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Entries in ASOS (7)


Twice as Nice

Mrs. O attended a campaign rally in Iowa yesterday, rewearing her ASOS Midi Dress in Check Print, previously seen here. For the second spin, Mrs. O paired the dress with a royal blue belt and metallic flats. Lovely!


O Christmas Tree


Photo by Nicholas Kamm / Getty Images 

The First Lady was accompanied by Malia, Sasha and Bo Obama to receive the 2011 White House Christmas tree today. The tree, a 19-foot-tall balsam fir, was grown on Schroeder's Forevergreens farm near Neshkoro, Wisconsin. 

On the style front, Mrs. O embraced a grey palette, pairing a midi-length print skirt with a cardigan and suede boots. An on trend 'top knot' and hoop earrings completed the first lady's look. 

P.S. As there's been so much interest, Malia wears the Chain Print Pussybow Blouse from ASOS.



Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Images

The Huffington Post ran a style story today with the headline, "FLOTUS Looks Boo-tiful in DVF" referring to the diagonal stripe dress that the First Lady wore for yesterday's White House Halloween festivities. The story elaborates, "The FLOTUS wore a a black coat over a festive orange, gold and black striped dress from the Diane von Furtsenberg Fall 2011 collection." The dress is also available at Neiman Marcus, here.

When I saw the dress in question, I assumed (and reported) that it was the ASOS Midi Body-Conscious Dress in Metallic Stripe, seen here. But now, I'm not so sure. Well, pretty sure, but the eyes can deceive, and The Huffington Post proclaimed DVF so boldly. Either would seem to be a viable possibility, as Mrs. O has worn both labels on multiple occasions. 

A few questions arise: Is Mrs. O indeed wearing the ASOS dress? Is the ASOS dress a copy of DVF? And is this adventures in copyright territory? Of note, Diane von Furstenberg has worked to establish the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act through her role as President of the CFDA.



Happy Halloween

Photos by Mandel Ngan / Getty Images, Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Images

The President and First Lady were joined by Mrs. Marian Robinson to greet trick-or-treaters outside the White House this afternoon. The lucky kiddos included elementary students from local schools, children from the Boys and Girls Club of America, as well as children from military families. A box of White House M&Ms, White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookies (recipe below) and a serving of dried fruit comprised this year's treats.

While not in costume, Mrs. O wore a Halloween appropriate dress, the ASOS Midi Body-Conscious Dress in Metallic Stripe, available here. A Sonia Rykiel coat, seen during the 2009 inauguration here, completed the look.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Halloween! And now, for the cookies ... 

The White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie Recipe

1 lb Sugar                                                        1 tsp Vanilla

2 lbs Butter                                                     1 tsp Salt

3 Eggs                                                             3 lbs All Purpose Flour                                                            

Mix the butter and sugar till soft and well beaten. Then add eggs, vanilla, salt and half the flour. Beat on slow speed till mixed, then add the rest of the flour and mix until incorporated.

Push flat onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate overnight. Roll out to one quarter inch thick and cut out cookie shapes with cookie cutter.

Bake at 350F for 14 minutes and then allow to cool. 

P.S. For those who want more Halloween at the White House, click here.

Update: Marian Robinson also wears ASOS, the ASOS Sweater with Bouncing Bunnies, available here.


Sunday in Concord

Photo by Jim Cole / AP Images

First Lady Mrs. O and Mrs. Biden traveled to Concord, New Hampshire today to attend a Joining Forces cookout for military service members and their families. For the event, the First Lady wore a red and white (with flecks of light blue) window pane print dress paired with a thin red belt at the waist. Details on the designer to follow.

Hope everyone is having a splendid and restful weekend!

Update: Mrs. O wears a ASOS Midi Dress in Check Print, seen here. Thanks to reader "sparkle_ang" for the spot!