Bay Area tech conferences can be challenging to dress for. You want to be comfortable, stylish and not too casual or too formal. Basically, the female equivalent of the jeans + dress shirt + fancy shoes combination (sometimes with a blazer, never with a tie) that most Silicon Valley guys wear to these things. Pockets are a must for business cards. I like heels to feel a bit taller in a crowd. A bit of color so that you're not blending in with everyone else.
similar to this dress) with a gray Club Monaco blazer and a pair of vintage leather boots. Happy with the way this outfit came out. Now, I just need to put together another one for day two of the event tomorrow - shoot!