HOW I WOULD STYLE: DR. MINDY LAHIRI

Mindy & Danny

It must be Tuesday because it’s time for:

HOW I WOULD STYLE: DR. MINDY LAHIRI FEATURING STELLA & DOT

HOW I WOULD STYLE: DR. MINDY LAHIRI FEATURING STELLA & DOT (Part 2)

Tonight, I’m going for a “Date Night w/ Danny” look.  I love Dr. Lahiri in a peplum skirt so I upped the ante (and lowered her hemline a smidge) with this leather skirt. The shoes, the sheer fabric in the blouse, THIS TRENCH. She’s perfect, right?

Now, let’s talk about the Stella & Dot accessories because I absolutely love each of these pieces:

This cross body bag the perfect size for a night out, from Mindy’s lip gloss to an emergency supply of jerky for later, she is good to go for her evening.  I built her arm party up because WHY THE HELL NOT?! I especially love the Indian-inspired Neeya bracelet because Mindy is nothing, if not totally proud of her culture. Because of all the things happening on the studded jacket, I kept it simple with these 3D pyramid studs (which are reversible, the other side is full of sparkle. SO VERSATILE!)

I mean, c’mon! Mindy on date night > Ma’s lasagn’? This is controversial but I’m going to say yes!  Cannot wait for an all-new episode at 9:30PM. Tune in to The Mindy Project on FOX! ❤

Links to all the accessories are below – check ’em out and let me know what you think!

Neeya Bracelet 
stelladot.com

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How I Would Style: Dr. Mindy Lahiri featuring Stella & Dot

Mindy Lahiri

Paging Dr. Mindy Lahiri…………you’re about to get Bettykissed!

Tonight is the night Mindy, Danny & the entire gang delight us for 22 minutes in a brand-new episode of The Mindy Project. In honour of this, I’ve put together a very special post entitled:
How I Would Style: Dr. Mindy Lahiri featuring Stella & Dot
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I love Mindy’s style (fictional and IRL) because even if there were rules, no fuqs given.  She mixes patterns, textures, metals. She dresses her body well and doesn’t cower behind neutrals or monochromatic palettes.  So, here’s how I would style Dr. Mindy Lahiri if I ever had a chance.

We start with with a bold top. It’s a long-sleeved blouse with a Peter Pan collar, lace overlay and a scalloped hem. I’ve paired it with a retro-inspired floral midi skirt. I find this style of skirt absolutely perfect for any shape, size, height or level of fashion sense. You can be as simple or eccentric as possible. Not that it’s required but I always love a belt when I can fit one in; this is a faux leather skinny belt from Old Navy (don’t tell Mindy!!!). Her boots break the bank (she makes good money, she can do it). These are 3.1 Phillip Lim Ora over-the-knee leather boots in a camel colour.  Now let’s jack her up with the accessories!

Around her neck, we bring the Stella & Dot Coral Kay statement necklace, it pulls the accents from the skirt right out. Her arm party is comprised of the Inspiration bangle, Becca & Christina Link bracelet.  (All links for these items are below…I LOVE THE POP OF COLOUR!)

Anyway, the countdown is on. I’ll probably do this every time I’m excited for a TV show.  This means always. I’ll do this always.

Stella & Dot Items:

The “Gift A Girl” Project – I hope you join me!

Now it seems, more than ever, we need to embrace girls, young and old. We need to support them, educate them, show them our strength so they can grow up to be strong themselves. I’m donating 100% of cash profits from my very first trunk show to Confidence Coalition.  November 14th happens to be International Girls Day and I intentionally chose this date.

The link to my trunk show is open right now (http://www.stelladot.com/ts/uvr26) and will remain open for three weeks AFTER November 14th. This isn’t a cash grab. This isn’t a guilt trip. I want this to be something you willingly participate in. I’m calling this the “Gift A Girl” project. I’m gifting three women in my life, just as a token that I don’t take their presence in my life for granted.  Do they need gifts? No. But giving makes me feel good and I want to put a smile on their faces.  I task you with taking advantage of this flash sale happening RIGHT NOW (began today, closes October 30th) and even if you don’t, checking out the site for something you know would put a smile on a girl who has changed your life. And this is for anyone to participate: husbands to wives, friends to friends, grandmother’s to their granddaughters, nephews to aunts, etc. Just show a girl you thought of them.

I’m gifting this necklace to my mother, without her I would come apart at the seams. I remember this colour combination on so many of her jewellery pieces growing up. Her vanity was in my bedroom. She’d wake up at the crack of dawn to begin her beauty regime & I’d pretend to be sleeping but watch her apply her make-up, choose each item from her wardrobe with deliberation and leave before the sun was up to conquer the world in only the way she knows how.

#LoveSD

http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_ca/p/sale/sale-all/love-necklace?s=bettykiss

I’m gifting this scarf to the senior woman I volunteer with; her birthday is next month and she’s become like a surrogate grandmother. She’s lost most of her hearing & almost all of her sight but she’s able to discern the colour red from any other colour. She’s in her 80s, she just re-issued her passport for another 10 years because “you never know when you’ll need to travel,” she says. (She just got back from a solo trip to Italy. WHAT?!) She reminds me that we’re as young as we stay in our minds; I feel honoured to have met her and have her share her life stories with me, little by little, every week.

#LuxembourgSD

http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_ca/p/sale/sale-all/luxembourg-scarf-wild-hearts?s=bettykiss

I’m gifting this bracelet to my best friend, my right arm, my conscience, my sister. Despite all my absurdity, she is my rock. I really can’t put into words what her friendship means to me. She’s younger than me but still my elder. I look up to her so much and hope to one day be the woman she is.

LoveBraceletSD

http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_ca/p/sale/sale-all/love-bracelet?s=bettykiss

I won’t hide the fact that your purchase will also benefit my ability to build this stylist business. While the cash sales are being donated, the sample credits I receive will expand my selections for future trunk shows. Every dollar I receive over the next few weeks will be tallied and I’ll be keeping you posted with a running total. This is not for a tax break, but because this is something I really believe in. If you decide to take part in my “Gift A Girl” project – would you please share your story with me of what you purchased, who it’s for and why they mean so much to you?  You can email me at justanotherbg@gmail.com.  I would like to compile the stories for a future post at the end of the trunk show. You can find these pieces and more here: http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_ca/sale/sale-all?s=bettykiss 

Please share with those you know, near and far.  I know I’m one person, but I still think I can make a little bit of a difference in some girls’ lives.