With this post a tradition on this blog will be retired. Since I first launched If I Was A Stylist in 2011 I have always posted a wish on the 4th of July for the First Lady of the United States to wear some fabulous patriotic inspired ensembles. With Hilary Clinton not exactly being a fashion plate and my refusal to pick anything for Melania Trump this will be the last of these wishes for at least the next 4 years. So I picked these two gorgeous ensembles for our current First Lady, Michelle Obama. First is a gorgeous red silk macrame Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016 RTW top and skirt. I think that Michelle would look absolutely elegant wearing this gown for a more formal public appearance or a cocktail reception. The other look I picked for Michelle is this gorgeous blue and white Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 strapless striped ballgown which features a contrasting fold over at the strapless neckline and a full floor length skirt. I think that this would be a gorgeous look for Michelle to wear for a state dinner. I can just picture her wearing this as she stands on the steps at the north portico awaiting the arrival of a foreign dignitary.