Quantcast
Welcome

Mrs-O.com is a blog dedicated to chronicling the fashion and style of First Lady Michelle Obama. Founded September 2008. 

Community
Search
BOOK

« A Bright and Shining High Note | Main | State of the Union »
Sunday
Feb022014

A Fond Farewell

Dear Readers,

After much thought and consideration, I have made the difficult decision to end the Mrs. O blog. Over the past year, my personal and professional circumstances have changed such that I cannot devote the same time and attention to the blog that I once could. I continue to have the utmost admiration for Mrs. Obama - for her style and so much more.

From an idea sparked by Michelle Obama's presence at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, we grew into a vibrant, diverse community with a common interest. The information sharing and exchange of opinions over the past 5-1/2 years has been fun, inspiring, sometimes a bit controversial - but always in the spirit of good, open dialogue. Thank you all for your support and readership over the years.

Wishing you the very best,

Mrs. T

References (51)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (271)

Mrs. T, I am so sorry to hear this. I will truly miss your blog. My best to you!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

There's also: http://www.essence.com/package/first-lady-style

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Registered CommenterJaidon

Thanks for bringing us five years of beautiful photos. I've looked at them daily since late 2008 and enjoyed them tremendously. The well-meant but misguided, impassioned "defenses" of a woman who is more than strong enough to fight her own battles had become tiresome, but even they were not enough to destroy the joy and inspiration of seeing so much style, elegance and beauty. Thank you.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Aww, thank you so much! I loved reading your blog!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterErin

So sorry to hear. Thank you for 51/2 years of blogs. You kept us informed on the FLOTUS, her fashion & what she was about. Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors. God bless you.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterVal

Over the years, this site has been one of the few I've returned with admiration and fondness for promoting respectful discussions of our uniquely all-around beautiful First Lady. Cheers to Mrs. T. for deftly handling spirited and insightful posts in the guise of truly fashion-conscious considerations from our appreciative following.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Nakajima

All the best. The blog will be missed.
(What will happen to our login information?)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs 2S

Thanks for a great time. I hope you find success and happiness in all of your endeavors. I know you will because we have seen what you have done here with "an idea sparked from Mrs. Obama's presence at the 2008 Democratic National Convention." We all would be so lucky to have so much success from a little spark. Take care! Stay blessed!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterCgadsden

Saw this coming. I will miss my favourite inspirational site!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterJaneen Wagemans

Sorry to hear this Mrs. T. I completely understand. Although I did not post in recent years, I would often pop in to see your posts. I wish you well. And Thank You for a great 5 1/2 years.
Ann_T

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM | Registered CommenterAnn_T

I have followed this blog since day 1!!! All the effort, energy, hard work, and dedication that you have put into this blog has been greatly appreciated!!! I admire great fashion and certainly admire our amazing first lady Mrs. Michelle Obama, so this blog was a match made in heaven. I wish I had the sources to continue this great work and pick up where you're leaveing off. Thanks for an amazing 5 1/2 years, it's been an amazing run!!! All the best to you in your future endeavors Mrs. T!!!
Darryl Stanley

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterDarryl Stanley

Thank you and best wishes.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterE_W

Thank you and best wishes.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterE_W

I will miss you and this blog so very much. Thank you so much - words cannot express how much I appreciate this blog. Wishing you the best!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I have for some time thought something was up as the number of posts dwindled. Your site has been terrific fun and a model for civil discourse and polite disagreement. I wish you all the best in your new life! I hope there's someone out there willing to take this on.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterDr. Shoe

Thank you so much for all your dedication and hard work in providing this wonderful blog about our First Lady. I, like so many visited the site almost everyday to see our First Lady and read everyone's comments. I will truly miss it. I wish you much prosperity in your future endeavors.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Thank you for all your work and energy these past years. I have enjoyed this blog so much, especially during the election and during Mrs. O's trips abroad and State dinners. I also love your book. Wish you well and take care!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterHW

Thanks for the great blog, I've been reading since 2009! All the best.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterNina

thanks so much, it's been great to follow Mrs O's style

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterRachel

That is very sad, I have enjoyed your blog enormously. Can you keep the content there so we can at least look back and check on designers? Your blog is a wonderful record.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:56 AM | Unregistered Commenterlyn

Greatly saddened and sorry to read this. What a loss. Maybe you'll reconsider when the personal and professional load lightens?

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:36 AM | Registered CommenterSamantha

This is indeed a great loss!Has been so great to have this blog to turn to for authoritative info and for a shot of inspiration when needed.Thanks so much to Mrs.T for her excellent work over the years and to many of the commenters for their contributions towards making this a wonderful site.Good luck to all!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterKiyah

I register today to tell you all the best I think about this blog.It will be a great loss !! But I wish you all the best !! thanks.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:10 AM | Registered CommenterLou Mak

Nooooooo! Mrs T I feel so sad right now. Thank you for the time and effort you placed in making this blog what it is. I wish you all the best for the future.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterMelly

So sorry to hear this! I have followed this blog since 2008 and will really miss it! It's one of the few that I check regularly. Wow, what a loss :( If there's any way at all that you can keep the site going, please consider! I know there are many people who would be willing to help you keep it going!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterLN

All the best to you as you go on to bigger and better things in life.. I have been fashionably inspired over that last 5 years. Thank you

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM | Unregistered Commenterrosean

So sad to hear this. I loved this blog. Please where else can we go for something like this! Congratulations on your work!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterF Steve

Arigatoo. Thank you so much. It was fun to take a look here from time to time.
Mrs.T, ogenki-de. All the best. from Japan

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs.Suzuki

Upon reading this news I let out an audible "OH NOOOOOOOOO!" I can't tell you how much I love this blog. I love to check in and read about our beautiful First Lady and see her fabulous fashion. Mrs. T, you will be so missed!! I wish you the very best in your life and your work. Now blogs just sort of stay here, right? I kind of like SoccerNana's idea....any chance of even a few times a year, doing a little round-up of highlights? I know, we're addicted....but to such a wonderful thing. She is the greatest First Lady we've ever had on so many levels and it was so nice to have a place like this that was so positive when there is so much negativity on the internet. This was a place of joy. Joyful journeys, Mrs. T. Ya'll come back and see us sometime! ;) Thank you for all the JOY!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

I've followed this blog since its inception and have enjoyed it immensely. This is my first time commenting, but I wanted you to know it has meant a lot to me. Thank you so much!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM | Registered Commenterjuliet

Hi Mrs T,
Thank you for all the work you have put into the site. A friend and I have been big fans since the site first came online. Sadly we never registered but I just wanted to do it today to say a very big thank you for all the work you put into the site!
All the very best on your new adventure and thank you again!
From two big fans in New Zealand!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM | Registered CommenterMoera Taylor

Thank you, Mrs. T, for all the pleasure you've given me over the years. I've checked your site daily and always appreciated the lovely tone of your writing. Wishing you all the best!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Dear Mrs. T.,
Your blog will be sorely missed. I have checked in every day since the inception and am a registered member. I have had copies of Mrs. O's outfits made for myself and have forwarded pictures of outfits to my friends for discussion later. I wish you all the best in whatever you choose to do in exchange for all the hours of fashion/style enjoyment you have afforded me. This blog has meant so much. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterBHudson

Thank you! I have enjoyed this blog and will miss it.
Best wishes from Hamilton Canada

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterKC

Dear Miss T, I do really thank you for all the work you did. It is such a pity this blog does not continue. My friend and I, from France were really crazy about your blog. we will miss you but we wish you all the best.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterAgnès A

Thank you so much for the work and effort you have put into this site. I have enjoyed it so much. Am feeling a real loss here, but wish you the best.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:44 PM | Unregistered Commenterauni

Mrs. T., we know we have less than three years as the President and our lovely FLOTUS wrap up their last term, but I was looking forward to the remaining state dinners, Halloweens, Correspondents' Dinners, etc. It won't be the same without your expert and elegant commentary. What a pleasure this blog has been!

Many, many thanks for your dedication. I wish you all the best.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM | Unregistered Commentera Mom in MI

I knew something was going on - there were just too many lapses. I have enjoyed your blog so very much. You did an incredible job and I will miss your updates. I wish you all the best!

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterJYF

I have truly enjoyed this blog. Thanks so much for keeping us up-to-date with mrs obama's activities. I had no idea how busy a First Lady's life can be. Best wishes.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterGita

Thanks Mrs. T. I always enjoyed getting my FLOTUS fix every Friday evening. Best luck in your future endeavors

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterKim

I have been reading this blog for years. I want to start off with saying thank you! This blog has been my number 1 source for things Mrs. O. I can't really explain how sad I am to see you go Mrs. T. You have done a wonderful job of documenting her style and adding your own fun twist. I'm truly going to miss coming every week and seeing all the new posts you've put up. Good luck in your future endeavors I know they'll be great and stylish. ;)
Your ardent reader,
Anne.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterNne

Thank you for this blog site! It was always a relief to check in and see us celebrate our wonderful flotus! There is so much negativity out there, this was an oasis of beauty and delight for me these past few years. Good luck to all the sisters of the Mrs. O blog!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered Commentermaggie b

Very sad to hear this! Like many of the other posters I have been checking in on your blog ever week or two now for literally years - I think i discovered it just after the first inauguration - and it's truly been one of those really good guilty pleasure and absolute me time! I've always enjoyed the lovely photos our our fabulous first lady as well as the insightful comments by MrsT. I may have even purchased a jcrew item shown as being worn by the 1st lady on your site.. :) You will be missed! Certainly this blog will preserve all the memories that will be left by the Obama legacy. Well done and thanks for your 5 1/2 years of dedication!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterMissJ

If you do not already read theobamadiary.com, you'll find that photos of Michelle Obama's every public appearance are always posted there.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterSara

So sorry to hear that, Mrs. T, and best of luck in your new endeavors! I used to visit the site and comment on the posts quite often in its heyday, but became somewhat disillusioned and only checked it sporadically when I realized that many of the regulars did not tolerate diversity of opinions. However, you, Mrs. T did a stellar job of trying to keep the blog afloat, and I completely understand the moment that inspired the blog--because I and many of my friends felt the same when we saw Mrs. O at the 2008 Democratic Convention in that lovely brocade Peter Soronen dress. Mrs. O, through her fashion CHOICES, represents "Elegant Feminism" at its best; we appreciate that you took the time to document the more frivolous but equally important side of history though your blog. Thanks again

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterFormerly Nora

Oh, no!!! I absolutely LOVE this blog and will truly miss it! Thank you for the time you have dedicated to the FLOTUS. I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

Oh no, say it isn't so! What a huge loss! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, and would anxiously await updates. Thank you SO MUCH for all the time and energy you put into keeping us informed. I hope you take some time for yourself during this next phase of your life. My best to you!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. K

I dedicted also my time to market this blog , iwish you never let go.I also wish you assigned someone else to do it we will miss it was always hear to see fashion sense. Wish you all the Best T.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

So sad to see the blog end! Was hoping that it was last through the end of the 2nd term. All the best.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

I will miss the place to come to be sure I didn't miss any of Michelle's fashion triumphs! And I will miss you and your insights. Hoping you have a happy and successful life!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterKywstgal

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>