I began today, like I begin most days: not trusting the weather.

Bay Area weather is a most fickle mistress.  Being from the midwest, I thought her grey mornings promised grey, dismal days.  Instead most of it burns off by noon and you’re left with a pullover, scarf and light jacket that are entirely unnecessary by the time you leave work at 5:30 or 6.  So I started to try and trust my weather app.  ALSO UNRELIABLE.  The forecast will say 72 & sunny.  And I swear to Odin and all of Asgard that it’s 84 frigging degrees and so sweltering I should probably just run around in my undies… So when my weather app said 77 today – I knew not to screw around – because it could well turn out to be 55 or 90 million.  So I wore a tank top, a 3/4 sleeve top, and a cardigan.  The latter two never saw the light (or heat) of day.

LAYERS PEOPLE, LAYERS!

Costume for the Day:

– Slate grey, ribbed tank with embroidered chest applique (Urban Outfitters)
– Horizontal striped, high-waist, circle skirt with side button closure (made by a friend at FIDM)
– Thigh-high, blue-heather, ribbed socks (Urban Outfitters)
– Mocassin shoes (traded for in a clothing exchange)
– Hand-made earrings of repurposed, scrap leather and armadillo charms (yes, that’s right, armadillos)(Hand-made by me).

Not worn:
– Black, ribbed, gauze-weave, cardigan
– Horizontally striped white & blue box-top with 3/4 sleeves

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 “selfie” in most fashion blogs.  Her other recurring projects include “Oakland Drink & Draw” and her Tumblr: “Drawing Megan Lynn.”

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