I’m a fan of loose layers, colors, and wearing my joy. I’m not too worried if what I’m wearing is super “flattering.” I’m more concerned if what I’m wearing is aligned with my joy, with the reflection of who I am now and who I want to be and become in the world.

I’ve been surprised by comments I sometimes receive on social media that generally say something like “nice colors, but not flattering on you.” Hmmmm.

I often think of these comments as Teachers. They are simply here to remind me to stay with my practice of unlearning the rules about what it looks like to show up as a woman in the world.

I want to show up in what feels like ME, whether that’s “flattering” or not – both with how I adorn my body and how I live a messy, beautiful life story, which many would consider not  “flattering.” And yet, here I am, living my joy. And wearing my joy, too.


Here’s to feeling GOOD and joy-filled in how we choose to cloth our boides. And here’s to unlearning all the strange rules about how to dress for other people’s pleasure. Wearing our joy is an inside job.

PS: For those of you interested, the tunics and scarves and flowy pants that I’m wearing all come from Gudrun, my favorite eco-friendly clothing company (they have great sales!). Jeans are old Pilcro high waisted jeans from Anthro. Clogs are Dansko. And boots are Frye.

PPS: For those of you who want to take the Wear Your Joy™ class with me, registration is open!

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Hi, I’m Kelly Rae Roberts! Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint, and everything changed.

I’m now a full-time artist, author, and Possibilitarian who helps women explore their creativity, nourish their souls, and build thriving creative businesses.

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