Diva on a Dime: First Lady Style

Want to look First Lady fierce? Here are a few pieces to get the job done — minus the designer price tag.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 06, 2012

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While chatting up the locals at a Virginia bakery, Mrs. O channeled her predecessor Jackie O with a sleeveless Ann Taylor top, pencil skirt, beautiful baubles and a chic Jason Wu for Target satchel. A look one could pull off perfectly at the office.

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Tank top, American Vintage, $45, stylebop.com.

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Filigree cluster necklace, Joan Rivers for QVC, $70, qvc.com.

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Stretch pencil skirt, H&M, $18, hm.com.

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Straw satchel, Nine West, $40, ninewest.com.

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Metallic kitten heel, Barefoot Tess, $39, endless.com.

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This casual and cute ensemble is ideal for a mom on-the-go. The pants help you move with ease, and the flats keep you one step ahead of the little ones — in style.

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Burnout tank top, Delia’s, $20, delias.com.

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V-neck cardigan, J. Crew, $50, jcrew.com.

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Palazzo pant, White House Black Market, $50, whitehouseblackmarket.com.

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Leather ballet flats, Gap, $40, gap.com.

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Michelle Obama nailed this look with flying colors. The Preen pixel printed dress, perfectly matching pastel blazer and classic pearls were ideal for the Disney news conference she attended. Naturally, it would be a power look for your next conference.

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3/4" sleeve blazer, H&M, $50, hm.com.

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Geo print dress, Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique, $128, nordstrom.com.

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Crystal and pearl necklace, Liz Claiborne, $20, jcpenney.com.

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Planning a weekend getaway to the country? A beautiful A-line style like Mrs. O’s Tracy Reese frock is a no-fuss way to play up your pretty southern belle side for the occasion.

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Jersey skater dress, Topshop, $40, topshop.com.

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Vintage flower brooch, $18, etsy.com.

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Our First Lady — shown here wearing Chris Benz — always takes the stage in an eye-catching ensemble and so should you. The next time you’re standing in front of a crowd, keep their attention in a fabulous printed piece.

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Paisley print dress, Athletica, $50, athletica.com.

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Skinny belt, ASOS, $7, asos.com.

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Patent pump, Michael Antonio, $40, dsw.com.

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Patent pump, Michael Antonio, $40, dsw.com.


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