May 02, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide (And WHERE you can find us popping in this week!)

From one mother to another - here are a few great RBJ gift ideas for all of the fabulous moms in your life!
From dog moms to human baby moms to those who are caretakers of any being - momming is darn hard work and we salute you!
Our "be inspired" collection includes 4 sayings and comes in gold and silver - in necklaces and bracelets. 
be brave
good vibes only
be badass everyday
All of these are messages that resonate as great daily reminders!

Upcoming Events (Pre Mother's Day!):
Wednesday, May 3rd - Open Studio (11am-3pm)
Thursday, May 4th - Bling & BEER at Badger Hill Brewing!
Friday, May 5th - Open Studio (11am-3pm)
Sunday, May 7th - Athleta Shop Party
Monday, May 8th - Open Studio (11am-3pm)
Wednesday, May 10th - Open Studio (11am-3pm)
Friday, May 12th - Open Studio (11am-3pm)
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Brio Art
Styling Credit: Brandtabulous
Home Decor: West Elm
Floral Crowns: Bachmans
Fabulous Tutus: Tutu Moi
April 06, 2017

Pinky Swear

This is our second year partnering with Pinky Swear Foundation and we couldn't love this organization more. Briefly - Pinky Swear works to reduce the burdens and hardships on families inflicted with childhood cancer.  Founded in 2003, this amazing non-profit has raised close to $13 million dollars and has helped to support families' quality-of-life with direct financial aid for basic needs, and through experiences that create emotional support. More info HERE.
This year also marks the second year of a custom designed RBJ bracelet - exclusively for select donors!
This year, we are opening it up to YOU! Your purchase will act as a donation as 50% of the profits of this piece go directly to Pinky Swear!
Here is this year's design
This fabulous cobalt blue geode druzy agate with crystallized orange sparkle ball includes the two favorite colors of the Mitch - the inspirational young man who essentially founded this organization. Click HERE to learn more about Mitch (and make sure you have a few tissues ready...)
Now here's the kicker. For the next week, in addition to the special Pinky Swear piece - RBJ is committed to donating profits from sales of our <<be inspired>> collection to Pinky Swear! SO, shop till you drop! You will get some amazingly inspirational jewelry
AND you will help a fantastic cause!
Click HERE to see the entire collection!
These inspired messages are great for YOU and great for gifting!
Today's featured piece is the BREATHE pendant:
This card comes with your pendant...
Each piece has a special message and really speaks to the wearer, and to the world! 
What's got your inspired?
March 29, 2017

real style | Zara Mid Season Sale Picks!

Trend Alert:
A few fab finds from Zara's Mid Season Sale!

BRRRR it's cold in must be all of the cut outs in your clothes!
So..I have NOT jumped on the bare shoulder band wagon...but I like this shirt because it showcases a smaller cut out...a perfect way to be on trend...if you must;)


We feel firm about this one...EVERYONE needs a pair of metallic bluchers...aka derby shoes. A must-have masculine influenced piece that is a staple in our wardrobes! (And...side note - these were my first pair of "mom" shoes!!)  Zara has many different styles and colors to offer this season, but this pair...

It's all about VOLUME! This season we are seeing so much volume in flirty and funky places! This cardigan with frills is a subtle take on this trend and its subtlety makes it easily wearable! You can dress it up with a collared shirt and slack or a pencil for your work day and then chill it out with jeans and booties for happy hour with your gal pals!


March 23, 2017

real style | Ugly Boots

Well, here they are. Those ugly boots that I keep around in case I need them and I need them all of the time in the crazy winter/spring climate that we are experiencing now in Minnesota!  They work great in case of rain, snow, slush, sleet...and most forms of precipitation that have a slight freeze to them!  
They are great for keeping me on my feet (LITERALLY) on the ice, especially with the amount of things that I have to carry as a small business owner AND a mom! (Can I get shout out to all of you people who try really hard to make as FEW trips from the car to the house as possible!)
This look is definitely an everyday comfortable look that is on high rotation when running around in the elements. Errand day...event set up day...those kinds of days!
The Look:
Boots: Sorel
Jacket: Joie
Jeans: J. Brand
Bracelets: realia by jen au naturale collection
Glasses: Cazal
Oh and here are a few sneak peeks at our Warehouse Sample Sale that starts TOMORROW!
March 13, 2017

real style | Mixed Metallics

Silver, gold, rose gold, gunmetal...there are all kinds of metals and all kinds of old rules about NOT mixing them, that are MEANT to be broken!
I think the key to mixing metals is to just try.
Sometimes all you need is the permission to do it and once you start - you find combinations that you love and then your confidence to do so - grows from there!


Featured Faves:

Chunky Chain Bracelets
Chunky Chain Necklaces

BNAT - Faceted Aurora Borealis Labradorite
Outfit details:
Jacket & leather shirt - Banana Republic
Pants - J. Crew
Shoes - Zara
Purse - Rebecca Minkoff
Glasses - Tom Ford
March 08, 2017

March 05, 2017

real style | My Style Uniform

Hello friends!
It's been awhile since I have done a style post!
Having a baby takes a lot of time & effort (duh - I know I'm preaching to the choir)!
But, I'm excited to be back at it and to show you how I'm saying my post babe body and how momming has impacted my fashion choices!
And, you can also follow me through the journey of getting back into shape...;)
This first outfit was a safe choice for me! Safe as in black hides all imperfections! (Maybe a little unsafe in terms of those HEELS though!)
This outfit has been my style uniform post babe.
Black pants, black jacket and any kind of shirt underneath! 
Or - to take it down to the bare bones my recipe for success right now is:
skinny pant + tailored jacket + flattering shirt + heels
Throw on a long necklace, some earrings and a bold lip and there you go!
Necklace available here:
Earrings here:
Bracelets here:
What's your style uniform?
Like the look?
Shoes: Armani
Jacket: Banana Republic
Jeans:  J Brand
Sweater: Equipment FR
February 08, 2017

HBD RBJ - Sales, Events & More!

Another year older, hopefully another year wiser!

We are rocking it out over  here at RBJ headquarters celebrating both Jen's birthday but more importantly - the start of year TEN of realia by jen!!!

To celebrate - we are offering 30% off TODAY only with the code HBDRBJ


In addition - any purchase today gets a pair of these earrings - FREE!

Our gift to you! Just reply to your order confirmation email with gold or silver!

If you are out and about tomorrow - stop by this FAB event in Wayzata

We will be there from 3pm-8p, helping people find that perfect gift for their Valentine - or themselves:)

We will be in two places on Saturday - Edina at West Elm from 11am-3pm:

And at theRefinery in St. Peter from 10am-2pm!

Then, on Monday (2/13) join us from 10am-7pm at our studio where we will be blowing out our sale merchandise just in time for Valentine's Day!

50-90% off!


Hope to see you soon!



December 31, 2016

Real Style | Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve (a.k.a. the best excuse all year to dress up, try something new and wear something sassy and fun) is TONIGHT! So whether you're gearing up for a girls' night out, a quiet evening in or something in between, we have got your ultimate guide of what to wear for this festive night!


The Little Black Dress- you can never go wrong with this classic look. Accessorizing is a must to jazz up this little number. You can add a fun belt and hat like we did here, or you could wear a scarf or purse! Then, last but definitely not least, it's time to add the BLING! This druzy necklace had been a hot item this holiday season and is perfect for any special occasion. Throw on your fav wrist stack and some two drop earrings and you are ready for the night!

Next, if you are feeling a little more daring with your outfit to bring in the new year this next look might be more to your liking...

Sparkly pants. Yes, that's right, this new year step out of your comfort zone and try wearing a bold, but amazing outfit! We paired a classic white button up and blazer to add some class, then the pants add the sass! Add a fun statement necklace, like this black agate, and choose between white or green opal bling!

What ever your outfit may be, RBJ has got the accessories you need! Whether you are having a relaxing night in, or a night on the town, pop those bubbles and show off your bling, we can't wait to see what 2017 will bring!


December 02, 2016

Real Style | Go Green this Season!

Go Green this Season!
Green opal is the color of the season! This beautiful stone is part of the Realia by Jen SHE Holiday Collection. Set in gold or silver, this shade is a must have for your jewelry wardrobe! You can add it as a blingy bracelet, a glamorous ring, or simple yet sultry earrings
Another key piece in your winter wardrobe should be a comfy and cozy sweater poncho! They are perfect for any holiday get together, to pair with any sweater or shirt! Ponchos are an easy way to stay warm and fashionable, and this one just happens to look ravishing with these green opal accessories!
Here we have also paired the green opal stone with some of our fabulous gold gems!
Get the Look:
Poncho Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Turtle Neck: Topshop
Green Opal 8mm Bracelet 
Gold Tribal Natural Stone
Olive Jade Natural Stone
Pyrite Natural Stone
Earrings: Green Opal Cushion Cuts
Necklace: Chunky Geode Druzy Necklace
Ring: Green Opal/Fern Wrap Ring
Fern 8mm Ring
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