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Tuesday
May292012

American Grown

Today marked the launch of the First Lady's new book, "American Grown," and to support the effort, there's been a range of press coverage. Enjoy a selection below!

"American Grown" [Amazon.com]

[The View]

[Good Morning America]

"Michelle Obama talks about White House garden and her book, 'American Grown'" [Washington Post]

"American Grown: Michelle Obama's New Book on the White House Kitchen Garden" [Vogue]

On the sartorial front, Mrs. O wore a white blouse with an embroidered floral skirt and belt at the waist for her GMA appearance. For a taping of the Daily Show, Mrs. O wore a navy sheath dress paired with a statement necklace. Update #1: Mrs. O wears an embroidered linen skirt from Talbots below. Update #2: A photo of Mrs. O at her taping of The View is added below. The First Lady wore a light blue skirt and white lace eyelet blouse paired with a white and gold Alexander McQueen belt. 

Reader Comments (24)

Very pretty! The linen aquamarine embroidered skirt is Talbots.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJuju

Absolutely Stunning. I just Love Mrs.O

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterMellyb

This look does nothing for her. The entire outfit ( especially the belt) is terrible.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterLouIsa

The embroidered skirt is Talbot's. Currently on sale. I tried it on yesterday.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I think the embroidered floral skirt is from Talbots. I would like it more without the belt.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterMary

I love the First Lady. Glad the book has been launched. The first outfit I am lovin' the colors, the skirt is beautiful...I hate to nit pic on that belt I know she loves them so....but if the width of the belth was just half its size, I would give it an A-plus. She looks fabulous other wise.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:49 AM | Unregistered Commenteradear

The aqua skirt is a gorgeous color and from talbots. It is on sale right now!

http://www.talbots.com/online/browse/product_details.jsp?id=prdi28580&rootCategory=cat90030&catId=cat80016&sortKey=Default&section=Sale&conceptIdUnderSale=cat90030

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM | Registered CommenterFSD1011

The First Lady's appearances were all stellar. I especially enjoyed Jon Stewart. It's clear she is easy-going and fun. Can't wait to get the book!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

The navy sheath with the bold necklace is lovely and classic.
The embroidered skirt and top would look better with a narrow belt in my opinion.
This wide, dark belt has looked great in the past on other outfits but is too overpowering here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergaylev

She looks lovely. I think the skirt may be Talbots.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterwatchingitall

Very pretty! The linen aquamarine embroidered skirt is Talbots.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterJuju

Bought my copy today. A companion piece for Mrs. T's book on Mrs.O.

OK. She brought the belt back. Isn't it McQueen?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

Not a fan of the GMA outfit...The skirt looks wrinkled and not quite well fitting, proportionwise. The top is "okay", as are the shoes and necklace. I don't care for the belt, I"m not crazy about the proportion of a thick belt or the color w/ this outfit. Maybe a thinner, white belt would have been better? I find Mrs. O's outfits to be big hits 99% of the time. I think, imho, this falls into the 1%. The necklace on the bottom pic is nice, and her hair looks beautiful. Can't fully see the navy sheath dress, but it looks as though it's nice...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterVik

GMA: yuck on the belt...gorgeous skirt but maybe a tad short...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 8:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterANN50

I've been looking at this since last night and I believe my first reaction to the GMA outfit is still correct--the proportions are a little off. If the skirt were longer, the wide belt would work. But the skirt is above the knee, so a narrower belt would better pull the look together. I love the color. And the navy sheath looks elegant.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterPinda

The blue embroidered Talbot's skirt is 100 percent linen. That fabric wrinkles so easily. I decided against buying it when I looked at the fabric tag.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 9:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterKatie

@Vik linen usually does not travel well as it wrinkles easily. I love the aquamarine outfit but to echo some of the views expressed, the belt is a bit overpowering. Anyway who cares about our humble views, Mrs. O continues to make her own fashion statement.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM | Unregistered Commentermarcelle

Just watched Mrs. O on Rachel Ray and it was the best interview yet! So natural, so fun, so informative. She has truly come into her own in the White House. When she talked about Beyonce's song I got choked up thinking of the lyrics, "I was here. I lived. I loved." Michelle Obama has left her mark on the White House and the history of this country....she is definitely here and the significance of that cannot be underestimated. My favorite First Lady of all time.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 1:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I agree that the webbed belt detracts. It's dark while the rest of the outfit is light and bouncy. It also adds a weird, almost Gothic element that is out of sync. Love the pumps!

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterThumper

The wide belt is too dark and overpowers the outfit and her! Plus it makes her body look out of proportion and pulls unattractively on her top. Love the skirt though it is wrinkled. Did someone take care of that prior to her appearance. Love the classic elegant look of the navy on Stewart show.

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:14 AM | Unregistered Commenterlinda

I really find the skirt/belt combo quite unattractive. Also, perhaps a "clunkier" wedge type shoe might work better than the dressier pump (just get rid of the belt!!!)

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterANN50

I agree with Gaylev and Vik...the belt is doing all of the talking. I don't care for the skirt because it is too childlike and too short. The navy outfit from "The Daily Show" looks very appropriate and pretty.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 4:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

What an unhappy mix and choice ! Big necklace, large belt : both worn together are too much & make her appear a bit wide and shrunk ! Mrs O. should forget belts which break her line, she looks smarter in sheath dresses or in below-the-waist-dresses like the purple one she wore with the "G-8 spouses". The 1950's style is ok too !!! She's a great inspiration anyway...

Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterClaire

She is looking like a unique personality in all of them i like it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 4:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterjessbuurman

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