Skirt: Sanctuary (thrifted)
Ring: Forever 21
When I woke up yesterday morning, the sun was shining bright, and I thought it would be a good day to go bare-legged. Nevermind that it was still a little chilly, but it was such a beautiful day and I'm so glad spring is finally here!
I do have a cupboard full of self-tanning lotions, as well as a bunch of ultra-high tanning sessions left on my account at the salon (that I purchased before I got married THREE YEARS AGO)... but I just can't stand the smell of self-tanners, and I'm too worried about intentionally damaging my skin now.
Sometimes I wish I lived in Asia where fair skin is highly desired (because being tan means you're laboring out in the sun). But too bad I live where fair skin is thought of as pasty and sick, and tan signifies that you're healthy and active. Now that I'm older, I'm trying really hard to embrace my natural skin color and trying to be happy with what I was born with. It's really difficult though, especially when I see pictures of perfectly sun-kissed and tan girls, but I know that's never going to be me, and I just have to come to accept that.
So from now on, I vow to not complain about how pale my skin is, or how much I wish I was tanner. It might slip out once in awhile, but I think this is a good start.