First Lady Style

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yes, it's an election year, no I'm not getting political on you. No matter your political party, you can't deny that Michelle Obama has suburb style. In my opinion, she is the most stylish first ladies since Jackie Kennedy. I am a really big fan of how affordable her fashions are as well! I have a feeling she has always been a frugal shopper, but in our economic depression, she has really tried to not go over the top with her fashion choices, and I immensely respect that.

When I found this dress, I immediately thought I could see the First Lady wearing it. It's classy and elegant, but still trendy and young. I love the purple tweed mixed with the navy color blocking. I think the length is great and the seaming is slimming.

I have ran through a variety of ways I want to style this dress; printed tights, a fur vest, a neon blazer.... but today, I went classic with it.

Total Outfit Cost: $26.98
Estimated Retail: $243.80

{Sheath Dress}
brand: Anne Klein
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $150.00

brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $22.80 (Free to Me c/o South Bay Galleria)
purchased from: Forever 21
estimated retail: $22.80

brand: Jewel IO
purchase price: $15.00
purchased from: Jewel IO
estimated retail: $25.00
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brand: unknown
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

brand: Qupid
purchase price: $20.00 (Free to me c/o South Bay Galleria)
purchased from: Love D
estimated retail: $40.00

{First Lady Style}
As you can see, the sheath dress has been a staple in the current First Lady's closet, along with previous First Ladies. It's a silhouette that truly stands the test of time!

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Anonymous said...

That dress is such a great find! I'm loving tweed for fall and winter and it is very modern with the color blocking. You look classic indeed! <3


Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

LOVE the dress, it is so pretty! Amazing heels and necklace too :) Just a lovely ensemble!

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Lindsey A. Turner said...

I love your dress! you styled it beautifully! What a great g-will find!


renae said...

I super love those Pumps!!! and your photographer is who? great photos, great! I am getting a new button from you for my site cuz I removed the one I had (remove) not (save) -- I hit the wrong word. doh!

renae said...

oh and I love Michelle Obama and Jackie Kennedy. They have the right style. I love their pretty arms and how the dress flatters them.

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Beautiful dress Tori! You look so classy :)



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KT said...

I think this is my most favorite post of yours EVER!!! The dress is great and I loved seeing the photos of Michelle and Jackie!

Katie said...

I LOVE Your necklace! and those shoes are great too! beautiful outfit!

Unknown said...

That dress looks amazing on you and is very classic and sophisticated.

Unknown said...

Love the look; so lady like! Check out my blog if you have second. xo

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Keely said...

Stunning. Just stunning.

Unknown said...

This dress is perfect for the office and the color is great on you!

xo, Megan
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MademoiselleJustinee. said...

I love this necklace :)

Unknown said...

Love the dress and shoes! Great outfit! I'm your newest follower :)


the teacher diva said...

That dress looks so great on you! Love it!


Julia said...

I totally agree, Michelle has fabulous style... she really is like Jackie Kennedy as far as style goes, both of them knew/know how to do it!

This dress looks so cute on you, I feel like you should be making a speech or something, hehe!


Franziska said...

Ugh, I love that dress. I'm always so impressed by what people find thrifting - I really need to do more of it! Plus I like seeing how much these pieces usually cost.

And those shoes are fab ;)

Shea Lennon said...

I agree, I think Michelle Obama has great style, and I think this dress you found totally echos that style. What an awesome find, and I can't believe it was only $7.99!! I love the necklace you paired it with too. I'm stopping by from the It List :)
Shea @ Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique

Amy said...

i heart Jackie O. This dress is very sophisticated!

Lindsay said...

Love this outfit! And I think you are right totally first lady material. That dress is such a great find and I am in love with that pretty, pretty necklace!

Cathy said...

Perfect classy fall dress! Beautiful style and blog :)

Unknown said...

i love this dress paired with the necklace. VERY first lady chic!

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Unknown said...

That dress is timeless! Love it!

Followed your blog and I would love it if you stopped by mine and looked around and followed! (:

Kristen said...

Love this dress! It is First Lady worthy! Necklace is georgeous too!! Following you back!!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Tori I LOVE that dress and the color of those heel! Michelle Obama is definitely a fashionista!

Nav said...

gorgeous dress and necklace!