Singing in the Rain

Saturday, May 14, 2011



Ensemble
Umbrella: My Mom's
Sheer top: Express
Tank top: Express
Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings: New York & Company
Pants: Circa 100 years ago and don't know where I got them from
Flip Flops: J. Crew

Still on the all black! Haha.  A little bit different from my "From White to Black" outfit. One I'm now in Pittsburgh, PA, instead of Houston, TX visiting with my family, and the weather here is very different from Texas. Though it's warm in the mid-day, the mornings and evenings are still a little cool, and yesterday I was greated with rains after my flight.  But I still wanted to take outdoor pictures anyway, so I borrowed my moms big golf umbrella for the photo shoot. My sister actually took these pics for me! It's so nice to have a Human taking the pics versus my tripod photographer! It wasn't raining that hard when I took these pics so you can't really see the rain in the pictures. It's so nice to be home. As much as I love life in Houston, nothing beats being around family!

Also, do you guys remember the "Featuring My Mother" Post I did for her for Mother's Day. Well I decided to print that off as a book and give it to her, so she could always have the memory of this album.  It came out really well! I ordered through Blog2Print. You get to add different features to your book: tribute page, table of contents, additional pictures, or additional pages of you own. You can also print it with comments!!


I did standard delivery and they said it wouldn't arrive until May 31st, but it actually got here yesterday on the 13th! Way faster than anticipated, and I had it shipped to her house, so I was here to see it when it arrived. I'm thinking of one day printing my entire blog, but for now I'll just stick with printing significant posts. Also before I decided to do this for my mom I had already bought her the following Mother's Day presents from the Houston International Festival.




I also wanted to give a huge thanks to all of you! Rather you are my regular commenters, or passerbyers, or just readers of the blog, I truly appreciate each and every one of you!!

Luv,

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34 comments

  1. That's a sweet idea Shasie!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a sweet idea... you are such a good daughter

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  3. Great look, hon!All black looks great on you!xoxo

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  4. That book is such a unique and amazing gift! I'm sure she will treasure it for many years to come. :) Also, I love that bag! It is perfect for summer!

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  5. I bet your mother was really happy with that gift...very thoughtful~Meredith

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  6. Wow, I'm really enchanted with your beautiful book! You had such a great idea preparing this for your mother. I love the bag it's so lovely and fresh and you look pretty girl :)

    Have a nice weekend! xoxo

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  7. @Francesca RTHanks! As soon as I saw the ad, I was like, I have to do this for my mom!!

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  8. @Alina F.Thanks Alina! And who says Black doesn't make you look thin definitely lied! haha

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  9. @Kristy L�pez Hey girl! I can't wait to see how my mom styles the bag. She totally loves it and can't wait to carry it!

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  10. @The Compassion Fashion ProjectHey Meredith! Yes she loved all of them. But I think she was the most touched by the feature. It's close to her, since we lost my grandmother (her mom) earlier this year

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  11. @MichelleThanks Michelle! I can't wait to order more of those! They came out so nice!!

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  12. Very nice gift! BTW are you entering the next bloggers do it better challenge?

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  13. Hey Babe,

    Did Blogger delete your posts too?

    I am so frustrated with them as well. :(

    You look so cute in your outfit post today, hehe and so tiny under that huge brolly.


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  14. You can't go wrong wearing total black: is always so chic!!!Have a great fun with your family!
    Happy Sunday!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. great outfit and funny pictures with the umbrella

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  16. This has been a great Mother's Day and I thank you again Shalanda for helping to make it more bearable without my own mother who I still miss so much. Thank you for the beautiful gifts as well. They will definitely enhance the outfits I wear them with.

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  17. @SlayerbabeHey girl! Thanks! I want to, but I'm at home up north, so I don't have my full wardrobe. I was thinking of borrowing something of my Dad's. Are you?

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  18. @The Cat HagHey girl! I actually didn't post on thursday/late wednesday so my last post was still up, but I totally feel for all of you whose post they did delete. They are so annoying! Haha. Yes Golf umbrellas are great for minimizing size!

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  19. @Marilo�Teehee thanks girl! I had fun with the umbrella!

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  20. @MaryHi Mom!! I'm so glad I was able to help, and make this a brighter Mother's Day with the loss of Grandma! And I'm so happy you enjoyed your gifts

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  21. Wow, giant umbrella! Love it. I love your simple black outfit and your jewelry choices are always fantasic! I love the blue hues.



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  22. It made me laugh that you wrote that the umbrella is your mom's. I always borrow my mom's things and post that they are hers as well! Thank you for the kind words on my blog, they are much appreciated! Great blog btw
    -Kirsten

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  23. I want a necklace like yours!!!
    Kisses, I follow you from Spain :-)

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  24. That book looks amazing and I love your accessories!

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  25. @haus of chicThanks girl! It was very comfy, and I'm all about comfy chic!

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  26. @MeanzThanks Meanz!! Yep I went from rainbow colors to blues! Perfect for a rainy day giving someone the blues!

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  27. @http://www.mientrasmevisto.comThanks so much for stopping by! I love new readers and I've always wanted to visit Madrid

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  28. @Rebel AttitudeIt's a unique necklace!! I love it! Thanks for the love from Spain

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  29. @THE-LOUDMOUTHYou're too fun! Thanks so much for stopping by! Love your blog!

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  30. @Monica WhitneyThanks so much ladies! Your blog is too fun!

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