September 14, 2017 15:31 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

Ivanka Trump smiles happily as she leaves her D.C. home

Ivanka Trump smiles happily as she leaves her D.C. home

The mother-of-three, 35, was pictured leaving her home shortly after 8am, wearing a pretty pink dress with a floral pattern, along with a black pair of her trusty own-brand high heels.

Ivanka Trump looked as though she was on top of the world on Thursday morning, as she stepped out of her Washington, D.C. home with a wide smile on her face. 

The mother-of-three was pictured leaving her home shortly after 8am, wearing a pretty pink dress with a floral pattern, along with a black pair of her trusty own-brand high heels. 

Happily smiling for the cameras as she exited the home she shares with husband Jared Kushner, 36, and their three children, Ivanka, 35, appeared incredibly relaxed and carefree, having spent the past few mornings maintaining a low profile, avoiding photographers by leaving her house in a blacked-out SUV. 

Happy: Ivanka Trump looked as though she was on top of the world on Thursday morning, as she stepped out of her Washington, D.C. home with a wide smile on her face

Happy: Ivanka Trump looked as though she was on top of the world on Thursday morning, as she stepped out of her Washington, D.C. home with a wide smile on her face

Sartorial: The mother-of-three was pictured leaving her home shortly after 8am, wearing a pretty pink dress with a floral pattern
Sartorial: The mother-of-three was pictured leaving her home shortly after 8am, wearing a pretty pink dress with a floral pattern

Sartorial: The mother-of-three was pictured leaving her home shortly after 8am, wearing a pretty pink dress with a floral pattern

Casual: Happily smiling for the cameras as she exited the home she shares with husband Jared Kushner and their three children, Ivanka, 35, appeared incredibly relaxed

Casual: Happily smiling for the cameras as she exited the home she shares with husband Jared Kushner and their three children, Ivanka, 35, appeared incredibly relaxed

On Wednesday night, hours before Ivanka exited her home in the flowery dress, the first daughter and her husband had dinner with Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi at Italian seafood restaurant Fiola Mare, as reported by Politico.

Their double date came the day after the Texas senator's Twitter account liked a pornographic video on the social media platform. He later told CNN the like was the product of an 'honest mistake' by a staffer who now 'feels terrible'.

Ivanka's cheery disposition comes after she revealed in an interview that she will not ever publicly criticize her father, because she considers herself 'part of the team'.

'To voice dissent publicly would mean I'm not part of the team,' the first daughter and top White House aide told the Financial Times. 'When you're part of a team, you're part of a team.' 

She added that she believes people had 'unrealistic expectations' regarding her influence over her father and his decision making, insisting that 'my presence in and of itself' would not ever cause President Trump to 'abandon his core values'.

'To those critics, shy of turning my father into a liberal, I’d be a failure to them,' Ivanka added. 

Back: The outing comes after Ivanka spent the past few mornings maintaining a low profile, avoiding photographers by leaving her house in a blacked-out SUV.

Back: The outing comes after Ivanka spent the past few mornings maintaining a low profile, avoiding photographers by leaving her house in a blacked-out SUV.

Accessories: Ivanka paired her flowy dress with a black pair of her trusty own-brand high heels

Accessories: Ivanka paired her flowy dress with a black pair of her trusty own-brand high heels

Keeping mum: The mother-of-three's cheery disposition comes after she revealed in an interview that she will not ever publicly criticize her father

Keeping mum: The mother-of-three's cheery disposition comes after she revealed in an interview that she will not ever publicly criticize her father

Family: Her husband Jared was also pictured leaving the family house this morning, smiling as he stepped out in a suit and tie

Family: Her husband Jared was also pictured leaving the family house this morning, smiling as he stepped out in a suit and tie

Heading to work: Jared, like Ivanka,is a senior adviser to President Trump and has an office at the White House

Heading to work: Jared, like Ivanka,is a senior adviser to President Trump and has an office at the White House

Commemorating: Earlier this week, Ivanka and Jared attended a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the September 11 attacks

Commemorating: Earlier this week, Ivanka and Jared attended a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House marking the September 11 attacks

Talking: Ivanka at one point leaned towards her husband and White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn prior to a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the attacks

Talking: Ivanka at one point leaned towards her husband and White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn prior to a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the attacks

Laying low: The first daughter shied away from the cameras for the past few mornings. She is pictured on Tuesday leaving her house in a Secret Service SUV

Laying low: The first daughter shied away from the cameras for the past few mornings. She is pictured on Tuesday leaving her house in a Secret Service SUV

The first daughter was initially viewed as a potential moderating force towards her father when she stepped into her role at the White House, but some have since questioned how much pull she really holds.

'Anything we thought a few months back about how she was going to be a moderating influence on Trump has not come to fruition,' presidential historian Douglas Brinkley told the Financial Times. 'If she’s having a major policy influence, it’s really being done in a subterranean fashion, because there are no clear signs of it.'

This morning, her husband Jared was also pictured leaving the family house, smiling too as he stepped out in a suit and tie.

Both Ivanka and Jared are senior advisers to President Trump and have offices in the White House. Last week, her father told a crowd in Mandan, North Dakota, that his daughter had asked to tag along for the trip with the words: 'Daddy, can I go with you?'

Some Republican leaders were 'visibly annoyed' by Ivanka's presence that day, a source told CNN. But the first daughter appears determined to shut down critics.

'Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell,' Ivanka told the Financial Times. 'But I will not be distracted by the noise.'

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