My build is also short and borderline stocky, which means it is easy for me to build muscle. So years of playing tennis through junior and high school earned me the nickname of "mango calves." Which resulted in my wearing only pants for the last 10 years in am attempt to cover myself.
What was worse to me than all of that? Freckles! How many Asian people have freckles? Aren't we all supposed to have porcelain doll complexions like my sister and my cousins? What happened to me? Summer was always the worst because my freckle smattering usually turned into a great connect-the-dots spread across my face.
And then ... I got
mature older. Grew into some of my features. Realized that life was too short to obsess about what I didn't have. Got over it. There are bigger more important issues and things in my life. Plus, it's just way more fun to get ready for each day when I work on "accentuating the positive" versus try to figure out how to cover up all the bad (seriously - ever try to cover freckles up? Not enough foundation and powder in the world ...)
My cheeks? Are probably still pretty round considering the shape of my head. But I get told nowadays that I have fantastic cheekbones, and I'll probably look younger than my age for years to come - not going to complain about that ... so I'll keep on smiling (and haven't been pinched in years!)
I love my "muscly" legs now - I honestly think of them as one of my best features. Now that I've embraced wearing skirts and dresses, I haven't met one yet that I don't like!
Freckles - well, still working on my freckles. But they're unique and they make me who I am - and as much as I still love-hate my facial polka dots, I couldn't imagine myself without them!
OK, ladies, so I want to hear from you. Which of your features do you find to be pretty darn kickass? Was there anything about yourself that you used to be self-conscious about but now love love love?
Sweater: J.Crew jackie (worn here - sim, sim)
Top: Little Yellow Button via Anthropologie meeting place (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Skirt: A/X cargo pencil (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Earrings: F21 (sim, sim, sim)
Bracelets: T+J Designs, Target (sim, sim)
Shoes: c/o ShoeMint rosemary (worn here - sim, sim, sim)