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The Smoking Slipper Diaries :: Vegas Edition

The Smoking Slipper Diaries :: Vegas Edition

OK, sue me. I have been secretly praying this whole time that the smoking slipper would make a HUGE comeback. Against the holy gospel according to the Book of Stilettos, I even dropped the bomb on Trend friend, Kathryn and I swear I heard her gasp in horror when I mentioned my wish a few months back!

Well guess what suckahs? My wish has come true because they are BAAAAACK! The smoking slipper is here, fierce as ever, and my feet are officially off strike and on style (c’mon, sing it with me…) vay-cay-shun!


If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram, you’ve seen my goldies prancing around Vegas! While in Sin City this weekend for The Trend Tribe’s Influencer Weekend, CUSP by Neiman Marcus, at Fashion Show Mall, pulled out all the stops, rolled out the red carpet, and then proceeded to spoil our Trendsetters like rockstars. Really. From beauty makeovers at Tom Ford, to goodie bags filled with Neiman Marcus brand nail polish + swag, jewelry from CUSP by Neiman Marcus, SUGAR tinted lip stain by fresh, Rose lip conditioner by AERIN, Oribe Shampoo & Conditioner, and even a copy of the infamous Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, it was the best possible way to kick-off our time in Las Vegas. But that’s not all…

Just last week I shared with our readers Fashion Trends :: What to Wear? based on my favorite pieces and themes from the 2012 Fall Fashion Preview decided on by Neiman Marcus’s Style Czar, Ken Downing, the Senior Vice President and Fashion Director. Then just when I thought things couldn’t get better than front row at a Wayne Newton show, or the chance to try out my high-kicks and become a Vegas showgirl with headdress and all, CUSP by Neiman Marcus invited us to pick a smoking slipper to capture ’24 Hours in Vegas’. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Decisions. Decisions. Leopard, rock star studs, glitter, sparkles, snakeskin, oh…my! Despite my rock and roll ‘tude, I jumped all over the Sam Edelman Aster glitter goldies because they were pure Vegas magic.


Comme Ça at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas :: Monkees Slot Machine at MGM Grand :: Michael Mina’s Nob Hill Tavern :: Paris hotel :: Late night room service :: CUSP by Neiman Marcus invades Jean Georges :: Aria Resort & Casino :: Sage at Aria :: Celebrating Movember early::

And magic they were! Not only did the compliments keep coming from friends, strangers, and even shady lurkers on Instagram, I was getting pinged by everyone wanting to find out ‘Where did I find that fabulous smoking slipper?’ Another major plus? It is a fuller shoe. I wear an 8.5, so I was able to buy an 8.5.

No guessing, no games, the perfect fit! Many fashionistas I’ve chatted with have avoided entertaining the idea of purchasing the smoking slipper because of the narrow design; however the Sam Edelman is fashionable, full, AND super-duper-comfy. As in puffy clouds from heaven fluffy. C’mon… How many times have you walked around Las Vegas wishing you had the nerve to ‘Pull a Britney’? This Sam Edelman smoking slipper is the answer.

“What happens in Vegas…NEVER happened.”



4 am. Sunday morning. OK, so maybe it was a little Britney-ish. 

For our readers who are unfamiliar with CUSP by Neiman Marcus, imagine a world that satisfies “that get-it-before-anyone-else craving” you feel about fashion? Does that happen to you? It does to me. The moment you see someone dressed in your favorite piece you immediately quote the Foo Fighter’s in your head and sing “Done, done…on to the next one. Done, I’m done…” Next fashion trend that is. Once it hits TV or the Housewives franchise, it’s time for a change. Fashion is objective, but CUSP by Neiman Marcus is trendsetting.

For more information on Cusp for Neiman Marcus visit them on the web at or on Facebook and Twitter.

What city should we rock the shoes next?


– Nicole

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

Disclosure: On occasion, contributors of The Trend Tribe receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not influence the contributor’s point of view or the outcome of the review. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the reviewers experience. The opinions are their own. Photos credits: Nicole Standley.
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Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley


  1. Okay, I’m sold. I need three red patent leather pair, size 7! Fabulous!!!

    • I knew I could convert you! *evil laugh*

  2. This shows that a sexy flat is not an oxymoron. I am coveting these shoes and they will be at the top of my Christmas list for sure. This is such a cool way to share a favorite find. Like a fashion ‘flat stanley’ for grown ups!

    • Yes! That is EXACTLY the vibe I was going for when I started snapping the photos of our stops. I’m so excited you got my homage to Flat Stanley!

  3. This makes me very happy. I am so not a CFMP girl and love the idea of something as comfortable and good looking as a smoking slipper. I know what to add to my Christmas wish list this year!!

    • The shoe is brilliant. It works with everything and I am almost 100% positive this was the first time I ever came home from Vegas without band-aids on my feet!

  4. Though I wore heels most of the time during the Tribe’s Influencers Weekend, I am a flats girl at heart. And now that the season says it’s time to put away my rubber flips, I guess I might have to grab a pair of these fabulous smoking slippers. I just can’t bear to squeeze my precious toots into a pair of those other flats we all know are incredibly uncomfortable.

    Who wants to go with me to CUSP?

  5. Those shoes were SO VEGAS. My feet were envious of your feet, truth be told.

    • My feet are the only part of my being that is not in desperate need of rehab for fatigue. Should’ve dropped me off at Betty Ford for exhaustion on the way back!

  6. I am not a flats girl. But now I am a flats girl. All because of your sparkly toes. XO

    • Oh, these flats are fabulous enough to make you want to stuff your other shoes with cotton balls, saw the heels off of every pair of shoes you own and dance around naked.

  7. After this past weekend? I need those shoes. No more 5 inch stilettos for THIS mama!

    • Your booties were amazing tho. You looked hot. That’s all.

  8. Yay! I’m finally in on the front of a trend that involves comfort and style! I was rockin my leopard smoking slippers at BBC Vegas. Love them!

    • Love the leopard! They are huge this season.

  9. I SO need some of these fabulous slippers! My feetsies are so beat up from two nights of heels! That 4am photo is one of my absolutel favorites from the weekend! Says it all in one shot! 🙂

    • My feet were loving me on Monday morning! But your tootsies sure did look fab in those Miss Piggy band-aids!


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