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Fashionable Business Casual

Off-Shoulder Top // Dark Wash Jeans

Fuschia Heels // Leopard Clutch

As you’ve seen on Insta, a few weeks ago I went to a Create & Cultivate conference. It was such cool experience but it was also really fun to see everyone’s take on their fashionable business casual dress code! Business casual has some pretty set limits but adding the word fashionable opens up a whole new world of options!

I found this top by accident thanks to a trip to Express. Killing time by wandering around a mall is generally not the best idea, but since I did have an event coming up I justified new clothes for it LOL.

I’ve seen some people say they’re getting tired of off-shoulder/cold shoulder/one-shoulder tops but I’m still a big fan. I personally like the different cuts & looks from changing up the necklines. Regular button-up blouses are a staple and while they can be cute they are everywhere. Making it off-shoulder makes it much more fun.

SHOP THIS LOOK:

Create & Cultivate Seattle was such a fun day, and not just because of keynote speakers like Mandy Moore & Brooklyn Decker. (Although they were INCREDIBLE!) It’s an event geared toward women in many different fields which means it wasn’t just focused on blogging or business. Instead it had panels on a wide variety of topics that could then be translated into whatever area you were interested in.

Here’s part of what my schedule looked like. Being a blogger I found the panels on Radical Creativity and ‘Tag, Snap, Stories’ the most immediately helpful. But my mentors during power hour were a woman who has been with a start-up from the ground floor and a woman who created her own business on a whim. These might not be directly related to me but they still had valuable insight about ways to take my blog forward, and they were one of my favorite parts of the day!

I highly recommend attending any of the Create & Cultivate events if they come to your area. An event full of networking, lessons, and even new friendship is definitely worth your time.

If you have any questions about the conference itself or my experience please let me know! I’m happy to talk about it and if there’s a lot of interest I’ll definitely put together a full post about it. Just leave a comment or send a message to  carefreeandcoffee@gmail.com !!!

 

~Alison

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18 Comments

  1. celeste wrote:

    I love those pretty pink shoes!

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  2. Ayana Pitterson wrote:

    I don’t think I could ever get tired of cold shoulders, off the shoulders or one shoulder tops and dresses. BEST TREND EVER! Great fashionable business casual look…which honestly, I have never heard about until I read this post. Great look.

    Thrifting Diva
    http://www.thriftingdiva.com

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  3. valerie wrote:

    love your outfit Alison, especially the pink shoes!! I was so bummed I could not go ..I am hoping to catch it in LA in FEb!

    Take care,

    Valerie

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  4. LeeAnn wrote:

    LOVE this outfit! Personally, I think pink can go with anything 🙂

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  5. Heather wrote:

    This is such a great look, I especially love the off the shoulder top!

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  6. Loving the black blouse and pop of color in your heels! Thanks for sharing your fashion expertise with us!

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  7. Love this pop of color!

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  8. Great look – love the pink shoes! Fab photos too!
    Kate x | http:www.katelovestravel.net

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  9. Hot pink is such a fun color for accessories. I love how you styled your heels!

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  10. Larissa wrote:

    I absolutely adore that pop of color with your bright heels! Ive never seen an off-the-shoulder business-y top before, so that’s neat!! Love the outfit on you!

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  11. Lees wrote:

    Hope you had fun at the conference! Those shoes are so cute, I love the barbie pink color!

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  12. Donyell wrote:

    I love the fushcia heels and the leopard clutch. The shoes add a pop of color while the clutch adds a hint of print.

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  13. Amanda wrote:

    This look would be perfect for going out in too! I love those pink heels!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  14. Lynn Woods wrote:

    I just came up with about 5 outfits those shoes would go so well with! lol That top would be great for my weekly date nights with my husband.

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  15. That outfit is amazing! It’s so cute!! I love love love your shoes. The conference sounds so cool too.
    Xojohnnielynn
    http://xojohnnielynn.com/ipsy-look-septemeraugust/

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  16. Kaitlynn wrote:

    those shoes are amazing!!! I love this whole outfit – cute but also classy. Can’t go wrong with that!

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  17. Lisa wrote:

    This outfit is great for you, I wear scrubs at my job, it’s like going to work in my pajamas every day!

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  18. Joanne wrote:

    How cute do you look.
    Those shoes are so bright but so lush!

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