Celebrity Style Capture: Mindy Kaling - Garnerstyle

Celebrity Style Capture: Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling, Mindy Kaling Book, Catherines
Okay, so I absolutely adore Mindy Kaling.  In my head, Mindy and I could totally be friends.  I had this perception of her just being a super cool girl and while on a road trip I listened to her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and I found out that all that I had assumed about her coolness was so true.   Besides just seeming to be a very down to earth person, alot of her Mindy Kalingisms are things I wholeheartedly  believe in. 

Such as:

An Irish Leave:  An Irish leave is when you leave a party without saying goodbye.  I hate big grand goodbyes at parties.  I hate interrupting conversations and bringing all attention on me. It just makes me feel incredibly awkward.  I like to say goodbye to the host/hostess and slip out the door.  

Buying things with a debit card under $3:  I practice this all the time

Don't peak in High School:  Here's an excerpt - "Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also a big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair." Truer words have never been spoken.  I wish someone would have slapped me over the head with this one when I was 16.

Underwear is always necessary - I don't understand how people go commando.  I've done it  twice (by force of circumstance) and just felt so icky.  (This may have been TMI).

There is no sunrise so beautiful that it's worth waking me up to see it: Non-morning people unite!

Love for Karaoke:  I love karaoke, but please believe me when I say I can't sing a lick.  

Hell is waiting in line for brunch:  The brunch line is the worst.  If you are like me, I don't do brunch as often as I would like, but geez you have a a wonderful spread of breakfast/lunch yummies and it feels like you have to wait a lifetime to partake.  

Above all other things, Mindy is totally accepting of who she is and what she looks like.  I think she adorable, but at a "whooping" (and say that with sarcasm) size 8 she is definitely on the plus side of Hollywood stars.   She tells of photo shoots where stylists brought her all samples sizes of 2 and 4.  I was so mad for her, but I know this happens.  Anyways, I definitely don't want to spoil the book, but it a fun read.  I actually got it on audiobooks for a roadtrip (Mindy reads the book), but those darn things are super expensive.  

Outfit:  Dress - Catherines, Belt - Ann Taylor, Shoes - Nordstrom Rack, Bracelet - Forever21


  1. I love her as well. I didn't even know she had a book out!! I'll have to look into that. I won't say too much about the underwear thing, but I will say that sometimes you gotta make a quick run to the store, and you gotta do what you gotta do. Ha!

    You look super cute in this pink number. And I really like your hair!

  2. I read her book recently as well and it was laugh out loud funny. I checked it from the library and read it on my Kindle Fire. Can't go wrong with free!

  3. Beautiful look and interesting book

  4. Il love it !!!
    You are gorgeous and the color will look great.

    Kiss from France.

  5. I heart Mindy so much! Size 8 huh well she looks great and I'd accept her any size sheath adorable I just her audio book I love that she narrated. It can't get any better than that. Great post and outfit

  6. I am all about the Irish leave. And it's not just because I'm Irish!

    That color is amazing with your skin tone. Brights like that always seem to wash me out. Ho-hum.

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  7. Nice post. That dress looks comfy and that pink colour really pops nicely against ur skin tone... Love how u dressed your hair with this outfit.


  8. That dress looks absolutely amazing on you! The colour is fantastic!

  9. so funny! irish leaves, always do them! this dress is gorgeous!

  10. I'm not usualyy a fan of pink but this shade is gorgeous.


  11. Love that dress and Mindy, just got the audio book and looking forward to listening to it :)

  12. Love the pink!


  13. You look FAB as usual, love the color , I see you're trimming down as well, I am on my own weight loss journey and I'm down 23 pounds!!! You go girl its a awesome feeling to know you can do it!!!!! Keep up the good work and the awesome fashion!!!

  14. You look FAB as usual, love the color , I see you're trimming down as well, I am on my own weight loss journey and I'm down 23 pounds!!! You go girl its a awesome feeling to know you can do it!!!!! Keep up the good work and the awesome fashion!!!

  15. I agree with the opinion about being popular in school. And I used to be terribly worried about it. The situation at the university has changed and I have a lot of friends. It was the beginning of a new life and I fondly remember my life at the university. Of course, there were also difficulties due to the large number of tasks. But thanks to ghostwriter websites I managed to write essays and term papers. Student years are the brightest in my life.