The Shine Project

The Shine Project







ITZEL STACK bracelets c/o The Shine Project / Keepsake Come Back Pleated Mini Dress c/o Bloomingdale’s / Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick / Opal Ivory Prada Sunglasses  / Paris cross body bag similar style (here) or (here) / Charlotte Russe Sandals (no longer available) similar style (here)

I’ve been so thankful to work with such great brands and one of those include The Shine Project. Over 40 scholarships have been given since 2011, and 100% of donations given to the non-profit go directly to the students who make the jewelry . Threads by The Shine Project currently employees 11 inner city students. They’re making a huge difference in the world by employing inner city youth to help them pay their way through college one bracelet at a time. Not that we need a reason to shop, but there’s no better way to shop than for a good cause. Spread the word and make a change by being part of #theshineproject

I don’t know about you but this video actually brought me to tears. It is just glimpse into the lives of a few students that the shine project has helped. Go check it out! 

As always, thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

This post was brought to you through a collaboration with The Shine Project. All selections and opinions are my own. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that make Len Parent possible.

Len Parent

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” —Alicia Keys

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  1. October 3, 2016 / 11:55 AM

    You look super chic in this styling Len , I love your bracelets <3 Happy Monday 🙂

  2. October 3, 2016 / 11:56 AM

    This dress is sooo beautiful and the idea behind the project is great! A very inspiring blogpost and video of the
    shine project which I really enjoyed watching and made me think about it.
    Have a lovely day!
    Many greetings from Hamburg, Leni

  3. October 3, 2016 / 12:03 PM

    Fantstic post! Your dress is so elegant and chic, and jewellery is very pretty.

    XoXo Noma

  4. Kelly Morrey
    October 3, 2016 / 1:19 PM

    So sorry if this is weird, but how tall are you? I’m having so much trouble finding a dress to wear to a wedding without needing it hemmed

  5. Melanie Bang
    October 3, 2016 / 1:20 PM

    This dress is so dreamy!! All your outfits are but there is something about this dress I can’t get enough!! ?

  6. Shannon Marie Hernandez
    October 3, 2016 / 1:35 PM

    You’re my inspiration ??The color is wonderful

  7. Aj Michelle Rosenberg
    October 3, 2016 / 1:40 PM

    That is such a beautiful dress and the bag is perfect!

  8. Stormy Necole Jellan -- Spokane, WA
    October 3, 2016 / 2:24 PM

    This is so stunning! I adore the outfit especially that gorgeous dress.

  9. October 3, 2016 / 3:05 PM

    Absolutely adore your look!! Your dress is super pretty and elegant and with your sunglasses, bag and pumps, you look stunning! Wonderful combination!! Xx Susanne –

  10. October 3, 2016 / 5:59 PM

    Beautiful outfit. So colorful!
    xx Nina

  11. October 3, 2016 / 6:00 PM

    I love this post! You look stunning in that dress and the colour is superb! the jewelry look beautiful! I will check out the shine project!
    xo Yvonne

  12. October 3, 2016 / 6:27 PM

    This is such an amazing cause, and you’ve done a great job showcasing them on your blog! Amazing. Just followed the project on Youtube. :))


  13. October 3, 2016 / 9:23 PM

    I love the bracelets! The Shine Project is awesome indeed!

  14. October 3, 2016 / 10:57 PM

    This must be your favourite colour; you look stunning!

    Funmi xx

  15. October 4, 2016 / 2:07 AM

    You look amazing please stop by my blog.

  16. October 4, 2016 / 8:49 AM

    Fantastic post! You look phenomenal on this dress. Beautiful jewelry!
    Xx, Raysa

  17. October 4, 2016 / 8:54 AM

    Are you would love to be featured on BLOGGERS? Send me an email with your text about yourselves and fashion – just write something from you. I am going to
    publish post with your text and new photos.
    Let me know!

    Best regards
    Leszek Wielgos

  18. October 4, 2016 / 4:20 PM

    The Shine Project seems to be great, scholarships are important, to make a difference in the world is really nice! I looooved your dress, I love the color and pleats, you look stunning – what for a beautiful hairstyle! Hope you have a very nice day!

  19. October 4, 2016 / 4:40 PM

    What a stunning outfit. Love your dress especially the way you styled it.

  20. Tamara
    October 4, 2016 / 5:36 PM

    I love when brands also have a cause! Love this project Len and like always you look great!


    Tamara –

  21. October 4, 2016 / 7:48 PM

    Such an awesome concept! Love your outfit too as always!


  22. October 4, 2016 / 10:13 PM

    You look absolutely ADORABLE. Love this look on you! Stay fabulous babe!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Stylehue

  23. October 5, 2016 / 2:56 AM

    First of all, I audibly gasped when I saw this outfit. The color, the pleats, the shape – I’m in love with this dress and you styled it so beautifully! Second of all, The Shine Project sounds like such an amazing, life-changing organization. I am so happy you shared them with us!

  24. October 5, 2016 / 7:43 AM

    You look supa gorgeous in this outfit hun…. luv d pleated dress…xoxo, Neha

  25. October 5, 2016 / 9:31 AM

    Awesome share Len! So glad you get to wear the pretty bracelet and help the less privileged at the same time through this collab 🙂

  26. October 5, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    You look so beautiful, Len. Love your dress with pretty pleated skirt. And such an awesome collaboration.
    Liza Corner | Instagram | Facebook

  27. October 5, 2016 / 7:38 PM

    Gorgeous bracelets and dress! You look stunning! <3

  28. October 6, 2016 / 1:42 PM

    2 thumbs up for this great look Len!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Thursday!


  29. October 6, 2016 / 3:43 PM

    You are such a beauty Len! I cannot understand how you manage to look THAT gorgeous with every single outfit! This dress has such an adorable color which suits you so great! And you wore it so heavenly with your amazing styling! Bravo my girl!

  30. October 6, 2016 / 4:32 PM

    I love the shine project! I heard about them a while back and really fell in love with their message and mission. I wish more companies were like that.


    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

  31. October 6, 2016 / 5:17 PM

    The Shine Project is a worthy cause to consider! Thank you for sharing, Len! You look so gorgeous in this dress and heels. 🙂

  32. October 7, 2016 / 6:33 AM

    Oh gosh len! You’re beautiful as always. I am amazed at how well you pull off the purple dress! Very chic, effortless and minimal!

    Checkout my new blog post SheIn Wishlist
    xoxo, Katrina | Instagram: @katrinaisha

  33. October 7, 2016 / 8:22 AM

    Knowledge is such an important part of personal growth and society enhancement so this is a great project, well done for supporting it! And as usual you look stunning, nice to see your lovely legs out….how gorge is that shade of purple ( one of my fav colours btw) Xx

  34. Rebecca P. Cate
    October 7, 2016 / 3:35 PM

    You are doing an amazing job with you posts, juggling a young family and the new baby…you really inspire me! Love you girl!

  35. Charlotte Francisco
    October 7, 2016 / 3:40 PM

    You truly inspire me daily!! I love your blog and your impeccable style! I don’t know how you manage to look great with having 3 young children. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!! ? congratulations on your beautiful sweet baby boy!! Can’t wait to see his pictures!

  36. Gabrielle
    October 7, 2016 / 4:56 PM

    I love that you’re spreading the message of such a great cause, and you look incredible in this deep jewelled purple shade!! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  37. October 7, 2016 / 8:08 PM

    This dress is just perfection, you wear it so well.
    xoxo, Rachel

  38. October 8, 2016 / 6:25 PM

    What a great post, Len! I love the Shine Project as well! Have a fabulous weekend!


  39. October 8, 2016 / 8:17 PM

    You look so gorgeous, that dress is amazing on you! It’s also nice to see brands, as well as my fellow bloggers, making a difference with great causes like this. 🙂

    xo, Heather

  40. October 11, 2016 / 1:39 PM

    Wow baby I really love this look, and this project is amazing, love products that support a good cause!
    I wish you an amazing week!

  41. October 16, 2016 / 7:41 AM

    That is such a great cause. Love this look. The sunnies and bag are so fun.
    This dress is gorgeous and love the color on you.
    Richa | Fancier’s World

  42. October 26, 2016 / 10:12 AM

    I love your blog, I still long and the truth that inspires me a lot, it’s super youthful and fresh,
    Your looks are great, and I always love the details that you consider, if not seen’m a big fan! LOL
    I’m also starting a blog so if you do not mind I’ll leave here, we can all help in our projects;)
    A great big kiss.



  43. November 27, 2016 / 5:03 AM

    I love your outfit. The color of the dress is lovely plus those shoes are so pretty. 🙂

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