Monday, September 5, 2011

beau•ty (byoo-ty) | lisa from respect the shoes

Inspired by Marie Claire's monthly feature, "What I love about me", this is my new post series called "Beauty".  Every week, I'll introduce you to a blogger who has been kind enough to share their story about a feature they love now that once brought insecurities and how they learned to love it.  Together, these women will help re-define beauty in their own words and will hopefully help others feel more comfortable in their own skin because each of you are beautiful - you should feel that way everyday!  

Meet this week's beauty - Lisa from Respect the Shoes.

What is your favorite feature that you didn't always love, but have learned to appreciate?
My freckles! And I am sorry to say that dependent on the day, I still have a love/hate relationship with them! But they are part of what makes me Me and I don't think I could be the same Lisa without them.

What made you learn to love it?
Honestly? Part of it was knowing that short of doing something drastic, my freckles weren't going anywhere - I have very pale skin so any exposure to the sun and "pop, pop, pop" come more freckles - so I learned to live with them. And another part of it was accepting that was just the way I was born. Though they are a lot less prominent than mine, my mom has freckles too, so I like to think that these "little sprinkles" are a gift passed down from a woman I love dearly.

Any advice for other beautiful women out there who struggle with being comfortable in their own skin?
As much hoping and wishing we do, there are some things that can't be changed, so we need to learn to love and accept ourselves for the way we are. Believe me, life's just easier and more enjoyable that way. It has taken me a long long time to come to terms with many of the features I didn't like - including my freckles - but as I get older, I am not only growing more comfortable with them, but learning to love them. There are not a lot of Asian gals out there with freckles, so they make me unique. They are a sign that I am a healthy active human being who loves to be outdoors and enjoy the sun in my face. Plus I always thought freckles made me look young, so they will hopefully work to my benefit as I get older! 



Bravoe Runway said...

<3 Lisa from Respect the Shoes! Freckles truly are a rare trait in Asians and I think it gives her character and I am so glad she embraced it! Can't wait to read your next feature!

Sheena said...

That's so funny, because I am jealous of Lisa's freckles! I think they are adorable and they really compliment her face very nicely.

caffeinerd said...

Aww love it! Lisa's freckles are gorgeous. Definitely my favorite Marie Clarie feature.

Della said...

I love this feature! Such a cool idea.

Lisa, I love your freckles. I'm always jealous of women with freckles...I always hope that one day they'll just appear! ;)

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

She's so beautiful. I always wished that I had adorable freckles too. What a lovely feature. I can't wait to see who you line up. I'd love to do one someday.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Thanks so much for featuring me, Tabitha! And thank you ladies for your lovely comments!

eek said...

Lisa is such a darling! I love her freckled face!

Kristen said...

I love freckles! This is a great feature - I am looking froward to seeing more.

becky said...

very cool! thanks for the giveaway!