MLK, Obama & Stripes

Happy Monday all!

I’m filled with pride today that President Obama was sworn in for a second term (yay!) and remembering the courage of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The gains of the Civil Rights Movement allowed me to obtain a higher education, become a professional and enjoy the same rights as other Americans. I can now say in my lifetime Ive witnessed my country elect a biracial man for president twice. I am profoundly grateful for Dr. King and all those who sacrificed so much for my generation and generations to come.

Now there is no way I could write this and not mention my style hero Michelle Obama. She wore a magnificent fit and flare blue (checkered I believe) coat accentuated by a wonderful statement belt from J Crew. And her bangs?! Gorgeous! Under that fab coat Michelle rocked a simple blue and white striped dress which made me clap with glee. Why so happy you ask? Stripes happen to be my latest print obsession. So when I saw the FLOTUS wear it I had to share some wonderful striped pieces to add to your wardrobe!

Have a great day!

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16 Comments

  1. January 21, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Preach it! I loved your message today! And stripes- I’m in that ASOS peplum top today!

    • January 22, 2013 / 1:48 am

      Thank you hon! I saw your post and I LOVE IT!!!!

  2. January 21, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Ooh, that black-and-white dress on the right looks really fantastic!!

  3. January 21, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I’m a woman with ample hips, so I must be careful with stripes. You have inspired me to do OOTW on my blog, just fyi.

    • January 22, 2013 / 1:47 am

      REALLY?! Im so happy I could help out! 🙂

  4. January 22, 2013 / 3:17 am

    Peplum AND stripes in a dress! That must be your current favourite piece. lol. 😉 Me, I’m more of a polkadots girl. And yes. GO OBAMA!!! He rocks!

    • January 23, 2013 / 7:56 pm

      You know me so well! LOL

      Yes Obama rocks! Im so glad he is still our president!

  5. sbchica
    January 22, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    I second your emotion – FLOTUS, POTUS, Malia, Sacha and Moms ALL looked fabulous yesterday. Missed seeing YOU in stripes instead of the magazines pics

    • January 23, 2013 / 7:55 pm

      Aww thank you! I had stripes on in last Friday’s outfit post. I promise I will be striped out this Spring/Summer!

  6. January 22, 2013 / 5:11 pm

    All of the obama ladies looked fantastic yesterday. Love your stripey picks:)

    • January 23, 2013 / 7:54 pm

      Yes they did! Michelle’s coat was FANTASTIC!

  7. maria
    January 22, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    Mrs Obama is just all types of magnificance, i adore her too – and yes to the second term, there were fingers, toes and everything crossed! x

    • January 23, 2013 / 7:54 pm

      I completely agree! I was so nervous about the election! Things were looking grim but Obama pulled it out!

  8. February 6, 2013 / 4:36 am

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