February 7, 2014

Beverly Hills, CA

After a beautiful weekend in San Diego, an interesting time in court serving jury duty, and a tearful goodbye to the comedian I’ve grown up with and come to admire- Mr. Jay Leno- it’s been quite the week!   And while I know it may sound like a lot, I truly cannot believe an entire week has already flown by. Where does the time go these days?  All I know, is there just never seems to be enough.

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On my twenty-first birthday, (yes this was actually on the top of my list) my friends and I attended a taping of the TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno.  And let me just tell you; it was everything I could’ve hoped for and more!  Jay met us before the show, took pictures with us and of course- found ways to poke fun at all of our majors at UCLA.  It was during the writer’s strike and so the show was relying much more on guest interaction because they were not able to get as many celebrity guests/ write as many bits as usual.  Lucky for us though, he came to us to participate on the show and then after that, his hilarious guest, the “Fruitcake Lady” (have you ever seen her?), baked a cake for him and he came over and gave his piece to me for my birthday.  Pretty much the nicest guy ever- right?

Growing up in Boston, my parents adored him and had him on our television every night.  If I had to be up late doing homework or if my Mum and I were up late chatting, we’d always have Jay on in the background.  I’ll never forget how relieved I felt when I finally got a TV in LA after I first moved out here because it meant I didn’t have to feel so alone at night.  His show has always been so comforting and it was like taking a piece of home with me.  Thus, I made sure to tune in for last night’s final show.  It was wonderfully touching and candid – leaving me once again wishing that there was simply more time.

Today’s outfit is inspired by today’s break in the rainy weather we’ve been having the past couple of days.  It’s still on the chillier side here in LA but it’s nothing tights and a sweater can’t fix!  I adore the Peter Pan collar on this dress- it adds so much to what is otherwise a quite simple piece.  I dressed it up with this belt from the Melrose Trading Post and voila! A neutral classic outfit, put together for under $100, that is perfect for this Friday afternoon.

Happy Friday!

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Dress: H&M

Sweater: TJmaxx

Tights: Forever21

Belt: Melrose Trading Post Fleamarket

Booties: H&M

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“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”  -Nelson Mandela

Photos By: Jennifer Biswas