Last night, President Obama gave the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. As always, FLOTUS Michelle Obama looked stunning in a deep green dress reportedly created by Azzedine Alaïa.
I think the dress is beautiful, although I feel like my expectations are really tacky and cliche in that I assume everyone remotely near American politics should be in red, white and blue at all times. (Well, not so much “should” as “could totally get away with it and feign excess patriotism.) This could be due to my secret-Pinterest-board-level affinity for Americana colors, but I digress. Basically, I like it, but I would have liked navy more primarily because deep green isn’t a color I like on nearly anybody except possibly wood fairies. And trees. They can keep that shade. I suppose am just being picky, though, because we all know the FLOTUS looks spectacular every day, period.
In this photo, Michelle is cheering for honored hero Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, who’s been on 10 deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and who nearly died after a roadside bomb left him in a three-month coma. He then spent years recovering through surgeries and therapy, eventually regaining his abilities to speak and walk. Though Remsburg is blind in his right eye and still has difficulties with the left side of his body, it’s clear he is a strong, infinitely determined individual who deserved the standing ovation he received last night, as well as the various medals he has been awarded.
Obviously, there are many important things to talk about when it comes to the State of the Union Address, and there are so many more important things about Michelle Obama than just her dresses, but it has been a rough week already, so I’ll leave you with this GIF that pretty much sums up our entire country at the moment:
Good morning and good luck.