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Steal the look: Celebrity mom Michelle Obama

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog etsymay.blogspot.com.

Feminine floral

Michelle Obama captured the heart of the fashion world during the election, and her sartorial selections continue to intrigue and impress now that she's in the White House. Her classy look here is enviable -- and not out of your reach.

the Obama family

Dress:

The base of Michelle's feminine look is a dress with an oversized blue and green floral print. Though Michelle's dress appears to have straps, she layers a cardigan over it -- so you can achieve a similar result with a strapless dress like the Flower Crush in purple from Lulus.
$32 from Lulus.com

Cardigan:

Michelle complements the blues and greens of her dress with a vibrant yellow short-sleeve cardigan, which makes all of the colors in her outfit pop. This featherweight cashmere short-sleeve cardigan in light chartreuse from J. Crew is a sophisticated shade of yellow and features adorably subtle ruffled trim. Best of all, this ultra-lightweight cashmere lets you cover up your shoulders without feeling like you're piling on an extra layer.
$49.99 (on sale from $148) from JCrew.com

flowered dress and yellow sweater

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