Holiday Gift Guide For Chic Cinephiles: Part 4 — Gifts Inspired By Mindy Lahiri
For the fourth installment of this year’s epic Holiday Gift Guide, we’re paying homage to one of the most lovable female characters in primetime television: Dr. Mindy Lahiri! Sure, she’s high-maintenance (the woman has an entire room that she transformed into a closet) and she’s prone to dramatics (sprawling out on the rug inside her office when faced with a romantic disappointment and trying to dismantle a stripper pole she felt was an affront to feminism while crashing a college party), but she’s hilarious, sassy, fearlessly frank, smart, and impeccably well-dressed. Yes, she’s as obsessed with romantic comedies, Taylor Swift songs, and celebrity magazines (she even bought a limited-edition issue centered on Prince George’s “Hottest Diaper Looks”) as your average pre-teen girl, but she’s completely unapologetic about it and that’s part of her charm. From her love of mixing prints and bold colors in her ensembles to her fine taste in décor, her love of sweets (she does keep Jolly Ranchers in her jean pockets), and her wealth of makeup, hair care, and skin care products, this gift guide installment is perfect for any girl with as charming and vibrant a personality as Mindy.
J. Crew Merino Wool Tippi Sweater, $79.50. Available at JCrew.com
Pay close enough attention to Mindy’s wardrobe, and you’ll notice she has a weakness for yellow — a shade that’s as sunny and optimistic as she is but which, admittedly, can be tricky to pull off (unless you’re Solange or, well, Mindy Lahiri M.D.). If you know someone who belongs in this exclusive group of ladies with sun-kissed, caramel-toned, or golden brown skin who can can and should yield for yellow, gift her this hip-length J.Crew sweater, made of merino wool in a 14-gauge knit for warmth without any unnecessary bulk. And, if she wants to rock it like Mindy, she’ll know to layer it over a fun printed blouse like a black number with white polka dots.
H&M Sequined Skirt, $34.95. Available at HM.com
What was Mindy wearing in the first episode of The Mindy Project? Well, as she recounted the evening when she hit rock bottom after attending an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, drinking entirely too much champagne, giving an unsolicited speech rife with details about her personal history with the groom, and then running out of the reception and riding a bike into a swimming pool, Mindy donned a body-hugging sequin dress in a lovely teal blue. As the series progressed, Mindy has gotten her act together (sort of, anyway!), which has required changing some of her ways but nothing, oh nothing, could make her abandon her love of shiny, sparkly, sequins like those covering this calf-length skirt. The rainbow-colored sequins are like disco confetti!
Ted Baker Chessy Short Wrap Coat, $425. Available at TedBaker.com
Yes, Olivia Pope gets all the credit for having an enviable repertoire of coats but few acknowledge just how much competition the Washington, D.C. fixer is getting from a certain New York City OB-GYIN. Whereas Olivia has to stick to a neutral palette — pale pink, white, beige, gray, black, and subtle checkered motifs — Mindy can taste the rainbow when it comes to her outerwear. Those who, like Mindy, love a bright statement coat will swoon over this Ted Baker number, featuring a high collar and belted waist.
Nancy Gonzalez Kaleidoscope Flap Clutch, $2750. Available at Saks.com
When it comes to handbags, Mindy mixes things up, moving from structured Birkin-esque satchels to playful cross-body numbers, jeweled minaudieres, and luxurious envelope clutches. Though she owns quite the array of handbags, she still recognizes a genius design the moment she sees it and her eyes would most certainly widen in amazement the moment they fell upon this sophisticated clutch, with its lilac-colored croc skin and its kaleidoscopic top flap. The latter features strips of technicolor-bright crocodile skin woven together to create an intricate diamond pattern. From the luxurious materials used to the impeccable workmanship that went into its creation, this clutch exudes elegance but it also doesn’t take itself too seriously but instead flaunts a playful attitude.
Kate Spade New York Cupchain Chandelier Earrings, $89.60. Available at Dillards.com
In “Diary of a Mad Indian Woman,” Mindy accessorized with these princess-ready Kate Spade New York chandelier earrings, which are sweeter than cotton candy and cupcakes. Each of these 2″-long earrings features a faceted, teardrop-shaped, rose-colored glass stone at the ear posts, with two strands of rhinestones extending in opposite directions to create an inverted “V” shape, ultimately linking to a round faux pearl surrounded by rows of almond-shaped clear glass stones along either side and punctuated by a rose-colored glass stone directly below the aforementioned pearl.
A smokey eye can make any look feel smoldering. Even after her break-up with Casey, when Mindy was leaving the house only in sweatpants and her Fat Steps sneakers, she managed to look cool thanks to her dark eye makeup. Similarly, she’s enticed many a suitor with her smoky eye looks. Best of all, she knows how to mix things up so that she’s not limited to dark gray and silver tones but, instead, toys with forest greens, midnight blues, amethyst and blackened purple tones, and so forth. This phenomenal eye shadow palette would help Mindy execute countless looks with its five metallic colors: Midnight Blue Gunmetal, a sooty and moody grayish blue hue with a metallic finish; Aubergine Gunmetal, a stormy metallic gray with Merlot-meets-eggplant undertones and purple shimmer; Aged Bronze, an olive-toned metallic bronze eye shadow with golden shimmer and a slightly dirty, tarnished feel; Metallic Rosy Brown, a taupe-ish, ashy gray pink hue with pink champagne-toned shimmer; and Champagne Pewter Highlighter, a tempestuous-feeling champagne gold hue with pewter tones and light gold shimmer. All of the mineral-infused, silky, metallic eye shadows are inspired by the colors seen in the darkness and therefore have an innately mysterious and intriguing feel to them. Check out swatches of all five hues below:
Already in love with this mystical beauty garden? Well, here’s another enchanting tidbit: each eyeshadow pan within the lacquered magnetic compact features a hummingbird design embossed atop its surface — a lovely and fitting motif for the Raw Garden Eyeshadow Palette.
Rablabs Pair of Agate Bookends, $79. Available at OneKingsLane.com
These fuchsia-colored agate book ends measure approximately 3.5″ in length, 3″ in width, and 5″ in height, and they closely resemble those Mindy has atop an intricately carved chest in her living room. With these book ends, you can instantly splash a bit of color into a room while also keeping your books neatly organized.
Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Take Me There Set, $18. Available at PacificaBeauty.com
She may have grown up in suburban Boston, but Mindy Lahiri is perfectly in tune with her Indian heritage. She would love the exotic aroma of the three products in this Indian Coconut Take Me There set since they incorporate a milky coconut aroma, along with a creamy and warm vanilla note and a touch of nectarine for an unexpected, almost syrupy sweetness. This boxed set features: a 0.33 oz. Perfume Roll-On so you can apply the exotic fruity yet gourmand scent to your pulse points; a tube of the new Color Quench Natural Moisturizer Lip Tint, which moisturizes, softens, replenishes, and protects pouts with cocoa seed butter, avocado oil, coconut oil,rosemary extract, and vitamin E, while depositing a veil of sheer color to lips; and a travel-friendly 2.5 oz. body butter tube formulated with natural emollients like shea butter, cocoa butter, sunflower seed oil, mango butter, jojoba seed oil, kukui nut oil, rose seed oil, cucumber extract, algae extract, carrot seed oil, vitamin E, and glycerin. All three products are 100% vegan and formulated without parabens, phtalates, mineral oils, sulfates, gluten or peanut oils, making them perfect for eco-minded consumers, animal rights activists, and allergy-prone users.
Topshop Boutique Polka Dot Shirt, $140. Available at US.Topshop.com
This polka dot print twill shirt will look adorable when paired with bright fuchsia, yellow, or cobalt blue skirts or layered underneath similarly bright sweaters — something Mindy Lahiri style watches know well. Side note: a nice helping of polka dots is essential to a playful wardrobe1
Vintage Pearl Tie Necklace, $31. Available at Etsy.com/Shop/1919vintage
On one of the last episodes of Season 1, Mindy gave her then-standard blouse, cardigan, and pencil skirt a dose of quirky retro flair with a necklace resembling a tie made of pearls. The statement-making accessory is an excellent way to give an office-ready ensemble a bit of personality, not to mention to toy with the masculine vs. feminine push-and-pull without going too far in either direction. Anyone who appreciated the nostalgic accessory will love this vintage 1980s necklace, made of faux pearls in the shape of a perfectly knotted tie, and measuring 12″ in total length.
Stila Cosmetics x BaubleBar New Year’s Eve Glam Set, $60. Available at StilaCosmetics.com
Ever the optimist, Mindy loves New Year’s Eve and the promise of an entire new calendar year, the opportunity for a clean slate , for new beginnings. And, having watched When Harry Met Sally countless times, she likely clings to the fantasy of a man making a huge romantic overture at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve. To ensure she looked her best should such a moment take place, then, Mindy would outfit herself in her most alluring, body-hugging cocktail dress, highlight her eyes with a lustrous eyeshadow, lengthen and intensify her lashes for a come-hither effect, and make her lips look as kissable as possible. Mindy-like types, then, would consider this limited edition kit, part of the genial Stila x BaubleBar collaboration for Holiday 2014, even more essential for New Year’s Eve than confetti, noisemakers, and shiny metallic top hats. Packaged in a glamorous navy blue pouch with a mirror-like sheen, this kit features a Stila Jewel Shadow in Opal, a snowy white hue with plenty of sparkle; a tube of Stila’s Major Major Mascara, which features a “teddy bear” brush that thickens lashes for a more dramatic look, coating them in a flake-proof jet black color; a tube of Stila’s All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery, a creamy matte, dynamic red lip color that stays in place for hours at a time, so you can sip champagne and kiss your beloved without there being any makeup blunders; a BaubleBar Yellow Gold and Pavé Cone Bangle, which features an open front with two conical charms on either end; and a $10 gift card to BaubleBar.com, where you’ll find many of the earrings seen on The Mindy Project.
Below, check out a swatch of the lovely Opal Jewel Eye Shadow, which will make eyes sparkle as if tiny icicles were kissing your eyelids:
Next, check out the creamy finish and lacquered shine of the Fiery liquid lipstick:
Beauty and baubles? What more can a girl ask for?
Madewell The Mira Heel, $134.50. Available at Madewell.com
During a Season 3 episode, Mindy wore these very Madewell heels with a printed Issa dress. Featuring a sexy low-cut vamp and pointy toe, this red suede number features a 3 3/4″ stiletto heel.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Sabryna Long-Sleeved Python Sequin Dress. Available at BCBG.com
Want to channel J.Lo at the 2011 Grammy Awards, when she turned heads on the red carpet in a knee-length, long-sleeved Emilio Pucci dress with mosaic-like silver sequins? Then go for a golden iteration of the look in this BCBGMAXAZRIA dress. The python detailing of this bodycon dress gives it an exotic flavor, while the all-over golden sequins shimmer playfully and the V-shaped neckline reveals just the right amount of cleavage, making this a flashy and fabulous choice for cocktail parties, holiday fêtes, and nights out dancing with the girls.
Kendra Scott Maggie Hoop Earrigns in Gold, $49.97. Available at KendraScott.com
These filigree hoop earrings work with almost any ensemble — whether it’s a sequined cocktail dress, a color-blocked bandage dress, or a blouse-and-skirt combination.
Galactik by Steve Madden, $149.95 ($67.47 for VIPs). Available at ShoeDazzle.com
Give toes a bit of holiay-ready bling with these half d’Orsay pumps, which feature glittery light gold leather uppers decorated with chandelier-worthy, clear, oversize rectangular and teardrop-shaped beads. With one side of the pump cut so low that it reveals the innately sexy curvature of the foot and the other side undulating seductivel to reveal much of the arch area, this pointy-toed number will make you feel like the ultimate temptress. A 3.25″-tall stiletto heel completes the effect.
Broken Social Scene Gig Poster, $25. Available at Etsy.com/Shop/WNYBAC
If you pay close attention to the wall decor in Mindy’s rocking apartment, you’ll notice the framed tangerine orange and electric blue Broken Social Scene poster having over a console table next to her front door. If you know someone who admires the Canadian Indie rock band and respects Mindy’s eye for décor, gift them this two-color letterpress poster, which was hand printed for a Broken Social Scene show in Buffalo, NY on September 25th 2010. Each poster features arched lines that make a semi-circle shape but, when placed next to another poster (as shown here), they create a funky sphere. Each individual poster measures 11 5/8 x 22 3/4 and is signed and numbered.
The Body Shop Vanilla Brûlée Shower Gel, $8, and Vanilla Brûlée Shimmer Lotion, $12. Available at TheBodyShop-USA.com
Both Casey and Danny have been completely baffled when using Mindy’s shower, baffled by the sheer number of products in her shower caddy. Clearly, the woman takes her products seriously! Women who love indulgent showers, like Mindy, will adore these two limited-edition Holiday 2014 products from The Body Shop, which feature the brand new Vanilla Brûlée fragrance, a mouth-watering scent that incorporates sweet vanilla and honey notes, as well as a caramel and custard-like aroma that befits its dessert-inspired moniker. Made using vanilla seed oil from the Sava region in Madagascar, the soap-free shower gel gently cleanses the skin while sloughing off dead skin cells thanks to a touch of salicylic acid, a natural exfoliant. The Vanilla Brûlée Shimmer Lotion, meanwhile, quenches the skin’s thirst thanks to a combination of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and sesame seed oil, which soften and replenish the skin without leaving behind any unwanted greasy residue. Not only is the sweet aroma intoxicating (especially for the gal who once told Betsey to make an extra coffee cake — just for her), but it makes skin shimmer playfully — a suitable choice for a woman whose alter ego name is “Beyoncé Pad Thai.” And really, who doesn’t want a Beyoncé-like glow?
Zara Cobalt Blazer with Gathered Shoulders, $79.90. Available at Zara.com
Workwear need not be boring, ladies! Mindy keeps her office-ready looks as fun as possible by incorporating bright colors — especially when it comes to her blazers. In the recent “We Need To Talk About Annette” episode, she lived up the reception area at Schulman & Associates with a cobalt blue blazer much like the one shown here.
Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Bright Yellow, $52. Available at KendraScott.com
Mindy’s worn Kendra Scott earrings so many times, it’s hard to keep count! And who can blame her? After all, Scott’s gorgeous danglers come in so many shades that she even has a “Color Bar” section on her online shop! Mindy is particularly fond of the Elle earrings, shown here, which feature colorful stones at their center. Options include yellow opaque glass (as shown above, which Mindy has actually rocked on the show), emerald cat’s eye, teal magnesite, cobalt calt’s eye, purple jade, and more. Dainty yet striking, these earrings measure 1.44″ in length and 0.69″in width.
Worldly Wire Empire State Building Wire Sculpture, $37.99. Available at DotandBo.com
Like so many romantic movie aficionados, Mindy considers the Empire State Building the most romantic building in New York City — if not the world. After all, it was the place where the most memorable moments in such films as An Affair To Remember and Sleepless in Seattle transpired. And, eventually, it was the place where the romance between Mindy and Danny Castalano was sealed with a passionate kiss. Pay homage to this landmark with this intricate wire sculpture depicting the famed building. Measuring 3.6″ in width, 2.8″ in depth, and 12.6″ in height, this model can be used as a decorative accent, paperweight, or bookend.
Marcelle Tufted Ottoman, $249.99. Available at WorldMarket.com
Fainting couches, Louis XVIII-style chairs, and tufted ottomans can instantly add a Parisian chic mood to a room. Mindy certainly knows this well, which is why her living room décor includes an ottoman bench made of a velvety teal blue fabric and adorned with tufted detailing. Anyone coveting a similar look will admire this plush Marcelle Tufted Ottoman, featuring a solid wood flame, a velvet surface, and antiqued bronze nail head accents.
Oliver Peoples Tortoise Stone Rectangle Fashion Glasses, $390. Available at NeimanMarcus.com
Let’s not forget: Dr. Mindy Lahiri is legally blind in Alaska and Hawaii, so glasses are of the essence. Luckily, guys nowadays totally make passes at girls with glasses. In fact, fashionable gals with 20/20 vision often don specs just to achieve a nerdy chic look! These tortoise acetate frames have a rectangular shape that will prove flattering on almost any gal.
BaubleBar Gem Trumpet Drops, $15. Available at BaubleBar.com
Though she’s quite adept at mixing different prints and patterns, Mindy also knows when to color coordinate. In the “Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFFs” episodes, for instance, she matched her bubblegum pink Chanel cross-body bag to these perky resin tab earrings, which feature square orange glass studs connected to hot pink acrylic pieces in the shape of guitar picks which are, in turn, embellished with clustered clear glass stones in a fanned-out shape.
Tommy Classic Cashmere Cardigan in Seaport, $189. Available at USA.Tommy.com
Mindy collects cardigans the way some people collect stamps and baseball cards. And who can blame her? These button-front sweaters add a dainty femininity and a preppy vibe to button-down blouses and skirts, fitted sheath dresses, and printed A-line frocks. This figure-skimming Tommy Hilfiger cardigan is made out of 100% cashmere so that it feels like it’s gentle caressing your skin, and it comes in an aquatic blue shade that’s Mindy approved.
bareMinerals “Shades To Crave” Lip Quickie Glossy Trio, $39.98. Available at QVC.com
Any woman who is as busy as Mindy Lahiri will appreciate the convenience of this lip color trio. This adorable bareMinerals set, available at QVC only, features three deluxe-sized lip crayons that do triple duty: helping to outline the contours of the mouth, coating the lips with natural-looking color and offering medium to full coverage, and leaving a gorgeously glossy sheen behind. In other words, each retractable lip color is a lip pencil, lipgloss, and lipstick in one! Each crayon-like lip color is formulated with moisturizing ingredients and antioxidants like vitamins C and E, so the gentle skin on your lips will be nourished, soothed, and softened while being coated in rich color. The three shades featured in the set are: Berry Glaze, a strawberry jelly shade of pink; Guava Glow, a tawny coral hue; and Fig Luster, a plum-tinged spiced rose shade. Check out swatches of all three creamy and glossy lip colors below:
Not only are these easy to use and perfect for gals who are constantly on the move, but they come in a shiny hot pink clutch with a wristlet strap that will add some pizzazz to any outfit.
AF Lighting Fashion Mini Chandelier, $89.99. Available at Wayfair.com
Dr. Lahiri’s pad merits its own spread in Elle Décor magazine and, without a doubt, one of the glossy photos would include the blue chandelier lamp dangling from her living room ceiling. And while a ceiling lamp dripping with crystals might be out of your financial reach, you can still achieve a similar look with this handcrafted chandelier, fashioned out of intricately cut plastic and featuring four lights resembling taper candles.
Calvin Klein Houndstooth Blouse, $41.70. Available at LordandTaylor.com
You know who taught me that a houndstooth blouse looks amazing with a yellow skirt? Well, Mindy Lahiri, of course! Pay the fashion lesson forward by gifting someone this bold Calvin Klein blouse, featuring an oversize houndstooth pattern, long sleeves with barrel cuffs, and mock pockets.
Trina Turk Ferne Skirt, $238. Available at TrinaTurk.com
Speaking of yellow skirts, this Trina Turk number is a ray of fashion sunshine. Made of a double luxe weave, this playful circle skirt features box pleats on either side that accentuate the voluminous silhouette.
Warehouse Hard Glitter Lucite Clutch, $57. Available at Warehouse.co.uk
The perfect accent to your houndstooth print blouse and yellow circle skirt: this chevron striped box clutch, which incorporates yellow, gray, black and white zig-zagging stripes of varying widths.
Ciaté London Mini Mani Manor Kit, $60. Available at Sephora.com
Mindy may be a self-proclaimed “agnostic Hindu” but she’s down with the Notorious G.O.D. (to quote Mindy’s ex, Pastor Casey a.k.a. DJ Sacrament). And she certainly loves all the excitement surrounding Christmas — in fact, she believes wearing a saucy red outfit and a plush Santa hat while singing “Santa Baby” is a surefire method for catching a man (presumably it’s a theory she cobbled together after watching Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” video). Anyone who, like Mindy, appreciates the cheer associated with the holiday season, harbors a love for nail polish and unique manicures, and covets all things adorable, will get a twinkle in her eye when she sees the Ciaté Mini Mani Manor gift set. The photo album-sized box features an illustrated front that depicts an old-fashioned, brick-and-ceramic, four-story building with red double entrance doors nestled in between Ionic columns with scroll accents along their top edges, a balcony directly above the entrance, arched window frames that reveal red and green curtains, a round attic skylight window, and chimneys on either side of the gable roof. The box hinges open along the center so that, once you flip both “sides” of the front open, you’re brought inside the home, as if you were now on the other side of those doors and windows, peeking from the inside out. So where does the “mani” part come in? Well, you’ll notice golden numbers on each “room” and tiny etchings along the cardboard surface that facilitate you pressing down and opening the “secret chamber” in each room. Once you open each nook, you’ll find a Mini Paint Pot or a Mini Texture Pot in a unique hue. The idea, then, is to use this se at as an advent calendar, getting a new polish treat every day from December 1st to December 24th.
The Mini Mani Manor set includes the following nail polish shades: Boom Box, a creamy teal turquoise shade; Confetti, a glittery lacquer with a silver base and rainbow-toned iridescent shimmer; Ivory Queen, a creamy, peachy nude shade; Talent Scout, a grape candy purple with a creamy finish; Apples & Custard, a creamy, slightly retro mint green; Beach Bum, a taupe-ish, neutral nude; Cha Cha Cha, a fiery blood orange hue with a creamy finish; Espadrilles, a shimmery brick red; Kiss Chase, a creamy honeysuckle pink; Knee Highs, a shimmery midnight blue; Loop The Loop, a near-pastel yellow with a creamy finish; Meet Me In Mayfair, a clear polish with suspended rectangular glitter in yellow, silver, and black tones; Mineral Love, a matte baby pink shade encrusted with rose gold and gold glitter for a sparkly, concrete-like effect; Mistress, a holly red shade with a creamy finish; Power Dressing, a deep cobalt blue with a creamy finish; Strawberry Milkshake, a whitened baby pink with a creamy finish; Superficial, and a greenish teal shade with a creamy finish. But that’s not all! The boxed set also includes a full-sized bottle of the Celestial Paint Pot, a silver glitter shade, three Mini Texture Pots (Prima Ballerina, featuring chunky pink and purple sequins; Slumber Party, a holographic glitter; and Let It Snow, a clear, icy glitter with an iridescent quality), two Mini Texture Pots (Girl With A Pearl, which contains white caviar pearls, and Back to Black, which contains black caviar pearls), and a paper with Fair Isle-themed nail decals so you can play with seasonal nail art.
One of the most exciting beauty gifts to surface this season, the Ciaté Mini Mani Manor is full of surprises — including saucy and sweet quotes printed beneath each flap so that, as you discover a new nail lacquer, you’ll also receive some words of wisdom!
Stay tuned since I’ll be swatching all the shades in the set starting Dec. 1st in keeping with the advent calendar theme!
C. Wonder Ikat Coffee Mug, $10. Available at CWonder.com
Take a peek inside Mindy’s cupboards, and you won’t find blue-and-white porcelain patterns that mimic those popularized by the Ming Dynasty in China or, for that matter, platters with boring cottage rose prints. What you will find, however, are funky ikat patterns on coffee mugs, tea cups, cereal bowls, and dinner plates like the one on this gold-rimmed ceramic coffee mug from C. Wonder.
Reiss Lyla Lightweight Print Sweater, $195. Available at Reiss.com
This lightweight red sweater features zebra-like white stripes, but each line has the spikes and troughs you’d find in a graph line (think an EKG, for instance), giving the design a more dynamic , spontaneous quality and a sense of movement. The contrast in color between the sleeves and the shell, meanwhile, compounds the graphic quality of the design.
Zara A-Line Faux Leather Skirt, $49.90. Available at Zara.com
Yes, black pencil skirts are versatile and always office-ready. But, if your job has enough of a laid-back dress code, there’s no reason why you can’t mix things up a bit and play with different skirt silhouettes, colors, and textures. Even if you’re not too keen on the bold skirt color choices Mindy favors, you can infuse a rocker attitude into your workwear with a touch of leather. Try this A-line faux leather skirt from Zara, which you can pair with everything from a bejeweled sweater to a printed button-down shirt.
Equipment Slim Signature Crane Blouse, $258. Available at ShopLesNouvelles.com
When it comes to blouses, Mindy fluctuates between bold colored numbers, jewel-adorned neutrals, and splashy printed pieces. Over the years, she’s rocked button-downs with polka dots, red strawberries, green and yellow scarabs, blue flowers, and more. Anyone who enjoys Mindy’s splashy printed blouses, then, will discern he countless styling possibilities offered by this 100% silk crane print blouse.
Vince Camuto Kevlin Bootie, $158.95. Available at Nordstrom.com
Biker chic accessories can add an audacious, thrill-seeking vibe to even the most darling and precious ensemble. These versatile booties will more than accomplish the desired effect thanks to their fold-over cuffs, cheeky open toes, side gold-toned zipper closures, and 4″-tall heels.
Rachel Rachel Roy Gold-Tone Teal Drusy Round Drop Earrings, $34. Available at Macys.com
In the episode “Caramel Princess Time,” Mindy flaunted this very same pair of dangling drusy earrings in a lime green hue. Measuring 1 1/5″ in length, these simple but stunning sparklers feature gold-toned discs rimmed with inset clear rhinestones and filled with teal-colored drusy and glass stones that look raw and jagged, as if plucked straight from nature and allowed to dazzle in their most natural state.
Bo Concept Embroidered Cushion, $39. Available at BoConcept.com
Though the ever-practical Danny Castellano cannot comprehend Mindy’s penchant for decorative throw pillows, most nesting-prone fashionistas know that these cushions can breathe a whole new life into a room. This elaborately embroidered cushion, measuring 12″ in width and 19 3/4″ in length, would add an exotic elegance to any sofa or armchair: whether it’s crafted out of tufted navy velvet, aqua twill, white leather, or plush gray suede.
Pink Martini City Light The Way Coat, $169.99. Available at Modcloth.com
Statement coats are Mindy’s weakness — whether they’re satin-y magenta trenches, red double-breasted bouclé coats, charming houndstooth print numbers, or purple plaid pea coats. This adorable burgundy coat has a nostalgic charm thanks to its rounded, Peter Pan-style collar, and the navy trim accentuating the front, adorning the side slit pockets and rimming the collar
Karen Millen Modern Stripe Dress, $299. Available at US.KarenMillen.com
Mindy has developed a fondness for abstract prints in Season 3, which is why it’s easy to imagine her sporting this stretchy Karen Millen dress, featuring a V-shaped neckline, short cap sleeves, an abstract stripe print, and solid black insets cinching the waist for a figure-flattering effect.
Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Handbag, $208. Available at Kate Spade.com
From Birkin bags to quilted Chanel and studded Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purses, Mindy has exhibited a rather diverse taste in handbags. Some of her most Hall of Fame-worthy handbag home-runs have involved luxurious satchels in vivid hues like the green Celine Boston Face Luggage Bag she carried in a recent Season 3 episode. For a similar style that’s significantly more affordable, consider this sculptural, crosshatched leather Kate Spade handbag, which measures 9″ in height, 10.5″ in width, and 5″ in depth.
Fresh Dare To Bare Sugar Lip Ritual Holiday 2014 Gift Set, $45. Available at Fresh.com
With all the canoodling she’s doing with Danny, it’s essential that Mindy keep her lips soft and kissable. And, given that it’s mistletoe season, what woman can’t relate? The Fresh Dare To Bare Sugar Lip Ritual kit features every product a gal needs to keep her pout smooch-ready. If you’ve got slightly chapped or chafed lips, start by exfoliating with the Sugar Lip Polish, which sloughs off dead skin cells gently to reveal a smoother, more even surface. Next, nourish your lips (which are probably ailing in the dry winter cold) with the new Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy, which helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also protecting collagen and elastin molecules thanks to a combination of Acmella flower extract, skin-firming amino acids, and a moisturizing sugar derivative. Next, you can coat lips with the clear Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, which will instant soothe and hydrate lips or, for a veil of sheer rosy pink color, you can reach for the Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15. Love a shiny pout? Then finish your lip therapy with the Sugar Shine Lip Treatment, a moisturizing gloss that enhances the natural color of your lips.
J. Crew Factory Embellished Sweater, $69.50. Available at Factory.JCrew.com
Mindy types love their bling! And if there’s one way to jazz up your winter wardrobe, it’s to add a few bejeweled sweaters like this hip-length, hunter green, J. Crew number, featuring rows of faceted, pyramid-shaped, midnight blue stones that create a bib effect along the collar.
Jonathan Adler Capri Bottle Lamp, $300. Available at JonathanAdler.com
Retro metal table lamps have no place in the home of a caramel princess like Mindy! Instead, opt for a colorful and chic lighting alternative like this Jonathan Adler table lamp, which features a hand-blown, bottle-shaped glass base, polished nickel accents, and a parchment-colored shade.
Baby-G BA110 Leopard Print Watch in Fuchsia, $160. Available at Baby-G.com
Baby-G works closely with The Mindy Project‘s costume designer, Salvador Perez, which might explain why this watch looks like it belongs right on Dr. Lahiri’s wrist. Sure, she rarely wears a watch when at the office — which might explain why she’s consistently late — but when she works out (or, at least, does two push-ups before collapsing), Mindy would surely rock a statement-making piece like this bright fuchsia Baby-G watch, featuring bold leopard spots, pairing it with a polka dot sweatshirt adorned with “performance rhinestones” or a T-shirt that reads “Shopping is My Cardio.”