I’m jumping on the 2013 Presidential Inauguration bandwagon and writing about First Lady Michelle Obama’s outfits, particularly the shoes she wore. Prior to this I’ve never written about the First Lady on this blog because, let’s face it, everyone else in the world is already doing it; however, I am a really big admirer of hers and there’s no better time than the present to cover her.
For her day outfit Michelle Obama wore a Thom Browne navy silk jacquard coat and J.Crew belt. In terms of footwear she did what any self proclaimed shoeaholic would do and donned two pairs of shoes to carry her throughout a long day of standing a walking. When she arrived at St. John’s Church in Washington D.C. this morning the First Lady had on a pair of Valentina patent pumps by J. Crew ($276 CAD).
For her second change of shoes she slipped into the Monolith knee-high boots by Reed Karakoff (original $1,095, on sale for $438). I give her footwear selection two thumbs up!
Inauguration Day Outfit – shoe change #1 into J.Crew Valentina pumps
Inauguration Day Outfit – shoe change #2 into Reed Karakoff Monolith boots
Presidential Inauguration Ball Outfit
For the Presidential Inauguration balls the First Lady wore a custom Jason Wu ruby colored chiffon and velvet gown, rough cut diamond ring by Kimberly McDonald and red satin pumps by Jimmy Choo, a safe footwear choice if you ask me.
I have to admit, I was surprised that Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu the second time around for an inauguration ball; she wore a white dress by the same designer to her first inauguration ball four years ago. Many fashion folk, including myself, expected her to wear a gown by an up-and-coming American designer to spread the fashion love so to speak. Nevertheless, the First Lady looked amazing and carries the dress extremely well.