One of the many things that the costume designers on Offspring get very right is the fact that a normal woman would re-wear a large proportion of their wardrobe.
I love that we see Nina and Billie wearing designs that they’ve worn over the past few seasons.
It gives us permission to the same.
It also inspires us to buy well in the first place – in keeping with our personality and lifestyle – to ensure that we do get good wear out of our clothes.
In last night’s penultimate episode (hopefully just penultimate for season 5 not forever … I have to hold out hope!) Billie was seen in an orange cropped trench that she’s worn in previous series.
And Nina Proudman was wearing a cream top and floral cami combination we saw earlier this season.
At the beginning of the show Nina was wearing the same outfit as last week – a jeans and Lee Mathews pale mint shirt. We hadn’t seen that colour before but it was the same style as the cream one she’s worn earlier this series and last series.
I’ve been asked many a time whether I think this style of shirt is flattering. If by flattering you mean does it show Nina’s shape, then no, but it is flattering as part of a whole outfit ensemble that contrasts the streamlined look of skinny jeans and knee-high boots with something floaty.
For me, an outfit with contrasts – whether that’s contrasts in volume or texture – is an outfit that has greater interest.
Because I’ve covered off on this particular Nina style before I thought I’d do something different here and share with you some Nina-inspired style finds that are available right now.
The key if you’re very much a fan of this style is to keep an eye out in store over the next couple of months. Early spring is the time when you’ll see more of the trans-seasonal, luxe-boho pieces Nina favours.
And you’ve already nabbed your skinny jeans and boots, right?
Good, you’re set to shop.
1. Blue Bungalow tunic $59 | 2. Tigerlily top $149.95 | 3. Just Jeans top $59.95 | 4. Johnny Was top $359 | 5. ASOS maxi dress $411.77 | 6. Tigerlily skirt $189.95 | 7. Decjuba jacket $349.95 | 8. Jeanswest jacket $79.99 | 9. ASOS kimono $78.43 | 10. Lee Mathews cami $169 | 11. Seed Heritage cami $79.95
This was a highly emotional episode, yes? Plenty of heartbreak and anger. Plenty of strength of character and many, many more reasons to be on #TeamLeo.
Wasn’t he amazing? A rock for Nina – clearly in love with her – but a rock all the same.
“You deserve someone who respects you and is good to you and makes your life better. You deserve someone who adores you.”
He didn’t want to be the rebound guy after Thomas and rightly so. I still thought that kiss would end differently than it did. Maybe if Geraldine hadn’t walked in?
As for his line to Thomas? I punched the air after he delivered that one: “For my money, no matter how complicated it is, you’re a dick!”
And Lawrence? Oh my. So much devastation. Thankfully he finally dropped the pschyobabble and let fly at Billie.
I get what Billie is doing in returning to Mick but I worry that it’s not right for her. She was just getting her stuff in a row. She had a major project to do for Jimmy. She was fending for herself.
Thank goodness for Clegg and his communal living idea. We needed some comic relief. To Kim: “You’re looking at me like a sperm-making lesbian woman”.
Will Nina actually leave the hospital? Will Billie got to London? I can’t see it, unless there isn’t another season in the works.
It’s all too much.
How will we survive next week?