I once defined this space as my creative outlet, an escape from deployment at sea and a distraction from stress. It was a place where I shared my love for all things fashion, and it was also a way for me to draw inspiration from others. Since then, my focus has changed dramatically. While I've always shared personal tidbits of my life, I've found a deep sense of satisfaction and contentment from turning it into more of my journal. While it doesn't draw as much traffic whenever I share poetry or less popular topics, I can't help but think that some day, fashion blogging, for me at least, might lose its luster. Oh, I'll still be interested in what other people are wearing and how to wear a shirt three different ways, but maintaining the energy for creating "blog-worthy" outfits is not realistic for me. I don't know how anyone can fashion blog, maintain a social life, and a full time job with any consistency, but this life I've chosen takes over everything sometimes. At some point the curtain may fall. Luckily, lots of good has come from this experience. Such as finding inexpensive shopping options and online secondhand shops. This dress I wore three times in the last two weeks is actually from Modcloth, but I only paid a sweet $11 for it! I love the retro feel it has, and it is very easy to wear and change up. It's definitely a piece that won't be making it into my "donate pile" at the end of this month!