Some times you build an outfit around something you've seen someone else wear.
Sometimes you build an outfit around colours of flowers in nature.
Sometimes you build an outfit around a new pair of shoes.
Sometimes you build an outfit around the damage you've done to your legs while scratching them at 1:30 in the morning, because you can't sleep, because you're worrying about how you're going to pay the rent in a month, and the tuition bills in another month, and how finding a job would be so much easier if you weren't also trying to write a thesis, and sleeping would be much easier if you were in your own bed and not the double bed you took from the guest room because all of your stuff is in another apartment in another city, and how maybe that can of coke wasn't such a good idea after supper last night afterall.
Bruises I will show in the office. Burst blood vessels I won't. Anyone else physically manifest their stress in itchy skin? No? Just me? All right. I'll take the crazy label, because it really did help me this morning narrow down the options as I quietly freaked out: "I have nothing to wear!!" The purple and orange? Well, they were the only things I could find in the dark.