updated 10/14/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/14/2011 AT 1:20 PM ET
Her first public outings have been equally low-key, and observers say she looked at ease back out in society.
Released from an Italian prison earlier this month after her murder conviction was overturned, Knox, 24, was photographed walking with an unidentified male friend Saturday going to a local store near her home in Seattle. She was dressed casually in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, and carried toothpaste and a chocolate bar.
The following day, she took a ferry trip with her mother, aunt and some friends to Puget Sound.