(hehehe - my dog is mooning you!)
...anyway, these are by FAAAAAR the shortest shorts I've owned since like 9th grade. As you already know, I'm a lover of walking shorts, but above the knee shorts and I have a spotty history. I've always had a hard time feeling confident in them, because I have never had slender legs, at least not beyond the age of 7. I can remember being self-conscious about my legs in 5th grade.
Then after college and before losing weight, I would have done anything to have those legs that I hated for so long. Now, that I have them back, I think I'm finely starting to come around. They are not long. They are not tall glasses of water. And they've got some mean curve to them! But what they are is really strong and I'm very thankful for that. They may not showcase a great mini, but they do showcase some hard-earned muscle.
A while back, someone left a comment on my blog complimenting my calves. It was out of the blue and the very kind commenter noted the muscle tone that made them so "sexy." I often think about that comment when I'm having crummy low-confidence days. (You know who you are lovely commentor, so thanks again!)
Then, yesterday, Sal over at Already Pretty had this most excellent post/discussion about strong female bodies that I can totally relate to. So, go check it out.
As I get older and learn to better care for my body, I'm much more accepting of it. I think I can finally honestly say that I don't hate any part of my body. Of course there are parts that I love more than others, but hate is such a strong word and to use it on myself would be unjust.
So, as far as the outfit goes, I like the concept very much. I don't know that I will wear the shorts very often, but they do allow me the opportunity to practice feeling that my lesser-loved body parts are also sexy. And practice makes perfect.
(Blazer, JCP $30 - T-shirt, AA $22 - Necklace, Target $cheap - Cut offs, thrifted jeans $4, then DIY - bag, thrifted $1.75 - sandals, Target $17)