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10 Aug


It has been so long since I spent 3 weeks at home and I got to say, it feels so good. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so lucky and grateful for all the traveling opportunities lately and I love traveling but sometimes, home is enough. I’m talking about taking a break from living in your suitcases and seeing friends. I have some fun and exciting trips coming up this weekend so I decided to take a break and show myself some love before getting on the road again.

You know, sometimes we take advantage of our friends and don’t realize the important parts they play in our lives. I don’t have that many friends but the ones that I have now, make me feel like a princess. They shower me with love and care and for the longest time, I stopped feeling the way I did with them because I was constantly away. I was so caught up wanting to be always and saying yes to some many times away and I forgot how spending time with true friends feels like.

So this past few weeks at home was all about self love and spending time with my loved ones. I don’t want them to only see me on social media anymore, I want to be able to talk to them, watch out favorite movies together and go out and have some fun. Sometime you just have to sit down and think about what is going on in your life at that moment and make changes if possible. No matter how happy you think you are or busy, not surrounding yourself with the people that care and love you can be very successful and make you unhappy. I thought I had everything till I realized I don’t have my girlfriends on these trips to share it with or when I’m home, I’m way too busy getting ready for the next trip and forget to spend time with them. It’s funny because, not only was I feeling this way, my family and friends were feeling the same way as well.

I got to spend time with friends, called my parents and brothers regularly and took a lot of time out for myself and it feels so good. I fell like a real person again. Got my workout routine on track. I feel strong, less stressed and I feel that I have people that loves and cares for me. That’s what matters the most , surrounding yourself with the right people and never forgetting where you came from and who are your real friends.

Back to fashion, I’m so excited for New York fashion week next month and I’m currently planning my outfits. This self-portrait dress was one of my looks but I just couldn’t wait to wear it so I just went for it. Its my very first self-portrait and I’m love. It’s the perfect dress for how I feel right now and what I’m going through. I fell like a princess, bold and beautiful. What do you guys think.

Thanks For Reading.


Shop my full look below.

Deddeh Howard
  • Marshalee

    I love this dress! You look stunning and your legs are so toned. Body goals Deddeh! Thanks for sharing, yes you are right, spending time with the people that matters is very important. We shouldn’t take it for granted.

    August 10, 2017 at 10:31 pm Reply
  • Mariann Yip

    Wow this dress is so beautiful! I also agree with you about being home after traveling. It’s always nice to unwind and relax.

    August 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm Reply
  • Gracie

    That dress is gorgeous and you wear it beautifully. I agree on the traveling – always nice to come home. I am getting ready to leave home this week for college – I know I will miss home but looking forward to getting started.



    August 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Candace

    Sometimes spending quality time with family and friends is necessary. I did it with family, but I forgot all about friends and now I really don’t have many. The ones that truly understand get it and are good. The ones I don’t need are gone, and that’s totally fine with me! In other news, this dress is everything on you!


    August 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Dawn

    DD your right about being around family and friends that love and care; if you don’t have that your life is still empty although everything else is happening around you; I’ve had that experience and it’s not a good feeling. People should always remember where they came from and who was on the journey with them. All the best….DAWN

    August 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm Reply
  • Bernice

    It’s so important to make time for the ones we love and it’s good to know you detoxified yourself against social media for a bit. I bet your loved ones were happy to see your face again away from a device! Since you went out to movies, which new movies do you recommend?


    August 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • Christine Kong

    I am so glad you got to take some time for yourself and spend time with your family. Family is everything and their support is as well. It’s nice to take a break and refocus and recenter with the inspiration around you like family. This dress is so gorgeous and I love the soft colors. This is such a stunning dress for a special occasion. xoxo, Christine

    August 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm Reply
  • Samantha Mariko

    That’s great you took some time off and focused on yourself and spending time with your family. I’m always grateful for my family and close friends for their constant support. This is such a lovely dress and the details are superb! I love how you can pull of so many different styles 🙂

    August 12, 2017 at 5:58 am Reply
  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Having 94 flights on my record since January I know what you mean. You truly learn to appreciate home when you’re actually there and it’s a blessing to pamper oneself and most importantly, as you mentioned, show your friends love and get some love back. I’ve neglected my social life for quite a while now, but I feel like I need to wind down and actually hang out with the people that mean the most to me, hence I’m skipping the fashion weeks for women (well, not all, but at least the NYC one) and will focus on actually living in the present. 🙂
    Thomas xx

    August 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Jessie

    Love this Self Portrait Dress!! It’s so pretty and girl you totally rock it. Can’t believe it is only USD350. From memory, Self Portrait use to be more expensive!!! I can’t wait to get this one myself!! would be great for my Ibiza dinner nights.

    xx, Jessie

    August 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm Reply
  • Sharon Wu

    This dress was totally made for you my love! I fell in love with it when I saw you wearing it on your Instagram 🙂 The details are gorgeous and I love that it can be dressed up or down for any occasion 🙂 xo, sharon


    August 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Jo

    That dress looks so gorgeous on you! It is a real head turner. I love all the lace details and frills on it. Self-Portrait has prettiest dresses! Glad to hear you got to spend quality time with your family and friends. It truly is so important to have people around who are supportive and who love you.

    xo, Jo

    August 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • Jenelle

    It sounds like you will have a big month ahead! I hope you find an occasion to wear this dress! Self Portrait is one of my favourites. This one is gorgeous.
    xx Jenelle

    August 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • marcy

    OMG absolutely love this dress babe so cute and feminine! It looks that it was made specially for you!!
    Self portrait is one of my favorite brands and they always have so many great dresses pieces.
    As always you look amazing in your pics


    September 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reply

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