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Mama’s Holiday Party Style

December 22, 2011
Last Friday night my company had it’s Holiday party.  My company is super casual and normally our parties are not much more then a Happy Hour.  This year they pulled out the stops and we had a Casino themed party and they wanted us to dress the part.

I am wearing a French Connection dress. I wore this dress for my bachlorette party over 4 years ago!  These STUNNING earrings are from Pretty Girl Glam!

Mister and I.

NO! That is NOT a baby bump! Bad lighting, LOL!  And yes, I did wear tights with Jeffrey Campbell open toe shoes.  This is a big debate issue.  I think if you are wearing thick or opaque tights it can work.  Don’t do it with panty hose!  I also suggest not to wear them with sling backs shoes.  But that’s my opinion.

Where do you stand on the tight or panty hose with open toe shoes?

  • Erica
    December 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    U look hot! That dress is amazing!

  • Carissa
    December 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Very Pretty!!! I think the tights and open shoes are cute…I havent found the right combination to wear it yet and be comfortable but I think its a cute combination!!!

  • Aisha G of HartlynKids
    December 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love those earrings.
    I reject pantyhose and open toed shoes. I just can’t get with it. I’d rather look crazy with no tights in the winter – I just throw on some leg warmers 🙂

  • Mrs. Collins
    December 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    You look fab! I love fitting into my pre-Madison clothes. 🙂

  • Julie
    December 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Hot outfit! Love this look it is chic and sexy all at once. I was totally against open toed shoes with tights or but currently I have worn opened toed shoes with thick tights and I like it.


  • Pretty Dark Girl Style
    December 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Wow you look fabulous girl! Love the dress, the color is beautiful and I agree tights are ok with open toe shoes but I truly detest pantyhose with anything open toe.

  • Looms, Lids, and Layers
    December 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I like tights with open toes and I like socks ( certain socks) with certain sandals! Cute pic of you and Mister!

  • 7eventh Letter
    December 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    You look Cute Girl! Love those earrings. As far as stockings, I prefer not to wear them with opened toed shoes.

    7eventh Letter

  • BlitzAndGlam
    December 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That’s a cute dress! I can’t do tights/hose with open toe shoes, but you looked great.

  • CurlyHead
    December 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Cute!! I think tights work with open toe shoes as well as funkly socks! Def not panty hose those.

  • Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers}
    December 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    You look stunning! Adore that dress and the earrings look amaze with it. I wear tights w open toe shoes too!

  • Prissy
    December 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Looking good, Trina! Very cute dress


  • Chicago Mom (Heather)
    December 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Mama you are SMOKIN!! I love that dress.

  • Mrs. R
    December 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Love the dress! Beautiful rich color!

  • melifaif
    December 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    You two make one stunning couple!!! I adore yoru dress….so gorgeous! THEY STILL MAKE PANTY HOSE!?! Whaaa???? lol. Kidding. I am right on point with your opinions. Cheers and Merry Christmas!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    December 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Work it girl! I agree with you tights ok with open toed shoes. Pantyhose – not so much. They end up looking granny like.

  • Letillia
    December 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I Hate Pantyhose but I Love Opaque tights! I think you have to have the confidence to pull them off and you are Killing em right now lol. I wore slingbacks w/ mine last weekend I will email you the pic.


  • YUMMommy
    December 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    When it comes to open toed shoes and wearing tights or panthose with them, I say to each her own. Fashion is about having fun. Everything in life can’t be taken so seriously.

    Anyways, you certainly pulled off the look. Love the dress and the earrings!

  • Kay Cee
    December 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

    You look great Trina. I love your earrings..they are the perfect complement to your outfit. As far as tights with open toe shoes, I think it perfectly okay! Just like you said, you have to wear opaque tights, not stockings.

  • Mama Violet
    December 23, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I wear opaque tights with sandals or open toe shoes. It’s cold here and sometimes the open shoe is just the right shoe.

    I do make sure the toe seam is nicely tucked. 🙂

    I love your outfit. The dress is such a pretty color.

  • Carsedra
    December 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    You look wonderful!! The open toe shoes can work if you wear them right like you said!!

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  • Our Delightful Home
    December 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Your look great!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  • Fashion Meets Food
    December 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Hey there hot mama! Your outfit is gorgeous and I love your earrings. xo

  • Dr. Reginia
    December 24, 2011 at 2:09 am

    You look beautiful. The color really makes you pop. Tights with open toed are a YES.

  • Corie
    December 24, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Love it! That is such a cute dress. & I love those JCs.

  • All Glam Things
    December 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

    You look stunning…no Really…You DO!!! The color of the dress is FAB and earrings OMG!!! Love the look! Merry Christmas Sweetie! BTW I love the HAT! Thank you so much!)


  • CHH
    December 27, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Very prett, Trina.

  • Eboni Ife'
    December 27, 2011 at 7:52 am

    You look soooo pretty!! And I say YES to open toed shoes and opaque tights!

  • Nikka Shae
    December 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I love your dress!!! I would rock those tights too!!!! Happy New Year!!!

  • Danielle
    January 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Love the dress and LOVE the tights with the shoes 🙂

  • Veronica Brunet
    December 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Looking great mama! I think you might like our holiday style guide for Mamas! Check it out here:

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