Am I too old to get my nose pierced again?” I asked my husband a few weeks ago.

I had my nostril pierced for most of my twenties – and now (almost) in my mid-30s I wondered if that was appropriate.  When we were young my mother would catch sight of a lady who was wearing some crazy outfit and deem her “too old” to be wearing such a thing.  I wondered if I was now that lady dressed in a short-skirt & ripped up tights.  Am I too old for a nose ring I asked myself?

NO!

I decided that idea was silly.  I don’t think you are ever too old to make decisions that go against the visual grain.  And honestly, a piercing is waaaayyyyy lower impact then getting (another) tattoo of a slice of pizza (that’s right kittens & kiddettes – I have a pizza tattoo)(I know. I’m my hero too).  You are only as old as you feel – and I still feel 13.  SO, in honor of that, I’ve decided that 2015 is the year of 33 going on 13.  This year, I will try not to worry if I am too old to wear t-shirts with dinosaurs on them and just throw it on over my mini-skirt & ripped up tights (ooh – cute outfit idea!) and get my nose pierced anyway.

Best Costume For The Day:

– Egyptian motif black cotton shift-dress that was clearly meant to be a Halloween costume (thrifted)

– Brown American Apparel boyfriend cardigan

– Suede moccasins I got from a clothing exchange (I love the crap out of these)

– Crystal & chain earrings my friend made for me

– Bronze colored septum ring (Courtesy of the amazing & talented Andrea from Industrial Tattoo & Piercing in Berkeley)(I give her 18 stars)

– Chiffon floral head-scarf (not-pictured)

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Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn

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profile picMegan Lynn Kott – She was from Oakland by way of the Midwest.  Megan holds a BFA of Art & Social Change in one hand & a cat in the other.  She is a animal-loving, coffee-swilling, water-coloring, appreciator of grit.  When she isn’t designing children’s clothing graphics she is drawing creatures.  Her project “Costume for the Day” (inspired by the documentary “Grey Gardens”) is an effort to create a watercolor diary of what she wears (almost) everyday.  She hopes to capture every hole, stain & worn-out sole, instead of the requisite self-portraits in most fashion blogs.  Her other recurring projects include “Oakland Drink & Draw” and her Tumblr: “Drawing Megan Lynn.”

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