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1/30/13My Kinda Bling and how I transform into a Samurai mom

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Being a new mom is no joke. I can’t believe I’ve made it almost six whole months without one single good nights rest. To be completely candid–there are days when I don’t even have time to shower and I find myself rinsing of quickly in the sink while Ida takes one of her cat naps. It’s nuts. On a day like that it’s pretty amazing what a great pair of earrings or a crazy statement necklace can do to make me feel a bit better. And since jewelry is grab-and-go, it’s the easiest way to not look like a total effing disaster when I run out the door. Today was one of those days, and so I threw on my new necklace by Amy Kahn Russell.  The necklace is upcycled from a Samurai sword tsuba which kinda makes me feel super-duper extra badass–like “OK–I’ve got on my armor–bring it!.”  If you aren’t familiar with Amy’s work  take a minute to explore her universe. She collects artifacts and stones from all over the world for her pieces–and they all ooze cool. I mean…a necklace from a sword?! How fresh is that?!?

Along with my dose of Samurai energy–I also got my fix of healing energy through my equally badass geode earrings by Nina Nguyen. As soon as I put them on I felt like I got my sexy back–they’re like heels for my ears ;-). Crystals are so damn cool and are glamorous, earthy, boho and oh so me.

I’m feeling better already.

*Photos of Justina by Jason Rosencrantz–still life photos by Justina Blakeney

*Jewelry provided by Amy Kahn Russel and Nina Ngugen–thanks ladies–you seriously got me through the day!

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

13 responses to “My Kinda Bling and how I transform into a Samurai mom”

  1. Sarah says:

    Dang! If ever there was a ‘look’ that could only be described as fierce, this would be it. You look gorgeous. And I absolutely agree, putting on a great pair of earrings or a statement necklace really does make you feel so much better.

  2. sarah says:

    makin mamahood look good lady! adore those earrings.

  3. Deb says:

    LOVE the powerful Samurai bling, the earrings are so cool! Ha ha I think I need to look for some more heels for my ears, think of it that way …

  4. I know how you feel! My son is turning 2 soon, but during those first few months, it was a miracle if I was able to get some time alone to do change or shower.

    And you’re right, something simple as putting on beautiful earrings can transform your mood instantly.

    P.S. LOVE your blog! Just stumble on it via your instagram. Your home tour is so lovely, btw.

  5. RSA Online says:

    I love your expression :) so genuine. You are such an inspiration.

  6. My goodness are those geode earrings amazing! Like everyone said, they really are like dazzling little heels for your ears. They add something special, especially when you might not be feeling your very prettiest—though you look it. :) We just did a story on a woman who crafts totally one-of-a-kind jewelry from earthy gemstones. You might like it—check us out!
    (PS: We’re a work in progress. But isn’t everyone?)

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