Your days will be long, your lunch breaks will be short but your outfits will be killer and you will have the best summer ever.
Tee: Etsy, $10, Skirt: Boohoo, $32, Shoes: Amazon, $159, Bag: Shopbop, $128, Sunglasses: Nasty Gal, $40, Nail Polish: Essie, $8.50
Regular Work Day
Top: Warehouse, $46, Shorts: Miss Selfridge, $114, Blazer: New Look, $46, Shoes: New Look, $50, Bag: Harvey Nichols, $215, Sunglasses: Monki, $14, Lipstick: Topshop, $16
Shirt: Jigsaw, $39, Jeans: Hollister, $100, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, $225, Boots: New Look, $110, Sunglasses: ZeroUV, $10, Polish: Essie, $18
What's In Your Bag?
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Advil - It happens to the best of us and nothing is worse than having to go through the day with a pounding migraine. Keep Advil with you at all times just in case of an emergency.
Spare Charger - By using HopStop, listening to your iPod and Instagramming pictures, your phone will be dead before noon. Make sure you have a charger that you can plug your phone into at the office. ($32, Nasty Gal)
Wallet - Metro card, ID and debit cards are obviously needed at all times, this is a no brainer. ($150, Shopbop)
Chapstick - NYC and basically every other place gets scorching hot during the summer time. Pull your look together through out the day with Aquaphor. It's always my lifesaver
Granola Bar - You're going to get hungry at awkward times, before or after lunch. In order to avoid starvation during those late nights, pack smart and bring snacks.
Makeup Case - Your beauty look that was done that morning at 8am is not going to last 12 hours. Carry foundation and eye liner touch ups so that you'll be ready for drinks after work, regardless of how long your day is. ($38, Henri Bendel)
Compact Mirror - Your iPhone camera won't exactly show you everything. This is necessary for a subway makeup touch up. ($8, Sephora)
Gum - No one likes bad breath and everyone loves to chew gum.
Notebook - You're interning to learn and experience the real world. Take notes and keep observations. I have all of my notebooks from each internship experience and will cherish every word forever. ($12.95, Fab)
Pen - You obviously cannot take notes without a pen and it's always a great idea to be prepared. ($15, kikki.K)
Satchel - A chic alternative to a messenger backpack and it comes in a bunch of different designs. As an owner of two, it is worth the splurge. ($500, The Corner)