|Pete Souza, The White House|
For the event, the First Lady wore brown tweed pants, a white ruffled blouse and a deep gold colored cardigan with matching orange sequins. Sasha and Malia look equally as chic!
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Earlier in the day, Sasha and Malia joined the President in the annual pardoning of the turkey. This year's turkey was named Apple.
Barbara Bush was born on June 8th, 1925 in Flushing, New York, and raised in the suburban town of Rye. She attended boarding school in Charleston, South Carolina from 1940 to 1943, where she enjoyed athletics and reading.
She met George Herbert Walker Bush, then a student at Phillips Academy, Andover aged 16, at a Christmas dance. After a year and a half, they became engaged and Bush headed off to serve in World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. They married in January 1945, and moved around Eastern states of the USA whilst Bush completed his squadron training.
Their first child, George W Bush was born in 1946, and they later had five more children- Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy. After the war had ended, the family moved to Texas, where Bush worked in the oil business.
The Bushes have long been involved in politics, and following two terms as Vice President for President Reagan, they became President and First Lady. Barbara Bush’s interest was in literacy, becoming involved in many organisations, and serving on various literacy committees. Consequently, she developed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Bush was also active within the White House Historical Association, and the White House Endowment Fund. Over her time as First Lady, she helped to raise $25 million towards the preservation of the Nation’s House.
The post Bush White House years saw the couple return to their residence in Houston and Kennebunkport, Maine. She continues her work within literacy.
After seeing these fantastic tartan Ricky oversized sunglasses in Harpers Bazaar last week, I've found a reacquainted love for all things plaid. Here are a few of my top tartan accessories currently available. This post also marks the start of my annual Christmas Gift Guide- keep checking back for more posts on what's hot this holiday season.
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MONDAY 15TH: The US Capitol is seen at sunrise
TUESDAY 16TH: Senator Lisa Murkowski rides the Senate subway. She has been re-elected the Senator for Alaska after launching a write-in campaign.
FRIDAY 19TH: A map highlighting vacant offices is seen at the Representatives lottery meeting.
Two outfits were debuted today. The first, a gray tee shirt paired with a grey, gold and scarlet printed skirt, black belt and over the knee black boots were accompanied by a new, fantastic tasselled necklace.
Mrs O's second outfit were black athletic pants and a purple top. I really like the zingy-ness of the purple, it's a gorgeous colour!