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The White House goes budget!

There was much speculation over the dress Michelle Obama was wearing when she stepped off the plane in Phoenix earlier this week:

Michelle Obama

Fashion blogs were buzzing:  “It’s chic!” “The ethnic print is perfect!” “The silhouette is so flattering!” “She looks like a million bucks!” 

Or $39.99 as it were.  This gorgeous frock came from none other than Target.  I will say that it appears to have been ironed to within an inch of its life (and possibly tailored as well) and that probably goes a long way toward making it look much more expensive than it is.  You know, lest anyone think they can just run out to Target, grab a dress off the rack, throw it on and look as amazing as our First Lady…  Let this be a lesson girls!  Heat up your irons…or just take everything to the drycleaner like I do.

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First in fashion

Michelle Obama is in San Francisco and yesterday, at a conference on volunteering and service, she continued her support of lesser-known designers.  Rachel Roy is the latest in a string of designers to be given a boost by the First Lady.  Thanks to her, names like Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo have become household staples.  I bet Rachel Roy isn’t far behind…

Image courtesy of Sassy Peach

Image courtesy of Sassy Peach

At this point, do I really even need to say it?  (Fine.  I will…  Stunning!  Gorgeous!  Beautiful!  Insert superlative of your choice here!)  

Psst!  f you really like this dress and can pony up just under $600, it can be yours!

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It was bound to happen

Though some consider her first major misstep to be her Narcisso Rodriguez election night dress (I’m not one of those), Michelle Obama has finally worn an outfit of which I’m decidedly NOT a fan.

Photo courtesy of Splashnews

Photo courtesy of Splashnews

Seen here leaving Westminster Abbey in London, Mrs. Obama simply has too much going on.  Between the 80’s-ish belt, the rows of ruffle around the hips and the two (count ’em, TWO) cardigans – my eyes kind of hurt.  On the upside, I love her patent flats, her sleek pulled-back hair and her gorgeous smile!

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The First Lady hits the sale rack

Continuing with the bargain theme for this week, I’ve got Mrs. Obama in Gap (!) for a lunch with Nancy Reagan.  As usual, she looks radiant.

Image courtesy of the White House Flickr stream

Image courtesy of the White House Flickr stream

I love the mix of pattern with the floral cardigan ($24.99) and striped tee ($9.99), both from Gap and currently on sale.  The skirt is Michael Kors, in case you were wondering.  Another home run for the First Lady.

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A totally important designer

Image courtesy of Jason DeCrow and NY Mag

Image courtesy of Jason DeCrow and NY Mag

 

 

I know you can’t see a whole lot of the dress in this photo but, best I can tell, it’s another hit for the First Lady.  Michelle Obama spoke at the American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala in New York this week and wore an immaculately cut Azzedine Alaia dress.

I think she looks stunning.  Before too long, I’m going to run out of adjectives to describe her!  

 

 

 

This is completely irrelevant but I remember the first time I ever heard of this designer was in the movie Clueless.  I’ll never forget Cher telling her mugger that she couldn’t get down on the pavement because she was wearing an Alaia – a “totally important designer”.

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Isn’t she lovely?

Isn’t she wonderful?  Michelle Obama has done it again. I am in love with this top on her… 

Image courtesy of InStyle

Image courtesy of InStyle

 

For an evening of poetry and music at the White House, she wore this stunning off-the-shoulder top from British label Basso & Brooke.  Her whole ensemble is on-point, from her hair and make-up, right down to her toes.  

I don’t know about you guys but I’m loving having a young, vibrant first lady who isn’t afraid to take some fashion risks.

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Obama does it again

No, not that Obama.  The other one.  You know, the one in Narciso Rodriguez.

I love the color.  I love the simplicity.  I love the high waist.  I love everything about it.  And I think she looks positively radiant!

I’m glad she didn’t let the bad reviews of her election night dress sway her against Narciso Rodriguez.  As Style File said, there is something comforting about how she chooses some of the same labels over and over (Jason Wu, J.Crew).  

Well played, Mrs. Obama.

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