Michelle Obama (Getty Images)
Last Saturday night, the Obama family attended a basketball game in Washington, D.C. The entire family, including Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson, watched Howard University take on Oregon State, coached by Craig Robinson, Michelle Obama’s brother.
The Obama family kept their wardrobe palette in line with the colors of the Oregon State Beavers, wearing all orange and black. Mrs. Obama was dressed in solid black. She wore black, slim-fitting trousers and a black turtleneck paired with a knee-length, textured vest. She then added a punch of color by strapping a bright orange belt across her waist.
Surprisingly, the first lady did not choose her signature style of placing the belt atop her vest. Instead, she layered the textured vest over the orange belt. Did this surprise anyone else?
The Obama family at the Oregon State basketball game (Getty Images)
Additionally, I must note Malia’s orange sneakers, how cute!
Delivery of the White House Christmas tree (Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)
The White House Christmas tree has been delivered! The Obama family shifted into Christmas gear Friday afternoon as the traditional horse-drawn wagon hauled in an 18 ½ foot Douglas fir, grown on a family’s farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Christopher Botek, the farm owner, brought his wife and two daughters to the White House as he presented this tree to the Obama family. He said he was honored to hand over the tree, caring on tradition, as his parents had presented the official White House Christmas tree from the same farm in 2006 during the George W. Bush administration. As the military band played the Christmas carol “O Christmas Tree,” Michelle Obama, and her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, were outside to receive the tree this year. Check out the video of the ceremony below.
For this occasion, Malia Obama was dressed in skinny pants, a green blouse and black print blazer. Sasha, on the other hand, wore plaid tights paired with gray shorts, a gray and white striped blouse and black blazer. Do you like this mixture of patterns in Sasha’s outfit?
While her daughters dressed in these trendy fashions, Michelle went for a more classic look. Mrs. Obama was dressed camel trousers and a white, ruffled blouse gold Merino sequin crochet cardigan from J. Crew (available here.) While the 3 Obama women wore drastically different styles, all opted to wear the ever so classic ballet flats with their ensembles.
Do you think a love for fashion runs in the family?
Yesterday afternoon, in celebration of Thanksgiving, the entire Obama family gave back to the community. President and First Lady Obama, along with daughters, Sasha and Malia, The family served turkey and stuffing to underprivileged children, youth and families at Martha’s Table, a food pantry located in downtown Washington, D.C. This is the same organization the Obama family volunteered for last Thanksgiving as well (see last year’s Thanksgiving outfit here).
- Malia and Michelle Obama (Getty)
For this occasion of serving the community, Michelle opted to wear an ivory knit vest layered atop another long sleeve, ivory knit sweater. This is a rather interesting choice of apparel. If she wanted to layer, you would think she would have chosen two separate colors, right? However, the monochromatic look is indeed in this season (see here). Perhaps, the first lady was trying to be on the cutting edge of fashion, as she so often is. She paired these sweaters with a silk, lavender colored Prova scarf (similar to a scarf she was seen wearing over her head in an Indonesian mosque here). The scarf was highlighted layered fringes of gunmetal beads and white pom poms.
Malia also chose one of this season’s trendy looks by layering a polka dot cardigan over a button down blouse, Love this look! If the mother and daughter were to battle it out in the fashion ring, who do you think would win? Malia has my vote!
What do you think about this layering of look? I love Malia’s ensemble, but is Michelle’s look a fashion hit or miss?
The Obama family (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, attended a church service Sunday morning at St.John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Luckily, the President had no public events scheduled for the day!
For this occasion, Michelle chose to wear a bright, floral Thakoon dress. Completing her ensemble, Mrs. Obama accessorized with a double strand of pearls, soft green pumps and covered up with a beige. Sasha and Malia each wore a sundress paired with a cardigan, and President Obama wore a fashionable suit with a double-button sport jacket, in the style popularized by JFK in the early 60’s.
I wonder if Mrs. Obama helped dress her daughters this morning? This style of sundress paired with a cardigan has “Michelle” written all over it. However, the cardigan, a look popularized by the first lady in 2009, is the perfect cover-up for a sun dress at this time of year; the girls look great! Michelle, on the other hand, what was she thinking? Newsflash! It’s September now and our summer colors are back in the closet. In my opinion, this dress is too bright and flowery for this time of year, but to each his own, I suppose.
How do you think the first family looks? Fashionably correct?