SXSW has once again come and gone, but not without turning my life upside down. Per the usual. It was wonderful to watch the city transform and see what characters strolled the streets. I have to say this year was pretty low key for me. I attended the Create & Cultivate event on Sunday March 12th. I stood in line for two hours in 45 degree weather for that event. My feet were numb by the time I got in but it was well worth the wait.

Create & Cultivate Recap

The Create & Cultivate pop-up was a fun day long event with special guest speakers. All girl bosses who run their worlds and wanting to share their wisdom with us future girl bosses. Some keynote speakers were, Camille Styles the creator of the blog/website based out of Austin, Texas , Courtney Kerr founder of , and super model Brooklyn Decker to name a few.

Some take aways from the discussion panels:

  • Design your blog with you in mind. What do YOU like to read? Create that.
  • Be real about the things you promote. Authenticity is key.
  • Know which social platforms are best for you and what you do.
  • No one can do you like you do. So DO YOU!

And when there wasn’t a panel discussion happening… there was plenty to keep us busy…

empty chair and mic at the create event at sxsw. someone holding a mixed drink from crown royal at the create and cultivate event at sxsw

There was delicious meatless burgers from Impossible Foods, free drinks from crown royal, La Croix, a smores bar courtesy of Noosa yogurt, a braid bar, and sooo many more fun interactive stations. So much FREE swag was given away. And good times were had. It was truly an amazing experience. This was the first time in a long time that I’ve been under the same roof as some of Austin’s hottest bloggers. We were all there to soak up the wisdom and have a good time. And that we did.

And let’s not forget the most important thing of all, the FASHION. So many stylish women, not enough cameras to capture them all. Here were some of my favorites #streetstyle looks at the event.



Special Shout out to Verizon Wireless for letting me borrow the Google Pixel during the whole shebang. It made capturing my experience easier. I love the camera on this phone. Some down sides to the phone are the emojis (I don’t like them), and I can’t take selfies using the side button like on my I-phone. But my experience with it was still very satisfying. So THANK YOU Verizon for always making my SXSW experience a blast!