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September 30, 2011

Style and Fashion Pick-Me-Up: Affordable Wardrobe Suggestions for Lady O

Filed under: society, taste, tv, whatever — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 3:12 pm

Apparently there is an AP photographer at every Target.  Hence the country is abuzz re FLOTUS’s everywoman shopping trip.

Michelle Obama shops at Target

If she really shopped there, I'll have to find another favorite department store.

I also put on bright red lipstick and a festive LOOK AT MEEEE  blouse every time I need to run an errand incognito.  First Lady:  She’s just like me!

In ’08 Lady O went H&M, but with the economy on the verge of another recession, the stock market tanking again, and the recent bad publicity re 40K worth of bling and other assorted extravagant spending, the situation seems to call for Target.  So what’s in the shopping bags?  Zoloft for POTUS or local produce for the White House kitchen?

I hope Michelle gets out of this department store rut because I have some affordable Project Runway suggestions.  Not everywoman type of wear, but affordable.  See, the outfits created for last night’s episode are auctioned off right now.

Michelle likes mixing patterns and showing off the arms.  How about this lovely and wild design by Laura?

Laura Project Runway

Actually, the large horizontal stripes on the bodice is not a bad choice for MO; they would balance out her lower body.

It’s not that Nina Garcia is already on record questioning Laura’s taste, but the belt is low and narrow.  Hmm…  Well then, a boob belt can cover up a few defects in this invention by Josh M., who will probably get to Bryant Park, given how he’s the b**** of the season and the producers need the drama.  And Michelle can always use more dramatic glow around her loins.

Project Runway auction

Nice pop of color; just add a boob belt and a string or two of oversized jewels. Josh M. will approve.

If that dress doesn’t sell itself, try this signature Josh M. creation:

Project Runway auction

This week's theme was supposed to be the 70s. There is nothing 70s about this design, but Josh M outdid the worst decade in style.

Michelle, we know the pants will do a lot to your butt.  Come on, $40 and it’s yours!

Because if I wouldn’t include a decent faux pas I’d let my readers down, here is Michelle’s most recent appearance in a Pierrot:

Michelle Obama fashion icon

I've been there before: hit the snooze button one time too many, and ended up with a random skirt and a random blouse. Only my random skirts and blouses are less expensive and more tasteful.

This image comes from a Mobamahead blog, don’t you know.  The entry is called “A Champion for Girls in Science”.  Given how watering a rock counts for a science experiment these days, maybe stretching the fabric on a blouse can earn students extra credit.

UPDATE: Linked by Political Junkie Mom — thanks!



  1. What a cheap political trick it was going to Target. I love how she tried to get that “Target look” so she’d fit in.

    Can’t buy $20,000 necklaces there though. Bummer.

    Comment by Harrison — September 30, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

  2. thanks for the linkback reference. Ties it together well, if I don’t say so myself, LOL

    I remember the random tops and skirts in my work wardrobe, too. I was no better than the photo, style wise. But mine didn’t fit so dang tight!

    cheers Missy


    Comment by nooneofanyimport — October 1, 2011 @ 9:24 am

  3. Nobody is falling for the pr that Michelle Obama’s trip to Target was impromptu. Certainly, she doesn’t regularly shop there.

    Comment by Always On Watch — October 3, 2011 @ 4:31 am

  4. Harrison, great source! Thanks for sharing.

    Linda, you are most welcome.

    Always on Watch, yes. That must be the most heavy-handed publicity stunt by Obama administration since they passed out doctor’s coats on the White House lawn.

    Comment by edge of the sandbox — October 3, 2011 @ 8:48 am

  5. Queen Michelle is shopping at Target!

    She truly is a woman of the people! Look! She’s just like us commoners!

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — October 3, 2011 @ 10:11 am

  6. and the AP photographer just happned to be there eh..what fools!!!!

    Comment by Angel — October 3, 2011 @ 11:21 am

  7. […] House parties off-limits to press and public, and where the First Lady is more likely to shop, Target or Agent Provocateur. FLOTUS wears $450 sneakers to a soup […]

    Pingback by Barack Obama: Man of the People? « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — February 1, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

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