Monday, July 22, 2013

Inspired By: Pastels and Spikes

On this day it rained, so I thought it only appropriate to whip out the jeans I was originally told were forbidden in the work environment. Naturally, I opted for a pastel hue to rock with some spikes on my collar.

This way, my shirt doubles as a trendy staple piece as well as a weapon.

On an unrelated note, today I sprayed deodorant in my hair with the common misconception of it being dry shampoo. Ya win some, ya lose some, am I right? In this case, my hair lost some, and it smelled of armpits. Clean ones, people, relax.

Top: Topshop, Jeans: Free People


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inspired By: Paisley and Shorts

When I first started my internship, I was told absolutely no shorts. But then I was also told to base my attire off of the rest of my department, specifically my supervisors. My supervisor loves to wear shorts.  Therefore, I now love to wear shorts. Every. Single. Day. Almost.

Upon arriving at work, a very cute, feminine man told me I looked adorable in this outfit. So, like, score one for Mandy. Paisley print for the win.

Shirt: Topshop, Shorts: Gap, Shoes: Joan & David


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Inspired By: Fancy Pants

What do you get when you mesh a not-so-dressy work environment and a girl who is over blisters from trying to run up and down stairs in heels? Patterned pants and penny loafers!

All I can really say about this ensemble is that those pants make me feel like a kaleidoscope, but a really cool and trendy kaleidoscope. Fortunately for me, this pattern is quite slimming, contrary that what most patterned pants do to the look of legz. Hey, even my boyfriend likes these pants. Score. Hi Zachary.

To quote a comment on this picture from my Instagram, "Dem pants though. (Insert pants emoji here)"


Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Dolce Vita

And a warm welcome and sup to mah girl Elle.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Inspired By: First Day of Work

I would assume you have all been cringing with excitement after my big announcement last night. 

Without further adieu, I present to you the commencement of said big announcement.  To begin the "Mandy Ready for Work" shenanigans, it only seems right to begin with my first day of work outfit.

Before my internship started, my mom and I tore through the racks of Zara, scoping out the "professional work attire" scene.  What we found was sheer bliss, to say the least.  Skirts and heels and conservative yet trendy tops were bestowed upon our eager purchasing hands.

So now, la da di da di, Mandy came to party in her Zara outfit.

However, she soon learned she was a tad too fancy for her casual PR department of trendy, casual people. So this signaled the first and last day Mandy felt the need to wear heels. But hey, at least I didn't go for the business suit. Am I right, ladies?

Blouse: Zara, Skirt: Zara, Shoes (maybe you can guess): Zara

Annnnd a big hello to my newest fan club member, Brooke. See ya when we catch some rays.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inspired By: A Big Announcement

Dear my beloved readers, friends and family, those who simply find joy in my daily outfit posts on Instagram,

I would like to share some very special news with all of you, because, well, I love you.  Or because I feel good about myself when I return to this here URL, one that I admittedly abandon all too often.

Before sharing my big big news with anyone willing to hear it, I'd like to tell you a little story. Mostly in hopes that while you read you expel a little chuckle, or at the least feel serene in knowing that Pretty Bird has returned.

My tale begins with a mere intern girl named Mandy.  She wakes up in the morning and puts on the outfit that she placed so neatly on her floor the night before.  She makes her self up to be quaffed and groomed.  She then looks at herself in the mirror, breathes a sigh of relief as she feels confident in the outfit she has chosen for her day's activities in the office.

After this sigh of relief comes a little lean and a bent knee. Mandy whips out her iPhone and snaps away at an angle that perfectly encompasses her day's outfit choice from neck to toe. (She hasn't quite mastered the facial expression, and she chooses to leave this out anyway.)

Mandy then clicks on her Instagram app on her screen and gives her morning outfit picture a nice filter that so beautifully captures the lighting and the vibrancy of her outfit.

Then, Mandy waits.  She waits for likes. She waits for the others to double tap her photo.

And just like that, #MandyReadyForWork.

So, without further adieu, I present to you my wonderful announcement.

Ready? Are you sure? Starting tomorrow, I will be sharing Mandy's photos and outfit choices with you, my beautifully loyal followers. Get fucking excited.


Disclaimer: Pretty Bird is Mandy. Mandy is Pretty Bird. And who am I? That's a secret I'll never tell. Xoxo, Mandy girl