The Shine Project: Never Give Up!

tee: the shine project c/o | jeans: rag&bone {last seen here: similar here + here + here} | shoes: converse | clutch: clare vivier | glasses: karen walker | bracelet stack: the shine project c/o | necklaces: delilah dust c/o | watch: marc jacobs | rings: jewelmint c/o, nordstrom, uo | lips: ‘viva glam nicki’ by mac

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I have been a long-time admirer of The Shine Project. If you’re not already familiar, they employ inner city American youth to hand make jewelry to help them pay their way through college. For the next seven weeks, The Shine Project will be launching a new tee shirt (or “shine tee”) that their student employees helped to concept/design. Each tee has a different motivational quote that represents the inspiring life story of a student employee, and a portion of the proceeds will also go toward each student’s scholarship.

I feel so honored to represent the beautiful Fransisca by wearing the “Never give up” tee (incredibly soft and comfy, btw!). I have turned to this quote for motivation in my own life and actually have a bookmark from my high school basketball days that I still use as a reminder to always keep trying.

To read more about Fransisca’s story, and to purchase this pink shine tee (limited quantities available), visit


This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



  1. To say I'm obsessed with The Shine Project would be the understatement of the year. I love what it's all about! I think I need that shirt next…the pink is adorable!

    Posted June 17, 2014 | Reply
  2. Love that top! Great message!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted June 17, 2014 | Reply
  3. Sheila says:

    Love the tee! 🙂

    xo – Sheila

    Posted June 17, 2014 | Reply