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January 22, 2013 in Bracelets

Michelle Obama proves fashion jewelry is the key to outfit recycling

While her husband has been working to prove himself a president worthy of a second term over the past four years, Michelle Obama has been proving herself a fashion icon. But even fashionistas recycle outfits, as Obama did on Saturday night when she appeared alongside her husband to speak to supporters and donors at the reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum.

The first lady wore a black, glittering sequined dress made by American designer Michael Kors. It wasn't the first time Obama had dazzled the crowd in the sleeveless, boat-neck and knee-length frock. She wore the anything-but-plain LBD when she and the president attended a dinner at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C. in September 2009. The key to rocking the same outfit a second time? As Obama demonstrated over the weekend, it's all about the fashion jewelry.

In 2009, she wore her short hair slicked back and accessorized the dress with sparkling chandelier earrings, similar to the 5.30 CT TW Platinum-Plated DiamonUltra™ Cubic Zirconia Halo Drop Pierced Earrings. Most recently, she wore her hair down - sporting her new bangs - and let her wrist get all the attention. She stacked several bracelets, mixing sterling silver, pearls and other gemstone jewelry with darker silver and black bracelets. Those looking to copy Obama's stylish look could layer a cubic zirconia bracelet like the 42.00 TCW Round Cubic Zirconia Platinum Plated Tennis Bracelet 7 1/4" with other bangles for a sparkling statement.

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