AN UPDATED ATLANTIC-PACIFIC Q&A //

 

Atlantic-Pacific Q&A Blair Eadie

Atlantic-Pacific Q&A Blair Eadie

Atlantic-Pacific Q&A Blair EadieAtlantic-Pacific Q&A Blair Eadie

Dress: Paskal. Earrings: Loeil. Bag: Topshop. Headbands: Zara (sold out, also love this one). Sunglasses: Celine. Shoes: Zara.

I felt like it was time for an updated Atlantic-Pacific Q&A! It has been almost a year since I did an extended Q&A (you can see it here), so I am adding a few new FAQs below! As always, if there are more questions, please feel free to ask away in the comments or e-mail me (blair@the-atlantic-pacific.com)! You may also find these past posts to be helpful: my career path, my blogging journey, my tips for starting a blog, how I edit my photosmy favorite NYC photography locations, and my quick NYC guide.

Let’s get started and cut right to the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions…

I am 34 years old. I live in NYC and also own a home in Florida. I am 5’7″ and typically wear a size 25 in denim and a size 0/2 (I wear a US Size 4 in ASOS and Topshop). I have been running Atlantic-Pacific since 2010, but did not do so full-time until 2018. Prior to all things Atlantic-Pacific, I worked at Gap Inc. in San Francisco for five years and then Tory Burch here in NYC for another five years. I do not keep a large team and am not represented by an agency. I do have an amazing business partner though – Andrew – who does all photography as well as 100 other things related to Atlantic-Pacific. Other than that, I love dogs and I hate being cold. 

Now moving on to the updated Atlantic-Pacific Q&A…


QUESTION: I know you mostly dress up, but do you have a favorite denim brand?

ANSWER: While I mostly wear skirts, dresses, and suiting, I do love a great pair of denim. Madewell is the denim brand that I wear the most and these high-rise skinnies are my favorites (note: I own them in a few different washes, hem finishes, etc. as they are an often repeated style for the brand).


QUESTION: Do you ever experience burnout? If so how do you curb it or move through it?

ANSWER: I absolutely experience burnout. I think it is really important to give yourself a break and carve out time (even if it is small amount) for yourself. During the times I am feeling burnt out BUT can’t slow down or take a break (because let’s be honest that isn’t always possible) I re-visit my to-do list and prioritize. This often involves eliminating meetings, tasks, and projects that aren’t 100% necessary or 100% necessary RIGHT NOW. Being creatively stunted for me is the worst kind of burn out. When that happens, I try to find ways to get re-inspired. I’ll visit a museum, pour through my past favorite editorials and runway shows, exercise, etc. Many times when I am feeling a bit down, be it creatively or just mentally, I’ll find a coffee date with a good friend, or phone conversation with someone I miss, is often the best way to re-charge. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those you care about, they can always help!


QUESTION: I love your low bun! How do you do it and what are your favorite hair care products?

ANSWER: I actually talk ALL about that here!


QUESTION: Will you be doing another collection?

ANSWER: Yes. More to come on details, timing, and partners soon!


QUESTION: What are five things I can do to be more successful?

ANSWER:

  1. Write out a plan. Create a 6 month, 2 year, and 10 year plan and create tangible ways you can work towards each of your milestones. Evaluate how you are doing every month and always work towards your goals.
  2. Be self aware. Self awareness is key in being successful. Gather feedback from co-workers, clients, and even friends. Continue to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and improve upon them. Recognize early and often that you will never be capable of being great at everything. Many successful people I admire know their true strengths and only focus on those. They find partners and people to surround themselves with who excel at what they may lack.
  3. Don’t mistake activity for achievement. Being busy isn’t a badge of honor. Make sure the meetings you take, projects you are working, even your daily tasks, are all as productive and efficient as they can be. Everyone has other things going on and places to be!
  4. Be direct and decisive without being abrasive. In any business, the more clear, simple, and concise you can be, the better. I firmly believe that once you feel you have adequate information, make a decision quickly and continue to move forward. Don’t over analyze.
  5. Be nice. This should be number 1 on the list. Every single day I’m astounded that people don’t understand this.

QUESTION: What perfume do you wear?

ANSWER: I love switching up my scents. Right now I am wearing this one from Jo Malone.


QUESTION: Tips for going into a party where you don’t know anyone?

ANSWER: So, I find myself in this situation quite a bit! I am often invited to events where I don’t have access to the guest list and I am unsure of who will be in attendance. My go-to move is to find someone wearing something I really like, compliment them on it, and asking where it is from. In a fashion environment this can be a really easy way to start an organic conversation about brands you love, places you shop, etc. If the piece is interesting, the story behind it is often interesting as well. On the other hand, if someone I know is throwing a party and I don’t know anyone, another easy way to strike up a conversation is to introduce yourself and ask said person how they know the host. Usually a story will come out of this and more often than not you will realize you have mutual friends in common. But typically, I just try to wear a big smile and keep off my phone so people know I am actively trying to stay present! P.S. if you see me at an event, please come over and say hello – unless I ask you about your outfit first 🙂


QUESTION: If you didn’t end up in fashion where could you see yourself?

ANSWER: I studied political science (you can read about it here) in school and am from the Washington D.C. area so most of my first true job interviews were within the defense contracting space. I come from a military family and also had some direct military interviews lined up as well. But, Gap Inc. was my first interview and first job out of school!


QUESTION: Where did you purchase your BLAIR phone case, clear bag, and pearl headband?!

ANSWER: All of those products are in this post!


QUESTION: Who are your style idols?

ANSWER: To be honest there isn’t one person that I look to for inspiration, and the people and brands I find inspiring change quite frequently. Right now I am really inspired by Tracee Ellis Ross and the designer Christopher John Rogers (who was just named as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist).


 

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  • Heather

    I love your answer to the question of how to be more successful, particularly number 5; everyone should be nicer to one another!

    Heather
    http://www.arloandjoy.com

    • Blair

      Of course they should – that should actually be number 1! XO, BEE

  • Stephanie

    Such a great q &a!!

  • Briana

    Q&A’s are always the best! I love getting to know more about the blogger behind their blog!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    • Blair

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed! XO, BEE

  • Pamela

    Hi Bee,

    I love your style for years now and your wardrobe is always surprisingly chic.
    Please do you have any tips to find designer clothing and accessories especially handbags on sale?

    Kind regards,

    Pam

    • Blair

      Hi Pam, I love The Real Real and Poshmark for finding more iconic designer pieces at a fraction of the price! Hope that helps! XO, BEE

  • Mireia

    The most fabulous dress I have ever seen!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

    • Blair

      Thank you, it is so fun to wear! XO, BEE

  • Britt Emery

    This look is one of my new favorites of yours! I love reading your responses, especially about making connections at a party! Always a challenging moment, but an opportunity to meet new people!

    • Blair

      RIght? I’m kind of nervous just thinking about it! Haha! XO, BEE

  • Rach

    I really enjoyed this Q&A especially about your 5 tips to success. This is why I love your blog and admire you as person!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Arianna

    I love this dress. So summery and the flowers are adorable!

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

  • MONICA SORS

    I love to know more about you Blair, thanks for sharing darling!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: ANIMAL PRINT SKIRT FOR A CASUAL LOOK

  • Jessica

    I love this and your amazing outfit! Such great tips and fun ideas here!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

    • Blair

      Thanks so much Jessica! XO, BEE

  • Jackie Balestra

    I’ve never worn perfume but I discovered Jo Malone a few years ago and absolutely adore it! I tried all the scents, fell in love with Orange Blossom and wear it everyday.

    • Blair

      Orange Blossom is a good one too! XO, BEE

  • Minah Lynn

    How can you pull off these fancy dresses! You are amazing!

  • Roseanne

    Blair, you are truly nice and humble, strengths you practice in life. It’s only now that I learned you are from the DC area. No wonder, you’re good. 🙂 I am from Northern Virginia and have also been working for government contractors. Have been following you from the start and how you have evolved into the gorgeous icon you are now. Can’t miss a day of your blog posts and now, IG, as I have always admired and been inspired by your looks. More success for you and Andrew. Joy, love and peace!!!

  • Andreea

    I love Q&A’s and I truly appreciate your answers. Especially the answer number 5 on how to be more successful. And I’m so happy to hear that at the moment you’re using Jo Malone’s perfume. I adore Orange Blossom scent!

    xo, Andreea | https://www.budistyle.com/en/

  • SundayDahlias

    Love the bit about being nice! So important and yes very widely overlooked! Happy to know more about you🤗🤗

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

  • Monika

    So beautiful outfit and photos! 🙂

  • Kathrin

    It was so interesting to find out more about you. Thanks for sharing this. I especially like the point about being nice inside your tips for success.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  • jaskaran

    This was a great article. I was told by a friend about your page and was very impressed by it. I must say you have some very unique and great articles. Keep up the great work. I loved the Q&A

  • Jae

    Loved this little Q&A. Always love getting to know you! And that white outfit is so adorable!!
    Jae
    http://www.editedbyjae.com

  • Natalie

    Thank you for sharing the post, love the answer for five tips too be more successful.

  • Ivana Split

    This was such a great post to read. I love what you said about being straight to the point, that is so important in every day life. Being kind but at the same time direct can make our life so much easier, as you said everyone has places to go and things to do. I also love your tip about making plans for rhe future.

  • Kinh Viet Nhat

    Wow, thanks a lot for sharing here its fantastic looks!

  • Candace Corey

    The moment I saw this article I went to get that dress and it was sold out! Ugh!😭

    You look GREAT in it! I’m so envious! 😍