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A Champion for Girls in Science

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The First Lady hosted a White House event to encourage women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math careers today. On the style front, Mrs. O kept her look business casual in a ruffled white blouse and teal pencil skirt. A House of Lavande 1970s Dinicola necklace completed the look.

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Appropriate look for the occasion. Well done. Not over the top.

Monday, September 26, 2011 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered Commenternjmrso

Beautiful lady, inside and out.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:14 AM | Unregistered Commenternewcenturywoman

What an absoutely fantastic skirt on Mrs. O.. Great length, great colour, great cut. Wow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 5:39 AM | Registered CommenterEnglish Observer

I love our First Lady. She is such a beautiful woman, she actually glows. God bless our President and First Lady, the First Family and the United States of America.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

I really love the color of her skirt. She looks so stylish !

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterElosyia

Professional chic! The color palette is lovely and the necklace really accentuates the outfit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:27 AM | Unregistered Commentermarcelle

I am loving the new longer hair length on Mrs. O! It makes her look really fresh and youthful without even trying.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterCass G

What a beautiful fit, just look at her fantastic figure and long legs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

I like the look of the longer skirt on Mrs O. It is more figure flattering than the shorter skirts. This one hits in just the right spot and looks very classy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Scrumptious color - teal. The blouse really highlights her toned mid-section....I better keep working out.
On the hair front - I am lovin' it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

LOVE the skirt

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:55 AM | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Very nice! I love when her business side comes out in her wardrobe choices for these events.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterBelieve It or Not

I was at this event and pictures barely do Mrs. O justice. She is flawless!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM | Registered CommenterTP Dyer

I like the look a lot, but the fit of the blouse is really bothering me. I went back and forth on whether or not it was too small. Yes, the blouse has puckers and ruffles, but the pulling at the armscye and shoulders makes me think "too small." That said, I love the necklace w/ it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM | Unregistered Commenter7letterdeborah


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:31 AM | Unregistered Commenterbst

Très chic and love the colors.
We have seen this blouse last Christmas:http://mrs-o.com/newdata/2010/11/27/o-christmas-tree.html

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 11:35 AM | Registered CommenterBibi

Love this look...she is absolutely stunning, beautiful and such an inspiration! God bless Mrs. Obama, God bless our President and the First Family, God bless America.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:51 PM | Unregistered Commenternellinraleigh

The skirt looks as if it could be Narciso Rodriguez, it's very similar to this dress http://www.theoutnet.com/product/211625

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 2:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterBridget


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

Love love LOVE that skirt! I want one in every color! Mrs O always looks great but I especially love the tailored pieces on her. She is totally rocking this look!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Very classy and stylish.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterdalejamaica

Coudn't be nicer!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 4:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterYetunde

This outfit is so sharp!

Is it just me??? Or is our gorgeous Mrs. O looking younger?!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 4:09 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

Absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Is it me or did she get weave added to her hair. Either way, it's lovely and I died when I first saw it....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 5:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterLyn

Lovely skirt-great cut, fit, and length complemented by the necklace. I do not care for the way the blouse pulls across the bustline.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterThumper

Wow, to all those who have seen her in person.....how fortunate you are!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Is that the Diane von Furstenberg teal skirt from the new fall line? Seen here: http://www.shopbop.com/elvina-skirt-diane-von-furstenberg/vp/v=1/845524441915638.htm?folderID=2534374302063359&fm=browse-brand-shopbysize-viewall&colorId=36752

Does anybody know?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

It's not just you, Terri. Mrs O is looking younger and sexier. Looks like she's lost a couple pounds and gotten even more toned and fit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM | Unregistered Commenternewcenturywoman

I love the shoes! Neutral instead of color pop seems like a new direction.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterKathie

Mrs. T - I think that blouse is Rachel Roy - saw it today at Bloomies - or one very similar!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterKitCat

I do want to second Kathie's comment. The neutral is a refreshing change of direction. Love it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 6:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterThumper

Blouse is too tight....next size up and she would look perfect! Like the longer hair again....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterLynne

You know what I like? Besides everything? That smile!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterMs. Jones

I love this white blouse because it's truly feminine while looking professional. I love the gathers and ruffles. She looks fabulous as always.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa D

My husband said, upon seeing the above photo, "Is that Michelle Obama? She is looking great!"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

Michelle looks the same to me, because she always looked younger than her age. Only difference in her appearance is that she is growing her hair out to a length she had when Malia was little.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 8:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Great skirt; strange fit for the blouse but the colors and shoes look perfect.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterChar

The blouse is very pretty and the skirt is gorgeous. I just think that the blouse is too tight across her mid-section and bust line. The ill fit takes away from the lovely style. Besides, how comfortable is that?

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM | Unregistered Commentergaylev

simple and chic

she looks stunning

I hope this is the campaign look

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

New pic of Michelle shopping at Target: http://images.politico.com/global/blogs/0929_FLOTUS_AP_465.jpg


Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterMica

The skirt may be fine but she still has WIDE hips. The blouse is too tight and the cut only accentuates the hips even more. The color combination of the clothing is fine along with the necklace but the shoes don't work at all. Would be better with black shoes.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM | Unregistered Commentermarty48

It is my opinion that Mrs. Obama signify the many essence of beauty and class.


Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I believe she has also worn this blouse for a "Let's Move - NHL Hockey" commercial that played last spring during the playoffs and now during the preseason games on Versus and the NHL channel.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:42 PM | Unregistered Commenterdb

She made it to Target!! I remember reading her staff wanted to make this happen. No photo op, just fan photos.


Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Did anybody see the photos on NBC Nightly News? Mrs. O and TBG went shopping at Target today!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:00 PM | Registered CommenterGroovy

I really do like the out fit, but so many of her clothes are too tight, i.e., both the skirt and blouse. I was told "if it puckers up you better size up".

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:18 AM | Unregistered Commentersarah1234

my horoscope suggested that I be nice today, even when I don't understand or agree with a commnet, so I'm going to push hard to be kind to Marty 78.

@Marty78 .... really ?

good weekend everyone !!

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 12:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterriver rush

@groovy Couldn't miss TBG. He looked cute in his cap and tea shirt trying to look inconspicuous like he is buying something. Funny!

Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM | Unregistered Commenterdasie

For the anti-Obama people the First Lady just can't win. If she wears designer duds it's a problem. People she is a First Lady! If she is shown in Target it's a problem - she is trying to "act" like a regular person. I love Mrs. Obama because she ignores the naysayers and does her thing.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterDr. B

Is this the skirt that Mrs. Obama is wearing? I saw these at Nordstrom the other day and they are beautiful!


Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 1:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterstinagus

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