OOTD: “Gone With The Wind Fabulous”

Gone With The Wind Fabulous Collage

So as I was watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta Sunday before last my girl Kenya Moore coined a phrase that stuck with me. She had on a long flowy gown and did a twirl and said that she was “Gone With The Wind Fabulous”. I immediately fell in love with that saying and even googled a pic of it and shared it on my facebook page right after the show went off and also made that my twitter background photo earlier last week. I decided then that I would name my Christmas Day outfit blog that title. I had been hoping all week that no other blogger would do the same. But low and behold yesterday I got an email alert from the fab curvy blogger Naturally Fashionable and her latest post was titled none other than, “Gone With The Wind Fabulous”. I thought about renaming my post “The Belle of the Ball” but I just had my heart set all week on “Gone With The Wind Fabulous” so me and Naturally Fashionable are just gonna have to share it, lol.

You see Igigi by Yuliya Raquel sent me this fabulous gown a couple of months ago for review and I knew that it would be perfect to wear as my Christmas Day dress since I’m hosting the family dinner. It is called the Lakshmi Beaded Gown ($350) and it so reminds me of old Hollywood glamour. To add more of a “Gone With The Wind” touch to it I paired it up with a faux-fur Mossimo coat ($35 from Target 2009), brown Chanel sunglasses and long black evening gloves. The gown is black at the top and the bottom is a deep burgundy hue made of a beaded mesh material with exquisite detailing  tulle fabric with two-tone sequins embroidery and a black sash belt. Now I’m about 5’9 and I had on 6-in heels and the gown was still extremely long. So I would just suggest getting it altered to your needs a few weeks before whatever event that you may be wearing it to. I chose this as a Christmas Day ensemble but I’m thinking this would also do great for a holiday ball or maybe even a New Year’s Eve wedding guest. 

Lakshmi Collage




It also comes in a longer-sleeved version too:

484219_10152312124585389_1499170884_n If you’re interested in purchasing this gown, below are some promotions from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel….




1. Promotion: $1000 IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel gift certificate contest
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Dates: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 from 12.00PM – Dec. 26, 2012 12.00PM Pacific
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3. Free Shipping and Returns On all Continental U.S. orders placed through December 30, 2012. No code necessary. Visit www.igigi.com for more details.

4. All orders of $150+ receive a plush pashmina scarf. For more details and the video, http://www.igigi.com/giftwithpurchase/

Also check out the Holiday Calendar,http://www.igigi.com/cms/glamguide#180 for 12 days of fabulous fashion features and promotions.