NOTEPAD No. 17

atlantic-pacific savannah

THROWBACK //

This post was from my first trip to Savannah in January of last year. It has become one of my favorite places to visit and I can’t wait to go back again this year! I am also wearing on of my all-time favorite coats – this beautiful botanical printed Stella McCartney trench. I remember dreaming about it when I lived in SF but it was well out of my price range and not just practical enough to warrant the high price tag. After checking in from time to time on The RealReal, it finally popped up and I was able to grab it for about 1/5 of the original price! There are often designer pieces I will purchase and sometimes regret as they feel too ‘of the moment’, but then there are some that aren’t traditionally classic, but will remain in my closet forever and be worn again and again. When I miss out on such pieces, I typically find myself hunting online!

Question: Is there are reason you do not share much about your personal life? Or don’t share more lifestyle/everyday content? I feel like I have followed you for years and know so little about you!

Answer: I started Atlantic-Pacific with the very clear vision of it being a fashion destination. Sure, there have been many moments along the way where I felt compelled to do the next ‘big thing’ in content, be it beauty, home, lifestyle etc., but I simply did not want to become everything to everyone (I have talked about this in the past on Notepad). When it comes to opening up on social media I am quite hesitant. I feel that next to time, privacy is one of the most precious things we have. I hold my personal relationships very near and dear, and would never inadvertently subject anyone to any social media criticism or unwanted commentary. Those relationships will always come before my content. With that being said, I do recognize that within this space, nearly every platform content creators use seem to be moving in the opposite direction that I am. The emphasis appears to be on more overt sharing, with a preference for grittier ‘of-the-moment’ iphone photos and more realtime video, over well curated and crafted stories. People are now looking to connect online with an influencer by getting to know their family life, their struggles, and their thoughts on current events, versus simply looking at pretty photos for inspiration or styling cues. While the format is changing and evolving, I still believe there is a space for everyone, particularly those with a clear point of view, and hopefully that means Atlantic-Pacific is still relevant to those who love fashion and style!

chanel ballet flats

LINK LOVE // 

Speaking of The RealReal, I have picked up more than a few Chanel pieces that I love on the site, including some never before worn flats. While these aren’t quite my size (big foot over here), they are an incredible color. P.S. – you can shop all Chanel ballet flats here!

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” – Ellen Glasgow

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  • Janet

    And this is why you will always be an inspiration to me. This is what I aspire to be as a blogger. Keep doing what you’re doing! It’s amazing.

    • Blair

      Thank you so much Janet! XO BEE

  • Liliana

    I agree with you Blair! It’s overwhelming also for the audience to be bombarded in so many different directions, I love your approach!! Keep making us happy with your carefully selected content, we appreciate it so much!!!

  • Andrea

    Your comments are perfect! I love that you don’t over share and I can simply be inspired by your outfitting and styles. That is enough for you to be to any real fashionista!! Keep doing what you are doing, it is perfection at its best!

  • Betty G

    Oh Blair! I was just talking to a friend about the importance of keeping ones private affairs as private as possible. I get so tired of following people from the fashion industry who always feel the need to takes sides on various controversial topics or political events. I appreciate your vision, class, talent and focus into your brand. Maybe some day you will be the next creative director of J.Crew. Girl, that brand needs help since Jenna left! Best of luck in 2018. Can’t wait to see all the beauty that you create!

    • Blair

      Thank you Betty. 2018 is going to be great! XO BEE