By Jennifer Davis
Updated Nov 05, 2014 @ 6:04 pm
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Do you have trouble being on time? Well, so does Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling), as we witnessed on last night’s episode of The Mindy Project.

Never one to miss a surgery (as Danny so graciously points out) Mindy can’t seem to be on time for anything else, including their movie date night. Between primping and grabbing a slice, Mindy makes Danny miss the showing of the Godfather Part 2, and he’s not having it–-at least she looks great in the teal houndstooth jacket costume designer Salvador Perez designed for her.

To teach her a lesson, when she’s late for their next date at a comedy club, he leaves before she arrives. After getting harassed by the comedian, she tries to make a quick exit, but not before we catch a glimpse of her gorgeous Sass & Bide dress (above) and sparkling Rachel Roy earrings. “What was great about that dress was the peplum was not too poofy,” Perez tells InStyle.

Of course, Mindy can’t take that lying down. She gets him back by messing with the time on his wristwatch so he’ll be late, which he doesn't realize until he sees her quickly hopping into a cab. “We knew the dress was going to be used when hailing a cab,” explains Perez, who chose to dress her in a cobalt Kate Spade dress and matching Prada bag (above). “We wanted something that contrasted the yellow.”

Does Mindy ever learn her lesson? Let’s just say Danny’s mom helps her think about reconsidering her perpetually late ways, but only after she’s forced to get a bad blowout in Staten Island (below).

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We’ll be chatting with Perez every week about our favorite looks from The Mindy Project, so be sure to check back in next week!

Sal Perez
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Catch The Mindy Project every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.