Sunday, August 25, 2013

Inspired By: Mixing Prints Part II

I'm really looking forward to Miley's sky high spiked hair tonight at the VMAs! Wait, no I'm not. Because I miss the Hannah Montana Miley and those precious locks. Ugh ugh ugh. Not gonna lie, because I trust you guys, I cried when she cut off her bun.

Sidenote: I'm having a hard time finding wifi in my house at the moment, so I thought I'd share with you my location.  I am currently blogging in the dark at the top of my staircase. Talk about mood lighting.

Anywho, say shalom to mixing prints part deux! This outfit comes straight from my pre-internship Zara shopping spree. Looks like a dress, acts like a dress, but is really a shirt and skirt. I fooled you, right?

Well, I'm off to a surprise party, but I missed the surprise part. Oh well, just in time for food! Eat, blog, bar- remember?

Shirt: Zara, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Inspired By: The Tuck

Ever think about the word tuck? It's just a word I love. I love to tuck in my shirts, effortlessly, well seemingly effortlessly to you, or with much effort.  And by effortlessly I mean the "half in half out" tuck, as pictured below. I also love to tuck my little hips- at the Bar Method, of course! Jeez, you people are so scandalous.

Below is my signature tuck. I always find myself tucking in my shirts, I think it's real trendy.  But sometimes the full tuck is just too much, ya know? Sometimes the little stretch of the pants and toss the shirt in tuck is all you need.

My other favorite tuck? The "tuck your hips to the right, to the left, right left tuck tuck." Fuck, I love Bar Method too much.

Shirt: Barneys New York, Shorts: J Crew, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Friday, August 23, 2013

Inspired By: Polka Dot Romper

Miss me? Ugh, sorry, I miss you too! I've been busy living at the Bar Method and answering five questions correctly on Jeopardy.  Genius? I think yes.

So, Kim and Kanye's baby is cute, right?

See this romper below? Well, this is my special romper. He's been with me through thick and thin, just like my stuffed platypus Timothy.  Whenever I am dazed and confused at what seems to be the nothingness that fills my closet, although I stare into a sea of unworn clothing, this romper saves the day.  He's just easy, ya know? Not in a slutty way, though.

Ever think about rompers? I mean, like, really think about their role in society? They are just the easiest thing to throw on because they are shorts and a shirt combined! To quote my favorite Chelsea Lately roundtable punnyman Ross Matthews, that shit is bonkers cray cray.

Romper: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Inspired By: Apples and iPhones


I finally did it! Finally did what, Pretty Bird? Is probably what you're asking yourself at this very moment.  And to that I respond with, I finally got myself an iPhone 5. It was about time. I mean, a girl could only endure a water damaged phone for so long, ya feel me?

Now I'm really overwhelmed with my cover options. Like, I thought I wouldn't have to deal with this ever again after finding the most wonderfully texturally pleasing Belkin case to ever live.  But now, to my dismay, the case comes in many more colors. So that's where I'm stuck. Purple with turquoise again? Perhaps purple on purple? Eek.

Now Mandy is ready for work with her iPhone 5. Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.

Sidenote: I really wish iPhones could go caseless. Tell me that shit isn't sleek. Am I right, apple lovers?

Sorry for repeating these shorts. I swore I wouldn't repeat an outfit all summer.
Shirt: Vintage Havana, Shorts: Free People, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Monday, August 19, 2013

Inspired By: Public Transportation

Don't let the title of this post deceive you.  I'd like to take a moment to shit talk public transportation. I mean, it just really sucks.  How is this relevant, you ask? Because on this very day I wore this outfit, I arrived at work panting and sweating and panicking. My bus stopped in the middle of the road, randomly, and I arrived to my destination 20 minutes later than scheduled, causing me to be 15 minutes late for work.

If you happened to see a chick sprinting through the New York City streets at around 9:00 a.m., that bitch was me.

Anyway, public transportation can suck it as far as I'm concerned. The amount of people that have fallen asleep on me on the bus this summer is too many to count. They were strangers, by the way. One time a man sneezed on my foot. Another time my bus driver was driving the wrong route.

On that day, Mandy wasn't ready for work, she was rushing there.

Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspired By: Black and White

Today I had a revelation. I never want to go to prison. Why? Because Piper makes it look scary and I wouldn't last one whole day in there.

Orange is the New Black has been my newest obsession and time filler since New Girl.  I must say I'm a little sad that the show has a more serious nature.  Nevertheless, I'm still entertained.  Unfortunately for me, I'm on my last episode. Ugh, seriously what to do now?

Another unfortunately for me, my Netflix decided it would be funny to begin the season on episode nine. So, needless to say, I was beyond confused and had little idea about anything going on.  Like any dedicated television-viewer, I started over. Yay Netflix.

Eat Netflix, blog, bar. Kidding! I may be gluten free, but dried apricots aren't going to eat themselves. am I right, ladies dried fruit lovers?

Notice how every single day my posts become less and less about the outfit pictured below? #mandyreadyforwork

Shirt: Nasty Gal, Shorts: Free People, Shoes: Steve Madden
Inspired,
Amanda

Monday, August 12, 2013

Inspired By: Floral Dress

I'm sure my next statement will surprise all of you, since you know me, and all I do is talk talk talk talk talk.  But like, I really just have nothing to say aside from the fact that I'm really confused about what new show to watch.

I began and completed New Girl in basically a day, OK- so it took 20 episodes yesterday and four episodes today, but doesn't it sound cooler to finish a show in only a day?

Aside from that, a friend of mine says I remind her of Jess from New Girl.  Like yes, I know I'm hilarious.  But also like, thanks? Am I crazy? I know a sing a lot, but I wouldn't sing my feelings in such a manner, especially to a man.  Nor do I tap dance.

Remember when I said I had nothing to say? There goes that.

Dress: Free People
Inspired,
Amanda

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Inspired By: Mixing Prints

At school, one of my best friends and I have a joke about mixing prints. One time I tried to combine two prints that I could barely even get away with for a WTF themed social.  From there, we went on to encourage all others to mix prints all day every day. If "what should I wear tonight?" was the question, "I don't know but you betta be mixing prints," was always the answer.

On this day, I did just that. A little checkerboard chick, a little floral chick. And, voile! There you have it, mixing prints and shit like it's 1969. I'm not sure what I even meant by that...so, I guess, YOLO.

Hey Emily, are you mixing prints today?

Shirt: J Crew, Shorts: Free People

PS - shoutout to mah intern friend Lauren for winning a free pair of Sam Edelman's. Like, huh? Told you that Insta was a winner.

Inspired,
Amanda

Friday, August 9, 2013

Inspired By: Orange Polka Dots

Great news for anyone invested in my life and wondering about how I sleep at night. In that case, I sleep like a baby- most nights. For the other nights, well, that's what dream catchers are for. Am I right, ladies?

Moving on, or rather getting to the point. I've slept in the same bed since I was like five years old. It's gotten me through many a time, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Sounds great, right? The only problem is that it's a twin-size bed. Laugh all you want, but it was the complete princess bed.

Why is this relevant? Because I am pleased to announce that I now have a full size big girl bed. That's right, people. I can sleep diagonally very comfortably without my feet hanging off the bottom.

Who's excited?

Tootles!

Shirt: Zara, Shorts: J Crew
Inspired,
Amanda

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Inspired By: Patterned Dress

Today marked the last day of my internship. Tear, tear. (Insert salsa dancing emoji here.) Hashtag free slave!

But on a serious note, unpaid internships can go eff themselves. Like all that work for nothing in return besides resume building shiz? Just ugh. But my real question to these unpaid internships is, will you at the very least pay for the therapy I now need? Have your people call my people, and lemme know.

Good news for all you little birdies, though! Because I've been lazy, or busy spending my employee discount or doing random stuff, I've been slacking on my posts. Seems unfortunate, right? Here's where it gets good. So many more outfit posts to go! Insert "WAHOO" response here.

Now I have the rest of the summer to frolick, heal the blisters from my heels and do what I do best: the Bar Method. Time to eat, pray, love. I mean, eat, blog, bar.

Until next time, babes.

Inspired,
Amanda

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inspired By: Floral Blazer

Today was a bad day. I'm tired and hungry and tweeted too much. But hey, at least Drew can now find the man of his dreams since Des let him go.

Upon Instagramming this picture, a friend of mine commented, urging that I share with her whether or not my hair was in a top knot.  Stefanie, it was not. Sorry to ruin the mirage for you.

Anyway, time for me to go eat my salmon for dinner. Yay healthy living. Yay floral blazers!

Blazer: Free People, Shorts: Gap

Inspired,
Amanda

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspired By: Orange Pants

Haaaaay. So, like, just wanted to introduce you to my cool orange pants. They seem to say, "hey, I can be real professional, but I'm also pretty fucking cool." It's like a classy and cool combo, ya dig?

In other news, a strange boy fell asleep on me on the bus today, and another man sneezed on my foot. So, that's my life recently. Gotta love public transportation!

In other other news, my internship is over in one week from today, so I can finally spend my days at the Bar Method Englewood all day every day. (Shameless plug).

I have lots of outfit posts to catch up on...so...until tomorrow, pretty birds!

Tshirt: James Perse, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Dolce Vita

Inspired,
Amanda