Do you ever wonder why we don’t see Nina Proudman actually go shopping? In stores or online?
I know she’s not “real” but, wowzers, her wardrobe is something else.
That kind of wardrobe doesn’t just happen by accident. It would require a strong sense of style and a strong affinity with certain boutiques and chain stores.
Now, if we did see Nina go shopping in the months after she gave birth to Zoe she would have dropped a substantial amount of cash at Tigerlily.
Yes, there have been some same label favourites in the past but never to the extent that Neens has embraced this label for Season 5 of Offspring.
We had that jacket in episode one, a maxi dress in episode two and in last night’s episode five, another maxi dress.
If you shopped at Tigerlily about a year ago then you would have hit the Nina jackpot. Only astute eBay sellers are offering these pieces now.
My advice would be to save your dollars and buy similar pieces – either available now or to be released in the next couple of months as the fashion season rolls into spring.
Nina Proudman style
The second outfit Nina Proudman wore in last night’s episode was a slight twist on Nina’s regular skinny jeans and boots combination.
Layering a “mullet” top over a floral cami still keeps Nina’s romantic boho luxe style in place but offers something slightly different.
I’m not sure of the exact labels she’s wearing (I suspect it’s Johnny Was underneath) but below I’ve included pieces available now that when combined could create a similar look.
1. Minkpink cami $78.43 at ASOS | 2. Blue Bungalow top $40 | 3. Target jeans $25 | 4. Django & Juliette boots $299.95 @ Styletread | 5. Lovisa necklace $14.99 | 6. Nicole Fendel necklace $99 (also available at Tesori-Bellini)
Billie Proudman style
And what about Billie? Billie’s style continues to make its mark in this series – in line with her growing confidence within herself. I particularly loved the first piece we see her wearing – an embellished leather dress, which I’m pretty sure is by Thurley.
Anything in leather or pleather is such a strong trend at the moment. It’s appealing because it offers structure with an edge. Add in a little bling and you pretty much have everything going on.
Billie’s dress doesn’t seem to be available but I’ve included below some examples (most on sale) that you could adapt to create a similar look.
The de-brief (spoiler alert)
This was the first episode without Patrick. Patrick, the ghost that is, not Patrick, Zara and Jimmy’s baby.
Speaking of Zara and Jimmy and their babies. Why oh why are they being put through the wringer again with baby Alfie’s health. Talk about heart wrenching. Am very much dreading next week’s episode.
On the lighter side we had Billie and Lawrence’s tip-toeing into a “non-sexual relationship” and Lawrence admitting that when he’s with Billie it feels reckless – like the teenager he never got to be.
We also had Nina Facebook messaging A LOT with pool guy Thomas. He’s certainly bringing the new hunk factor to the show but I’m not sure how that’s going to pan out. What IS his story?
I’m more Team Leo … if we have to take teams. He is funny, quirky and someone who could sit down with the Proudmans on Christmas Day – or any day – and fit right in.
I loved that Zara’s “sex-ray” vision brought on a bumbling confession over takeaway lunch at the hospital in Kim’s office of the “near miss” airport one-night-stand between Leo and Nina.
As we say every week … #onlyonoffpsring.
Over to you … best/worst bits from last night’s episode? Favourite outfit from the show?
Photo credit: scene photos are courtesy of Channel Ten.