I had the privilege of being a summer intern with Nashville Farmers’ Market this summer working on skills in marketing, graphic design, and general market management and customer service. As my last few days approach, I have started to realize how much I learned about what my future will and will not look like. It has been an extremely successful learning experience that will stick with me forever.
Working in a laid-back environment made getting dressed for work a blast… and me a little late most days. The days leading up to when I started, I collected clothes using I could wear it to work as a very valid excuse.
The first time I worked at our night market, which is when the market stays open till 9 with live music and great food and a festive theme, I decided I was going to wear a new outfit that I picked up this summer. Thank you J. Crew for making getting dressed in the morning easy.
While most days wedges were not ideal for walking the market about 700 times within 8 hours, I knew that I would be interacting with a lot of vendors and visitors and wanted to put my best foot forward (pun intended). These orange wedges were a birthday gift, and are most likely some of the most expensive shoes I own. They are See by Chloe, and they are my favorite. I try to find any excuse to wear my orange wedges.
Something that I quickly realized as I started working 30 hours a week is that a bag that can hold anything and everything. This Kate Spade bag can hold my planner, MacBook, and a notebook or two! The color is great too. I am a huge fan of having your bag be a pop of color!
The skirt and top are both from J. Crew and are both on sale right now! I have this skirt in two colors and am obsessed. I tried to get it in a third, but my parents thought that it was excessive. What do they know about fashion anyways…
The necklace is from Target and I got it on my way to work that morning… One of the best reasons to be late in my opinion. *Not that you should be late for work. I got to enjoy a very casual work environment, most people aren’t as lucky.
Now all of you need to make a trip to the ever-changing market that cannot be great without the support of the community.
As always, shout out to my favorite Kate Davis Photography for perfect pictures!
The drink to go with this…. A nice, chilled glass of Charles & Charles Rosé. It is my favorite wine and the perfect way to relax after a long day. The label really appeals to the designer in me, and may or may not have been why I chose it the first time.
“Yes, you can drink Rosé and still be a badass.”
For musical styling, I am keeping with a very Farmers’ Market vibe and posting a song by one of our high school interns. Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay is a senior at Hume-Fogg here in Nashville and is insanely talented. She is Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate. Working with her this summer was nothing short of inspiring. Watching her create videos and talk to the shop owners, I would have never imagined that she wasn’t in college. THEN we found out that she could sing… She preformed at both Night Markets’ this summer and for good reason. She has an EP out called Orange and the title track is one of my favorites. It is kind of awesome to be friends with someone so talented and so confident. I look forward to seeing where Lagnajita takes her talents.
you do you, rach