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Dots on Repeat

The First Lady attended the presentation of the 5,000th "Daily Point of Light" award for volunteer service in the East Room of the White House. For the event, Mrs. O wore a Jason Wu dotted ensemble previously seen in 2010 here and 2012 here, paired with a black patent leather belt and red drop earrings.

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Even in a previously worn dress, FLOTUS looks so different by changing hairstyles, or accessories. Well done as usual!

Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered Commenteralmablanca@msn.com


She really does get it;
On this somber day in America, as she goes about her duties as America's First Lady, she still makes the perfect statement in this simple but beautiful black and white polka dot dress, with the simple pair of red drop earrings for a bit of color--

What an exquisite woman--

What an exquisite First Lady--

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM | Registered CommenterAudrey

Polka dots are timeless and classic - she looks delightful.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:21 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

Beautiful. I wonder if the dress is blue/white or black/white based on the prior belt colors and the earring colors? I loooove her hair in this picture--such a perfectly cool style for the hot weather we're having. A beautiful First Lady.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 8:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

Love Jason Wu designs & love Mrs. O's makeup... beautiful

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterJill Dekampa

A great summer dress but what really makes the look is the way her hair is pulled back to show off the red earrings - a lovely pop of color.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM | Registered CommenterBB

Looking back at the earlier wearing, I think her haircut at that point in time was da Bomb! Love FLOTUS

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:17 PM | Registered CommenterTHC

Nice airy summer dress, and polka dots are always fun --- but it'd look better on Mrs. O is the top was in the light color and the skirt in the dark one.

More pictures of the outfit on this site:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterChris

There is a profile of her on the Obama Diary and her hair and earings are amazing!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 2:53 PM | Registered CommenterKathie

Thanks for alerting Kathie. I agree!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 3:37 PM | Registered CommenterTHC

Wow!!! Super GORGEOUS!!! That I should look even half as good at 50!!! Rock on spectacular lady, Rock on!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:02 PM | Registered CommenterEleroy

lovely dress

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM | Unregistered Commenterann50

Very interesting look - with different shades of polka dot background at the top flowing into the mostly white fabric in the skirt. It’s a busy pattern so this hairstyle compliments the entire ensemble.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

I'm not a fan of polka dots, but this dress is an exception. I think it was a great choice of dress for this occassion. Very summery, but also very cute /casual look to it. . I agree with others, her hair style completed the look. I'm glad she got rid of the bangs. IMO, they hid her beautiful face.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:39 PM | Registered Commenterlissa

Mrs. O. Needs. To. Stop. Repeating. Outfits. I'm. Getting. Bored. Of. Her. Style.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterEssa

Did everyone see her filmed appearance on the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, honoring Robin Roberts and looking absolutely glowing and flawless? Beautiful tribute. She used this same hairstyle.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichelleFan

Somehow I missed this the first two times around. Great dress, very flattering. I love polka dots!! Especially on FLOTUS!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterPinda

Beautiful choice! Am I the only one who saw a thematic connection between the wonderful dots on this dress and the "points of light" theme of the occasion? Maybe it's just my English-teacher-find-the-deeper-meaning-compulsion working overtime! Even without that, though, I find this dress and outfit right in line with the best of her style: classic and ladylike, but with that unusual twist to the polka-dot pattern to make it fresh and interesting. She continues to represent us so beautifully on so many occasions!

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Love her everything / dress, hair & makeup!
So pretty!

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 8:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterRena Smith

What a role model for all women.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM | Unregistered Commentermary

I'm loving the look; however, the glow of the First Lady's b e a u t i f u l skin outshines those gorgeous earring!.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM | Registered CommenterSoccerNana

Ruth, you are not the only one!!! She has done this on many occasions in the past. I look forward to finding out who she was wearing on yesterday's trip to Chicago that was featured on Obamadiary.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM | Registered CommenterTHC

Today, August 4, 2013 being your husband's birthday, I vote for that
dress to "WOW' him at a celebration to beat all celebrations. Not only is he a great man, great leader, his wisdom shows in the clever, interesting wife he chose to share a lifetime with.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 7:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterBetty J Thompson

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