The Recessionista in the White House: Michelle Obama in Merona

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Michelle Obama in a Merona for Target Dress

Michelle Obama in a Merona for Target Dress via Yahoo Shine

It’s no secret that Michelle Obama likes the chic and cheap look.  She’s also a lover of Target Merona dresses.  Michelle has been sighted quite a few times in Merona dresses. The most recent sighting occurred on the Obama’s Christmas vacation trip to Hawaii when Mrs. O was seen wearing a pink and black sleeveless dress with arrow print to arrive in Hawaii and then again to leave Hawaii.  The Merona dress was literally her comfortable travel dress.   According to Target Addict, the expert on all things Tarjay, Mrs. O has worn this dress several times before  “She wore the same dress to a “Joining Forces” event.  And prior to that, she originally debuted the dress in August, of 2009, during a family vacation to Arizona, ‘ says blogger Target Addict.  Talk about going recessionista!  I don’t know of any other head of state’s wife who wears discount clothing as much as Michelle Obama does, do you?

One thing no one has seen the divine Mrs. O in i a frock from the ill-fated Target Neiman Marcus line.  She may be the only person who could rock that Lela Rose dress, but some how I think she will stick with Merona dresses.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.