Amanda Bynes enjoyed a day out with her life coach Joy Stevens as she continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.
The actress, 31, was seen running a couple of errands with Joy by her side before heading to school on Thursday.
It is a rare public outing for the star, who appeared relaxed and content as she picked up a few supplies.
Girl time: Amanda Bynes enjoyed a day out with her life coach Joy Stevens as she continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles
The former Nickelodeon star wore a white top, grey trousers, black shoes, and a pair of sunglasses with a neon orange accent for the occasion.
Her blonde hair was worn down as it cascaded in loose waves.
Joy wore a black blazer, jeans, a striped shirt, and a pair of sunglasses tucked into her hair.
Amanda enjoyed a diet Snapple and carried her jacket on her arm.
Hydrating: Amanda carried a refreshing diet Snapple in her hand and carried her jacket on her arm
She appeared to pick up some craft supplies.
Amanda is currently studying at FIDM, but she’s also hoping to make a comeback in acting.
In December Amanda said she was ‘doing really great’ and had plans to officially return to the spotlight in 2018.
Spot of shopping: She also appeared to pick up some craft supplies at a second shop
Her lawyer told Page Six at the time: ‘She has had several offers but is waiting for the right one to come along for a comeback.’
This comes after producers of her Nickelodeon sketch series, The Amanda Show (1999-2002), said they were ‘trying to reach’ the star to revamp the show.
‘I do miss acting and I actually have something surprising to tell you, I’m going to start acting again,’ Amanda told Hollyscoop last year.
Back into the spotlight: Amanda is currently studying at FIDM, but she’s also hoping to make a comeback in acting
Cool and casual: Bynes wore a white blouse and grey trousers
‘I want to do TV, maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of it in the future.’
The SoCal native already has a supporter in Hairspray co-star Nikki Blonsky, who gushed to TooFab on July 20: ‘She’s getting ready to start acting. She was one of my favorite actors growing up, and I just can’t wait to see her on the screen again.’
Amanda also plans on putting out a clothing collection following her graduation from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she’s studied merchandise product development since 2013.
Big plans: Amanda also plans on putting out a clothing collection following her graduation from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she’s studied merchandise product development since 2013
Although, Amanda didn’t have much luck with her prior 2007 clothing line – Dear – after retailer Steve & Barry’s filed for bankruptcy.
The former child star regained control over her finances in June 2017 after her conservatorship ended.
Amanda was involuntarily committed to a Pasadena psychiatric treatment facility in 2014 following a very public meltdown involving a string of bizarre run-ins with the law dating back to 2012.
Among Amanda’s offenses were two hit-and-runs and a DUI in 2012, as well as a 2013 arrest for throwing a bong out of a window of the 36th floor of her Manhattan apartment.
Relaxed: Bynes and Joy enjoyed the day together before the actress headed to school