February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Winter freeze got you down? The new J. Crew catalog is all warmth, softness and light. Plus, some very "Mom-In-Chief"-friendly ensembles Ms. Obama might like! Let's take a look:

First, can we just say YAY for 65-year-old Ms. Lauren Hutton on the cover? Sporting a few actual, gorgeous wrinkles? Fantastic. "Wrinkly" is not a dirty word, and there's no such thing as "anti-aging." You are aging every minute of every day. Get over it.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

The catalog opens with "Jenna's picks," but forgets to tell you who Jenna is*. Gayle, the copy informs us, is the "women's stylist." Anyway, this page looks like Lucky did about three years ago, which is: Not bad.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Dammit. It's just a trenchcoat, but she makes it look so effortless, so chic. If only it were this easy. Some of us end up looking like large beige sofas.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Behold: The jeans Katie Holmes hath wrought. Pretty? Chic? Sleek? In a word: No.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Twinsets! A cardigan addict's dream. If only they would make the shell a scoopneck, so some skin shows. It's a wee too buttoned up, too restrained, too "boarding school dress code" the way it is.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

But look at all the pretty colors!

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Sigh. I want to go to there.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Okay. Michelle Obama wore yellow on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and she wore a yellow shade called "lemongrass" on inauguration day. What are the chances she'll pick up this "bright sun" dress for a White House garden party?

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Gah! More cardigans. Yes please!

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

The silk Penelope dress comes short and long, and J. Crew's serving suggestion is as a bridesmaid dress. But perhaps Ms. Obama could wear one to dinner?

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Adorable faux-wedding party. And how cute is Cintia Dicker, second from the left? The smile, the freckles, the ginger hair = girlcrush.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

Seriously, she's got something there.

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

This Daphne dress comes in "light chartreuse," but it seems lemony enough that Ms. Obama could pull it off, no?

February At J. Crew: What You & Michelle Obama Can Wear This Spring

This outfit is more Ellen DeGeneres than Michelle Obama, but still awesome.



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*Jenna is Jenna Lyons, the Senior VP of Women's Design. You're obviously "supposed" to know that.