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Dec212010

A Pretty Pin For You

Dear Readers,

It's hard to believe this little blog began in September 2008! The first lady and her dynamic, ever-evolving style continue to draw us here in celebration and admiration, even two years later. On a personal note, I want to thank each of you for your ongoing support and contribution to this blog. Your comments and insight make it what it is. (Case in point: without reader "marky mark," the internet wouldn't be buzzing about Mrs. O's latest Marc Jacobs frock!)

In honor of the holidays, and to say thank you, I am giving away a vintage Hattie Carnegie silk brush pin, similar in style to one that the First Lady often wears. Pictured above, this vivid green gem is 4 1/2" inches in diameter ... an accessory for the bold! It is in stellar vintage condition, save for a slight faded spot on the enamel center button. You can see Mrs. O wearing her orange Hattie Carnegie pin here or here

For your chance to add this Mrs.O-inspired pin to your jewelry box, please add a comment to this post. I will select the winner via random.org on December 24 at 9pm EST. Please check back then.

Happy Holidays and THANK YOU! xoxo Mrs T

Update: Congratulations to Megan B. who posted comment #163. You are the winner, picked via random.org. I will email you shortly! Merry Christmas to all!

Reader Comments (354)

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the sharing your love of Mrs. O's style with us.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Love the pin, though my mother would love it even more!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterKaren Kray

Thank you for ranning this website. Am a big fan of the First lady and I have been checking in on this website everyday since it opened in september 2008, more than I do my email or facebook :-)

A suggestion though, can we add a picture on the comments, it would be nice to see fellow mrs-o admirers. :-)

MERRY XMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM | Registered Commenterwinnie jeans

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I have been following this blog from the beginning. I have recommended it to all of my Mrs. O-loving friends. As a dressmaker I have interpreted Mrs. O's styiings in my own personal wardrobe as well as for clients. As we all know, "accessories make the (wo)man" and this pin is no exception! The pin is gorgeous. Here's to an absolutely delightful blog - an inspring and astounding FLOTUS - and to all of us who love & support them both: Happy Christmas to all and to all a chic, well-styled New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hudson

I would love to own this pin. My mother-in-law just passed away and her jewelry box was a treasure trove of wonderful pins like this one - my favorite - A yellow metal daisy with matching earrings! Happy Holidays to all of the Mrs-O blog readers!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Love the pin and love that this blog allows all of us Mrs. O fans to see and enjoy her impeccable style.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM | Unregistered Commentervicki-pix

As a male admirer of Mrs. O, it would be an honor to win this lovely piece! It would be cool for the winner to submit a pic of them wearing this pin. Happy holiday to all and thanks Mrs. T!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM | Registered CommenterCreed419

Lovely pin, I would love to win it. Love the blog. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterMixolidia

I love coming to this site to read about and to see photos of Mrs. Obama (and her family). Thank you Ms. T, for being supportive of our First Lady!

If I were to win that beautiful pin, the Color for my Easter Sunday 2011 outfit would be determined!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

I enjoy reading your blog daily. Keep it up. Happy Holidays!

Regards, Christine

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterAZBusyMom

I love your blog!! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Thanks for a very fun and informative blog, Mrs. T! Happy Holidays to you--

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:57 AM | Unregistered Commentermarty72

I love this blod, my first lady...I read it daily...a little obessed...I want to channel her energy. Please keep up the good work!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Saunders

Love this blog! The first lady's love of pins and the coverage on this site has given me the courage to start wearing my grandmother's rhinestone star brooch. Happy holidays!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterMegan M.

That is so lovely. Thanks so much for writing an entertaining and inspiring blog!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterB

Love the pin and your website - look forward to the second term!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Thanks for such a beautiful, relevant and inspiring blog. Keep up the great work!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterDonald Hughes

Your website is awesome! It's my treat to open it up and see what our fashionista First Lady is wearing. She has definitely made a difference in fashion for American women, letting us know it IS OKAY to buy stylish clothes in any price range and look your best everyday! Phyllis

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhyllis

Well, it's my first comment but if you follow the stats, I'm a great fan of your blog, merely because, dear Mrs T., that, even in Paris, France, where I live as a French woman, you bring me happiness joy and pleasure in such a way you couldn't guess, because here everything seem to me so dull, so boring. So, thank you very much.
Mrs O. gets a smart and thoughtful and delightful way to wear clothes thouroughly made for her scuptural and feminine body shape. I admire her fine sense of combining fashion feminity and cleverness with a big dash of humor that never hide her serious and commitment to essential matters, like the food safety initiatives. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and for a happy new year, full of gorgeous Mrs O's outfits and ideas !

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterMiss H.

How beautiful! I love wearing large statement pins on my peacoats in the winter. Looks like something my grandmother would have worn. Thank you for continuing your awesome blog!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterAmyLynn

The first two things I do every morning: brush my teeth and scour the web for new Mrs. O pictures!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterLivia

Love the pin!!!! and also Ms. O's style. As a latina, I really enjoy how she plays with lots of colors, even when the season call for darker garments.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered Commenterlita

Thanks for giving me a daily stop off to be inspired,while I sip my morning coffee .

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterVicky

Michelle Obama is FANCY, HUH!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM | Unregistered Commentersabrina watkins

I read this blog every day and am grateful for the effort that goes into it. I lost my job in July, but know that Pres. Obama's leadership and Mrs. O's influence for good will bring us to prosperity again.

I read a horrible post on another forum about Mrs. Obama's figure. It was distressing and racist. That she is able to rise above criticism and continue to inspire us is remarkable. I pray for her and her family every day.

May all readers enjoy the beauty and blessings of this season; and may 2011 bring us hope and joy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterEWB71850

Love your blog. Wishing all a wonderful Holiday Season.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

Love this pin!! Hope I win!! I absolutely <3 this blog!! I check it EVERY day!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterLady C

Thank you for all you've done to keep us updated on Mrs. O's wardrobe.I check the website daily for updates. What a lovely pin, I'd love to add it to my wardrobe.
Annette

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnnette Dupard

Your blog is a daily must read for me. Thank you for your dedication to Mrs. O's style. I've stepped my style lately. Happy Holidays. The pin is beautiful.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered Commenterbaybreeze

You are too much, Mrs.T! Thankyou so much for all you put into this blog and happy holidays to you too!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterJoss

Checking this blog is always a sunny spot in my day! Thanks for celebrating the beautiful.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Hattie, Hattie and Mrs. O What a beautiful combo. Lovin' it!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

I love this site!! It encourages me to dress better and when I receive compliments I usually say "it's Michelle style!!" p.s. I'm 67 yrs. old !!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary Beth Pyle

Thanks for all the great information, photos, fashion and fun! This blog is a lot of work but clearly a labor of love. I read it every day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

I would love to own this pin and pass it down to my daughter some day. The blog is wonderful and has inspired me to add vintage jewelry to my wardrobe. Thank you for blogging!

Jill

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterJill M.

Happy Holidays....Always enjoy your posts...would love the pin to give as a birthday gift for my daughter-in-law......great friend ...great mom.....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:03 AM | Unregistered Commenterelaine

I love this blog. Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterRB

I love this pin and everything that Mrs. Obama wears!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterv.

Beautiful pin! Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Love the pin!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterE Corbitt

kudos on a wonderful site! Happy 2011.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered Commenternancy

Beautiful pin...it would look wonderful on my green sweater!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterAmandainTennessee

What I would give to be able to see her closet! Love the blog.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlex

love your column and the pin!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM | Unregistered Commenteramreidy

Good Morning Merry Christmas to Mrs. T and all Mrs. O bloggers...........This blog has provided a lot of inspiration to me in more ways than one. I am from the Caribbean and colour is a significant part of our lives....BUT....FLOTUS has certainly shown me a thing or four on using colour and style to make a statement. She has given me inspiration to exercise and become fitter and she has inspired me to become more giving in nature. She is indeed a phenomenal woman and I dream of meeting her one day even if it is when she is no longer FL. Her genuine nature shines through and owning something that is representative of her would indeed be a tremendous honour.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM | Registered Commentertrinisamba

simply chic!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM | Unregistered Commenterodile

Thank YOU, Mrs. T! This blog was the first one I got involved with, and it's become a welcome part of my day. I've made new friends (including you!) that I know will be part of my circle for a long time. And, no matter how rotten the day, nothing puts a smile on my face like MO in a great outfit!

Happy Holidays to you and yours - enjoy your first Mr & Mrs Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

A fascinating pin! I am astonished that so many of this vintage pin have survived since the 60s.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

For those of us who don't win this pin, others are available here in various sizes and colors for $240-280:

http://www.jazzledazzle.com/Shop/Carnegie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

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