Style Icon: Michelle Obama

Lately I've been participating in a photo challenge on Facebook, which includes posting a new picture every day (for 30 days) that answers particular questions. On the sixth day, the photo was to be "a picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day." It was an easy answer for me: Michelle Obama. It transcends politics and comes from the way she carries herself, her sense of style and her humble nature.

Why would I trade places with her?
Imagine all of the different people she has the opportunity to meet on a weekly, or even daily basis. International royalty, athletes, musicians, actors, TV personalities, humanitarians — and that's just the beginning. She gets to travel all over the world, sometimes to several different countries just within a week. She is able to experience things us "normal" people can only dream about, and she does it with some humility, respect and appreciation for the people who helped her along the way.

Michelle Obama can also make a significant difference in the lives of many people by offering support, hope, optimism and a positive agenda. As the First Lady, she's able to work on many important issues like supporting military families, helping to empower working women, encouraging national service, and an issue I care deeply about, promoting the importance of arts education in schools. With all of the resources she has at her disposal, the opportunities to help others are endless.

I can't forget the one thing that stands out from the rest (and even stands out from First Ladies of the past): the woman has class. Her style is chic and timeless, she portrays an image of strength and sophistication, and she takes risks that other women in her position wouldn't (and haven't) — like wearing sleeveless dresses (haha). I would love to have her wardrobe. She looks fabulous in just about everything she wears and knows what looks best on her body type. Her look is modern and elegant, powerful but not stuffy. It's very J.Crew-ish, which makes sense considering she wears a lot of looks from J.Crew and White House | Black Market.

Here are some of my favorite outfits:

Wearing a Kai Milla green trapeze dress with graceful gathering at the waist

Beautiful pink sheath dress by Michael Kors (AFP/Getty Image)

Tracy Reese floral halter dress

Glittery silver Peter Soronen gown with great statement necklace

Gorgeous strapless Naeem Khan gown
Violet Maria Pinto sleeveless sheath dress

Bright lemon yellow Jason Wu dress with green floral accent

Shimmery blue/violet one-shoulder Peter Soronen gown

Casual-chic sweater with tweed J.Crew skirt

Agree/disagree with any of these looks?

Stay Fabulous!

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