Jessica Alba attended NEA’s Read Across America Kickoff with First Lady Obama at The Library of Congress on in Washington, DC. yesterday.

She opted for a chic sophiscated look wearing a Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2011 shift dress.

The actress read Dr. Seuss’ to elementary school students during a kickoff event wearing her floral print pocketed dress with tights and black shoes.

I love that this look is event appropriate without being neither too formal nor too conservative.

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