If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (username AmberWilk2) you know that over this past weekend I was in Chicago for the Create and Cultivate Conference. It was a really fast but wonderful trip. I arrived late afternoon on Friday, rushed to my hotel to check in and drop my bag and had just enough time to walk to Millennium Park to see Cloud Gate aka “The Bean” and snap a few pics and a selfie.
General Assembly held a fun mix and mingle cocktail party for the women attending Create and Cultivate. Nothing bonds women quicker than complimenting outfits over wine. Afterwards I met up with a college friend that is a native Chicagoan and he took me to the John Hancock Tower to see a 360 view of the city, it was SO awesome. We finished the night bars hoping downtown and caught up on life over cocktails.
The next morning I got dressed up in this amazing Finders Keepers Dress that made me extra chic and I headed to Create and Cultivate with Abby of Denver Darling. It was a jam packed day filled with workshops on photography and social media content (because Instagram is life), small group mentor sessions, pop up shops, a beauty lounge and some super informative panels with some fantastic panelists.
My favorite part of the day was the panel on using the Digital Space for good via commerce, blogging and content. The women on the panel have been so authentic and vulnerable, sharing their lives on their blogs in order to reach and connect with other women thinking or going through similar things but not saying them out loud. I was incredibly inspired by their bravery and the impact they have made. I love fashion and sharing my style with you. I hope that I inspire you to try trends you normally wouldn’t have, introduce you to a brand you may not have known about and realize you can be stylish without breaking the bank. At the same time I feel that I have a lot more to share with you aside from fashion. Sometimes I get scared to get personal when I think of how big the internet is. It’s super intimidating but this is my creative place and I feel that I can do good using this digital space. Whether it’s by sharing some of my life events and personal happenings or my favorite yoga pose that week. Making connections (digital or real life) has been the most fulfilling part of blogging and my hope is to connect with you all even more by sharing more of myself. So from here on out I plan on expanding my blog to cover other topics, passions and thoughts. I hope you will continue to read with an open mind.