Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Inaugural Bliss - 2013 Inaugural Weekend Fashion

Yesterday we celebrated the life of one of America's greatest men in history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! In a case of pleasurable irony, we also celebrated the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of American, Barack Hussein Obama. The first African American President to serve not one, but two [presidential] terms *in my 2 - Chainz voice*. Oh, how far we've come as African Americans from being slaves, to Jim Crow/segregation (and being treated as second class citizens), to being leaders of the free world. I'm sure our ancestors would be blown away by the strides we've made due to their resilience and fearlessness! I just want to say thank you to them for having a dream that we could ultimately fulfill!

Although the entire weekend was centered around President Barack Obama's inauguration, all eyes were on our FABULOUS First Lady, Michelle Obama!!! She is the epitome of class, style, and grace, and during the entire weekend of inaugural festivities she didn't disappoint. She hit the scene with her freshly cut bangs...serving us a tall glass of Olivia Pope (for all my Scandal watchers lol) which I happen to love on her. She gave us simple shapes, bold colors, and classic MO timeless styles. 

Here's her inaugural recap...

The FLOTUS kicked off the inaugural weekend with the Kid's Inaugural Concert where they rocked out to the likes of Mindless Behavior, Usher, and Katy Perry. She sported the late, great, Alexander McQueen 2011 Resort wear. Pairing the crisp white ruffled top, with a metallic belt and kitten heels, along with black jeans. I love this casual look on her tall frame.

During the President's private oath ceremony, held in the Blue Room at White House, Mrs. Obama along with Malia and Sasha accompanied the POTUS as he was officially sworn in as the 44th President of the USA. MO (Michelle Obama) wore an A-Line understated navy floral dress by designer Reed Krakoff paired with a J - Crew navy cardigan. She completed the look with a pair of pewter pointy toed pumps.

Mrs. Obama ramped up the glam Sunday night during the Inaugural Reception at the National Building Museum. She donned her usual sleeveless dress to show off her cocoa complected toned arms. This shimmering boat neck swing hemline was a Michael Kors masterpiece. She paired it with black kitten heels to top off this regal look.

 During the public inauguration Monday morning, Mrs. Obama supported her hubby along with her daughters, mother, and thousands of Americans in a patterned Thom Browne dress and coat.  She paired her patterned Thom Browne dress with the same J-Crew cardigan she wore the day before. The navy suede boots are courtesy of Reed Krakoff, and the fuchsia gloves were from J - Crew. 

Mrs Obama saved her show stopper for last. She donned a gorgeous, red hot chiffon, Jason Wu number to the Inaugural and Commander In Chief Balls. With the halter neckline and the open back the First Lady shinned as only she could. With the most powerful date in the country (the President of the United States) Mrs. O was on top of the world. And held her position looking flawless!

All in all, the inaugural weekend was that of inspiration, reflection, and realization that there is so much more work to be done in the next four years that can only be accomplished as a united country. But we also got a glimpse into Mrs. O's fashion diary for 2013.  I must say she's gotten off to a great start. I can't wait to see whats' next. How about you?

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