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Jet Set

The President and First Lady flew to Dallas, Texas today, where they will join former presidents in inaugurating the presidential library and museum of George W. Bush. Arriving at Dallas Love Field Airport, Mrs. O wore a pink draped neck dress (a new frock, perhaps?) paired with a black belt and cropped cardigan. Silver heels completed the look.

Update: At the dedication of the presidential center, Mrs. O re-wore a powder blue Zac Posen suit, previously seen here for the official welcome ceremony for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron at the White House in March 2012.

While in Texas, the Obamas also attended a memorial for victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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The dress looks fabulous! @Mrs. T, I think you're right about it being new. I love the metallic pumps with it, but the shrug and belt -- not so much.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM | Unregistered Commentera MI Mom

Enough with the belts already. And the cropped sweaters.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Mrs. T., I feel that it's also important to mention that the President and the First Lady are also here to attend a memorial service for the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00 AM | Registered CommenterVivienne

I used to not be a fan of belts on Michelle but lately she has really been rocking them! The color of this dress is gorgeous and I like the draping on top. I'm curious to see how it looks without the cardigan.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM | Registered CommenterBB

I love the outfit, especially the color of the dress; my guess is they went straight to the "private residence" DNC fundraiser right after the flight to Dallas.
From www.theobamadiary.com:
11:00AM: Pres. Obama delivers remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Ceremony. First Lady Michelle Obama attends

3:15PM: Pres. Obama delivers remarks at Baylor University at the memorial service for the victims of the West, TX plant explosion. First Lady Michelle Obama also attends

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

I just opened this up and said, "what??! Snap!" This First Lady just knocks me out. This one is incredible!! The color is fantastic on her and the belt and shrug....just perfection. I WISH I could dress like this and look like her. Mrs. O!!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Love the cropped cardigan with this dress. It falls perfectly above her waistline, so that the belt compliments the look. Nice details on skirt. Loving matching accessories, changes the whole look and will make any outfit more complete.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

love the knee slit and the almost sash-like band in the dress. I have really liked all the dresses she's worn - been featured here - lately.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

From earlier today:


I'm so glad I had the opportunity to watch it "live" :0)

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:42 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

This is a very classy yet contemporary look. Love the skirt of the dress as well!

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM | Unregistered Commenterouapiti


Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterMary White

Wow! I am constantly in awe of how much inspiration Michelle Obama sparks! Did you all know that there is now an app devoted to how to shop for what Michelle Obama is wears? Michelle Obama is so amazing that even technology wants to keep up with her. And yes I did spend the 99 cents to buy the app. You can read about it here--

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:28 AM | Registered CommenterVivienne

Gorgeous as usual!!! I am no fashion expert but I want to hazard a guess that this dress is another Jason Wu. Any thoughts??

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM | Registered Commentertrinisamba

@ Vivienne, just purchased the app; thanx!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 3:45 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

She looks amazing! I could be wrong, but is this not the dress she wore on the Vogue cover last year/few years back?

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterCool On Demand

Mrs Obama has always been a sexy babe!
I just found this photo where she's wearing a hot ruffle-necked navy halter dress(?) and has her full and beautiful healthy hair in an up-do with a side part and long side-swept bangs. Sexy!
I think this photo must be from 2007 or 2008. I suspect it was at some sort of garden party or fundraiser. She looks really lovely. And for the proponents of wig conspiracies, the full head of luscious, healthy hair is obviously all Mrs Obama's!

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:30 AM | Registered CommenterAudrey

@trinisamba, I don't know why but I am thinking DVF. This looks like some of the new dresses she has out now. I saw some on yoox.com and was pleasantly surprised at her using silk chiffons so much.
This is such a pretty color on FLOTUS. On another website the color was rather muted. I would love to see the dress sans bolero. It appears to have an interesting neckline.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

I am watching The White House Correspondents Dinner...........LOOK AT OUR GIRL!! She is beyond gorgeous, he is handsome (and funny) as ever!

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Hi Charlene! Just saw Mrs. Obama as well! Looks good! Glad it finally warmed up in Detroit-smile!

Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

@Mrs. T: This Zac Posen suit was actually first worn in the US for the official welcome ceremony of British Prime Minister Cameron and Mrs. Samantha Cameron. Also, is it just me or does it look less " powder blue" here and more grey? Maybe it's just the shadow she's sitting in. But it looks more grey in this and other pictures than the blue she wore at the UK PM welcome ceremony. At any rate, I thought it was a great look for the day and versatile for the subsequent memorial service in West, TX.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM | Registered CommenterParker

Parker and Vivienne, thanks for your suggestions and corrections, which I've incorporated into the post.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:04 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

@ Auntie Mom, it's struggling! It was warm yesterday and cold and rainy today. Detroit weather is the definition of unpredictable :-)

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

@Charlene in Detroit . . . I know!!! I'm right here with you! It is going to be a beautiful week though.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

I like the dress and I like the belt. (At least it seems like she axed the boob belts forever. I hated them.) This looks fresh and sleek.

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterNatural Hair

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