We’ve loved First Lady Michelle Obama aka ‘Commander-in-Chic’ ever since she graced her way into our hearts on the presidential trail five years ago.

This year she has taken great strides both in the White House and around the world. We’ve seen her represent America in South Africa (where she met Nelson Mandela), host the spouses of world leaders in Hawaii, and even shop incognito at Target.

As we close out 2011, we take a look back at a few highlights from First Lady Michelle Obama’s year.