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Cats, Hats and Two First Ladies

Image by Jose Luis Magana / AP Photos

It was more Dr. Seuss for Mrs. O today, as the First Lady visited Oyster-Adams Bilingual Elementary School in Washington, D.C. and read "A Cat in the Hat" to young students. Joining Mrs. O was Margarita Zavala, the First Lady of Mexico, who read "The Whale Song" in Spanish. The event was part of the First Lady's continued support of Read Across America.

On the fashion front, Mrs. O turned to a looser shilouette than we often see her wear, donning a mixed print dress paired with black suede boots. P.S. Thanks to readers Steven and Jermaine, who identified this dress as Sophie Theallet Fall 2010, seen here.

"Cats with Hats and Whales that Sing" [CNN]

"Michelle Obama, Zavala, Read to Schoolkids" [Politico]

Reader Comments (22)

Mrs O look very nice today ;) i love Mexico first lady Margarita Zavala's hairstyle.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM | Registered CommenterNic John

I think we would love this dress if we could see it better...and with suede boots!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterChar

I think we would love this dress if we could see it better...and with suede boots!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterChar

I love what Mrs. O is wearing today, very stylish and relaxed at the same time. She looks great.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterouapiti

Fabulous! fabulous! Fabulous! Both these First Ladies and the kids, of course, shine.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterLaVonne

Can you dig it? Yes, I can. I really like this dress!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. 2S

Now that's a relaxed reading look worth liking!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterNora

Mrs.O looks amazing in Sophie Theallet http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2010RTW-STHEALLET

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteven

Mrs. T, it's look #1 from Sophie Theallet A/W 2010-11

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 9:58 PM | Unregistered Commenterjermaine

I just googled that dress to get a better look and I love it!! Very flowy but still has shape - I'm sure it's sold out and I probably can't afford it but I would wear that for sure! Mrs. O looked fabulous in it!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 11:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterSusana W

I agree with Nora. A relaxed, yet fashionable and flattering look for a reading. The boots look good with this particular dress....very gypsylike ensemble.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 4:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

That's such a pretty relaxed dress that also looks fantastic. Nicely done Mrs O.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:23 AM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

Can anyone tell me if those are the Inaugration braclets that Michelle is wearing? I am digging her comfy yet elegant look

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

I like this dress and boots combo. This is something I'd wear to dinner party or out to dinner with the girls. Love it! Chic but casual at the same time.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterKels

I am swooning over our Michelle's suede boots! This has a kinda Bohemian look to it that suits her well, especially in this setting. Both of these First Ladies seem to really take out time for children. These will be very endearing memories that these kids will cherish for life.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Mrs. Z looks so much more modern than her last visit. Really sharp.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered Commentercanyongal

I agree with all other posters. I love this look. Femininty without fuss.

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterDebra

I am trying for some time to find out WHAT BRAND BOOTS is she wearing?She has them in several colors an I just love them!
Could anyone help,please :)
I love her look!

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM | Unregistered Commenterprimavyara

Suede over-the-knee flat boots are Robert Clergerie, made in France. I believe these are the ones she is wearing, although we read some months ago that hers were custom made - perhaps because of her height?


Marked down from $850 to $382 in this ad.

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 7:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeeGee

Fellow "Lady O's" .... help me out here ! I'm totally confused ... the photos I see here are not what I see on the Wash Post site for the event .... <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/02/AR2011030206305.html> .... at least, I don't think so ... Mrs. O is wearing a totally different outfit ... have I had one too many cups of cofee? Or one too few? ????

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 7:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterBookWorm

@BookWorm, there were two Dr. Seuss related events this week.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

Guys, did you notice how's everybody bored in the background of the second pic? That should've been a boring speech.
Btw, Mrs. O is fabulous as always!

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 5:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterValerbunchik

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