I have a rule with clothing.  You must wear it once a year – or it gets donated… Dun Dunn Dunnnnnnn!

This past weekend was the annual: Parting-of-the-clothing.  A spring cleaning if you will.  I touch every piece of clothing I own (scarves and accessories included), and ask myself: have I worn this in the past year?

This year was especially hard because I decided this was the year I needed to get rid of all the clothing I’d been trying to save to sell on Etsy, Ebay, etc. and just (take a cue from Frozen) and let it go.  I didn’t even bother going to Buffalo or Pretty Penny!  If I’d been keeping it for a year and promising myself I’d do something with it – and hadn’t yet – someone else deserves it.  On that note: you will find some particularly amazing items coming out of Savers on University over the next few weeks…

I encourage you to do the same.  Take a look around at the items in your closet (or in piles on the floor of your closet) and ask yourself: Have I worn this in the past year?  Is it missing a button that I haven’t bothered to fix in 6 months or more?  Has my cat made a nest in it?  Does it “fit” me, but merely in the definition of “fit” where I can only wear it for 30 seconds or less in my bedroom mirror?  If any the aforementioned apply – it’s time to part with it.  Don’t think – just do it.  Please give to your local Out Of The Closet or Savers – your closet will thank me for it <3

Costume For The Day:

(aka things that made the cut)

– 90’s style black floral dress from the thrift-store

– Heather grey leggings from the Gap

– Antique felt grey hat with black band ribbon

– Frye huaraches

– Repurpose sailing rigging made into a necklace that I got from my friend this past birthday

– “Gift” necklace by Erica Wiener

– Gold bar stud earrings

felt it in my hat

Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn

 

P.S. Hey Friends! If you happen to be out in San Francisco Friday, March 6th. My partner, Justin DeVine and I have an art opening for our collection: Chimera. We each paint half of each painting, combining styles and brush stroke to make a new creation: a chimera of sorts. The opening reception is Friday, from 6-8pm at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids in the Mission 

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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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