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Turquoise and Melon

Photos by Luis M. Alvarez / Getty Images

Speaking at the 40th anniversary of the National Partnership for Women & Families on Thursday (and hugging organization president Debra Ness, above), the First Lady wore a melon-hued dress with textured detail through the skirt. Metallic open-top heels and Phillips Frankel amazonite and ruby earrings complete the look. What a beautiful summer palette.

Update: Mrs. O wears a Rachel Roy coral silk jacquard dress with wave pleat embroidery.

Enjoy a closer look at these gorgeous earrings, first worn when Mrs. O visited Buckingham Palace late last month. 

Image courtesy of Phillips Frankel

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Oh my gosh, Mrs. T, thanks so much for that incredible close-up of those fabulous earrings. They are so beautiful! And I love her dress. The color and detail are really pretty. Another stellar look for Mrs. O.

Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:56 PM | Registered Commentermeta


Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterTHC1

The earrings are truly beautiful, but for $2,570 they are definitely out of my league.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

I love the fresh feel of the dress. It's comfortable and classy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterLaVonne

Oh so pretty! I am loving the textured detail of this dress.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 9:29 AM | Unregistered Commentermarcelle

I love this dress! The earrings are gorgeous too!

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Lovin' this look from head to toe. I like the swept back hair, the yummy color of the dress and the texture of it. And lets not forget the wonderful shoes! The earrings are icing! gorgeous!

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

I hope Michelle keeps this casual updo, I like it better than the more severe pulled back updo.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterThatOtherMimi

Our First Lady's skin tone is just so remarkable in this color. Is there no color she cannot wear? The earring are simply beautiful! The dress is absolutely perfect. She really is a pleasure to watch. She just glows.....I am just so proud of her.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterLDS

It's great to have a close-up of the accessories that Mrs. O wears. Thank you!

I think the sleek, fittted top + textured skirt is a winning combination on Mrs. O. She looks fabulous!

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:52 AM | Registered CommenterEnglish Observer

I love the shoes and hair! This color works well for Mrs. Obama.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 7:19 AM | Registered CommenterParker

Would love those heels in my closet. A flattering swept-back hairdo on Mrs. Obama.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

Wow, what a great combination of colours. I love the texture of the dress.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

Those earrings are incredible!! The color is so unique and goes so perfectly with Michelle's skin tone. Wow.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterJaimie K

Oh my! This dress is beautiful. The detailiing in the bottom half is absolutely devine.
Those earrings sure sets off this outfit superbly. I like how our Michelle gives us that unexpected POP of something with each outfit. This does not disappoint in the least!

Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

This color is gorgeous! And paired with the gold shoes and earrings, this outfit is a winner!!

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Mrs. T,

Didn't the lovely Mrs. O wear these first during her appearances on The View and The Gayle King Show?

Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterKaylaerin13

Oh my God!!!! A beautiful, sexy pair of heels. No More Flats! No More Flats!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Cincinnati Kid

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