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While back home in Afghanistan, Freedom House resident Khan Niazi, and his wife Nazira, operated a successful business designing and selling jewelry and fashion accessories. Since being granted asylum in the United States, with the help of Freedom House, they are in the process of operating a small business in Michigan. Marlee’s by Tapper’s has purchased their line of jewelry which will be featured at our 12 Oaks Mall location in Novi.

Please join us on Thursday, April 24 to support Khan and his wife. Twenty percent of every sale made this night will benefit Freedom House.

 

 

 

Nothing sets the mood for a spring break holiday more than the perfect ensemble. Each pending chapter to your journey should be filled with your personal fashion travel essentials. As you set to write this next entry into your travel diary, let us guide the style portion of your adventure.

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Beginning with your travel gear, remember that what you bring is almost as important as what you bring it in. Our favorite travel tote for this season is the Big Sur Tote by Florabella Accessories1, with its roomy interior you won’t forget a thing, and the straw exterior just defines vacation. The trick now is to travel smart – spring fashion is all about fresh, effortless style, as we put those months of being bundled and covered up behind us.

If your travel garb is light and airy, so should your accessories. Two outfits per day should get you through, a day look and one for night. Accessories that can be mixed, matched and layered are key. We love pairing a white shirt dress with wispy layers of necklaces like our exclusive collections of long beaded necklaces from Boheme, particularly the Feather Charm & Teal2 – since green is still holding its own this season – mixed with a Green & Gunmetal3 strand.  Feel free to mix your metals, taking a cue from Elements, whose green and blue sapphire slice rings4 pair gold vermeil with sterling silver to create depth and texture within each piece. A canvas wedge sandal in a tribal print is a perfect daytime shoe, but if your trip involves a bit more trekking, a flat leather thong sandal pairs perfectly with any sun dress or chemise and shorts combo.

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For beach days, probably a big part of your spring holiday, keep up your designer style from head to toe. Just because you wear less on the beach, doesn’t mean you have to forget about fashion. You and your long line bikini can still rock your spring break style with the help of a beaded headphone necklace5 by PC Wireless functional fashion at its best. Wrap your wrists in our exclusive Triple Wrap bracelets6 by Boehme. We can’t get enough of mixing textures with silver beads, pearls and black leather. Your travel tote, which can double as your beach bag, should always have your essentials. Pack your sunscreen, lip gloss and a great pair of designer shades in one of our choice Bam makeup bags7.

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A night out on the town and dancing till dawn requires more than a little eyeliner and a killer pair of platform sandals. Maximize your miniskirt with the right clutch. A little glitz goes a long way with Moyna’s Fuchsia Beaded Fold-Over bag8, and the pop of color doesn’t hurt either. You can keep your night attire in dark or neutral tones, but use your accessories to make your look. We like stacks of rings for the nightlife, with lots of gold tones like our Love Knot Ring9 from Michael Kors Jewelry and Lacey Ryan’s “V” Midi Ring10. Pull your hair back tight to show your neckline, arguably every woman’s sexiest feature, because you should always own that one statement necklace that truly completes the outfit. We love anything from Alexis Bittar11, the perfect mix of organic shapes and sumptuous materials to bring it all together.

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Bring a little Michigan to your warm weather retreat with a homegrown piece like our Tye Dye Scarf12 from Brightly Twisted. You never know when a cool night could find you needing a little extra coverage. A stroll on the beach as the sun comes up might find you wistful, dreamy, and barefoot, but never without the right accessories. An oversized tee with some cropped leggings just needs the right pendant to be the perfect look. In your choice of silver or gold tone, the Triple Circle Pendant13 by Stroili Oro speaks for itself. Pair that with a couple of bangles from Halcyon Days14, and you can come home knowing you had the most stylish spring break.

 

 

 

 

Six months ago, behind closed doors, under bright lamps, pins jammed into mannequins, jewelry designers around the world contributed work to a massive trust — what would become this year’s vision for another spring season. 

We’ve pulled from that trust. We see emeralds; drop earrings, vermeil and geometric shapes. This spring, Marlee’s by Tapper’s is getting back to the basics.

Minimalist Minis

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Jennifer Heebner, senior editor of JCKOnline, previewed the season’s jewelry trends — specifically noting a predilection for minimalist stones and geometric shapes.

“Think stud earrings, bar or stick motifs, and other sleek, uncomplicated silhouettes that will subtly enhance spring’s angular frocks, graphic prints and logos and menswear-inspired styles,” said Heebner. “Strong geometric forms like pyramids and circles perfectly parallel these designs.”

We’ve got you covered: Our exclusive Glisten Collection features circular pavé charms on yellow gold and sterling silver necklaces that, indeed, pair nicely with Dana Rebecca Design’s bar earrings and rings.

 

Bold Statements

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At Marlee’s, we pride ourselves in enabling each of our guests to express and make bold their individuality. So we’ve stocked our inventory with the in-bijou that requires no excess accessories: The statement necklace.

In February, trendsetter and new mom Kate Middleton arrived at London’s National Portrait Gallery wearing a diamond drop cluster at her collarbone. Actress Jennifer Lawrence donned a diamond, platinum and crystal vertical piece to March’s Academy Awards.

In that same spirit, we offer Pono’s Watermelon Double Row Bib, Lele Sadoughi’s Moon & Sun Necklace and Stroili Oro’s Evanescence Large Circle Pendant.\

 

Stacked and Layered

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The bohemian chic (boho) style creates a custom-made freedom. Whereas the statement necklace is best suited on its own, springtime boho accessories like bangles, earrings and rings scream to be mixed and matched. They beg to be storytellers.  

“I wear the same rings every day — and I am completely attached to each one,” writes Vogue Accessories Editor Selby Drummond. “They were all given to me by someone important in my life.” 
Try a pair of Marlee’s studs along the ridge of your ear, perfect for that minimalist look; stack Wakami beads with a link bracelet by Ella Designs; or complement the slender Dana Rebecca Designs Black Rhodium White Gold Sylvie Rose Ring with a love knot by Michael Kors.

 

Alice in Chains

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Chains say edge. Toughness. They cut through the cute of prints and work well with jeans.

“The prevalence of crop tops on spring runways, Jennifer Lawrence’s backlace at the Oscars, the punk trend, and the growing popularity of ear cuffs will all help fuel sales to a niche of quasi-cosmopolitan customers who are comfortable in the spotlight,” notes Heebner.

Go rocker with Michael Kors’ Silver Link Crystal Bracelet and Pono’s Chrome Water Drop Necklace.

 

Crystal Clear

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Just as boho is a throwback, Lucite-brand jewelry is making its return with fervor. While transparent in its natural state, Lucite can easily be molded, colored and imbedded — making it a perfect canvas for makers interested in smooth, chunky curvatures.

Inspired by Bakelite and Lalique glass, our designer Alexis Bittar was once called the “Lucite king” for his intricate hand-carving, hand-painting and gilding work with the medium. But he’s broadened his repertoire. His Lucite Crystal Grey Blue Crescent Necklace incorporates both Swarovski crystal and goldtone.

This spring, create your personal style, beautifully. Lift your spirit; enhance your life and look fabulous.

 

 

 

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We just received our copy of the April issue of HOUR Detroit magazine and we we’re completely blown away with their accessories feature, “Into The Deep”!

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We had a great time working with stylist, Rebecca Voigt of paper + cloth and were very happy that she decided to incorporate our Stroili Oro cuff into the story.

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This gold base metal bypass bracelet has a textured brush finish and features bezel set crystals that run along the edge. The bracelet measures 1.2″ wide and sells for $198. You can order the bracelet here on our webstore.

 

 

 

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Marlee’s Welcomes Halcyon Days to our Twelve Oaks and West Bloomfield locations with a trunk show this weekend!

Friday, 3/28: Visit our West Bloomfield boutique (located inside Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry) from noon to 5

Saturday, 3/29: Enjoy the trunk show all day at our Twelve Oaks flagship store where we’ll be serving complimentary English tea from 10am to 2pm.

Receive a gift with purchase when you spend $200 and more during trunkshow days. You’ll also receive double StylePoints on each Halcyon Days purchase. During each trunk show we’ll be raffling off a limited edition bangle- be sure to stop in and enter to win!

To shop the collection online please visit: http://marleesstyle.com/brand/164/Halcyon-Days

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About Halcyon Days:

The appeal of Halcyon Days Enamels lies in their superb quality and in the association with the 18th century – an age of great style and elegance. Their imaginative designs are frequently inspired by artifacts in famous museums.

Halcyon Days was founded in 1950 and is among the rare international shops to specialize in both antique and contemporary collectors’ items.

The company is honored to have been granted royal warrants by Their Majesties The Queen and The Queen Mother, and Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philip and The Prince of Wales as the first ever and only ‘Suppliers of Objets d’Art’ and is one of only six companies to hold all four royal warrants.

Halcyon Days’ enamel jewelry are incomparable collectors’ items. They are direct descendants of the rare and beautiful enamels of 18th-century England. They are made by craftspeople in Bilston, the traditional English center of enameling on copper. Prized by collectors all over the world, both as tokens of taste and sentiment and as small works of art, they are the antiques of tomorrow.

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Marlee’s is pleased to be one of only two stores in the entire state of Michigan to carry the Alex and Ani Sacred Studs Collection!

The Sacred Studs Collection is an opportunity to express your distinctive energy with symbolic, patented expandable wire bangles, rings, necklaces, and earrings. Thoughtfully crafted with sacred symbols and (+) Color stones, these sliding metallic studs are a simple reminder of your unique and significant strength.

Please feel free to visit our flagship store located at Twelve Oaks Mall or any one of our boutiques inside Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry to shop the collection.

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We’re always excited when a stylist comes to us to asking to use our baubles for a photoshoot. Below are a few images from the main editorial feature, Paint, in the March/April issue of Detroit’s own Ambassador magazine.

These bright colors are definitely curing our winter blues and inspiring future outfits for Spring!

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Lele Sadoughi Moon & Sun reversible necklace, $325  Click here to shop the necklace

 

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Alexis Bittar lucite and Swarovski crystal link necklace, $345  Click here to shop the necklace

 

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Lele Sadoughi gold plated link bracelet, $365 Click here to shop the bracelet

 

 

 

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Shop our new Valentine’s Day boutique online and in-store and receive 20% off when you use promo code VDAY2014 at checkout. To shop our collection, please click here 

*applies to full price merchandise only. Offer applies to online and in-store purchases on specific items included in our Valentine’s section.

 

 

 

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Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner! Whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your honey or going out on the town with the gals, this look is sure to impress. Red and hot pink are definitely hot colors for the season, so even if you’re not into wearing a siren red dress, incorporating these pops of color will definitely punch up your outfit. We love the subtle heart themed jewelry and the delicate diamond bar earrings paired with a flirty feather handbag to complete the whole look. It’s fun to get a little dressed up and primp for a holiday that’s all about romance and love- so take your time getting ready. Treat yourself to a manicure or draw a relaxing bubble bath. Above anything else, celebrate love!

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1) Sterling Silver “Love” Necklace, $54 receive 20% OFF with promo code VDAY2014 now thru 2/16/14!

2) Dana Rebecca Designs Sylvie Rose Diamond Bar Earrings, $355

3) Stroili Oro Desire Heart Bracelet, $89.99 receive 20% OFF with promo code VDAY2014 now thru 2/16/14!

4) Rarity Ostrich Feather Pouchette, $159.99

 

 

 

Celebrate Love

 

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a gift from Marlee’s!

Whether you’re treating your sweetheart or yourself, we have a lot of love to go around. M+L have picked their favorite gifts and put it all together in a one stop shop on our site.

When you use the promo code VDAY2014 at checkout you will receive 20%off your purchase from the Valentine’s Day boutique! To visit our Valentine’s Day boutique and start shopping, click here.  Don’t forget, all ground orders have FREE SHIPPING!

1) Champagne Diamond Heart Necklace, $399

2) Meira T “Love” Necklace, $575

3) Diana Warner “I Love You To The Moon” Necklace, $128

4) Marlee’s Timeless Collection Love Knot Earrings, $79.99

5) Marlee’s Legacy Collection Gold & Diamond Heart Bracelet, $649

6) Olivia Reigel Crystal Heart Box, $188

7) B.U. “I <3 You” Sterling Silver Necklace, $50

8) Marlee’s Timeless Collection Heart Stud Earrings, $119.99

9) Michael Kors Love Knot Ring, $65

If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day inspiration, be sure to check out our Pinterest board here.