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life of an intern: it's not all coffee runs, just 95% of the time it is

by Denie Jacobson

life of an intern: it's not all coffee runs, just 95% of the time it is

Hello all, the intern Denie here! As my time as the intern comes to a close, I wanted to give you the inside scoop on what my time has been like at hello ruby!

For starters, where in the heck did summer go?!? I feel like my first day was last week! I will never forget my first day; it was comprised of me meeting Jill at Scooters {shocking} to go over my duties for the summer as well as my schedule. We ended up being there for hours because we talked about E V E R Y T H I N G - instantly knew that I was in for more than just your norm internship. The next day she threw me into a photo shoot, and by the end of it, we were changing outfits in my car. We were laughing so hard at the situation that we entirely dismissed the fact that we’ve only really known each other for 24 hours {my Jeep is not very large, needless to say, Jill knew a whole other side to me on my 2ND day of work} and the rest was history.


"It's so hard to shoot with best friends sometimes." - Photographer

"We just met." - Us

^literally she said this

Throughout the summer Jill really was everything I could've asked for for my internship. {reminder: I come from a small town and am interested in starting my own boutique someday.} Every time Jill would do something on the computer she would say “okay now watch this” or “okay I’m going to teach you how to do this” or "that's another thing". She never held back information that she knew would help me - even the stuff that went over my head; she broke it down. I also never really worked clothing retail before, so it was so much fun for me to merchandise the clothes in the truck and put flat lays together. Jill would be my cheerleader on the sidelines and tell me how much she loved it and of course that made me feel reeeeal good. Basically, by the end of it, I was more of her personal assistant than an intern lol {example: organizing Jill's shoe closet, taking Ruby on walks, etc.}

Between working { HOT AF } events, ordering inventory, hanging/steaming/tagging inventory, working with brand reps, and planning social media we had pleeenty of time for some fun.

Here are just a few of our fav things to do:

X start every morning with a coffee

X sit in the drive-thru while waiting for our coffee + complain about how many calories are in + how much money we are wasting

X go to Jill’s house and stare at Ruby while she eats treats

X watch an excessive amount of Jeffree Star + complain about how much time we just wasted

X get Indian food twice a week no matter how bad we feel after


And the list could go on and on.

So moral of the story here folks? Go outside your comfort zone!! I wanted so badly to go back to my small town for the summer and be with my family and friends. When I reached out to Jill, I told myself if I got the position I would stay, but if I didn’t get it, I could go back home. Jill having me work for her has been one of the best things that could've happened to me before I graduate. It completely gave me a 180 of what I wanted to do post-graduation, my outlook on retail is completely different, and more importantly, I made so many great connections in Omaha that I will be with me as I try and pave my way in this industry. {And connections are everythiiiing people.} But the very best thing I got out of my internship was Jill. She went from a stranger to my boss, to my mother, to my favorite coffee date, to my favorite Indian food date, to my best friend in a matter of three months. This girl can ALWAYS make you laugh. Ya can’t beat that.

Go find your hello ruby, go find your Jill, and as she would say “go play.”

XO- “the intern” Denie

P.S. this isn’t the last you’ve seen of me 😉

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introducing our first {human} intern!

by Denie Jacobson

introducing our first {human} intern!

We have some exciting news at hello ruby fashion truck!!! We hired our first intern at the boutique! Denie will be working all summer break on our photoshoots, website, orders + pop-up events in the truck. If you see her, give her a friendly hello; she's sure to give ya a smile!


Learn about mah girl, Denie Jacobson:

Q: who are you?

A: I'm Denie, I'm from the small town of Gordon, Nebraska {way out west} and I'm a junior fashion merchandising major at UNL. 

Q: describe your style.

A: My style is definitely always changing depending on the season and my mood. Right now I would say it's a combo of retro {thanks mom for the jeans, thanks dad for the graphic tees} and streetwear. My closet is filled with black and white, graphic tees, and denim but I'm trying to spice things up with pops of color lately!

Q: on a scale of 1-10, rate yourself on how weird you are.

A: 1000+, ask my mom, ask my dad, ask my friends. Too many sources to back this information it's probably a problem.  

Q: what are you looking forward to the most with hello ruby?

A: I'm excited to see what all goes into running a boutique like you do! It's so exciting to see how successful you've become in the last year and know I will learn a lot in this summer to maybe have my own boutique someday in my future. AND to see Ruby all the time, of course, love doggies!

Q: if your closet was on fire what is the one item you would save?

A: If my closet was on fire I would save my senior homecoming dress from high school. {yikes} Sounds stupid but flipped backward it is the perfect jacket for a special occasion and is the most over the top thing I own that I would never buy again.   

Q: what do you want to be when you grow up?

A: When I grow up I want to be a good mom, hopefully, a business owner, and just a happy human. 

Q: fav animal? fav color? fav hobby?

A: My favorite animal hands down are doggiess- can't wait to get a big golden doodle like Ruby when I'm a "grownup". I do not have a favorite color, I like them all! My favorite hobby in my free time is to go running. My mom started me running when I was like 6 so it's just therapeutic and fun to do when I can!


Enjoy our fun + goofy photoshoot together!!!



intern at hello ruby

fun hello ruby truck


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