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The Shine Project

Mar 15, 2017

 

With Spring inching closer we’re leaving our warm coats behind us, but dainty jewelry is here to stay. I have never been a huge statement jewelry type of person, small and simple is the way to my heart. Especially if there is a little pink in it…I found an amazing company that not only makes gorgeous simple jewelry like the necklace I’m wearing, but they do it with a purpose.

 

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The Shine Project is a nonprofit started to give college scholarships to inner-city youth in Phoenix. Shortly after starting it, Ashley the founder, discovered the harsh living conditions of some of her students and decided to do something about it. Ashley taught herself to make bracelets and bought a bunch of jewelry supplies. She then employed some of the people she gave scholarships to so they could earn money while still going to school.

Now the students who are given scholarships are then given jobs making bracelets and handle everything from customer service and sales, to jewelry design and events. Currently 11 students are employed at the company and all donations made through the non-profit are given directly to the students! How awesome is that?!

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Outfit Details:

Badgley Mischka Blush Coat // J. Crew Button Up // Edie Smoking Silver Flats ( Thanks to my sister!) // Kate Spade Purse

It’s so easy to buy from big brands that we know and love but step out of your comfort zone and check out The Shine Project. Their amazing jewelry and story just might surprise you!

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  1. cheyminayoga says:

    SO CUTE. I love that coat! Compliments the necklace perfectly!

  2. I am definitely a simple jewelry kind of girl as well! So beautiful & such a great cause behind the company!

  3. That is awesome!! Great post!! Love also the outfit!

  4. Gisel says:

    It’s so great to purchase products that have a cause. The jewelry is absolutely beautiful

    Gisel | http://www.mintandthrift.com

  5. Liz says:

    Oh wow! That’s an awesome cause and a beautiful piece of jewelry

  6. Wow! Love everything about this outfit. And I really need those shoes…like NOW!

    Nicole / theleopardcoat.com

  7. I love everything about your outfit and need those shoes IMMEDIATELY!

    Nicole / theleopardcoat.com

  8. cheersjenna says:

    What a fabulous idea and such a way to empower people. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

  9. Emily says:

    I love your necklace and your coat is adorable!

    Emily
    withstyleandgrace.net

  10. Love this outfit and the jewelry! GORGEOUS coat!

    xo,
    Leanne
    http://www.thestyledsuburbian.com

  11. Belle says:

    That pink coat is everything! Love your shoes too!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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