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Michelle Obama's South Africa Ensemble Isn't Our Favorite Look (PHOTOS, POLL)

We'd like to preface the following with the fact that we almost always look dreadful in jeans, sneakers and a ponytail when we get on an airplane. But we're not Michelle Obama, first lady of stylish travel wear.

As such, you can imagine our disappointment when we saw Michelle step off the plane in South Africa today wearing a look that was far from our favorite. Everything from the full-length dress coat to the matchy-matchy shoes to the half-tucked blouse was off the mark for us. We could've definitely used one of her signature pops of color in there. (But how great is her hair looking these days?)

Like we said, Mrs. O has a fantastic traveling track record. She arrived in Senegal on Thursday in a tie-dye Zero + Maria Cornejo dress, which we instantly wanted to copy. Before that, one of her printed Target dresses did double-duty to and from Hawaii over the holiday season. And don't even get us started on how well she packed for her recent trip to Ireland.

So, dear FLOTUS, perhaps we've lost the plot this time. See her ensemble below and tell us what you think.


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