Style Tribute to Michelle Obama

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It's time to say farewell to President Barack Obama after his 8-year tenure. 

The 2016 Election has been a huge deal in the US because Donald Trump is officially the 45th President. I am heartbroken. As a woman of color with a medical condition, I am the exact type of person that Trump would marginalize. Thank goodness I grew in California, especially in ethnically/racially/religiously/socioeconomically diverse areas such as the Bay Area and Sacramento where I didn't experience discrimination for my skin color. I hurt for those that live in different regions of the US (such as the South and ultra rural parts of the Midwest) that experience mistreatment and discrimination.

I try not to talk about politics here, especially because it's a sensitive topic and I'm still learning. Okay, I have to confess: I didn't pay too much attention in high school. I have been learning a lot more thanks to being engaged to a former PoliSci major and to experiencing the one issue that is extremely important to me: healthcare. I honestly don't know how I would be able to thrive health-wise or even graduate college if it wasn't for Obamacare. As someone who is suffering (and has love ones who suffer as well) from a medical condition, it was extremely important to me to elect someone who advocates free (or low cost) healthcare for those with pre-existing conditions, mental health issues and low-middle incomes.

Okay, enough of my political rambling...that's not the point of this post. This post is to pay homage to First Lady Michelle Obama's style over the past 8 years. (much more positive and lighthearted than this circus of an election, isn't it?!)

I will be the first to admit that I didn't care too much about the Obamas when they first took office in 2009. But as I observed them over the past 8 years, I became in awe of their intelligence, poise, and compassion. They stood strong in the midst of hate thrown at them just because of their skin color. I admire how in love President Barack and Michelle show their love and affection for each other to this day, and hope that Cecilio and I can still be that way in 20 years. I love how our former former First Lady, Michelle, went above and beyond to make sure that children were well-nourished and fed nutritious meals. 

And here comes the superficial: I admit that I envy those arms of hers. She has a sense of style that could make Jackie O green with envy. Fashion and style are ways of expressing oneself and how you want to portray yourself to the world. Mrs. Obama pulled off outfits effortlessly that reflected her grace, class and inner beauty. She inspires me to not be so sloppy in how I dress, because how I dress will determine how I feel for the rest of the day. (My mom taught me this too) So by wearing sweats all day, I will feel lazy and sluggish. Whether she is making an appearance in a swanky Zac Posen number or busting a move in comfortably chic outfits, you can't help but admire her beauty, inside and out.

Here are 3 of many outfits that have inspired me and many fashionistas out there:

Outfit #1: Party-ready
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Michelle Obama featured in Ladies Home Journal (Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 issue)

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Michelle Obama Style



Outfit #2: Keeping it Casual
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Michelle at the White House Kitchen Garden on Oct. 6, 2016


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Michelle Obama Style #2



Outfit #3: She Means Business
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Michelle at the White House speaking an event to support service members and their families on April 12, 2011. 


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Michelle Obama Style #3



I will miss the Obama Administration so much. Here's to enduring the Trumps for the next 4 years (I hope it's only going to be for 4 years!)

6 comments :

  1. It is sad to see that Trump is the new president of the US. It is so easy to see that he's a really racist person and I hope he won't bring more hate to the country, it would be really bad! Enough with the politics... Michelle Obama knows how to dress appropriately and looks great! Also agree that how you dress will affect how you feel rest of the day, it is something I tend to forget :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Oh, he already has brought a lot of hate from his followers. People who are different (LGBT, women, ethnic minorities) no longer feel safe because now people are yelling out racial slurs, committing hate crimes, telling people to go back to their country, etc. it is so sad and heartbreaking. I do miss the Obamas and I wish they stuck around for one last time!

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  2. Don't even get me started on Trump, I'm not even American but got so angry so I can't even imagine how you all are feeling. Onto MO, she has carried herself so well and is a woman I truly look up too! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Oh it's really bad right now. It's so sad and heartbreaking to see all the hate coming out. I really do miss the Obamas!

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  3. That gold outfit is amazing, her arms really are goals! The idea of Trump's America scares me, and I'm scared that so many people resonate with his platform of hate and fear. I've seen both awful and supportive reactions after the election and I'm hoping that the protests are being heard all around the country. We will not stand for an infringement on our rights whether we are women, POC, LGBT, or mentally/physically disabled. I can't believe that we went from the first black president to a president endorsed by the KKK.

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    1. It's sad to hear in the news that people are already committing hate crimes. And what is worse is that the people in the Cabinet are all for it. I am a Christian and I am appalled by Mike Pence's belief that gays should be electrocuted as a part of "conversion therapy". Absolutely not, that is not something they can change about themselves. I feel like we've regressed by 70 years.

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