Mindy’s Ultimate Holiday Dress

Last night’s episode of The Mindy Project included the always enjoyable office holiday party. While the episode itself was hilarious, I was fairly preoccupied with the incredible dress Mindy wore for the occasion. The dress is a custom creation by her costume designer and perfectly captures sexy sophistication (take that Danny!) Firstly, I love that this dress isn’t black. It is so challenging to find great cocktail dresses in color, but the search certainly pays off. Secondly, I love the flattering neckline and subtle cut-out. The currently trending high necklines just don’t work for me and never feel as fancy and special. Finally, I love the combination of impeccable tailoring and the midi hemline. The fact that the dress is a custom creation definitely helps in the fit department, but I’m sure that this is also a thick, structured fabric to hug rather than cling.

After scouring the internet, I really can’t find a dress that perfectly hits all of these categories (not to mention the beautiful crystal detailing on Mindy’s piece!) However, I did find three that I would definitely sip champagne in for my next holiday party. I’m also crossing my fingers that her costume designer finds the time to create his own line…

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It’s incredibly difficult to find a dress this unique at a reasonable price point, however there are several great options to rent for a special occasion. This Cushnie Et Ochs dress has the same rich green color and subtle cut-outs on the shoulder.

Rich burgundy is another great holiday dress options, and this wallet friendly midi dress could easily be dressed up with some festive gems. The seaming detail also plays flattering tricks on the eyes.

Another rental option, this David Meister dress has a pretty textural detail on the bodice and that same gorgeous holiday hue.

Two-Times Tuesday


Remember when Dominos ran their two-times Tuesday promotion? It was their blah-day pick-me up idea of two for one pizza (I think…) Well today the Tuesday good vibes carry on with two of my absolute favorite shows starting their new seasons.

The Mindy Project and New Girl both receive so much buzz, and I really think it is all well deserved. The boy and I never miss a week and literally crack up in our living room. When both shows started I definitely preferred New Girl (Mindy came off a tidge whiney to me.) However, last season Mindy took the lead, so this season is up in the air! Plus Mindy has been killing it on her promotional tour for the new season. I rarely catch “Watch What Happens Live,” but happened to see it earlier this week with Mindy Kaling and Meredith Viera. They were both hilarious and I love Mindy’s open obsession with The Real Housewives.

Also, this week happens to be three-times Tuesday because… we’ve been married for exactly one month! We’ve agreed that I’m allowed to celebrate the one month, three month, and sixth month anniversaries during our first year of marriage. (I compromised on letting the nine month milestone slide.)

P.S It always cracks me up that this is by far the most pinned image from my site!