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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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Thank you for a LABOR OF LOVE. I will miss checking in to see the fashion & style of the FLOTUS. I wish you the best in all your endeavors. God Bless

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterVal

Mrs. O looks spectacular tonight. Anyone knows who she is wearing?
http://theobamadiary.com/2014/02/11/ooooooh-la-la/

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

Thanks for the shout out, Ladywatcher, I will equally miss this site and I am sad to know that this amazing ride at Mrs.O is coming to an end. I came here tonight hoping to see pics of Michelle, my beloved FLOTUS, at the State dinner. Sorry to see the blog go but I wish you all the best Mrs. T, you have done a yeoman's job these many years and please know that it is greatly appreciated. All the best in the future. And best wishes to all the devoted Mrs. O fans.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:09 PM | Unregistered Commenterdasie

So sad to see you go, but I understand the demands of a blog and I would like to wish you the very best in your future endeavors.
Best Wishes!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterDGW

@blessuprincess, I missed it too!! I would check in every once and a while.


@ladywatcher, I wish you nothing but the best as well!! We had a great time admiring this wonderful woman and her fashions!! And tonight, she is wearing Carolina Herrera!!! Isn't she beautiful?!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Just out of habit, I had to come here after seeing how beautiful Mrs. O looks for tonight's State Dinner. It's an automatic response to check mrs-o.com. Will miss this site and all the commenters enormously. Thanks again to all, and especially Mrs. T, for creating such a great space.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:51 PM | Unregistered Commenterouapiti

I've enjoyed reading the blog over the years and even purchased your book for my mom who is a big fan of Mrs. O. Best of luck to you in your future endeavours!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterDoubleL

I am SO sad to see this blog end. I admire Michelle Obama and I really enjoyed seeing all the fashion summarized on this site. Please reconsider!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterNakita

Your blog was excellent!!! And,by the way, I purchased at least 10 of your Mrs. O books for gifts. I wish you the best! Thanks for a job well done!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterVelmaJS

If the blog was still on, tonight's entry might read a little something like this (with all due respect, Mrs. T):

Michelle, Our Belle
For the first State Dinner of President Obama’s second term, Mrs. O pulls all the stops. She stuns in an exquisite gown with scalloped black lace décolletage and (Gasp!) three-quarter sleeves, over a light blue underlay and full skirt by Carolina Herrera. A black velvet belt and glittering drop earrings complete this elegant look. No wonder French President Hollande looks smitten! Sorry Monsieur le Président, our Belle Michelle’s heart belongs to Mr. O!

http://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-39-state-dinner-gown-carolina-herrera-005438999.html;_ylt=AwrBEiIy._pSkWUAJo3QtDMD
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/president-barack-obama-first-lady-michelle-obama-pose-with-news-photo/468810131

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterFormerly Nora

We had fun Mrs T!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM | Unregistered Commenterboazwife

This is such sad news, but I understand. Life happens. I thank you so much Mrs. T for this blog. It was quite the constant in my life pretty much from its beginning. Every now and then I will pull your book of her off my the bookshelf and flip through its colorful pages. You managed to capture the essence of our First Lady like no other blogger. You set the gold standard in First Lady coverage. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the many personalities that gave this blog life with opinions and dialogue that ran the gamut. Mrs. O has captivated the world and this blog surely has had an impact as a conduit. As a Southern-black-gay man with my own off kilter style, Mrs. O aura and finesse has held my attention for many years. And this was the place I would come to connect. I will miss this blog dearly. Farewell Mrs. T...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:56 AM | Registered CommenterMcKinley

NOOO!!! I have absolutely LOVED reading your blog every week whilst completing a project on first ladies for my studies. your insight into the style and fashion of Michelle Obama has been absolutely incredible and you will be sorely missed. Know that if you reconsider, you will be welcomed back with open arms.
Yours Sincerely.

Conseula

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterConseula

Thank you so very much Mrs. T. I have thoroughly enjoyed your informational blog and your investment of valuable time. I would typically check your blog often.
May you be richly blessed by the Lord Jesus!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterElisea

Je vous souhaite tout le meilleur et une bonne continuation dans vos projets Mme T.Vous avez effectué un magnifique travail depuis la création du blog..J'avais tout le plaisir à parcourir ce dernier depuis Paris, sur Mme Michèle OBAMA. En tant que femme cela me rendait particulièrement fière de ce qu'elle représentait.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Thanks for a fab six years, Mrs T. It has been an amazing journey for all of us. Best of luck in your future endeavours.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM | Registered CommenterJestina ( London, England)

omg!! I am so sad. Thank you for sharing such of wonderful blog. We will miss you. We wish you the very best for you and your love ones.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterCruz

I've been dropping in over the past few years. If you want to hand the blog over or recruit some contributors to keep it alive, I think that would be successful. I would apply to help you. This was the first blog I looked up this morning to find out about what she wore at last night's state dinner for France.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterJulie Hardee

This blog was a wonderful tribute to the style and class of FLOTUS; I have enjoyed the journey. Thank you for bringing the world a small, but beautiful glimpse of Mrs. Obama. Best of luck to you, Mrs. T!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterLM Harris

I'm so sorry for ever having posted mean comments to you Mrs. T rushing you to update the blog. I'm truly sorry. You're wonderful God bless you in your future endeavours and thank you for all your hard work! This blog has been an amazing experience. Much love to you.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterRory

Bless you and thank you! It has been wonderful and most helpful! Best wishes in all you do. We know we will see ad hear from you in a great way in the future!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterDr. Cheryl

This was my guilty pleasure at work. You created such an amazing blog. I'm sorry to see it end but I wish you best of luck. Please know you really provided such an fantastic and detailed distraction from the mundane.
Thanks again,
Asha

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterAsha

That's really sad news. I loved your blog and will really miss it. Best of luck with everything.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterD

Best wishes to you! Thank you for all the Mrs. O JOY for the past several years :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterMs. H

I am very sad to hear this news as your blog has been my homepage for the last several years, but I understand what work it must be to maintain. Good luck to you in all your future endeavors! If possible, I would love to hear what websites you recommend for continued Mrs. O coverage.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin P.

Although I'm sad to see the end of your blog, I am grateful for the time you spent creating this site. It was my go-to place to see the First Lady’s latest fashion, (which is why I'm here today...02/12/14). :-)
I wish you much joy in your future pursuits. Should you decide to resurrect the blog, I'll be one of the first here!

Take care!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterMs. E

Oh no! I was coming here to read your coverage of the blue number Mrs. O wore to the state dinner. Any chance you're itching to come back after seeing that dress?!! Thanks for your classy, respectful coverage of our first lady over the years! I wish you the best of positive karma in your personal and professional life!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterEdith

I am bitter-sweetly reading the comments to this farewell and I have not been able to stop smiling! It's sooooo good to see and remember some of the "old school" posters: Nyon (Little One), Groovy, Bevi, Posh Tater, Trinisamba, Jestina, Fern Gullie, Operafanatic, Avi, Marcus Perry, Ladywatcher, BSewing Lady, Mom in Mi, MiMom, and so many others. I know that I'm leaving out a bunch of folks, I apologize. As my grandmother would say, "charge it to my head not my heart".
This blog has gotten me through some good days and some really dark ones. It runs the gamut from the birth of my great niece and nephews to the cancer scares and subsequent treatment to caring for an ailing mother. My mom was not computer savvy but when she'd come over to my house or when we'd visit family members home, I'd bring this site up and she'd get the biggest kick out of it. When she was bed-ridden, I'd let her look on my tablet and she thought that was neat! She was a product of the segregated south and had (and still have)family members at 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama so seeing a black president and such a regal First Lady was such a source of pride for her. Sadly, I lost my mom last month, on the 2nd of January, and I miss her more than words can say. But, I can say that this site brought joy to her and for that I want to say THANK YOU ! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
From the bottom of my heart, I will miss you all! Take care!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

Ms T,
We will sorely miss your blog. It was terrific, always a nice place to visit. And thank you for your early support as listing out blog on your list.
All the best to you, Y&Y

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

I just arrived to read your post on last night's state dinner, and read the sad news instead. Say it ain't so! Perhaps you can leave us with one final photo of Mrs. O's stunning Carolina Herrera gown?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSelena V

Thanks so much for your dedication to this blog--it is one of my favorites. Best of luck in everything you do! (sniffle...bittersweet)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterChip

Thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into this website. I can only imagine the amount of work that has gone into it. It has been a constant for me over the past few years and please know that you are very much appreciated. Good luck to you and all that you do!
Many thanks!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterWL

Thank you for creating and sharing, God bless!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterK. MARK

O no! From the very beginning I followed and admired your blog from The Netherlands.
Thanks for your effords, all the best!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterJens

I'm sorry to see you go I love this website luck with the future.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterChristine of London

It was such a joy to read about Mrs. O's wardrobe sans the bitter political criticism. I turned to your blog often. Good luck in your future endeavors.
PMD
Gary,Indiana

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterPMD

Such sad news. I really enjoyed your posts. May your life be filled with as much happiness as your posts brought to your readers.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterPam

Thanks for the journey Mrs. T! All the best as you move forward.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterYvonne Jones Lembo

I am so sad! You did such a wonderful job building this community! While I only commented a couple of times, I often checked your blog for a break from the too-often bleak news of the world. I also used this as a reference tool when looking for a particular dress/look of Mrs. O's. Great job and I hope your future is as fruitful as your work here was. :-) <3 from Austin, TX.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Thank you for many wonderful posts. I have been so inspired by your blog. I am sad to see you go, but I wish you much luck in your future!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterdrwinona

CID, I'm so sorry about your mother's passing. She was lucky to have you taking care of her and I can imagine her reading this blog and enjoying it. It is so nice to see the names of my old friends, Nyon (I have wondered about you since it has been so long since I have seen your name), OpFan, Bevi, and others. We all still love Mrs. O and Mrs. T, and will miss this blog! That dress last night was beautiful, and it made me sad to know I would not have a new post describing it for me. Take care everybody!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:21 PM | Registered CommenterGroovy

Thank you Mrs T for the wonderful blog. I haven't visited in awhile due to my schedule and life changes, so I completely understand. Take care and thank you again.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Cincinnati Kid

Hey Mrs T, Its really sad to read that you will not continue with the posts. This has site has been a source of inspiration and I would always check it out for its incredible fashion statements. Because of you I admire Mrs Obama and for that I will say Thank You!. Wish you all the best in all you do and may the good Lord bless you richly.

PS . I have been checking this site out from Kampala, Uganda - Africa :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

I have been following the blog from South Africa. I really liked it and checked it daily for Mrs O's style and fashion. Sad to see you go.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 3:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterMapotso M

Dear Mrs. T.,
Thank you so very much for documenting the beauty, grace and style of our nation's First Lady! I do hope you will return! Your blog is such a grace note and ever so unique.
Best wishes from one of your biggest fans,
Sandra Payne

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandra Payne

I am so so sorry that this is happening Mrs. T. I will miss this blog immensely! All the best in your future endeavours!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:01 PM | Registered CommenterSophie

Dear Mrs. T
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this wonderful site. I am so sorry to see it end, but I know life is not a static entity. Yet, for a little while, we had magic. I wish you much love, peace, and happiness in your life.

To all of you wonderful contributors…you know who you are…I thank you for the lively, interesting, and intelligent conversation. I will truly miss reading your comments. May love, peace, and happiness always be yours.

To Mrs. Michelle Obama…I am so very proud of you. Thank you for inspiring so many of us. I am sending up prayers of love, peace, and happiness for you and your beautiful family.

And so, to all:
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord lift His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Peace.

Terri Y. Austin-Randolph aka Mrs. sTAR

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM | Registered CommenterTerri Austin-Randolph Mrs sTAR

Thank you so much for the work you put into this oh-so-pleasurable blog! I will miss it. I wish you all the best.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

Thank you so much for your work on this! It has brought a little light into my days for a lot of days (not to mention a few clothes into my wardrobe). Wishing you all the best! With gratitude.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterBeth

CiD, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. It's so moving to hear of her pride in our dear First Lady. How wonderful that you could share this site with her.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered Commentera Mom in MI

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