Monday, May 24, 2010

International Concepts

First off let me preface this post by saying I'm not a huge department store shopper. I don't really like shopping at large department stores, and it may sound a bit snobby but I barely ever even set foot in a Macy's unless I want to shop in the kids section at Ralph Lauren (I can still fit in their sizes and sometimes they have the cutest things!). I'd have to say the only department store I really go to much at all is Nordstrom...well and "Tarjay", but I would consider that more of a "superstore". I usually buy my clothing either on the internet (such as Lands End & L.L. Bean & Lilly Pulitzer) or at the actual store. For example, whenever I am in Washington, D.C., I buy Vineyard Vines and Ralph Lauren Rugby because they have their own stores. I also like purchasing my denim at boutiques rather than department stores (unless Nordstrom is having a good sale!).
Sorry for the rant.. Anyways, I was out shopping with my mom and we went into Macy's because my grammie's birthday is coming up and she loves Macy's. Her true love was Lazarus (remember that dept. store?) but they of course closed several years ago. I went into the womens section and I immediately spotted the cutest dress. I mean, I fell in love. The brand was INC (International Concepts). I had never heard of the brand, but this dress almost had a Lilly-like vibe to it. I tried it on and it fit perfectly! Here is a picture of the dress from
INC Floral Print Beaded Halter- $99

Here are some pictures I took with my Blackberry:Doesn't the pearl beading somewhat remind you of the top of the LP Mila gown? Here is another snapshot of the whole dress:

I also love that this dress can be dressed down easily if you don't wear jewelry and wear flat sandals. It can also be dressed up with heels and the right bag! Have you seen this dress in Macy's? Check out the rest of the INC brand at Macy's; they have some adorable tunics, and clothing in the pretty lemon shade that the above dress is in! Have a fabulous day!

**EDIT: I've received a bunch of e-mails about this dress, so for all of you that are wondering how it fits... it's pretty true to size. In dresses I can wear anywhere from a 2 to a 6, but I am usually a 4. In Lilly I am a 2 or a 4 and I'd say this is how the dress fit as well. I went with a 4 because the dress is short. It looks longer on the model in the pictures but it really is shorter than your average Lilly shift! I hope this helps all of you!


mFw said...

I rarely shop at department stores either except maybe Nordstrom or Saks for jeans or tory burch shoes. I love your dress and you will get so much use out of it!

Kerry said...

That is soooo cute! Thanks so much for the introducing me just as I was heading to the mall in a few hours! Have a great Monday!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I completely agree with you on the dept store thing. And Nordstrom is one I do like, they have the best customer service around! As for this dress, I love it! Very Lilly, but for only $99, that's a steal! I usually wear an 8 in Lilly shifts, how does this fit compared to Lilly? Like what size should I get, if I order it?

Jamie said...

I'm loving your new dress! Very cute :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this dress! We don't have a Macy's anywhere near where I live :o(

Amanda said...

I love that dress! What a great find!

Miss Southern Prep said...

I usually don't shop at department stores either, but this dress is so cute!

Pink Champagne said...

I rarely visit department stores too, but this is such a lovely find! I may have to start checking in on Macy's every now and then... what a steal at $99!


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