I am looking forward to sitting outside at my favorite NYC cafes soon, but for now we are hunting for warmer weather down in Savannah!

Question: What made you make the leap and leave corporate fashion and merchandising?

Answer: There were a lot of different factors in play when it came to making the difficult decision to leave the corporate world. For over the ten years, I had built up my career in merchandising, and I felt that there would be a place for me if I wanted to go back. That was certainly reassuring. On the other hand, doing my own thing felt like something that was an opportunity right now, but may not necessarily be in the future. I had reached a point where I was no longer able to focus on both to the degree that I wanted to, and due to that, I was only disappointing myself in both merchandising and blogging. I needed to focus and make a choice. I saw blogging, and building opportunities around and outside of that, as something new and independent, but knew it may not last forever. After thinking seriously about my long term goals, I made the leap and left the corporate world!


I love a great pair of retro shaped sunnies (as seen in the pic above) and these oval beauties are the perfect peach hue.

“Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.” – Unknown

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  • Amber

    Wait… when did you leave the corporate world?! I thought you were still at Tory Burch!

    • AR

      Yeah- I had the same Q. I had no idea she left TB…

    • Blair

      Yes, I left my full-time role at Tory but still work closely with the team on a consulting and project basis! XO BEE

      • Amber

        Well, in that case, congrats (and champagne) are in order!!! xx

  • Veronica

    Thanks for sharing this Blair. I’m currently in the same boat of struggling to juggle two full time jobs and I agree, this makes it almost impossible to do your best at either one. It’s great to see though that even someone at your level of blogging success still had to think long and hard about taking the leap to do it full time. Makes me definitely stop and reevaluate and try to plan for the long term.

    • Blair

      Best of luck to you Veronica! XO BEE

  • Stephanie

    Wow amazing! I can’t wait to see what you have in store! If you start your own clothing line, I am literally buying one of everything in every color!!!!! Hehe

    • Blair

      Well, at least I’ll have one customer! 🙂 XO BEE