Forgive me Offspring fans for I have sinned. I gave up my regular 8.30pm Wednesday night spot on the lounge for a night at the footy.
I KNOW. I do not know who I am either.
Mr SY loves his footy. Actually love does not come close to explaining the passion he has for all codes but especially State of Origin Rugby League.
Through work he scored a couple of tickets. It’s been a while since I’ve accompanied him to a footy game. I said I’d go on the proviso he went out and bought me an appropriate scarf to wear. It’s all about the accessories. Always.
Not that I think Nina Proudman would ever be seen dead in my Queensland Maroons scarf … but it was the only (albeit tenuous) link I could come up with to make up for not watching my favourite TV show in real time.
And what a doozy of an episode Offspring was.
Almost as tense and exciting as the situation I found myself in at Suncorp Stadium (or the ALP found it in Canberra) last night.
We had Clegg totally in funk, refusing to leave Patrick and Nina’s house and doing all manner of strange things while there. And I’m not just referring to the child-proofing of the toilet seat here either.
We had Jimmy’s pop-up taqueria wanting us to reach in through the TV screen and grab one for ourselves.
We had Billie being caught out/confessing to selling Proudman real estate to her dad’s biggest competitor and nemesis.
We had Mick singing up a storm with Rosanna.
And we had Geraldine being forced on to a month of alcohol abstinence.
Situation normal, wouldn’t you say?
In a among the typically dramatic-slash-humorous storyline, we had Nina appearing in four different tunic-top-based outfits (yes, I counted).
Johnny Was and One Season tunics feature strongly in Nina’s wardrobe – and in last night’s episode. When you think about it, it’s such an effortless casual look for Nina, pregnant or not.
Tunic styling tips
So I thought I’d trawl some of my favourite online haunts and find some similar tunics available right now (keeping in mind that in a month or two there will be a whole influx of new-season styles coming in store everywhere).
1. The key to getting a flattering look with a tunic style top is to wear it with a streamlined bottom half. It’s about balancing out the volume.
2. You’ll notice with some tunic tops that they actually button all the way through (No.4 and 6) … these are what Nina uses as jackets over tank-tops and other short-sleeved tunics. You might prefer this look if wanting to show off your waist.
3. Belting your tunic is also an option. Not something I do as my waist is too short and it just makes my hips look even bigger … but I know that others with lovely long torsos and small waists love to do this. I also like how No.9 below is belted on the hips. Love that.
4. Choose a tunic that is sheer or drops in a semi-fitted a-line shape if you’re worried about appearing tent-like in one. No. 1, No. 7 and No. 9 are good examples of this.
5. The most flattering length for you will depend on your shape. Me, I like mine to hit about 10-15cm below my hips. Too long and they will take over your whole look and you’ll lose the balance gained by wearing streamlined pants or jeans.
1. Cloth blouse $48.97 (on sale) @ The Iconic | 2. Blue Bungalow kaftan $89 | 3. Velvet top $160 @ me and moo | 4. Virtu blouse $34.30 (on sale) | 5. Johnny Was tunic $279 @ Zambezee Boutique | 6. Holiday top $79.95 @ Sequins and Sand | 7. Johnny Was tunic $319 @ Zambezee Boutique | 8. One Season top $129 @ Pisces | 9. Bella Lido dress $109
Would I find tunics in your wardrobe? And don’t forget to share your favourite moment from last night’s Offspring episode … do you forgive me for putting footy before Nina?
Offspring photos: Channel TEN