SPANX Week 2

I can’t believe week 2 at SPANX has already come and gone. This week was a bit slower than last, but I sort of figured that, with the big move coming up in just 1 week! Everything at the office is crazy, and it’s starting to look more empty with everything moving over. I started the week working on spreadsheets and primarily did that the rest of the week. As boring as spreadsheets sound, I actually really enjoyed it… probably because it wasn’t a spreadsheet involving math! The interns all ended the week with breakfast with Jan Singer, SPANX’s CEO. She has the most fascinating background, and I really enjoyed listening to her and all her advice! All in all, it was another amazing week, and I feel as though this is starting to become a trend! Below is what I wore each day this week! Come back next week to find out about week 3!

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Dress: DVF – I’m obsessed with this dress… It’s so comfortable and cute, I even bought it in this pattern too!

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Sweater: Banana Republic, Pants: Artizia, Shoes: J.Crew (Old, Similar Here), Necklace: J.Crew (old, Similar Here)

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Top: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here), Skirt: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here), Sweater: Alice and Olivia (Old, Similar Here), Shoes: Steve Madden, Necklace: Kendra Scott

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Vest: Elizabeth & James, Tank: Lilly Pulitzer, Jeans: AG Jeans, Shoes: J.Crew (Old, Similar Here), Necklace: Mom’s 🙂

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Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (Old, Similar Here), Sweater: Alice and Olivia (Old, Similar Here), Shoes: Delman – These are honestly, the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn and they are so easy to walk in!

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SPANX Week 1

This past week was my first week interning at SPANX! I am interning in the PR department, and absolutely LOVE it! Even though it has only been a week, I know it is the perfect place for me and that this summer interning there is going to be amazing! Right now, I am working on a lot of little projects since the company is moving to a brand new (incredible) office. Even the little projects have been fun! Below is what I wore each day this week! Come back next week to find out about week 2!

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Tank: Elizabeth and James, Pants: Aritzia, Sweater: Vince (old, Similar Here), Shoes: Chanel, Necklace: Mom’s 🙂

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Shirt: Show Me Your Mumu, Pants: J.Crew, Shoes: Rag & Bone (Old, Similar Here)

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Shirt: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here), Pants: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here)

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Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer (Old, See All Here), Jeans: Madewell, Necklace: Chelsea Market

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Shirt: Anthropologie (Old, Similar Here), Pants: J.Crew, Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff (Old, Similar Here)

Hoboken Bound

Today Lizzy and I decided to be “adventurous” and go to Hoboken, New Jersey. We took the ferry there, which was super easy and we were able to get an incredible view of the city. Once we got to Hoboken, we found the main street (Washington St.) and started walking. There were so many cute shops and restaurants and although we didn’t enjoy all the restaurants, we did enjoy all the shopping. There were so many cute boutiques, which are hard to find in Manhattan. We enjoyed a nice lunch outside at Elysian Cafe and then started our shopping. We made our way all the way down Washington Street and ended at Carlo’s Bakery from Cake Boss. While there weren’t many tourists, as Lizzy had expected, we did end up running into them filming Cake Boss. It was cool to see it being filmed, but the cannolis were even better. We ended our time n Hoboken eating our cannolis in the park. Lizzy and I really enjoyed our time in Hoboken and will definitely visit again soon!

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Bye Bye Bye

Today is my official last day at Ferragamo… I can’t believe it’s actually here. It’s a bittersweet day, and I am not sure how to feel about it. Last time my internship with them was “over,” I was able to say ‘see you in a month,’ since I knew I was returning in the spring. However, I now am not able to say that… I am not returning to Ferragamo any time soon, and it’s an odd feeling. I have grown so close to my bosses, and I really feel as though I am a member of the team. As sad as I am to see it come to a close, I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing experience I have had at Ferragamo. To Shannon, Alex, and Trisha – thank you. I honestly cannot say it enough. You have all taught me so much, not only about PR, but also about myself. You are all amazing and have made my first internship experience everything I could have expected and more. While I am sad to see it come to an end, I cannot wait to see what is in store for me in the future!

When in Rome

After a few days in Florence, we took a (very long) train ride to Rome. We really only had one full day in Rome and I was determined to make the most of it. We started at the Colosseum which is amazing. The fact that it has been around for so long and there’s so much history with it baffles me. It was (again) insanely hot so I wanted something flowy to be able to be comfortable. After the Colosseum we went to the Forum, which again was amazing. We had a quick lunch and then it was off to the Trevi Fountain, WHICH WAS CLOSED, for construction, but still. After way to much gelato and a short rain, we arrived at the Spanish Steps. We were able to see all the main sights during the day and then we also did a night tour to see the city in a different light. It was like another world and it was magical. All in all, it was an amazing trip and I enjoyed every moment of it!


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Top: Zara, Skirt: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here), Shoes: Converse. Necklace: Kendra Scott, Purse: Gucci, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Art in Florence

Florence Day 1:

From London, we took a quick plane ride to Florence. Our first and only real day in Florence we spent sightseeing again. It was insanely HOT, which made walking around a little unbearable, but I was determined to see everything in a day. We started by looking at the Duomo, which I had studied in art history (nerd alert) and it is incredible. It’s so massive and beautiful, words or pictures cannot do it justice. We then went to a food market where you can literally buy any type of meat, cheese, wine, etc. It’s a massive building, but it smells amazing and some of the pasta looked incredible. From the market we finally got to go to the Uffizi Gallery, which was by far my favorite part of Florence (nerd alert x2). I played “tour guide” for my parents showing them some of the paintings I had learned about and was amazed that I actually remembered that much.. While we were there, we even ran into my good friend from Kansas who was studying abroad and had a few meals with her, which was nice to catch up and see her! Anyways, for as hot as Florence was, it is an amazing place and I highly recommend it.

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Ponte Vecchio

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Romper: Alice & Olivia, Purse: Longchamp, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Shoes: Tory Burch (Old, Similar Here), Necklace: Chelsea Market

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Here Comes the Sun

London Day 4:

Today was by far my favorite day in London. We started our day by going to Stonehenge. It was a long drive, but definitely worth it. It’s such an interesting structure and the history behind it fascinated me (nerd status). After seeing the stones (there’s really not a ton to see there), we drove to Windsor to go see Windsor Palace. Since the Royal Ascot just occurred (as I’m writing this), Windsor was in preparations for the Queen’s arrival, which was pretty cool. You are not allowed to take pictures inside, but let’s just say I was able to walk up the same staircase as the Queen, but more importantly (to me) Kate, Will, and Harry! Windsor is massive, but so beautiful. I definitely recommend going to see it if you have the opportunity. I wanted to be comfortable since we were spending a lot of time in the car and as I mentioned in a previous post, it was unusually warm for England!

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Dress: Free People, Sweater: Free People (Old, Similar Here), Necklace: Swank, Necklace 2: Jennifer Zeuner, Shoes (Not Pictured): Freebird Steve Madden (Similar Here)

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We’ll Never Be Royals

London Day 3:

Day 3 was all about sightseeing. We started bright and early at the Changing of the Guard. It was insanely crowded and we ended up leaving a little bit early since it was so hard to see anything (and people are rude). We then went to the Royal Muse to look at all the Queen’s Carriages. Of course, I had to ask which one Kate and Will rode in, but they didn’t have it. However, they did have the one Harry and Pippa rode in, so that sufficed (pictured below). From there we went to Selfridges to shop and get some nosh (there’s my British Slang). They had the coolest roof-top terrace for lunch and it was quite delicious. From lunch, dad and I said our goodbyes to mom as she had a business call, so we went where anyone else in London would… Parliament. We also explored the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and then had a lovely (and HOT) walk back towards Buckingham Palace and eventually to our hotel. We ended this fun day at Tom’s Kitchen, where mom and I had once read Kate and Will ate, so obviously we had to too. They have some of the best fish & chips, I highly recommend it!

 

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Top: Show Me Your Mumu (Same Style), Jeans: Hudson, Shoes: Converse, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: Swank, Bracelet: Lena Larose (old)England59 England63 England64

Kiss You

London Day 2:

Day 2 was the day I had been waiting for — One Direction Day!! Clearly, my dad was very excited (the hotel even gave us the messenger bag)! I decided to go slightly casual and comfortable since it had been a long day and Wembley Stadium is open (but how cute, especially for Kiss You)… it was hot, for London anyways. It was one of the most magical nights Liam, Niall, and Harry all came to the side of the stage we were on, and I just fell even more in love with them than I already was. My love of boy bands has been around forever (Backstreet Boys was my first concert), but there’s something special about a British band. They sang all their songs and were so amazing. Although, the jet lag was catching up to me, and I was ready for bed by the end!

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Dress: Joie (Dress not online), Sweater: Borrowed from Mom, Sandals: Tory Burch (Similar Here), Purse: Longchamp, Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

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London Calling

For as long as I can remember, I have obsessed with all things British. (Honestly, obsessed may be a bit of an understatement…) Anyways for our family vacation this year we decided to go to London, Florence and finish in Rome since those are the places I’m considering studying abroad. We did some pretty cool things at each place and will be sharing pictures from each day soon! Hope you enjoy!

 

London Day 1:

We landed in London in the late afternoon and went straight to Harrods after a quick freshen-up at the hotel. After just completing a huge project on Harrods for school I was really excited to dive right into the massive (330 departments) store!

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Shirt: Madewell, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

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More to come following all of my European adventures!