Barker
The Circle Vest in silvery-gray

This circle vest by award-winning wearable art artist Patti Barker is in subtle silvery-gray tones. As far as shawls and wraps go, Patti’s circle vests are both versatile and stunning. Patti creates a felt pin of coordinating colors for each circle vest. You can use it to pin the vest closed in various ways such as the two ways shown here. You won’t believe how feather-weight light these pieces are, making them an excellent travel companion. One-of-a-kind and $240 each. Watch the video to see all four ways to wear them.

Shawls and wraps can be wearable art like this seafoam shawl by Patti Barker
A nuno-felted shawl-wrap in seafoam

This rectangular shawl was also in the new collection by award-winning artist Patti Barker. I am mesmerized by the incredible colors and textures Patti put into this piece. It is too spectacular for me to leave out of this post. One-of-a-kind. $240.

Great Summer Outfit

If you are size Large or XL, then this is a wonderful summer outfit for you.

Shawls and Wraps need basic clothes beneath like this monocrhome outfit from Zen Knits
Long skirt with matching top

My mother taught me that a monochromatic look is always elegant. This medium blue skirt and top epitomize comfort and style in one of everyone’s favorite colors. The rayon jersey fabric is super soft, easy to wash, hard to wrinkle, and an excellent companion for warmer days. The flowy skirt has a straight hem with just enough movement to drape gorgeously over the body. The longer tunic top covers hips and upper arms gracefully. Paired here with a one-of-a-kind lariat necklace of blue chalcedony and sterling silver by Poppy Design. Just a few left, so don’t hesitate. Skirt $70, Top $74.

Stay in touch to see a fun reversible dress next week!

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

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

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

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!

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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Hot Stripes At MaJe Gallery

Hot Stripes Are Fun and Bold

Hot stripes are featured in this Megan Wrap from Florida's Inside Out Everyday.
Hot stripes in multi-colored splendor

The Megan Wrap from Florida’s Inside Out Everyday is now available in this colorful striped fabric. Yes, it’s great in summer, but it might also be just the thing for the dreariness of February. Circular hem is shorter in front and longer in back, reducing the appearance of hips. Manya’s modeling it in these photos above showing the variety you can get when pairing it with different colored tops and black leggings.

Hot stripes from Inside Out Everyday's Megan Wrap.
Instead of leggings, how about a blue skirt?

Pair it with a long, blue skirt and white top for a refreshing look that will be perfect for your next outing. All three items now available at MaJe Gallery.

Hot stripes on the diagonal are slimming in this Jude tunic from Inside Out Everyday.
Diagonal stripes!

Also from Inside Out Everyday is this blue tunic with diagonal stripes and two front pockets. The perfect length to wear with your favorite leggings.

Hot stripes are subtle in the Lynette top from Inside Out Everyday.
Soft and Sassy Lynette Top

The ultra-light weight of this fabric is perfect for your next hot weather event. The slightly rounded hem is flattering to view. Pair it over black or white as shown here.

Introducing Our Newest Jeweler

When Christine Busch Lyons was still in college she found some old circus animal stamps in her grandparents’ basement one summer afternoon. As an art major with a specialty in metal work she found the stamps inspiring and used them in her work. These charming shapes can now be found at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds.

Hot stripes need accessories like these zirkus shapes
Octopus and Wild Stars Earrings

Light-weight and shiny silver, these are sure to attract admiring comments from complete strangers.

Hot stripes need accessories like the Puss She earrings from Zirkus
The Puss She earrings!

According to Christine, “I had the idea for the PussShe Cat design early one morning when I was half asleep. I got up and did a drawing and told my husband Glenn “we’ve got to make this!” I was so inspired by the Women’s March and the whole “Pussy Hat” phenomena. Also I love the design and quite frankly thought it might sell. Because of what we believe in, a portion of our sales of PussShe Cat jewelry will be going to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Pendants also available.

A new box of the awesome basic T-shirts from Halo is arriving any day now, so stay tuned! Find out first by following us on Facebook!

Sky Blue Summer Jackets and Pants

Sky blue is an excellent color to include in your summer wardrobe. It’s fresh and clean, and looks great with at least half your closet.

Sky Blue Summer Jackets

 

Sky blue is a great summer color like in the popular Reba jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The top-selling Reba jacket in sky blue

The Reba jacket quickly rose to become Testimony’s most popular jacket. Why? Because it’s gorgeous, that’s why! And now, for a limited time, it’s available in this lovely shade of blue called “sky.”

By the way, I also have several pairs of Testimony’s narrow leg “Betty” pant in sky as well…. Don’t wait long if you want some!

Introducing New Artist Kathy Walker

It might not be sky blue, but this purple art box by Kathy Walker is just gorgeous
Art inside AND out!

Edmonds watercolor artist Kathy Walker launches a new line of art boxes using her exquisite watercolor paintings. Available only at MaJe Gallery, these meticulously finished boxes feature Kathy’s art both inside and out, as you can see in this box with a drawer and mirror. Each box is signed by Kathy, making it a collectible piece.

The above box in purple and gold measures, when closed, 5 3/4″ long x 4″ wide and 3″ tall.

It's not sky blue, but it's as gorgeous as a summer day - two art boxes by Kathy Walker.
Two boxes featuring a floral bouquet

Here are two more boxes from our collection. These feature a vibrant floral bouquet ready to cheer up any room. Stop by the gallery to see the entire collection! No two alike!

The box on the left is 6″ x 4″ x 1.25″ tall. On the right, it’s 2.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ high.

A Good Card is a Beautiful Thing

Email is great. Facebook is nice. But receiving a card in the mail is just about the best thing there is! We just opened a box of new cards from our ever-popular line: Slap Happy. Here’s a sample.

It's not sky blue, but these are the best cards around.
Three examples from our latest delivery

And at just $3.95 each, they are a great price too. I’m constantly on the lookout for cards with optimism and humor. There’s enough negativity out there! You won’t find it in our cards.

A new box from InsideOut is expected any day now, so stay in touch. Be the first to see what comes out of that box by following us on Facebook!

Not All White Tops Are The Same. MaJe’s Are Great!

Not all white tops are the same. We just got three new ones that are outstanding! They fit our motto of Easy Elegance For Life to a T.

Not All White Tops Are The Same

Not all white tops are the same. Take this fun top from Inside Out Everyday, the Mackenzie!
Simple. Elegant. Fun.

Three cut-outs at the neck transform a simple, half-sleeve white T-shirt into an elegant yet fun summer top. The Mackenzie Top is made of rayon jersey, it’s machine washable, great for traveling, and a perfect weight for summer. Just $84, and for a while, available in sizes XS all the way through to XL. Stop in to try one on, or go for the gusto and get it right here and now. I’ll ship it to you right away!

Not all white tops are the same, like this super fun tequila top from Inside Out Everyday.
White tunic with cami included

A sheer, textured white tunic over a simple cami makes an elegant statement with a dash of sass. Better yet, it’s aptly called the Tequila Tunic! Pair it with jeans for casual, a skirt for a party, or something in between for a day out with your girlfriends. Machine washable and great for travel, this summer top will get a lot of wear and enjoyment. Just $84 and nearly all sold out. Only size large remaining.

Not all white tops are the same. This mostly black top features white trim with tiny black stripes. By Inside Out Everyday.
Black with white-stripe trim in the Ivy Top

Sometimes, black is the way to go. The Easy Elegance of an all black profile will never steer you wrong. Interesting details in the Ivy Top like precision cutouts at the neck and in the sleeves make this stand out from the crowd. As with all Inside Out Everyday tops, this also comes with plenty of room in the torso to disguise extra things we shan’t mention aloud. Available in one each size from Small to Extra Large. Like it? Get your size while you can for just $84.

Fun Jewelry For Your New Top

Wear a great bracelet with the "not all white tops are the same." These are by Christophe Poly.
Funky new bracelets from Christophe Poly

Our top-selling jewelry artist, Christophe Poly, just sent these super fun stainless steel cuff bracelets for our enjoyment. There’s just one each in stock, so don’t wait! Just $58 each. (Update 7/13: the second from left bracelet has sold. Three more still available)

Not all white tops are the same, nor is jewelry. New pieces from Christophe Poly.
Or how about a signature bracelet and necklace!

New and wonderful necklaces with coordinating bracelets by Christophe Poly. Just one each, so don’t hesitate if you like one. Necklaces have a magnetic clasp and are 17″ long. Necklaces $58, Bracelets $48. More styles in stock! (Update 7/13: the black with aqua bracelet has sold.)

Wishing everyone a happy fourth of July! Need some fun socks to wear? Check these out:

Living Royal Stars and Stripes socks
Stars on one side, Stripes on the other

Such fun, and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July! These crew socks are just $12. Only 1 pairs left, so don’t wait!

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New Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

Summer has arrived!  And with it, some positively gorgeous days here in the northwest. Are you ready for the weddings, parties and events that await you this summer? Check out this lovely dress we just got and add it to your summer wardrobe must-haves list.

Summer wardrobe must-haves includes this party dress
Summer Party Dress

Swirling colors in both cool and warm tones make this an excellent choice for everyone. The flowing layers hide all the little extras, too. Lightweight fabric makes it great for travel as well.

This dress easily makes the transition from spring through summer and into fall.  With proper accessories, it could even make a play for winter.

This summer wardrobe must-haves - the perfect T
The Perfectly Flattering T-shirt

On casual days, you still want to look attractive, right? In that case, here’s another one of our summer wardrobe must-haves. This new top from Color Me Cotton is their usual light-weight cotton fabric in a great shade of blue. Perfect over your jeans or tan slacks. 3/4 sleeves cover the arms. This shape is one of their most flattering styles.

Hand-faceted Amethyst set in Sterling Silver
Hand-faceted Amethyst set in Sterling Silver

This gorgeous oval amethyst, faceted by our master, Bill Booze, is truly stunning. The color is rich and intense. The many facets make it sparkle with mesmerizing joy. Set in  wide hammered sterling band, it currently measure about 6 3/4 in size. But never fear! We can resize it to any size you need. Just let us know.

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