A blogger-inspired outfit + Win: CLiO Italian Collection

Dearest BusiChic – how was your weekend? I’ve been meaning to ask whether I should post on the weekend – any thoughts?

Speaking of thoughts, post fashion week I’ve been thinking a bit about how the style of fellow bloggers has inspired me even more than the looks I see on the catwalk. It may be because I find that blogger style is generally easier to translate into my everyday workwear rather than the artistic look of a model put together by a team of hair and make-up artists…

Case in point, I’m doing an outfit post today because we have a GIVEAWAY from the folks at CLiO Hosiery! Good hosiery is a must for many reasons but in my own experience, I find that they add polish to my workwear and help to keep me warm in winter.  However the number of times I get a ladder in a pair; well I often find that I haven’t bought quite enough at the 30% off sales that happen periodically at the major department stores to keep me going throughout the season! This is why I think it’s great that Australian-owned company, CLiO, has just released their new Italian Collection. This is a range of luxuriously silky hosiery made in Italy and using Italian materials and mills, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $9.99 and available at your local supermarket–  time-poor women of Australia, rejoice!

To celebrate the entry of their silky goodness into your local supermarket, CLiO Hosiery has given us FIVE packs which you could win! Each pack is comprised of a selection* of items from the CLiO Italian Collection!

To go into the running to win a pack, all you have to do is:

  • Sign up for “The BusiChic Bulletin” – our monthly newsletter on all things business chic! Sign-up via the form in the top right-hand-corner of the website.

And now, an outfit post inspired by Samantha Hardman – the blogger and banker-turned-designer of Melbourne-made label, Bento. Sam has a way with headscarves that I’m trying to channel in this Italian-inspired work ensemble, scroll down to see my effort!

Contemporary Business Wear with some Italian inspiration to celebrate our CLiO giveaway!

headscarf vintage top & blush Sportsgirl lipstick M.A.C. Lady Danger belt Ginger & Smart skirt Country Road clutch Longchamp shoes Melissa hosiery CLiO Sheer Italian in natural- sign up to The BusiChic Bulletin for your chance to win a pack of  CLiO : Italian Collection !

Sheer pantyhose helps to even out skintone...

* Each CLiO pack is comprised of 1x Italian Opaque Bodyshaper ($9.99); 1x Italian Slimming OR Soft Shine Pantyhose ($8.99); 1x Italian Lace Top Stay-Ups ($9.99) and 1x Clio classic invisible band knee-highs ($6.95). The first four packs drawn will also include 1:x Tummy-control boy leg shapewear ($9.99). Please note that all items are a size 10-12.

Sign-up to The BusiChic Bulletin today for your chance to win an Italian Collection pack from CLiO Hosiery!

Entry closes 6pm AEST on 31 May 2011. Winners will be drawn using random.org and notified via the email they provided to subscribe to The BusiChic Bulletin. Competition is limited to those with Australian postal addresses only.

| CLiO Hosiery is available at 725 Woolworth’s stores and a wide selection of Coles, IGA and Big W |

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  1. Love the way you showed this.
    I don’t think I will look in Clio but good luck for the winner.
    Great outfit over all.
    Lee x

  2. ha! Thanks lady, thought it was only fair I should try showcase the product! X

  3. We got to check out your legs!! Nice outfit, love the belt in particular. Easily the coolest auditor I know!

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