The Nina Proudman effect is alive and well.
I was in Byron Bay last weekend and just about every fashion store I walked into was carrying the Nina-style vibe.
Walking past the closed Tigerlily store on a Friday night and seeing last week’s red jacket in blue from the window was enough to send me back the next day to see if it was still available in my size.
Sadly it wasn’t. And after much internets searching, I just had to let it go.
I’d become the victim of my own obsession.
Onwards and upwards. It’s another week. Another new episode of Offspring and new obsessions to be made.
And coincidentally more Tigerlily!
I talked last week about the two main outfits Nina wears – the jeans outfit and the maxi skirt outfit. This week it was her third style of choice that featured – the maxi dress outfit.
The maxi dress outfit
Nina is wearing a Tigerlily maxi dress from last winter. It has sleeves but this look could work equally as well with a sleeveless or tank-style maxi and jacket. There are a few other Tigerlily maxi dress options (apart from included below) here. Plus also check out the maxi dresses currently available at Mister Zimi.
The white draped jacket Nina was wearing has appeared in previous seasons. It’s the kind of jacket you’d see more of on sale from about August but I’ve located a few. There is the one below from Target – plus this one, this one and this one at The Iconic (all with limited sizing left).
Nina wore her Tsumori suede boots from last season (you can get the back story on those boots here) but I think this look can be achieved with an ankle boot too. I may even like it better.
Nina’s still wearing her trademark layered fine necklaces, which you can see in the photo above proving very attractive as play things to baby Zoe. I don’t know about you but I had to put away my fine jewellery until my babies had moved on from the grabbing stage. Both the jewellery brands I’ve linked to below have had pieces appear on Nina in past series.
Let’s not forget about Billie – she’s wearing a Karen Millen tank. The leather jacket she wore with this outfit was a Boss by Hugo Boss design. The massive yellow and black earrings (I never did find out where they were from – anyone know?) and giant black cocktail ring also re-appeared from last season’s wardrobe. Bold Billie is BACK.
Loved Zara’s maternity jumpsuit look?
Not sure it would have helped Jimmy in his post-proposal endeavours 😉 but she looked super cute in this look. It’s not an exact match (hers is an old-season Tigerlily) but this jumpsuit would let you create a similar look. This one too. Finding a summer weight cardi like this is difficult at this time of year but you may already have one in your wardrobe. Otherwise keep an eye out in stores from late July.
And as for baby Zoe – who is actually played by twins Willow and Mia – the rattling of my old ovaries continued. Here she/they is/are in another top by Oishi-m.
Almost as cute as Baby Zoe is the linen that was on Nina’s bed in last week’s episode. The owl pillowcases are from an Australian textile company, Feliz. Feliz is about “fun, organic, locally and ethically produced homewares – all printed and made lovingly by hand”. I’m in love.
You know my policy on drinks in jars, don’t you? The drink tastes better because it looks better!
Well, the jars served up at Jimmy’s tacoria are pretty damn good looking. They’re from Rainy Sunday – a small contemporary craft label making boutique drinking jars and stylish wooden mason jar stands. What started as a favour for a friend at her wedding has turned into a fully fledged business.
The de-brief (spoiler alert)
Any episode of any TV show that starts with Chrissie Swan has me front row and centre. Love her and love her cameo on last night’s episode as host of the fictitious Best Mother awards.
What we also learn in this scene is that Patrick’s sister Kate and her bike delivery boy boyfriend are now living in the States, which is code for don’t expect to see this actor this season. Insert sad face here.
This episode has a number of focal points – the re-emergence of Nina’s ex-husband, Billie’s non-date with “lock up the horses” Hotty McHotteson Lawrence (Nina’s psychologist) and Jimmy’s
haircut proposal to Zara that involved him breakdancing to Rockmelons’ That Word played by a mariachi band (#onlyonoffspring) at the opening on his third tacoria.
And let’s not brush over Zara’s determination to prove to new hospital gyno Elvis that she is the “wild” one in the ward. “It’s like my trademark,” she told an unconvinced Elvis.
Nina set Elvis straight. As only Nina can.
Over to you? How are you coping with the re-appearing Patrick? Are you worried for Nina’s fine necklaces breaking? Did you buy her Tigerlily dress last winter? Fave part of last night’s episode?
Photo credit: all images from the show are courtesy of Channel Ten