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30 June 2009

Michelle Obama Vogue 1

Herein begins my summer job volunteering at a local courthouse. To what department – criminal, civil, the likes – I will be assigned into, I know not yet of, but what I do know is how excited I am to take advantage of such opportunity to make good use of the myriad of black pencil skirts I own. And to gain experience, of course. That is first and foremost. I am not as shallow or materialistic as I make myself sound.

Michelle Obama Vogue 2

Today marks the orientation; pen and notebook in hand ready to take any notes. First impressions are quite important; thus, a classic, no-fail look. Wearing: a black, high waisted pencil skirt with a white blouse tucked in. Patent peep toe pumps, a strand of pearls, and a simple ring to finish. All worn with Michelle Obama in mind, as my inspiration and idol. 

U.S. Vogue // March 2009 // Michelle Obama
image source: t h e f a s h i o n s p o t


La C.

P.S.: For those of you who are ever graciously awaiting for the completion/replies to your what to wear requests, I can only ask you to wait a bit longer. I do answer them on a first-come-first-serve basis, and each post takes quite a while (here I hardly exaggerate) to complete! I do have twenty [20] lined up! Love, love,  l o v e  you all!

40 Comments leave one →
  1. 30 June 2009 12:19 am

    Have fun with the new position. I know you will be great and make a great first impression. Go and wow them.

  2. 30 June 2009 1:08 am

    Michelle Obama is an awesome role model and definitely an inspiration. Hope that you enjoy your time at the courthouse – I’m always fascinated and entertained when I visit my local courts for law assignments! =)

    Your outfit sounds very classic!

  3. 30 June 2009 1:14 am



  4. 30 June 2009 2:50 am

    Hi there-I’m sure you will look very stylish and chic and wishing you well too!

  5. 30 June 2009 3:00 am

    Hey! I hope everything goes well with this summer job. I think Michelle Obama is a great inspiration – I love the outfit she’s wearing at the bottom.

  6. 30 June 2009 5:28 am

    Ooh, what an amazing experience! Michelle Obama is certainly an incredible inspiration!

    Love the new layout! 🙂

  7. 30 June 2009 5:51 am

    good luck on the new position, you’ll do great!!

  8. 30 June 2009 5:58 am

    She looks fantastic!!! I think Michelle will be remembered as a fashion icon after few years in history!

  9. 30 June 2009 5:58 am

    I’m sure you’ll do well, and not just because your look will be superb!
    I like the new layout, thanks God you haven’t opted for black background 🙂

  10. 30 June 2009 6:50 am

    You sound positively chic. Good look w/orientation!

  11. 30 June 2009 7:49 am

    such classic looks, beautiful. best of luck with your summer job!

    – nadia

  12. 30 June 2009 7:56 am

    Good luck with your new summer job! Your ensemble sounds super chic. Love high-waisted pencil skirts!

    xo, Becs

  13. 30 June 2009 8:13 am

    she is so beautiful 🙂

  14. 30 June 2009 8:48 am

    Am I going nuts or have you slightly chnaged the layout a bit? By the way, I tagged you for the One Lovely Blog Award, so if you have the time, here are the instructions:

    1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

    2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

    3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

    • 30 June 2009 8:53 am

      Fem: You have not gone crazy at all; I did change up the layout! And thank you for the award! (:


  15. Clare Brown permalink
    30 June 2009 9:54 am

    Michelle Obama is a total inspiration! Good luck on your job!

  16. 30 June 2009 10:22 am

    I’m sure you’ll leave a good impression. And I love you new layout :).

  17. 30 June 2009 11:30 am

    She is a beautiful woman

  18. 30 June 2009 12:07 pm

    Good luck with your summer job!! I like Michelle Obama’s style as well.

  19. 30 June 2009 1:11 pm

    Hope you have an absolutely fantastic time at work dear! And oh la la, the outfit sounds gorgeous. Michelle Obama really is stunning, it’s always nice to see well dressed women in politics!

  20. 30 June 2009 1:40 pm

    She is beautiful classy woman…


  21. Tamara permalink
    30 June 2009 1:46 pm

    You’ll look great, sure! And will learn a lot, too 😉

  22. 30 June 2009 2:18 pm

    Good luck! It’s obvious that you look divine, so you’re destined to do amazing! We’re all rooting for you! 🙂

    • 30 June 2009 5:50 pm

      to all: Thank you for such lovely & encouraging words. You all are so, so sweet!

      Cafe Fashionista: Reason #100 why I love CF: you are simply the sweetest. Always!

      dapper kid: I do love it when a woman is well dressed and is an icon in the political world! It proves that women can still be feminine, sexy, and themselves but still be so powerful!


  23. 30 June 2009 2:27 pm

    Good luck with your new job!

  24. 30 June 2009 2:29 pm

    beauty and brain indeed can mix well. good luck with your summer job.

  25. 30 June 2009 2:35 pm

    I hope you’ll tell us more about your experience at the courtroom. I’m thinking of applying to law school…

  26. 30 June 2009 3:23 pm

    Congrats on the summer opportunity. I’m sure you’ll rock the courthouses!

  27. Laura permalink
    30 June 2009 3:39 pm

    Wow, what an amazing summer oppurtunity!

    (this is daisychaindreams btw, too lazy to switch out of my wordpress acoount)

  28. 30 June 2009 4:27 pm

    good luck with your new adventure!

  29. 30 June 2009 9:12 pm

    Good luck with the new position. I wish you the best. Great photos of our First Lady. She’s fantastic.

  30. 1 July 2009 12:17 am

    That was a pretty good article kiddo! I think you’ll go far with this kind of thing. Congratulations!

  31. 1 July 2009 11:22 am

    Oooh congratulations! You couldn’t have a better more fabulous brainy sexy lady for a role model either :~)

  32. 1 July 2009 12:01 pm

    You can’t go wrong with this !

    I miss overdressing myself ! ;D

    Enjoy and I’m sure you’ll be great, btw !

  33. 1 July 2009 1:20 pm

    Bonjour Madame!

    “Beauty and Brains…” great headline!
    She is so well dressed and truly has a great attitude!!!

    Happy sunny wednesday to you!!
    Hugs from..

  34. 1 July 2009 2:09 pm

    How exciting! Other girls are waiting tables but you’re changing the world at the courthouse. Smart girl, you. 😀

    • 3 July 2009 3:05 pm

      Meream: Haha; I’m simply archiving paperwork, sorting & organizing, and entering in data. I guess it’s a start? (:


  35. 3 July 2009 7:10 am

    You picked the perfect inspiration! I ove pencil skirt, I’m sure you made your impression! Will we have pictures of your looks on that blog one day ?

  36. 3 July 2009 8:20 pm

    I want her wardrobe


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