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It’s a constant struggle, and not in the pulling a boulder uphill sort of way, to figure out how to wear something cute, while maintaining some sort of functionality while riding your bike.

I’m a bicycle commuter.  I ride my bike to an Oakland Bart station, park my bike, then take Bart into the city.  And while it does allow me to blow through books at an alarming rate – it does not, however, allow for me to have a lot of option for cute clothing.  So I have to get creative.  How, pray tell, does one wear a skirt or short dress without showing off the length & breadth of one’s vagina?  Well.  I myself am a big fan of one big fashion faux-pas: dresses with pants.  This is almost as cardinal of a fashion sin as navy with black, or not liking Radiohead (I just don’t okay?!), but I love it!  I starting donning this fashion-misstep in college, when the Michigan air was so frigid my snot would literally (not figuratively) freeze in my nostrils as soon as I walked outside.  I love dresses with pants.  I can sit cross-legged on the floor, walk down a windy street without fear of a Marilyn, and most importantly, ride my bike.

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My favorite way to style it is to wear a fancier dress with scuzzier jeans.  My go-to in college was a 70s bridesmaid dress paired with hole-in-the-knee straight legs…

Come to think of it, you may not want to take fashion advice from me.  I may just have the fashion sense of a kindergartener ^_^

Costume For The Day:

– Lighter-wash, distressed, high-waist Levis.  Okay.  I admit it.  I really like these jeans.  Thanks dad <3

– White, floral, thrift-store, 90s dress with scalloped neckline and tie-back

– Suede Moccasins got in a clothing exchange

– Re-purposed leather earrings with faux-turquoise scarab bead

– Buffalo-check flannel button-up from Madewell


Love you, mean it

Megan Lynn


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.”