Meet Olivia Lo Schiavo of Pretty Penny + Clothing Exchange !

I heart Instagram! It’s through this medium that I saw Laura Blythman’s illustration for Pretty Penny .

Pretty Penny Laura Blythman

Pretty Penny illustration by Laura Blythman that I spied on Laura’s Instagram


Laura’s illustration led me to its new home-  Pretty Penny – a lovely new blog by, Olivia Lo Schiavo, that seeks to help women better understand finances so they can control their financial futures. Pretty and useful – I like it a lot! So much so that I arranged to meet up with Olivia and immediately gave her a hug- oops!

BusiChic Olivia Lo Schiavo Pretty Penny

Olivia Lo Schiavo blogs about financial knowledge at Pretty Penny.


BusiChic Olivia detail coffee flower ring owl brooch


BusiChic Olivia office shoes

Pretty shoes that Olivia got at an earlier Clothing Exchange swap!


BusiChic Olivia ballet flats glitter

Sensible flats are well sensible for getting around but also help to protect one’s pretty shoes. Win!

More about Olivia’s office style soon.

In the meantime, read Olivia’s Pretty Penny post on the cost of clothing and some methods on getting more for less!

Olivia is hosting The Clothing Exchange on tonight at Federation Square in Melbourne –  longtime BusiChics may recall that I’ve been before!

I’ll be at the swap tonight also mingling with the fashionable crowd and selling copies of The Little Black Dress Project book which is now also available as an eBook!


The Clothing Exchange on tonight

Exchange your old treasures for new ones! Swapping is a wonderful way to reinvigorate your winter wardrobe. It’s friendly to your wallet and to the environment.

Where: Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne 3000

When: Monday 8th July. Check-in from 6:30 with swapping starting at 7PM on the dot.

Ticket price: $25 gets you entry to the event and allows you to swap up to six items. Buy tickets here.


Hope to see you there!


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