Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bracelets Obama

Like every other sentient woman on the planet, I like to look at Michelle Obama's clothes. Most of the time I adore her outfit. Sometimes I don't. Again, like every other woman (no woman can dress to the satisfaction of another woman one hundred percent of the time, right? This is impossible - therefore we must dress for our own satisfaction. Which I believe she does. Anyway).

One thing I've noticed about Mrs. O is her tendency to pair multiple bracelets and bangles with her ensemble, giving her a finished, polished, pulled together look.

Official White House photos courtesy http://mrs-o.org/
Of course she doesn't wear bracelets one hundred percent of the time, but when she does: high impact. None of these ensembles would be quite the same without them. She's even brought her daughter into the habit.

Fashionistas in training. Gotta love it.

Anyway. I love bracelets and have plenty of them, but... have you ever noticed how loud these things are? In a meeting, trying to organize your papers... swish/clank/bump. Swish/clank/bump. 

You don't want to be the person in the room with too much jewelry on, and you don't want to be the person in the room who jingles with every breath. How does Mrs. O overcome this? Is she simply more graceful than I am? (This is not a long shot - kind of like a Who's Taller Than Danny Devito Contest - everybody wins.)

I'll have to spend some time practicing my graceful arm moves. I'd like to give my bracelets a few runs at work, and not just during social occasions when I can count on everyone else being animated enough to drown out the sound of my baubles.


1 comment:

Two Shorten the Road said...

If I ever stopped having a job in which I typed and/or sat in meetings all day, I'd definitely wear bracelets. I agree - they make things seem much more put together, and Michelle Obama seems to have a flair for bracelets (among many other things). But they are just really uncomfortable in the business world.