Since this is a jewelry blog, what I would like to talk about is her love of pearls. I don't think anyone could argue about whether they are appropriate for an official White House photo. They compliment her black shift dress by Michael Kors just beautifully.
This is not the first time we've seen Michelle in pearls. At her first White House black tie dinner, she wore a huge statement neckace of pearls and crystals by Tom Binns.
The pearls she chose for the White House photo were much more understated and perfect for the occasion. I love how the simple double strand set sits perfectly at her neckline.