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Weetacon IGIGI Review - AND A CONTEST! WOOO!

I would like to discuss the awesomeness of Weetacon some more. I am still debating on whether or not to post a video of me dancing on a bad-bar-booth to Big and Rich’s “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” (indeed).

But I want to get into the fashion show portion of the Weetacon-iness. This Site right here has all the linky goodness to help you win UP TO $700 dollars. YES, SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS in gift certificate finery from the one, the only
IGIGI – Beautiful Plus Size Clothing by Yuliya Raquel.

This is how it works. First I will regale you with tales of awesomeness, how it all went down and pictures of my fine form in the gorgeous garments from IGIGI.

THEN… we’ll get to the nitty gritty.

Weetabix sent out an email blast back a few months before Weetacon and asked if anyone would like to be part of an IGIGI fashion show during the festivities at the mini-con. You could almost hear hoots n’ hollers across the continent!

Replies of HELLS TO THE YES and the like were seen almost immediately. The ones who accepted the challenge (challenge: wear something hot, get your picture taken, write an entry, post pictures… more details to follow) were asked to pick out three garments from the IGIGI website (YES, I am going for a record on how many times I can link to IGIGI) and put the garments in order of favorite to mostest favoritest (with sizes).

We all did so and when we got to Green Bay we had a portion on the schedule for an IGIGI fashion show before karaoke on Friday the 4th of March. We were all so excited! We had such a full day with the sleigh ride and the trip to Paul’s Pantry and the charity raffle I don’t think anyone was ready for the surprise that Weetabix was going to throw at us like a rhesus monkey. She rounded all of us who accepted the challenge into the lobby and with a twinkle in those blue, blue eyes, she asked us all to follow her out to her car.

I am sure we were expecting to be told, “Here is your garment, go get dressed, Jake will tell you which order you will walk in, and… that’s it.” BUT NO. She started pulling garments upon garments out of her cute little crossover vehicle. Each one of us were handed not one, (sometimes) not two… BUT ALL THREE GARMENTS that we had asked for.

It was like this… jumping up and down and high pitched squeals began and then rose to an incredible crescendo! The ultimate moment of SQEEEdom*! We were clapping and hugging one another, wide eyes and huge smiles graced every face in the parking lot. There may have been happy crying (shut up, it was HAPPINESS). People leaned out of their windows at St. B’s to see what all the commotion was about. We were at a fever pitch of excitement and we all rushed inside to throw on hose, heels and lipstick. No time for a shower, yeah, you’re gonna be changing in a dimly lit stairwell. You’re sweaty? Who cares, you look hot and that guy that just came in from outside saw your boobs. Whatever. YOU LOOK AMAZING!

*Shoot me now, I just punned “squee”.

That is the thing about IGIGI each garment is specially designed to fit a woman with curves. And curves? I have them. Let me show you.

I chose three garments; two skirts and a dress that I never would have picked out on my own if I hadn’t been looking for something that was completely out of the box for me. I don’t own any skirts. I am a black pants/twin set/black shoes kind of girl. Geranimals for adults. I needed help. I needed something that I could wear that would be grown up and make me feel like I was sexy, not some school marm-ish thing with a huge ass. So I picked two tailored skirts (nothing to hide behind) and a wrap dress with the most beautiful pattern and contrasted pattern on the belt, cuffs, neckline and hem.

I am going to give you the link and stats from the IGIGI website, the picture(s) and how I felt about each item.

Ingocnito Pencil Skirt
Color: Navy Blue

Material: Poly/Viscose/Elastane
Care: Dry Clean Only
•Princess shaped pencil silhouette
•Clean waist
•Back 2 rows of pleats
•Fully lined
•Back zip

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I threw this skirt on with a Lane Bryant raspberry colored cami, a black IGIGI wrap jacket, silver and black bangles and earrings from Charming Charlies and some fine ass hooker heels from Baker Bros. and I stomped into that room like Miss Jay had taught me to walk something fierce.

(In this picture: Blue cami not seen, ring from Charming Charlies, neckalace black braided leather cord with original druizy pendant from my mom, sweat courtesy of being nervous. You're welcome.)

I believe I can wear this skirt with almost anything depending on accessories. They list the color as navy but it is more of a grey tweedish looking color. I could wear it with black, or coral. It wouldn’t matter. Heels, boots, sandals and bright chunky colorful jewelry or understated pearls and a small purse with a scarf. This skirt is the bomb, and with that jacket I was leaning against the registration desk at the hotel and one of the ladies behind me said, “DAYUM! That fits you perfectly!” I was pleased and shocked, I had not seen how the skirt fit, how the little kick pleats flared, or how the belt accentuated my waist. But I felt sexy, and that is what mattered.

The material seems a little heavy for summer Texas wear, but the lining makes it feel like you’re wearing a slip against your hose. It may be hot without hose, but I am thinking that this will be a perfect September to April type of skirt. I’ve wanted to wear it since I got home but it’s been unseasonably warm and just turned cool again. Maybe I’ll wear it tomorrow. Mrow.

Tailored Pencil Skirt
Color: Black

Material: Poly/Rayon/Elastane
Care: Dry Clean or Hand Wash in Cold Water
•Medium weight gabardine with a touch of stretch
•Clean waistline with darts
•Back zip and vent
•Fully lined
•Waist to Hem Length: 23"-26"

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I kept the same jacket, accessories and shoes on (hi, remember?... dressing room was stairwell or the hallway out to the smoke shack on the patio… I am NOT modest), but threw on a red cami underneath the jacket and got back in line… dabbing at my face with a paper towel as I was sweating.

(In this picture, sweater shirt thingy from Kohl's, pointy heels from Aldo, neckalace Brighton.)

Thank goodness for that “touch of stretch” listed up there as I felt as though my ass looked like I was going for the title of “two pigs fightin under a blanket”, but the skirt was so comfortable that the worry of “Oh good Lord, someone please zip my ass into this thing!” was quickly forgotten as my turn came to saunter onto that make believe catwalk.

I believe that this skirt will be one of my staples as I love shoes and most of my black pants do not show “the collection” as well as they could be shown. I could even go without hose and wear sandals with this skirt in the spring. It isn’t too hot or too small. It just worried me as I needed help to get the skirt zipped as I was still trying to get a cami off, another one on and a wrap jacket thrown over my head. Also, HI… stairwell.

This skirt is the perfect blend between sexy and professional. Not too short, not too tight, just right. And for those of you with things for stockings and pointy shoes. THIS ONE IS FOR YOU. Yes, you. I am talking directly to you. Yes. How YOU doin?

I think I can wear this with a long cami and a teeny ¾ sleeve one button cardigan for spring. I could also do a shell with a shrug for summer. This skirt is going to be perfect for year round. YAY for touch of stretch and fully lined. The details are what really matter in every pc of fashion found at IGIGI.

Sachi Printed Wrap Dress in AWESOME! (I mean Royal)
Color: Royal Multi

Material: Poly/Elastane
Care: Hand Wash in Cold Water or Dry Clean
•Surplice bodice
•Set-in waistband can be adjusted
•True wrap-around silhouette
•A-line flared skirt
•Side seam pockets

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Pockets Bitches

(In this picture, same neckalace as above, braided leather cord with druizy pendant and ring from Charming Charlies, heels TAHARI.)

This dress, holy crap y’all. I had NO idea how to get into it, tie up, fix it, and clearly I should have worn my hair up for that walk into the Waterford Room, but I was standing in the stairwell like Celine Dion during one of her little costume changes as fredlet stood on a stair and threw the dress over my head then tied me into it. I was kind of shell shocked. I don’t have the rack to pull this off without a cami (unless I had it on backwards, because there is a deep V in front and in back) but I walked out of the stairwell and started singing “My Heart Will Go On”… I kid. Sort of.

The wrap dress is so incredibly comfortable. Underneath, I had on hose, black boy shorts, black heels and a black bra. The bra is sort of wide cut through the cleavage area, so it looked like a cami… Kind of? Sort of? Whatever, I loved how the material felt on my skin, it was soft and flowy. It was forgiving in almost every area and in the one (boobies!) area that I think it didn’t fit me well I believe was because I hadn’t played with the dress to see how it hung before the, “Holy shit, how do I get into this thing?” moment. Fred replied, “Arms UP!” and like a toddler, I let her dress me.

And POCKETS Y'ALL!

I am a whore for comments/compliments but wanted something REAL to come from someone who was there and does not pull any punches. So this morning I asked someone to be honest with me. To tell me something bad, to punch holes in my confidence so I could see the reality of what the garments looked like with all of the stairwell chatter, “Zip me up! WHO IS GOING NEXT!? Haaaaaaaaaa, who’s is THIS!? GO GO GO!” to the clapping as soon as we walked into our little room to the oohs and ahhhs of our friends.

He surprised me.

To quote our all knowing emcee Jake:

The [skirts] gave your shape such a flattering curve, and the little kick was interesting.
The outside matched the inside.
The clothes said you were strong, confident, and comfortable.
You were very powerful in those clothes; it gave power to your flirtations.
You can also say how they proved that nothing is sexier than a confident woman… just to be trite.
But it's a good lead in.

The above copied and pasted for your entertainment. Jake does not compliment very often. I have known him since 2007 and other than the above IM he has complimented me one time. The compliments from Jake are hard won but honest. If you look like ass, he will tell you.

Ergo. I looked freaking HOT.

Long and short of it is, you visit the IGIGI website and select a garment. THEN you go to this site right here, follow the links… and tell us in the comments of each entry why you like the garment, how you would wear the garment, and what it would mean to your wardrobe. Basically leave comments like unicorn glitter and rainbow sprinkles on cupcakes at every one of those reviews. Please do so by April 7th, 2011. And then each one of the reviewers will pick a winner for a $50 IGIGI gift certificate using a random number generator thingy and PRESTO! Depending on your luck you could make BANK baby.

Please see the IGIGI website for shipping regulations.

Thank you IGIGI!

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IGIGI+ Weetabix = AWESOME SAUCE!
And due to ATF regulations (or something like that) I have to disclaim that the dresses in this entry were provided to me for review purposes by IGIGI. The content of this entry was not dictated by IGIGI; I get to keep the dresses for my personal use**.

**Hell Yeah! Mine all mine baby!

All photographs courtesy of Joey Stephens and JoeyStephensPhotography.com.


************************************** Contest is Closed **********************************************
A number was picked at random by my friend in the Virgin Islands who doesnt even KNOW I have a "blog" and the number was 7. Counting from the top that is the number of fredlet's comment. WOOO! We have a winner!

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

Fredlet will be notified and squee's will be heard across the globe.

Let'd do this again some time. I loved seeing y'all's comments. :)
Thank you!


Comments (57)

Susan G:

I love the wrap dress! The back "v" looks amazing. Big kisses to you, sweetie.

If you do post a video, please let me know in advance if it's the one I'm in. :S

So I'm going to say that I would totally go for the Estrella Gown in Black because I have to be in a wedding in the fall, and this dress would be perfect for what the bride wants.

tiff:

the DRESS!

awesome!

The skirts are cute, but that dress screams you, and i don't even KNOW you!

Also, love your shoes.

Harmony:

Damn. Those skirts fit you like WHOA and the dress is so, SO cute. LOVE IT.

You should wear skirts all the time.

A) OMG post the video

B) HOW DID I MISS YOU IN THAT DRESS???

C) The Hot Librarian look suits you!

D) I want a Sachi dress so I can be hot like you, mama!!

Oh my God, girl - the hotness!! I want to rip that Sachi dress right offa you. Only I want the one in purple (or merlot, as I think it is named). WANT WANT WANT.

They all look SO GOOD (so good! so good!) I can't decide if I love the skirts or the dress more... I love that pattern!

Beth:

Bus-Buddy, I have to agree with the Melinda that you do sexy librarian like whoa.

I love those skirts, and based on your review I might have to try the tailored one!

Awesome clothes. That last dress is incredible,but, i like all three pieces.

Cat:

You are definitely hot in the pencil skirt.

Kari:

You are an amazing lady, but in that blue wrap dress - smokin hot!!! WOW! It looks so comfy too! [[hugs]]

Jas:

I like you in that black pencil skirt - looks great!
I would love The Boulangerie Wrap Dress to accent my sad dress wardrobe. Unfortunately, so many of my dresses are one-purpose dresses, but that one looks like it could take me anyplace. Just what I need!

Kelli:

The wrap is simply a stunning dress!

Jessi:

You are hotness personified, Fairy Godmother. I miss your sass.

I'm lusting after the Bardot jacket and the pencil skirt, thanks to your modeling prowess. :)

Ladyloo: "If you do post a video, please let me know in advance if it's the one I'm in." Oh, honey please... this site is to embarass ME... not my closest and dearest. :)

I would get the Boulangerie Wrap Dress in Richelieu Blue. Then I would travel to Paris and wear it at a real life boulangerie, because where else would you wear a Boulangerie Dress? I’ll be really appreciative that the dress is adjustable after I eat some pain au chocolat and macaroons.

You look gorgeous and I want to come make out with you right now!

I have my eye on the Elianne Top in Purple for work; I fear wearing my Igigi dresses to the office would be too much hot for them to handle there.

Amanda D.:

Kind of obsessed with the Boulangerie and hoping I can scratch together enough dough before it vanishes, as all the IGIGI dresses I love do.

And that pencil skirt? Is teh hotness.

I love that skirt, really I absolutely love that pencil skirt.

dang forgot the garment thing I would wear!

I think I would totally wear the Gianna Dress to my girlfriend's wedding this summer..

Sara:

I love the Babette Curvy

Y'all... Leave your emails please so I can get in touch with you when you WIN!
KThanxBai

Angela:

I've always wanted to try Igigi but just never did. I love the Gloria Dress in Bordeaux or Sachi in Merlot. I think either would be perfect for a upcoming wedding I have to attend in June!

alice:

I'm still a little leery of patterns, but that dress looks awesome. I think I'm going to go for the boulangerie dress - pockets PLUS a bit of structure and an awesome neckline? Yes, please!

Laurie Ann:

Wow, you look fabulous and I love your shoes! Complete awesomeness.


I want the Nina Origami Dress in Eggplant for work-n-play -- it looks so easy to accessorize -- dress up or down, easy to wear.

Nat:

I am head over heels for the Vilenna Dress! I would wear it to parent-teacher night and knock 'em dead!

Erica Best:

i love the Gianna Dress so cute.

Jane:

You look great! I'm going for the Boulangerie dress to wear to the office.

Megan M:

I love the Boulangerie Wrap Dress as a work outfit.

Shana:

I've got my eye on the L'Amourette for a retro themed wedding this summer. It would be PERFECT. Thanks for hosting the giveaway: )

Donna B.:

I'm lusting after this Tropical Beauty Maxi Dress - I would buy it and wear it with some strappy sandals, long dangle earrings and minimal makeup. The dress is the statement :) It would be perfect for a BBQ, day at the beach, party, or night out with that special someone. I don't have very much pattern in my wardrobe, so this would definitely become a statement piece!

http://www.igigi.com/plus-size-dresses/tropical-beauty-maxi-dress.html

Melissa C:

I pretty much want one of everything. *sigh* But I'd be happy with the Boulangerie Wrap Dress. Or the Elianne top. Or...no, never mind. I can't narrow it down any more! :)

Lynn C. :

You have sold me on the Sachi in either color (I think the purple/merlot would look better on me). I would wear it out to dinner, to work, walking my dog, wherever!

Ok... my g/f in the Virgin Islands picked a number between 1 and 34 and came up with 7.... that's fredlet's comment. WOOO FRED! Will send you the coupon thingy shortly. Congratulations Fred!

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