since i left you with such a cliffhanger about what i was planning to wear to the conference over the weekend...here it is! (i seem to be most sarcastic in the morning. who am i kidding, i'm sarcastic at all times). anyway, i went with a neutral palette because i've been looking for any excuse or occasion to wear this blush top. we've got a reaaaaal nice thing going right now, so i didn't want to mess it up. i swapped out the shorts for pants, flats for wedges, and simple jewels for a bit more of a statement, but otherwise, it's as if you were there on saturday.
top | TOPSHOP (more sizes), shorts | LOFT c/o, espadrilles | Madden Girl, purse | Nordstrom Rack, necklace | Elisabeth Ashlie, ring | Kendra Scott c/o
speaking of, my sister and i were both a bit disappointed with the Create & Cultivate Conference. i was really anticipating being inspired and full of ideas for how to grow my biz and left feeling like i hadn't really heard anything that was applicable to me or what i was doing. some could argue that you can apply just about any business concepts/experiences to your own, but it's a lot harder to do it than it is to say. quite a few of the panelists had a lot of experience with venture capital funding or spending years in R&D developing their product, and that's just not something that i've ever done (or likely will do - but you never know!) so, there was much to be desired, in my opinion.
i will say that the setting, Chicago Illuminating Company, was beautiful and really cool to see. it was fun to meet some ladies that were in a similar situation with having an online business, so i enjoyed that! it's nice to be around like-minded people that understand what you do and just sort of get it, ya know?
Kate and i really enjoyed getting to spend time together, too. while i absolutely love the time that i get to spend with her when i'm visiting her and my nephews, it's also really nice to have some time separate from the babies so that we can have a full conversation or decide to just up and go do something without having to talk about nap schedules and when dinner is. it's also a little weird to not have the boys around when i see her because i'm so used to them being a package deal!
and now, after a fun and full weekend, it's back to work and power-packing up my apartment to get ready for the move!