Ivanka Trump was in the giving spirit on Thursday when she stepped out with her oldest son Joseph in a $90 belted shirtdress to make a donation to a local Jewish food bank in Miami.
The 40-year-old donned a number of designer looks during her tenure in the White House, but she opted for a budget-friendly frock by the German fast-fashion brand Lichi for her visit to the Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank.
Ivanka, who has kept a relatively low profile since her family’s move to Florida, paired the short beige shirtdress with glamorous tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses for the outing with her eight-year-old son.
‘Tis the season: Ivanka Trump and her oldest son Joseph visited the Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank on Thursday to make a donation two weeks before Thanksgiving
Style: The 40-year-old wore a $90 beige shirtdress by the German fast-fashion brand Lichi for her visit
Looking sharp: Ivanka’s short utility dress featured silver buttons and a matching belt that cinched her waist
She was dressed to impress, despite the Florida heat, but her long blonde hair looked like it had dried naturally and was worn loose around her shoulders.
In 2015, before her father became president, she admitted in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she didn’t own a blow dryer because didn’t ‘know how to use it.’
‘Most mornings, I walk to work with my hair wet,’ she said at the time.
Ivanka had on minimal jewelry, just a simple band on her right hand and small gold hoop earrings. She didn’t have on her wedding band or her 5.22-carat diamond engagement ring, which is rumored to be worth over $500,000.
Her son Joseph was dressed more casually in a light blue crewneck T-shirt featuring a striped design and a navy pocket on the front and a baseball cap to shield his eyes from the sun.
The former first daughter drove her own car — a black SUV — to the location and spent an hour meeting the team and delivering food to the pantry.
The mother and son were joined by a security guard who kept close watch while they made their donation two weeks before Thanksgiving.
The bodyguard has likely been employed personally by Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who lost their Secret Service coverage in July, after having been granted an extra six months of protection as part of a deal secured by former President Donald Trump before he left the White House.
Ms. Independent: Ivanka, who has kept a relatively low profile since her family’s move to Florida, drove to and from the location herself with her security guard in the front seat
Out of pocket: The bodyguard has likely been employed personally by Ivanka, who lost their Secret Service coverage in July, after having been granted an extra six months of protection as part of a deal secured by former President Donald Trump
Protectively: The security guard, who was seen with the family last month, stayed close to Ivanka and Joseph
Added touch: Ivanka jazzed up her minimalist outfit with a pair of tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses
Who needs a blowout in this heat? The former first daughter’s long blonde hair looked like it had dried naturally and was worn loose around her shoulders
Meet and greet: Ivanka and her son spent about an hour meeting the team and delivering food to the pantry
Watcha looking at? Something caught Ivanka and Joseph’s eyes while they were standing outside
Look: Ivanka was seen pointing to something between the cars in the parking lot, though it’s unclear what she was looking at
Bare: Ivanka didn’t have on her wedding band or her 5.22-carat diamond engagement ring, which is rumored to be worth over $500,000
As part of an order put into place by her father, Ivanka and her siblings Don Jr., 43, Eric, 37, and Tiffany, 27, continued to benefit from official Secret Service protection for half a year after their father’s presidency came to an end — a service that was revealed last month to have cost the taxpayer an additional $1.7 million.
Secret Service agents typically protect presidents and their spouses for life, and any of their children also receive security until the age of 16.
However, Trump’s order gave a further six months of protection to his adult children and their spouses, as well as his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, his chief of staff Mark Meadows, and his national security adviser Robert O’Brien.
Now that the Secret Service coverage has expired, Ivanka and Jared are responsible for finding and paying for their own security, a cost that they appear to have happily footed for the majority of their outings in recent months.
Ivanka was seen standing outside the JCS with Joseph, her security guard, and a few other people who appeared to be involved with the organization. She had her hand rested on her son’s shoulder, and at one point, she pointed at something for him to look at, though it’s unclear what had caught her eye.
The mother of three gave one woman a hug while standing outside of her car. She was holding her iPhone, which had a wallet attached, a mask, and a lollypop.
The JCS Kosher Food Bank is the only food bank in Miami-Dade County that offers kosher foods for those who observe Jewish dietary laws, according to its website. It provides food to more than 380 families nearly 100 Holocaust survivors.
Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry her husband Jared, who is a Modern Orthodox Jew. They are raising their three children — Arabella, ten, Joseph, eight, and Theodore, five — in the same faith.
Catching up: Ivanka stopped to chat with a woman near her car before she left the community center
Friendly faces: Other people were also seen milling around the JCS parking lot at the time
Fellow moms? The two women were huddled between their open car doors and there appeared to be another child with them
Family friends: The unidentified child was standing between Ivanka and the woman while getting into the car
Faith: Ivanka converted to Judaism to marry her husband, former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is a Modern Orthodox Jew
Tradition: Ivanka and Jared are raising their three children, Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore, in the same faith
New life: Ivanka and Jared have all three of their children enrolled in a local Jewish school that is close to their luxury apartment building Arte Surfside
All of the kids are currently enrolled in a local Jewish school in Miami that is located just a short distance from their home in the luxury oceanfront building Arte Surfside.
The property is one of the most expensive complexes in the neighborhood, with an average rental price of nearly $47,000 per month. Its penthouse sold for $33 million to an unnamed private equity executive from New York in January of this year — the same month that Ivanka and her family moved into the building.
The Kushner family is said to be using the large, unfurnished unit as a temporary home while they build a property on a two-acre plot they purchased on Indian Creek Island — also known as the ‘Billionaire Bunker’ — for $31.8 million late last year.
They also scooped up an additional $24 million mansion just a few blocks away, which they are reported to have bought in April, according to the real estate website The Real Deal.
The couple’s alleged new property splurge features six bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and was once owned by Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
The 8,510-square-foot French neo-classical residence sits on 1.26 acres and is equipped with 26-feet-high domed ceilings, a grand double staircase, open entertaining areas, a large family and screening room, a wood-paneled office, a large gym, and a huge master bedroom with two full bathrooms.
It also boasts manicured gardens, reflecting pools, a resort-style swimming pool, and a large dock, although aerial images of the mansion suggest that it will require some extensive maintenance before it is ready to live in after having fallen into disrepair while on the market.
Until it is fixed up, Ivanka and Jared will likely remain in their Arte Surfside condo that is located just two blocks away from the collapsed Champlain Towers South Condo, which crumbled in a devastating accident in June, leaving nearly 100 people dead.
Quiet: Ivanka has kept a relatively low profile since she and Jared moved to Miami after her father lost reelection
Embrace: Ivanka leaned in to hug the unidentified woman while Joseph stood close by
Necessities: Ivanka was holding her iPhone, which had a wallet attached, a mask, and what appeared to be a lollypop
Hugs and kisses: The former model puckered up while giving the woman a warm embrace
Helping hand: The JCS Kosher Food Bank is the only food bank in Miami-Dade County that offers kosher foods for those who observe Jewish dietary laws
Directions? Ivanka was looking at her phone before she pulled out of the parking lost with her bodyguard by her side
Spotted: In late October, Ivanka and her husband Jared were seen walking on a beach path with their children, Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore, as well as their security guard, after leaving a local synagogue
Back in the spotlight: Ivanka and Jared enjoyed an audience with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their trip to Jerusalem last month
Since moving to Miami, Ivanka and Jared have kept out of the public eye and have only been seen out and about with their children on a handful of occasions — a marked change from their lives in Washington, D.C. when they were regularly photographed on family outings in their upscale neighborhood.
The family was last seen together in late October, looking every inch the happy family as they strolled along a sandy path near their luxury oceanfront Miami condo. They had just visited a local synagogue and were dressed for the occasion.
Ivanka had on a long-sleeved white wrap dress, which she paired with white sneakers, large aviator sunglasses, and a pair of glitzy pearl earrings. Arabella followed in her mother’s well-dressed footsteps by donning a dress of her own, opting for a bright blue design that matched the colorful scrunchie in her hair.
Jared wore a light blue polo shirt with a pair of chinos and some black sneakers, complementing his sons Joseph and Theodore, who were dressed in matching white button-ups from Ralph Lauren and dapper khakis.
The couple also enjoyed a brief return to the spotlight last month when they traveled to Jerusalem to attend the inaugural meeting of the Caucus for Promoting the Abraham Accords. The peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Israel and Bahrain were negotiated during Trump’s final months in office.
The accords, which normalized relations between Israel and the two Arab nations, were negotiated with the help of Jared and his then-aide Avi Berkowitz.
During their Israel trip, Ivanka and Jared met with the Knesset panel – which they helped to put together during their time working as senior presidential advisers and which helps to promote the US-brokered peace deals.
The couple also spent time with former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during the trip, before attending a glamorous event to celebrate the Abraham Accords.