This is already an awesome week for writer, actress and overall hilarious human being Mindy Kaling. Yesterday, she tweeted that beautiful sneak peek from her Vogue shoot wherein she wears a stunning red dress, casually glamorous teased side ponytail, and natural-looking makeup. Basically, she looks gorgeous. And last night, she did once again!
Mindy attended PaleyFest 2014 in a fun emerald crop top and matching high-waisted skirt that looked sexy, but not over-the-top. Despite my usual disdain for jacquard, I’m actually loving this weird pattern and unconventional texture for a cropped combo, and the length of the skirt works really well with the slightly mini top. (As a side note, is anybody stoked that cropped shirts are not so much belly shirts now as they are just shorter-than-average tops?) Plus, it comes from Topshop, so if you are feeling some inspiration looking at this outfit, you should totally go out and get it yourself.
She accessorized the look really well, too, wearing a pair of Louboutin peep-toed shoes and earrings from Jennifer Meyer. Her hair looks fantastic, shiny and so very healthy in this side-parted style with carefree waves. The only thing I’m not digging quite as much is her makeup, which was too heavy for an already bold look. Going a little lighter on the shadow and blush would have kept it from competing with the outfit, but at least her lashes and brows look great.
Overall, this was an awesome look for PaleyFest, where The Mindy Project was being honored yesterday. And in addition to getting me to hate jacquard slightly less, this style is also making me wonder if I should just give in and just try a freaking crop top already. Not one that cuts off right under my boobs or anything but, y’know, something like this with a high-waisted skirt or pants. The only thing I really don’t like about these pieces is what happens every time you do literally anything with your arms:
If any of you guys have tips on that type of thing, let a girl know! Until then, let’s just admire and learn from Ms. Kaling.
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