We’ve featured Mindy Kaling’s delightful Instagram fashion posts a few times now, from the first sighting to our realization that she was doing this regularly to the ones that we imagined as soap operas — all of which was before we learned Mindy was secretly pregnant the whole time, and possibly had pre-planned a bunch of Instagram content to cover the fact that she was due in September. Brilliant.

She’s kept up the content, too, which has been a very patterned bright spot as we slog through the remaining days of 2020. This ensemble is exceptional:

 

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are pitching a primetime reboot of All My Children, which I wholly support but only if they get La Lucci on board, and Mindy can appear on it occasionally as internationally acclaimed footwear designer Antonia Bridge.

 

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She will get a BIG story, mostly because her shoes are always fantastic and they will look superb when she is forced to HURL them at her enemies.

 

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This is Pine Valley’s hipster Influencer persona Perpetua Throttle, who does not understand proportions.

I am hardcore into those jammies, and wish I had leaned into buying ones specifically for the pre-Christmas euphoria.

 

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Perky morning-show host Felicia Elan is wearing a sweater I covet very, very much.

 

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Jackie Slick makes tiny accessories and sells them from her yacht in… I’m sure Pine Valley had a harbor. It had everything.

 

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There is nothing soap-operatic about this. It’s just a comfy outfit and a cute sweater. I GUESS she could play Flora Divine, Pine Valley’s local purveyor of seasonal plants.

 

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Retired soccer star Deidre Beckham — from the Pine Valley Chandlers team — has taken to making shoes out of athletic tape.

 

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I don’t know WHAT is happening here, but it is horrific. I assume she is the evil twin of another character, who pushed said character down the Pine Valley well — made famous by Natalie and her sister Janet — and is now impersonating her sister and everyone with her odd new fashion choices. It’s like Big Business meets… All My Children, honestly.

This is fabulous. She’s playing a long-lost relative of Greenlee Smythe (real character name!), probably named Chartreuse Le Tweed, who thinks this is a hiking outfit simply because it includes some form of boot.

 

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This is flat-out adorable.

 

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As is this, which probably read very well on TV, where we weren’t fussing about whether we like the asymmetrical hem.

 

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This caption made me laugh. We are all waiting with bated breath for any of us to get invited to a thing we can actually attend without fear of death, long-hauling, or super-spreading. Mindy is just a significant measure more sartorially prepared for that than I am.

 

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LOOK AT THIS OUTFIT. And her purse, which is from a Spanish line called M2Malletier and appears to cost a good chunk of my mortgage.

 

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That blouse is A Lot for me, but her accessories are EXCELLENT. I think even just a white t-shirt would have worked instead.

 

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Another one for the soap! Hannah Twine makes accessories out of household objects and sells them for a 700 percent markup.

 

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This made me smile. Of course, in soap land, it would mean she’s at the center of a love triangle with brothers who will be torn asunder by clashing loyalties, and they will have names likeĀ  Roc and Dash Mountain. But in regular life, it’s just a shirt with hearts, and it’s cute and it’s warming mine.