Honestly, I knew it would be inspiring. I knew I would learn tons, meet many, and fangirl abundantly. But Create + Cultivate blew all my expectations out of the chicly decorated event venue, even in the first hour of being there.
First things first, as dedicated readers know, last week I was having a bit of an outfit crisis in preparation for the big day. To leather skirt, or not to leather skirt? That was the question. I last-minute opted to wear that minx of a pencil skirt to the networking happy hour on Friday night, a decision I was very happy with the next day about six hours in to creating and cultivating. It is much more a nighttime garment than day—also much more suited for wearing in short-term scenarios rather than long—and I happily sported a navy jumpsuit with lime embroidery on the shoulders with a jean jacket and stilettos instead. Simple, understated, and also basically PJs disguised as a real outfit: it was a winner indeed.