First Lady headed to West Virginia Monday morning for a roundtable highlighting the opioid crisis, part of her Be Best campaign objectives.
For the visit, Melania donned a denim shirt dress from Lafayette 148 New York. The midi denim long sleeve dress features a front button placket, a chest patch pocket on the left side, side slits on the hem and a self sash belt with buckle closure. It is available at Bloomingdales and retails for $698.
As for footwear, the First Lady paired the denim chic dress with beige suede rust-colored Manolo Blahnik that features a smooth-leather cap toe. This gorgeous two-tone suede pump is unfortunately sold out.
During her visit, Melania heard from local, state and community officials about their work combatting opioid addiction. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, Rep. Carol Miller and Gov. Jim Justice joined the first lady at the Cabell-Huntington Health Center to talk about the crisis in the state.
“The opioid crisis is a critical issue that has impacted many in our country. I want to thank you all for the work you doing. Our administration continues to work hard to fight against opioid addiction,” Melania said. “My initiative Be Best is focused on providing information to families so we can be a safer and healthier place for our families.”
The first lady visited Lily’s Place, which offers care for babies who are born addicted to drugs, in October 2017. The executive director of Lily’s Place, Rebecca Crowder updated Melania on the improvements of the medical center that included expanded services and a new building.
She concluded her visit with a stop at Ritter Park, where a portion of the area has been covered in 453 American flags symbolizing the number of children in Huntington who need a foster family as a result of the opioid epidemic.
The trip is her first ‘Be Best’ initiative travel since she celebrated its first anniversary in May.
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