Melania Trump was completely smiling when she and Karen Pence met primary school students on Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, while they learned about the readiness of the army and humanitarian efforts in the area.
The first stop of the first lady and the second lady of the day was the Lambs Elementary School, where they joined a group of fifth graders who participate in the Pillowcase Project of the Red Cross, a program that helps children mentally and physically prepare for natural disasters.
Melania, 49, carved a stylish figure into an army green trench and a brown leather skirt that occasionally protruded from her knee-length jacket.
Off to work! Melania Trump, 59, and Karen Pence, 62, traveled to Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday to learn more about the readiness of the army and humanitarian efforts
Outfit of the day: the first lady wore an army green trench coat over a brown leather skirt and heels with a nose
First stop: Melania and Karen visited the Lambs Elementary School, where they met with fifth graders participating in the Pillowcase Project of the Red Cross
She accepted the look with a few brown suede toe-cap heels.
Her highlighted brown hair was styled in loose waves around her shoulders, and she wore smoky eye makeup and a flattering nude lipstick.
The former model seemed cheerful at the start of the journey; she smiled cheerfully and waved when she arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for their flight to Charleston.
Karen, 62, wore a brown suit with a blazer with a bow at the waist and matching pants. The muted color and cinched waist of her jacket completed Melania & # 39; s utilitarian trench.
Ready to go: Melania was seen at Joint Base Andrew in Maryland for their flight to Charleston
Nice visit: Melania accompanied students while they participated in the Pillowcase project of the Red Cross, a program that mentally and physically helps children prepare for natural disasters
All ears: the first lady had a clear smile on her face when she sat down to talk to one of the fifth graders at Lambs Elementary School
Enjoying herself: the first lady seems to have a lot of fun meeting children, and Wednesday's visit was no exception
Addition: Melania chose to leave her trench coat on during the visit, and she had attached a red ribbon to it while she was in class
The two women walked side by side as they alighted from their planes upon their arrival in Charleston. Both smiled as they clung to the fence and walked toward the asphalt.
Melania and Karen were then taken to Lambs Elementary School, where they had the opportunity to join students while participating in the Red Cross Pillowcase Project.
The first lady seems to enjoy the meeting with children, and Wednesday's visit was no exception.
She chose to leave her trench coat on during the visit, and she had one red ribbon pinned on it as she walked around the classroom.
Aim: a fifth grade boy was working on his project while sitting between the first lady and second lady
Typical look: Melania & # 39; s highlighted brown hair was styled in loose waves around her shoulders, and she wore smokey eye makeup and a flattering nude lipstick
Full attention: Karen also worked in the room and at one point she was squatted at a table to talk to two boys face to face
Meet and greet: the second lady also seemed cheerful when she met the children at school
Next: After a visit to the school, Melana and Karen went to Joint Base Charleston, where they were greeted by Head of State Henry McMaster from South Carolina and his wife, Peggy
Next: during a visit to the Joint Base Charleston emergency operation center, they received a briefing from major emergency response teams
Melania liked to talk to individual students while they were working on their projects and she seemed to be very interested in what they were doing.
Karen also worked in the room and at one point she was squatted at a table to face two boys.
Later that day Melania and Karen left for Joint Base Charleston in North Charleston to meet members of the army and their families.
The two women were first greeted upon their arrival by the South Carolina government Henry McMaster and his wife, Peggy.
Information: The teams discussed their response to recent hurricanes in the Joint Base Charleston emergency operation center
Focused: Melania and Karen both looked thoughtfully during the emergency briefing
Tour: Melania and Karen were later seen emerging from a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft
Practical: at some point during the trip, Melania exchanged her stilettos for a pair of practical brown suede flats covered with bows
Fans: After the briefing, Melania and Karen met troops and their families
During a visit to Joint Base Charleston & # 39; s emergency surgery center, she received a briefing from large emergency response teams about hurricane preparedness and their response to recent hurricanes.
At some point during the trip, Melania exchanged her stilettos for a pair of practical brown suede flats covered with bows.
She saw them on the base when she came from a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a large military transport aircraft.
After the briefing, they met troops and their families. Melania posed for selfies with fans before she entered the stage to address the crowd at the military base.
Wednesday happened to be the 38th birthday of Ivanka Trump, although Melania has not yet shown her stepdaughter on social media.
All smiles: Melania posed for selfies with fans on the military base
Enthusiastic: Karen clapped her hands as she and Melania entered the room to meet the troops and their families
Warm welcome: the two women shared an affectionate embrace when Melania entered the stage
Support: Karen stood by Melania's side while addressing the crowd at the military base
Switch shoes: Melania was back on her heels when he left her motorcade before leaving Charleston
Instead of waiting for the wishes of her family, the first daughter went to Instagram to celebrate her birthday herself.
Ivanka showed her wrinkle-free complexion in a makeup-free, pouty-face selfie, and wrote: & # 39; Hugs, kisses, and many birthday wishes! # 38yearsyoung. & # 39;
She also placed the snap on her Instagram story, where it appeared with a special pink border.
In addition to the photos & # 39; s, Ivanka has re-posted a tribute video made by one of her fan pages, which contains dozens of clips of her throughout the year.
Melania and Karen's visit to Charleston comes less than a week after her husband, President Donald Trump, traveled to South Carolina to participate in a criminal justice forum.