Michelle Obama Wears Wrap Top at Obama Presidential Center Groundbreaking

Michelle Obama gave the world a glimpse at her early fall style for a truly momentous occasion yesterday: the groundbreaking of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park. The former First Lady wore a green wrap top by Lafayette 148 and pants with a Bychari necklace.

michelle obama at the groundbreaking for the obama presidential center

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michelle obama at the groundbreaking for the obama presidential center


On her Instagram, Obama reflected on how much the day meant to her and the former first couple’s decision to build their Presidential Center in Jackson Park of all places.

She wrote:

No matter what I’ve accomplished, who I’ve met or where I’ve gone, one of the greatest honors of my life is being a proud Chicagoan—a daughter of the South Side. I still lead with that descriptor. I wear it boldly and proudly.

So when it came time to decide where we’d build the Obama Presidential Center, Barack and I knew the South Side of Chicago was where we wanted it to be. This investment will help make the neighborhood we call home a destination for the entire world. But more importantly, it will be a vital resource for the people who live here.

This center will be a place where folks can find work, and where kids can learn, grow, and envision bigger lives for themselves. And we hope it’ll be a place that can invigorate the existing restaurants, small businesses, neighborhood organizations, schools, and churches that are the lifeblood of this community.

That’s what this is about for us—giving a little something back to the people and place we both love so much. We can’t wait to see it come to life.

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