Let’s talk about Nina Proudman and her style this season.
I know we do just that every Thursday around here but I want to talk specifically about the overall style she’s projecting this season.
There are a few comments on last week’s post from people who think her style has gone a bit off track, that like any new mum she’s still finding her way.
I’d like to know what you think?
For me, I think it’s very much the Nina we knew before she was pregnant … before last season’s Offspring.
There was a big change last season to accommodate her bump and I’m not just talking maternity jeans. The wardrobe designers at the time told me that they pared back her layers because with the bump involved it was too much.
This is why we didn’t see any scarves and that there was a less fussy finish to her overall look.
This season I think she’s gone back to the Nina of old. She’s mixing it up. The extra layers are back and so are the scarves.
I was actually excited by last week’s wearing of printed pants and wedges instead of jeans and boots but maybe for some it was too far removed from her usual?
I think the essence of her luxe boho style was still there – she was just showing it in a different way.
I also think it’s a good thing for all of us to change things up a little with our style, to not get stuck in a rut with one particular look, so maybe that’s what she’s doing too?
As a nod to motherhood, I have, however, noticed that her hair is being worn back all the time.
Nina Proudman style
The first outfit in last night’s episode was classic Nina, wouldn’t you think?
Thanks to some clever readers I now know that these earrings are by Ayala Bar. This Australian stockist has an extensive collection available online – not these exact ones but plenty similar.
Lightweight jacket over cream top with long pendant, short necklace and scarf? The earrings were a little longer and more detailed than normal but apart from that, bang on Nina Proudman-style. (And if anyone can tell me why Leo is carrying a watermelon, it would be much appreciated?)
I don’t have leads on the exact match for garments but here is some styling/shopping inspiration from pieces available now.
1. Mavi jeans $139.99 @ Birdsnest | 2. Wish top $89.95 @ Birdsnest | 3. Decjuba jacket $111.96 @ The Iconic | 4. Nest of Pambula necklace $54.95 @ Birdsneset | 5. Django & Juliette boots $299.95 @ Styletread | 6. Nest of Pambula earrings $34.95 @ Birdsnest | 7. Blue Bungalow scarf $29
The second outfit is up there with one of my faves from Nina. I do love a black jacket to dress up a jeans outfit for evening and I also am completely in love with the lace top. You?
The shirt is Zara – most probably this time last year. Similar available through the US online store if you have access to shopping there through family and friends. The satin jacket is by former Melbourne-based label T.L. Wood.
It’s such a simple and beautiful combination and would work for a date night or night out with the girls.
Billie Proudman style
Billie’s love of a bold yellow never dies and this yellow silk top is a winner. It’s by UK label Warehouse. You can shop the label via ASOS. The necklace has been seen many times before and I believe it’s a Dinosaur Designs creation.
Baby Zoe style
Could you get a cuter baby? I think not. The interview I did with the mum of the twins who play Zoe is here. Zoe wears a lot of Aussie label Oishi-m and this is one of their pieces. The baby bag details (pictured above with Billie) are here.
The de-brief (spoiler alert)
How are we feeling on the Team Leo vs Team Thomas front?
I’m still gunning for Team Leo. His efforts to get a skype connection to the mum delivering a baby while her husband served in Afghanistan were nothing short of swoon-worthy in my books. Could he be just a friend? Or could they be friends who become more?
Thomas did redeem himself but is he too good to be true? And a little bit earnest? And still no word on the mum of his baby? Is she in the picture at all? On the plus side, he is tall (insert Nina’s arm movements here to demonstrate) and capable of carrying Nina through a park at night.
Geraldine cracked me up with faking her recovery to have Darcy stick around. Darcy’s arrival with a box of liver-friendly food stuffs would have been enough for me to come clean, especially the mention of cicada shells to grind into her tea. YUCK.
Kim’s suggestion that they all go to a “good old fashioned Lesbian night” and Clegg’s hothousing of baby Zoe before giving up and asking “where does Mummy keep the wine?” provided the sidekick laughs that make Offspring the gold viewing that it is.
But it was perhaps Billie who owned this episode – and rightly so – she’s a smart woman and this episode was yet another in this series in that we see Billie getting her act together. She came up with a business plan for Jimmy to open a restaurant and she opened up to Lawrence … finally.
Lawrence’s “from now on you run towards me … ” just had me in tears. Good, romantic tears.
Over to you. Share. Which outfits did you like? Which bits did you enjoy most? Thoughts on Nina’s overall style this season?
Photo credit: scene photos are courtesy of Channel Ten.