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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

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I'm sad, too, because I have loved your blog. I will miss so seeing what you have posted, and so will my 20 year-old daughter. Honestly, I think Michelle has looked on a regular basis to see what you have included, too!
Thank you so much for your time and effort,
Nena in Seattle

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterNena Peltin

Thank you for all of the hard work you put into the blog over the years. I Whenever I see FLOTUS I will still think, "I wonder what Mrs. T would say about that outfit."

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Thank you Mrs. T for creating this wonderful blog celebrating the fashion and work of a woman that I truly admire! It helped me to get thru a trying time in my life. I was one that defended Mrs. O and her choices to the bitter end and it did get ugly sometimes , but I wouldn't change a thing. I will be forever grateful for this place because it introduced me to the best group of ladies ever!! They have become my mentors, my confidants, my friends, and most importantly, my family!! I can't imagine life without knowing them Now!!! So, thank you to infinity!!! I wish you nothing but the best in life!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:09 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Thank you Mrs. T for starting this wonderful blog! I will miss my daily check-in to see Mrs. O's fashion triumphs, and to read the thoughts/reviews of this Community.
Mrs. T. I wish you every success. To the Community, you are a positive and energizing group. I am thankful for being a (quiet) part of it. Namaste!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM | Registered Commenterjoods

Mrs. T, You are such a sweet, sweet spirit. Your blog brought so much joy into my life and I could hear your voice in every word you wrote and every photo you shared. I'm weeping as I type this because I have to say farewell, sweet spirit. I wish you good things, only good things.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:22 PM | Registered Commentergertrude

I'm so very sorry to see the end of this wonderful blog, but I really understand why. The high level of commitment needed to produce such a well structured and monitored blog, as well as maintaining a home and professional life must have been challenging to say the least, so I greatly admire and thank you for it. I have followed it from the beginning but only registered last year (and had missed your comments too Nyon!)
I doubt there will ever be another blog like this one, so it would be great if we could have a final showcase of Mrs O's greatest hits ;0)
Thank you again Mrs T for your faithful dedication and flair in keeping us happy over the years and I wish you so much happiness in the future. Bravo! 😊 x

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterBlessuprincess

I've never posted, but have enjoyed this site for many years. Thank you, Mrs. T. for providing this wonderful blog that has regularly brightened my day, educated me and made me smile.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM | Registered CommenterV Ness

Ah Mrs. T, so sorry to see you go. I've been a faithful reader for years, and have admired the work you do to bring us the fashions of Mrs. O. Take care and best of luck in your new endeavors.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterPinda

Mrs. T, thank you for your wonderful blog. Like many of your readers, over the years I have been inspired in ways that transcended Mrs. O's fashion. Best wishes to you. Peace and Love.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM | Registered CommenterDebra Chandler

Can't thank you enough for leading us on this incredible journey. Best of luck in all you do!

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered Commentermaureen

I have enjoyed this blog immensely. Thank you for sharing with us for the past five and a half years. Mrs. O has a personal style that I admire very much. Best wishes on your new ventures. Marjorie

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterMarjorie

Thanks for creating this great blog and best of luck in the future. I've really enjoyed it here over the years.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterAntigones Room

Wonderful blog. You will be missed. Best wishes in the future. :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:59 AM | Unregistered Commenteradorejanine

Thank you so much for all the work you´ve done! Best wishes from Marburg, Germany.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterMaria

You'll be missed Mrs T. Where to go now for positive coverage of our inimitable First Lady Michelle Obama?

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:33 AM | Registered CommenterIckes

Thank you Mrs T for developing this very classy site. I also want to thank you for allowing lively debates. So many of the comments were well written and fun to read, even if I didn't always agree. I used to enjoy reading Posh Tater and Marcus Perry as their comments were so witty. Even though there was plenty of disagreements amongst the commenters, most of them remained civil while defending their point of view. Best of luck to you. It's been fun.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM | Registered CommenterSally

Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. You provided a lot of fun and inspiration for me (an older mom) and my 8-year-old (biracial) daughter. I'll miss it, but I know how much work it is. Best wishes in your future!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Thank you for your wonderful blog (and book!) - and best of luck to you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterCandace Williams

Mrs. T,
You have been in many ways like a first responder; on the front lines in chronicling the sartorial statements by a First Lady in waiting and then a First Lady of The United States of America. Yours has been an au courant affair brought into existence through fabrics, style and fashion thus creating a soft landing for admirers of Mrs. Obama. Your blog has been a first class showcase of the Arts that surrounds the birth of a beauty supreme. Thank you for your vision and Godspeed in the new journey that awaits you.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Dearest Mrs. T,
You wouldn't consider one last post for the state dinner on Tuesday? We'd understand if you didn't, but wouldn't it be a fitting swan song? I'm eager to see whether our FLOTUS honors French fashion or goes all-American. You wouldn't even have to open the comments, just provide your own.

In either case, many thanks and very best wishes!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:57 PM | Unregistered Commentera Mom in MI

Oh noooo! Say it isn't so! If at all possible, please reconsider. I can't live without this blog as I LOVE the FLOTUS and you too for your efforts!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 8:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterMoe

Mrs T, so sorry to hear that you are ending this blog. I live in Melbourne Australia and have visited this blog nearly every day since you started it. I have followed with interest the fashion of Mrs O and have loved learning about her outfits and the designers behind them. Thank you for hosting this blog and I wish you every success in the future.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 8:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Mrs. T - I can't add anything that hasn't already been said so well by such a diverse group of followers, but there's the tribute to you. You have brought so many together, just as Michelle Obama has. Personally I thank you for coming to my defense and asking for civility when my comments about fashion (on this fashion blog!) were confused as criticism of our First Lady. I join those in hoping the site will stay live so we can review all the beautiful moments and in hoping someone might continue it. Even without the comment function! God bless you, Mrs. T. I'll remember you as one of the many bright spots of the whole Obama era.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichelleFan

Thank you - this blog has been such a delight. A particular joy for me has been sharing it with my daughter, from 12 through 17 years. What a wonderful role model Mrs Obama has been in teaching her what it mean to act and dress with style and dignity. We will both miss your blog.
Best wishes in your future endeavours.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Oh no ! Tell me this is not true Mrs. T. I have enjoyed this blog so much and it has become part of my daily routine to check it out to release stress while catching up on my most admired person ......the gracious Mrs. Obama. Well every good thing has an end so I wish you all the best as you move on but I want you to know this blog will be sorely missed. !!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterAlma

Well, all good things must come to an end...
Mrs. T., heartfelt thanks for your vision and dedication to this blog. You have truly carried it with class, style, patience and creativity. I have learned much here about fashion and enjoyed the posts of many, Nyon and Marcus Perry....in particular. Mrs. T. may God richly bless you in whatever your hand finds to do. Warm regards...from Adear

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Oh man, you will be missed. It's been so great to have one place with all of Mrs. O's fashions. It was a great idea, and you executed it well. Best of luck with everything.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterLael W

Oh my... what a wonderful gift you gave to this community. I absolutely loved reading your blog (it's the only one I looked at) and I will really, really miss it. I'm wishing you much success and happiness. Thank you so very much for many wonderful moments, and many smiles!

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:43 PM | Registered CommenterTheresa Edwards

Thank you for all of the hard work you have devoted to this website these past years. It is an exemplary accomplishment. It has been a respectful tribute to the First Lady and her charming, self-confident sense of style. I have been impressed by your comprehensive coverage and your diligence at tracking down the details of her choices. Thank you again and best wishes to you in all your future endeavor.
MG

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaureenG

Have enjoyed this blog so much--a thoughtful chronicle of an elegant woman. Of course, there is so much more to both you and Mrs. Obama than what meets the eye. Good luck, and thank you!

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorningside Heights

Mrs. T, I'm so sorry to see you go but I send you my very best wishes for all your future endeavors. You ran a gorgeous blog with knowledge, insight, grace and respect. Thank you for all your hard work. Mrs. O will always be a beacon of beauty and intelligence for us.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM | Unregistered Commentermeta

Mrs. T – I will really miss typing in ‘following Mrs. O Fashion’
which has been the highlight of many many days over the past 5 ½ years.
Thanks for all your hard work, your patience and commitment to this
site. I’ve learned so much and feel more confident with my fashion
choices and the many happy moments spent here, will be cherished and
remembered always.

I will miss the bloggers who posted quickly and often and looked forward to sharing my views with them……….like a part of a big family with similar sentiments about our favourite Lady. I hope we meet again.
Wishing you all the best things that life has to offer today and always.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM | Registered CommenterFern Gullie

Thank your for providing an inside peek into the fashion life and style of Michelle Obama. Best wishes to you and your future endeavors.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterEugenia Russell Hargrove

Thanks for the focus on the lovely Mrs. Obama. I always enjoyed coming here to get more detail about her clothes. Wishing you the best.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM | Unregistered Commenteralmablanca@msn.com

Thank you for bringing us something that presented our first lady's personal style with the sophistication she deserves. Not only have I enjoyed seeing how Mrs. O dresses but even more all the diverse roles she plays and settings she moves through with apparent grace and self assuredness. It's been fun and I will miss checking in with Mrs. O

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:55 PM | Unregistered Commenternancy

Oh Mrs T, so sad to see you go. I followed your post from Uganda on a daily basis. Its my humble prayer that you reconsider your decision and complete the remaining years of Mrs Obama's term as First Lady. Please.....

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterAgnes

Thank you so much for your hard work, your commitment to this wonderful blog, and for teaching me, and many others, much more about fashion and style. Like Nyon, I have made fast friends among your readers, and for that, I am forever grateful to you. All the best to you, Mrs. T, and to your lovely family.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:06 AM | Registered CommenterBevi

oooh I am so sad. I always come here to see our first lady style. Thank you for capturing all her wonderful styles.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. K

Thank you for the blog - I have enjoyed it immensely, and I wish you all the best.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterKristine

So sorry to see the blog end, but I am sure you have many wonderful adventures ahead of you. I wish you all the best and send my thanks for all of your hard work. Like Bevi and Nyon, my world of friendships has grown as a result of a shared respect for Mrs. O, as well as a passion for her wonderful style. I am very grateful for your having a hand in that. Cheers to you and yours!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM | Registered Commenteroperafanatic

This blog will be missed. Good luck with your future endeavors.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM | Unregistered Commenterchris

Thank you from South Africa!
I have been and avid reader and follower of your blog and have thoroghly enjoyed it over the past 5 years. I will definately miss it:-(. Thank you for keeping us upto date with Mrs. O's fashion and goodluck with your future endeavors!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterBoitumelo

Dear Mrs. T,
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for writing! I quite literally grew up reading this blog (I was 18 when you started it!), and I have found the site to be a place of inspiration and encouragement. I wish you all the best in the future.
Blessings to you!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

This blog was fun, respectful, and information-based. The comments from your readers created the same tone. I will miss the blog as a light-hearted moment of escape and pleasure in my day. Your greatest achievement was the civility you modeled, and expected of others. Well done!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterMCC

Thanks for all your time and dedication to this blog. Best wishes for you and your family.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterEduarda

Mrs. T - you have done such a great job. Kudos to you. I came to check out what Mrs. O is wearing tonight to the French President's dinner.

You will be missed!!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Oh how I'm missing Mrs. T for this State Dinner tonight. I swear this is the most beautiful gown Mrs. Obama has ever worn at a State Dinner!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterAuntie Mom

This was my own little daily 'treat'. Better than chocolate! A daily dose of Mrs. O Fashion was just the perfect dessert to my lunch break!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterRosie

So sorry. I hope the circumstances ofyou ending the blog are happy ones. You have done a splendid, spectacular job of chronicling Mrs. Obama's fashionevolutionas First Lady. Your enthusiasm has been a welcome respite from the divisive and the trite. So sorry not to be able to read your review of the Caroline Herrera Mrs. Obama wore for the State Dinner. Sincerest best wishes. Godspeed.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterDr. DeeDee

I am heartbroken, I shed a tear but I do understand that there is a time to move on to other things. This was one of the most beautiful blog on the internet. I visited everyday, I came to love and admire Mrs. Obama here. I am indelibly marked by this lovely lady, and it all happened here. I appreciate all that you did moderating this space with such grace and I know that you will be successful in everything you do.
Best in life to Nyon, the FLOTUS defender, to Operafanatic, Bevi, Jestina, Mom in MI, Charlene in Detroit, Audrey, Dasie and some many who took this incredible ride with me, I feel like I know you all personally. These eight years have been a wonderful time to be alive. Blessings!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:16 PM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

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