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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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All the best MRS T. am from Kenya and i followed this blog diligenlty. i even influenced a few others to follow, i wish it could have continued but everything has an end. GOD BLESS YOU

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered Commenterhellinah

It's very sad to see you go, I'm sure your decision was not an easy one. You, as well as Mrs. O, have inspired many. Thank you so much for always providing such beautiful images in a truly classic way. All the best to you!

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Mrs. T,
Just wanted to add my thanks.
You have done a wonderful job on this for the last couple of years.
I will keep an eye out for what you get up to next, wishing you all the best!

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM | Registered Commentermincey

Oh how sad. You have done a really great job Mrs. T. Your site was unique, the information was great and I will really miss it. Congratulations on a job very well done. All the best to you

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterInyang

Wow, so glad I was a part of this experience! Thanks Mrs. T. for your patience, attention to detail and for all your creativity in keeping this blog going. To special posters like Nyon and Marcus Perry....will miss the wit!
Mrs. T. May God richly bless you for your contribution to this Presidency!
Again, many thanks...

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterAdear

Am so sorry to see this blog finish. I hve enjoyed the wonderful pics and text from Australia. What a wonderful and stylish First Lady and what a wonderful effort to maintain this blog. Best wishes for the future from down under.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterIssh

I truly appreciate the dedication and time spent creating/updating this website. You are going to be missed!! May God bless you!

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:14 AM | Unregistered Commentersvt

As one of the few guys that read this blog, I want to say thank you. I've loved following this blog and Mrs. O's fashions and passions for the last 6 years. I wish you continued success in all that life has ahead for you.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM | Registered CommenterStrong Foru

Oh how sad I have been a fan will miss the blog you inspired me to buy books on FLOTUS.

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterEdna

I will truly miss this blog! I'm a Mrs. O fan too. And browsing through your commentary has really helped to uplift my days when i need to get my mind off work and some inspiration. Thank you for all the time you put into this, you will be missed. Good luck on your future endeavors.

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterAhlia

Thank you for all your hard work--I will miss Mrs O!! Visiting your blog was always a great way to add a dash of inspiration and flair to my day.

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterLucia

Thank you for all of your hard work.

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Hendricks

Mrs. T., thank you for your wonderful blog. I've enjoyed checking in with you almost every day since you started. Best wishes in your new endeavors.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 12:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterBaybreeze2u

Thank you so much Mrs T. I learnt a lot about Mrs O, how to dress and remaining humble. My wardrobe has elvolved too. May God bless your marriage and everything you do. You have given, may it come back multiplied. Love from Joburg RSA.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterChido

Dear Mrs. T, I am sorry for me, because I love you blog, and I am happy for you! I am reading you from Romania. I wish you all my best and good luck!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterCostina

I read your blog all the way from the Dominican Republic, you will be missed!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterMon

Oh NO, I just loved this site. Wishing you much success in the future!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterQuennie

Even if this blog will not be updated, I truly hope the site itself will stay, just so I can come back and look at the archives and such. I wish you could find someone else to take over, but I wish you all the best!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM | Registered CommenterBayo Omole

Mrs. T,
It's a pity ...
Good luck from Brazil ...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Thank you for all your lovely posts, will really miss them and all the photos, Mrs O is such an inspiration! Good luck in your future endeavors.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterMary

I love your blog and I thank you for giving your time and effort to create and maintain it. I do hope Mrs. Obama has viewed it....she is gorgeous inside and out. I will miss you!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterPaulette

Thank you for your dedication over the past few years, I have enjoyed following your blog. Best of luck to you and thank you again!

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterCarin Olson

Well all good things must come to an end. Thanks MrsT. for your classy treatment of this blog. Hey Nyon....:) Enjoyed the wit of Marcus Perry....and others. God Bless you Mrs. T. in your future!

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdear2

I wish someone could take it over for you. I am a young woman who has been following since day 1. So sorry to see it end.

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterChas

I had to make one last comment, quoting the Grio
"A survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was America’s best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth."
The findings from the Siena College/C-SPAN poll were released Saturday.
http://thegrio.com/2014/02/17/survey-ranks-michelle-obama-as-the-5th-best-us-first-lady/
Charlene in Detroit, I am sorry for your loss. If my mother had lived to see this moment she would have been so proud of the First Lady, she would have adored her!

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM | Registered Commenterladywatcher

Dear Mrs. T,
Thank you for a thoughtful and beautiful blog. I will miss this site. Wishing you the best.

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterNancy

So sad to see you go. I was never a daily reader, but it was lovely to come here every now and then and see what the first lady was wearing. A wonderful woman with a wonderful style - and you did such a wonderful job communicating this. I do hope that you will return, or entrust your site to someone who shares your vision and professionalism.
Good luck! I'll miss you.

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:45 AM | Registered Commenterashlee beard

I've enjoyed your blog for the past few years. Thanks so much!
Good luck to you,
Stephanie

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

I’ve enjoyed this website tremendously and I will miss the updated styles of Mrs. Obama. She really has a great sense for style and wears clothing well. She has inspired me to jazz it up a bit…

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterHarriet

Sad to see you go:( good luck in the future.

All the best
Victoria

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Ross

Thanks for all you did with this blog!! It was fantastic, really.

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterElaine

I have to add my voice to the chorus of thank yous. Thanks so much for all the hard work and love that so clearly went into the making of this blog. I've been reading it since my undergrad days and am now embarking on the early stages of my career, and have been as inspired by the fashions of our First Lady as the community of this wonderful site. Thanks again and good luck in your future endeavors!

Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterashley

Thanks for your great website. Sad to see you go. Your website was my inspiration for me starting my own site. Thanks !!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 1:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrian Jason Turner

very sad that you are ending this blog. I read you from Germany!
Thanks for your work!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterNadJul

Mrs T please come back. The Essence page is stylized but does not have the warmth and knowledge you brought to this blog.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterDrjcwash@aol.com

After her homework was completed, my 12-year old daughter and I loved to "indulge" in the Mrs. O blog. We are both so sad to see it end. As a mother of a girl, I feel fortunate to have such a classy and intelligent first lady to be a role model for all girls of our nation. Your blog helped us to enjoy that good fortune. Thank you for all the time and commitment you gave us followers. We wish you the very best.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterSola

Mrs. T: I'm sorry to hear you will shutdown your blog. I wish you all the best & hope that all goes well for you. Thank you for your wonderful blog. I will miss your posts.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterBree

Thank you. Best wishes from Brazil.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterC. Terra

I'm standing and applauding your efforts in having created a wonderful space that documents not just Mrs. Obama's look but her journey as well. I wish the blog would have continued through the end of the president's second term. Still, I am grateful for your energy and efforts for 5 1/2 years. This record is certainly a part of your legacy. Congratulations and best wishes in your future endeavors!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM | Unregistered CommenterSylvie

I've loved the blog over the years, thank you. Mrs. O continues to inspire me sartorially, politically, professionally and personally, and your blog has added to the pleasure of observing her and learning from her. All the best in your new pursuits - you'll succeed at whatever you try next.

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin

So sorry to see your very well done blog go. I thought it was a BRILLIANT idea and have followed it for years. You and the blog will be missed. I hope you will reconsider your decision.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Thank you so much for all your hard work. As we are now sisters in fashion I hope you keep us updated on your future projects! All the best on what will certainly be a bright future.

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterKay

You will be missed. I really enjoyed keeping up with the style of the First Lady, Mrs. T.
Good Luck to you...

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterVenita Strange

Thank you for your contribution! I absolutely loved this site and wish I were to continue. I understand you have to do what is best for you, but we will miss you!!!!!! Overall, this site was classy, informative and just all around fun to read. Let us know if you begin another pursuit.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Mary,
We will all miss you. I know of few websites that were so interactive and fun to visit. We at CaroleTanenbaum Vintage Collection wish you all the best in whatever you do.

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterCarole Tanenbaum

I will miss this blog! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Dear Mrs T.,
Please come back! We desperately need you. Nobody covers our lovely First Lady as sartorially, beautifully, respectfully and attentively as you do. There's such a gaping hole since you've been gone. Make it weekly, even a monthly round-up, just please come back? Please?

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

Hi, Mrs.T, I just came for a visit after following your blog for the past 4 years or so and found out. I would come to this blog occasionally as a treat when I felt tired or after a long day at work for an uplifting experience. I wish you all the best.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterRu

I keep coming back to this blog hoping against hope that you changed your mind and restarted it Mrs T. I completely agree with Abigail, nobody covers Mrs Obama quite as fantastically as you do. You set the standard, and now nothing can ever come close. There's such a sad gap in the coverage these days; And where you'd always do a post about Mrs Obama at an event, now there's hardly anything. And when we do stumble upon something, we have no idea who she's wearing, or what might have inspired her choice of outfit or accessories. You Mrs T are sorely missed; By all of us - and even by the mainstream media which relied heavily on this blog, linking to it in every story about Mrs Obama. I suspect Mrs Obama misses you too - you probably helped inspire many of her picks. We also miss getting to know Mrs Obama's designers, and even buying some of their creations. This English transplant who adores America's wonderful First Lady, implore you to find your way back to this important effort you've begun. We need your impeccable talent to see this all the way through: To document for posterity, this marvelous woman. Quite simply, nobody else but you will do Mrs T.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterRose

Hello Love!
I came across your blog quite by accident and have really enjoyed going thought it. The level of committment you have put to it reallly shines through. As someone from England, we know much less about Mrs. O than you do, however, I have been shocked by some of the unfairly ( and to my mind) never before seen vitriol levelelled at a FLOTUS.
I looked at this site merely for fashion tips, I was looking to update my work wardrobe and looked to Michelle for inspiration. I certainly found that by coming to your site. Mrs O has not sufferred the warddrobe malfunctions that have beset others in the public eye, due to her understanding of what modern, classy and professional looks like. Thanks again for the time you've spent on this. I certainly have ideas to speak to my tailor about.
Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours, and thanks for your positve outlook. Miss J

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterMiss J

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