allthingsslim, all things slim, black blogger, shayla drake

Blazer: ASOS | Biker Shorts: Missguided | Bag: Chanel Vintage | Shoes: Louboutin

 Hey guys! Long time no see right? Well I came out of hibernation to share this look with you guys. I love this blazer so much. I saw the Dion Lee collection and died over this blazer. Because I cannot spend frivolously on trends, I was happy when Asos created their version. You can cop Dion's $900+ version or the Asos one (like I did) here. Not the exact same, but similar enough to give me the sexy vibes I wanted.

                                           Dion Lee                                       Asos Design

Instead of dressing it up, I decided to be a little more casula and pair it with biker shorts and pumps. To finish the look, I added my current favorite bag (a vintage Chanel with gold plated hardware) and skipped off to a date with the husbae. He is still not on the biker shorts wave, but I've been feeling it since last Summer. I am all for a longer short vs potential booty fall out (see cut offs). Are you guys feeling this blazer like I am? Let me know in the comments below. And hurry! I know it's going to sell out soon.

xx Slim
femme luxe finery

Rather than doing the typical red for Christmas, I wanted to switch it up with some jewel tones. Read on for more on this cute, colorful look.

Bag: Gucci
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Earrings: Pretty Little Thing

Merry Christmas everyone! It feels like December went on for 500 years (seriously. Am I the only one who felt that way?) so I'm beyond excited that it's finally Christmas. I literally cannot wait to see my boys' smiling faces when they open their presents. Beyond that, this holiday is so much more special once you have a family of your own. 

Now, on to this look. How pretty is the color of this Femme Luxe dress? It's such  cute, UK based shop and this is one of my fave dresses in their current collection. I love how affordable their clothing i and the quality is good as well. The dress is not lined but the material is not see through which is a huge plus.

I decided to play up the color and pair it with some super lit shoes I've had since my birthday last year, and some pink earrings. Who says you are restricted to red or green for Christmas? I think that jewel tones are seriously festive. 

To finish the look and make it more playful, I added a green velvet belt bag. Are you guys feeling this look? Let me know in the comments below. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and I wish you an amazing 2019. Stay tuned for some more Femme Luxe looks.

xx Slim

It's crazy to think that this is my third ball! I always avoided red as to not be too matchy matchy, but not this year. Read on for more.

Dress: Abyss By Abby

Because of drunk dancing incidents in the past (him not me because I don't really drink), I decided I wanted a dress that had some drama but not so much of a train. The two previous years, my trains were constantly stepped on and it was difficult to dance. When I posted this look on my instagram, nearly everyone said it was their favorite. I am so glad I finally wore one of my favorite colors. There's something about red that makes me feel my prettiest. Because of the low back, I was a little scared I'd have a wardrobe malfunction but luckily I was able to use some really good fashion tape to hold the back in place (I know thong jeans were recently spotted on Jennifer Lopez, but I don't think I'm quite ready for the booty cleavage of the 90's lol). Let me know below!

 I have collected a lot of designer pieces over the year. Most of which is from the logomania era and consists of many of the Dior (my fave) collections. One of my faves was the Rasta Collection. I decided to pull this corset out of retirement. Read on for more.

 Top: Dior (Vintage) | Choker: Dior | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell | Pants: husband's :)

I once had two of the bags and also the matching heels to this corset, but my bags were stolen by the packers when we moved to Texas (they stole our bedding, linens, and a few of my other bags and some clothes as well), and my heels are in New York just waiting for me to fish them out of the shed. This all sucks because I'm very happy to see logomania coming back around again lol. In any case, I hope you guys love this nostalgia as much as I do.

xx Slim

Hi guys! Since it rained all day on my birthday (4/24 woot woot)and I still wanted to chronicle my outfits, I ended up taking some snaps inside of my house. I usually don't shoot inside, but since I get so many questions when I post in here on social, I figured I'd give you guys a little peek. Read on for more on my looks and more on how things are coming along so far at my new house.

Two piece set: Touch Dolls | Bag: Cult Gaia | Heels: Christian Louboutin

Pretty Living Room:

As you guys may have peeped on my Instagram, I bought a new house late last year and have been pretty much living mom life and personalizing it ever since. Being a military family means you move. A lot. And often times, you don't want to get too attached to your home. Well, I was over it and wanted to live in a space that felt like me. Enter this art deco, Hollywood regency, mid-century modern glam, Parisian modge podge.

Dress: Missguided | Harness: Dolls Kill | Heels: Christian Louboutin

I was over the beige painted walls, so I painted my walls white and put chair rail and some picture frame molding on the walls. Myself. I don't have any "serious" art in my house. Just fun, fashion themed prints. The addition of all of the gold and the palms and the greek key (oh how I love greek key) make this space VERY me. 

allthingsslim living room

 I really love how this room turned out. I still have to do some touch ups on the paint, but for the most part, it's done. I can't wait to see how it will look once my palms grow. Also, get in to that fan. I love crystals, so I decided to find a ceiling fan that was "pretty". This one has acrylic blades that come out when you use the remote to go in to fan mode. We are all about LED lights, and I love how this has 3 LED settings: daylight, warm, and a mixture for a more full spectrum light.

Sofa: Pier 1
Chair: Pier 1
Zebra Rug Similar:
Side Tables: Joss & Main
Lamp: Pier 1
Sconce: Safavieh
Greek Key Sconce: Safavieh
Curtains: DIY
Credenza: DIY on Craig's List Find

Shirt: Gap | Pants: The Ragged Priest | Heels: Sophia Webster | Bags: Fendi and Similar

Table: Wayfair Similar here | Flower Box: Venus Et Fleur  | Lamp: Pier 1 | Mirror: Safavieh

My entry way is pretty simple. Mirrored, silver, and a touch of gold. I have a beautiful 6 foot chandelier above this area that I didn't get a snap of. Don''t worry. When I do a full home tour, I'll show you guys all of the details. Everyone always asks me about this mirror. I have a rectangular one in the powder room I hope to one day finish painting lol. 

Formal Dining:

This room is basically a mirror and metallic explosion. I love it. There is a touch of color with the china I'm currently displaying.

metallic mirrored dining room

Sconces: Horchow | Rug: Z Gallerie | Mirror: Z Gallerie | Curtains: Z Gallerie

Play Room:

People always ask me how I have such a "fancy" style with two kids under 4. There are some cars on the floor in every room on most days, and yes, the boys do get fingerprints on all of the mirrored furniture, but I don't feel like I should have furniture I hate just because I chose to have children. My kids know they need to keep the rough housing in their rooms. So far, so good. 

Coffee Table: Wayfair | Side Tables: 

The play room is where we hang out and watch movies. This was the only room with a TV up until recently. Im still debating if I like the addition of a TV in the pretty living room. This furniture is the original stuff I had from our first apartment at our first duty station. All gray with metallic. The bathroom in here follows that theme as well. I plan to do something really cool to the walls in there soon, but for now, it works. 

And that's it for this little preview of what I've done in here so far. Stay tuned for the other rooms and all of the updates I'm doing as well as some DIY tips. I'll be posting room by room once they're finished up complete with better photos and full shopping deets.

xx Slim
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