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4 Jul

Summer Sunshine

Finally I can say I’m on vacation, well actually a family vacation for almost two weeks. I have been looking forward to just spending some time this summer with my family especially my dad and brother whom I haven’t seen twice in 10 years. Not that they care much about being away for 10 years but I do and it’s hard to see them while living Los Angeles. I miss my family so much and I’m glad to be home, I glad to be surrounded by people that are like me and speak my language. It is so peaceful this way. Living away in LA without my family can be very hard at times especially with beings busy a lot. On the other hand, my grandmother is turning 70th on Saturday and we are throwing her a big surprise party (she knows, so it’s not a surprise anymore) Liberian style. With a lot of people, African food, African music and lots of dancing. Oh yes! I’m definitely going to be vlogging when I’m not on stage giving some big speech (I have no idea what to say) that my family asked me to prepare. This is the kind of vacation where I’m still busy doing things even if I don’t want to. Don’t get me wrong, I will love telling my grandmother how amazing and inspiring she is and has been throughout my life but it’s more than a speech when I come to my family. It’s called the African vacation, work, work, work but I’ll take it because it still feels like home and I love being home and comfortable except being the center of attention.

Here is a funny story: my coming to see my parents was a surprise too. I told them a few days ago I wasn’t going to make it because of some work in NYC and they were sad, well my little brother was because, he was so looking forward to me taking him to the pool and teaching him how to swim. So I showed up yesterday at midnight, super excited to surprise them and say ” SURPRISE, I’M HERE!”.
My dad was like “oh.. what happened to your work?” .-) I said it was a surprise and he said “well we didn’t clean up because we had no idea you were coming but I’m so happy to see you. Welcome Secret!”(my middle name). I had to laugh for a bit because no one but my mom was surprised to see me. They said welcome and then it was already time to go to bed. I so love my family for not acting surprised at all. That’s the African in us I guess. My mom on the other hand was so happy, she jumped out of her sleep and give me a big hug and said thanks for making my whole month. Aww mom, I love you so much. She make me glow inside everywhere, that mommy’s love.

Ok that’s my funny and relaxing family story, but I do feel so relaxed. When you are comfortable that glow just happens and the beauty shines bright. Hope you guys love these images because I really do, I had no idea what I was doing with my makeup but I end up wearing highlights in a dark car and this is how it turned out. I’m still learning but this summer is all about inner beauty and what makes you shine the most. My loves ones do the magic for me and I’m wearing 90% of my family favorite colors in this shot.
It’s time for so family time!. Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and family.  I wish you all the best and thanks for all your love and support.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Outfit Of The Day:

 

Deddeh Howard
10 Comments
  • Mariann Yip

    I absolutely adore this outfit on you! Green really pops on your skintone and I’m loving how all of these photos turned out 🙂

    July 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Aww hun, this was a post filled with joy! I can read both between and in the lines how happy you are about being on vacation even though it means a lot of work. Your little brother and dad must have be so excited as well as your mom, despite the fact that she seemed to have some sixth sense when it came to not being surprised, haha. As for your outfit you look absolutely adorable, like a true African princess!
    Thomas xx

    July 5, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply
  • Bernice

    You look so elegant in all green! I’m happy that you went to see your family, and that work didn’t make you miss that opportunity.

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/07/06/The-Ultimate-Little-Red-Dress-And-Why-You-Need-One

    July 6, 2017 at 6:08 am Reply
  • Candace

    You should definitely wear green more often because it looks so good against your complexion! It was so sweet of you to surprise your family like that and I love how happy your mom was. What a blessing it is to have such a loving mom. Reminds me of my own!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    July 7, 2017 at 2:47 am Reply
  • Christine Kong

    Wow what an amazing family reunion and surprise! Although your family didn’t act surprised, I am sure it made such a difference that you arrived. That is so sweet of your mom and I know she was so happy to have you back. You are killing it with this look! I love your hair natural like this and the green really looks striking on you! I love this entire outfit head to toe! Gorgeous and so fierce! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    July 7, 2017 at 3:50 am Reply
  • Joanna Go

    You look absolutely beautiful in these shots! It’s so true what you said about inner beauty and how being relaxed and happy really shines through. It’s a glow that cannot be replicated. That’s wonderful you are with your family. Have an awesome time together! <3

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    July 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply
  • Sharon Wu

    i fell in LOVE with this look when i saw it on instagram! green is so your color babe! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/style-lullabys-boutique-launch/

    July 10, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • Samantha Mariko

    From reading this post, I can tell you have a beautiful and supportive family that loves you dearly 🙂 I’m so glad you got to spend 2 weeks with them, and I also have little brothers so I know how it is when they are excited to see their older sibling! This all-green look is the perfect summer ootd because it gives off the tropical vibe <3
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    July 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm Reply
  • Jordan Chapman

    Firstly, you look amazing, but I’m so happy that you’re having a good break! There’s nothing better than being at home to relax, so take all the time you need! Enjoy your time off and I know you looked just as stylish during your break as you do now!
    Jordan xx
    http://thehatlogic.com

    July 24, 2017 at 12:57 am Reply
  • marcy

    OMG I wish green looks this great on me like it does on you !!! You are the definition of perfection.
    Hope you enjoy the time with your family babe!!

    xoxo
    Marcy

    July 25, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

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