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ASOS Printed Ruffle Sleeve Blouse, old | LOFT Trouser Pants in Marisa Fit | SAM EDELMAN Camdyn Pump | ELAINE TURNER Drew Black Clutch*ON SALE | KENDRA SCOTT Elisa Pendant Necklace, Tima Stud Earrings | NADRI Crystal Bangle | STELLA & DOT Renegade Cluster Bracelet | THE SHINE PROJECT Silver Bracelet | MAC Lipstick in Faux | ESSIE Under Where
Earlier this week, I mentioned the Thrive Blog Conference I recently attended to learn more about blogging. The opening speaker of the event was Ashley LeMieux of The Shine Project. My favorite thing about Ashley is that she saw a problem and was determined to help no matter how big or small. The Shine Project employs at risk inner city youth to help give them hope for a brighter future. Ashley taught herself how to make the jewelry that she would sell to help high school students in the area. As her business grew so did the number of kids she was impacting. She currently employs college students to help make the jewelry so they can pay for school. She believes in them and their futures, and works hard to give them hope that they can have a bright and beautiful tomorrow. She continues to spread the companies message and jewelry line in hopes of helping more high school students reach their dreams of attending college through the The Shine Scholarship Project and to become the future leaders of tomorrow. She has such an amazing and positive attitude, and it was very refreshing to listen and be inspired to put good back into our crazy little world. During a break, I headed back to her booth where she was selling some of the jewelry. Honestly, I had no idea what the jewelry was or would look like, for some reason in my head while she was speaking I started picturing little friendship bracelets or something like that. I was blown away by how beautiful and professional the jewelry looked! Staring back at me was gorgeous silver and gold jewelry at an affordable price! I decided to pick up the full silver bracelet to add to my arm stack for the day. They also have other stone and glitter colors to suit anyone’s favorite color. She also had some really cool necklaces displayed, and I’m really liking this silver layered set! It’s true what they say, one person really can change the world.