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Wednesday
Oct192011

Bus Tours and Baseball

Photos by Susan Walsh, Tom Gannam and Paul Sancya / AP Images

Wednesday was another jam-packed day for the First Lady, who started out with an appearance alongside the President at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, VA for the final day of his bus tour. While the President pitched his Job's Act, Mrs. O had good news of her own. The First Lady announced that the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies have committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013 -- certainly a big win for the Joining Forces effort!

After a quick stop at a pumpkin patch, the First Lady was off to St. Louis to attend Game 1 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. There, Mrs. O greeted veterans in a program sponsored by Major League Baseball and Joining Forces. Mrs. O and Dr. B also made an on field appearance, joined by Marine Lance Corporal James Sperry and his daughter Hannah for the national anthem. 

On a style note, Mrs. O rewore a few pieces seen earlier this year, including a Reed Krakoff blazer and Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater, both seen here.

Update: Bonus video!

Reader Comments (18)

Thanks so much Mrs. T!! The photos you have posted this week have been just wonderful. Mrs. O is a busy woman, doing so many good deeds, and looking so good while she does them. We are lucky to have her in the White House!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM | Registered CommenterGroovy

Beautiful, beautiful! Thanks Mrs. T. for my favorite Obama site. Obama 2012!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

FLOTUS has been looking FANTASTIC of late! She seems more confident in her role as First Lady! Her wardrobe has beeb on point! Mrs. O is also showing how we 40+ women can look with a good diet and exercise program plus the love of a good man!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM | Unregistered Commenterrunnergirl

love the stripes and slacks.

thrilled that she's on the campaign trail

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

Love the look of the second photo...pearls, a pin and leather. Chic!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

I love love that shirt with stripes. Any information on it? I just don't understand the belt at all.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnar

LOVE IT!!!!! FLOTUS has a great sense of humor.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterTHC1

Love the Jill and Michelle team! Lady power at its best.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterJeride

Purple belt doesn't really seem to go with the outfit so maybe it was her way of shouting out Spirit Day (which is today, Thursday) since she wouldn't have any public events today?

(The White House avatar on Twitter is purple in honor of Spirit Day)

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterMica

My take on the belt is that it draws the eye to the narrowest part of her body, i.e. her slender waist.

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM | Registered CommenterEnglish Observer

While I would much rather seeing FLOTUS and SLOTUS wearing Detroit Tigers bomber jackets (oh well, we came close), it's still good to see them at The World Series opener! What a formidable. caring pair they are.
As for fashion, I like the Marc Jacobs ensemble. Maybe it's my monitor but the belt looks like a royal blue. That footage of her teasing our President is too cute. I am sooooo proud of the whole presidental team. Great leadership!

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Curious question that I know is a little late, but.....does anyone know if there is a blog like this one for Dr. Jill Biden? This blog was such a great idea initially and has developed so well as time has passed. I just wonder if someone made for Dr. Jill?

Thanks so much!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterjust a fan

Just saw this about a new book by our lovely Michelle:

http://www.ivillage.com/michelle-obama-first-book-white-house-kitchen-garden-american-grown/1-a-395282

Hope its all true! she looks great in the cover shot too!

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2:42 PM | Registered Commentermincey

Mincey....thanks for the tip! She looks wonderful!

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Hey, here's video of Mrs. O and Dr. B at the World Series. Mrs. O had on a super cute motorcycle jacket(looks suede, but I'm not sure) and a yellow scarf.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/10/24/travels-first-lady-joining-forces-world-series

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

i lived in a military town and have to say that our soldiers really are the guys you want around if ANY trouble arises. Military folks dont freeze when things get hot

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM | Registered Commenter77th MJ

Glad I am not the only one questioning the choice of the blue or purple belt with the stripe top. The color is really a distraction--makes the whole look a "miss". I realize she likes to wear a belt, in many ways has become a fashion statement but this time it did not work.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7:40 AM | Registered Commentercleo plahet

I love that whole first look - the striped sweater, belt and slacks. I'm surprised no one has commented on the patent leopard shoes she's wearing with the outfit. Personally, I think it's all a great, witty look - appropriate for the moment and so much her style.

Monday, October 31, 2011 at 12:05 PM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

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