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First Lady Mrs. O hosted her first of many upcoming holiday events at the White House today, speaking alongside members of the US Marine Corps and representatives from Toys for Tots. The focus of today's event was to thank the volunteers who decorated the White House for the Christmas holidays. Preparations for the decorations began this summer, culminating in a volunteer effort by 92 people from 24 states who spent more than 3400 hours decorating the White House. Read more detail here.
Mrs. O chose a teal silk matelasse dress for the event, accessorizing with small drop earrings and her hair pulled into a chignon.
UPDATE: First Lady Mrs. O wears a dress by Michael Kors. We love!
Of note, Simon Doonan of Barney's is spearheading holiday decorations at the White House this year. We can't wait to see what they entail! Click here for further reading on the collaboration.
To hear the first lady's remarks from today's event: