The First Lady attended a pre-Easter celebration wtih military families and children at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland today. For the occasion, Mrs. O wore a mix of purple hues, pairing a printed, pleat skirt with a sweater set. A belt at the waist, strand of pearls and light purple flats completed the Spring look. The sweater set appears to be the J.Crew Collection featherweight shell and cardigan in bright plum, available here.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the President and First Lady hosted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala O'Kelly for a reception at the White House. For the occasion, Mrs. O chose an apropos green sheath dress paired with a single strand of pearls.
Photos via Vogue.com
As had been speculated, Mrs. O is on the cover of Vogue for April 2013, out on newstands in less than two weeks. Per Robin Givhan of the Washington Post, "She’s wardrobed from her own closet in a Reed Krakoff sheath in cerulean blue with a flourish of purple at the neckline." Vogue reveals that Mrs. O paired the dress Kimberly McDonald geode-and-diamond drop earrings. In a new photo on the magazine's website, the First Lady can also be seen wearing a stunning Michael Kors sweater and ball skirt.
In the interview, the First Lady describes her relationship to fashion as follows:
“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do. . . . I also believe that if you’re comfortable in your clothes it’s easy to connect with people and make them feel comfortable as well. In every interaction that I have with people, I always want to show them my most authentic self.”
As many will recall, the First Lady also appeared on the March 2009 cover of Vogue, seen here.
For further reading:
"Leading by Example: First Lady Michelle Obama" [Vogue]
"Michelle Obama returns to Vogue as first lady who's melded style, influence" [Washington Post]
Bonus: "Michelle Obama's Best Looks" [Vogue]