Spring fashion over 50: Color and prints from IC Collection at Dillards

Pamela Lutrell wear IC spring collection at Dillards

It’s March 2 and we officially have permission to think about spring with our fashions over 50.  I was in a springtime mood so I headed out to one of my favorite stores, Dillards at The Shops of La Cantera in San Antonio.  What I found was a plethora of prints and colors and was told that the blooming is happening daily……so I need to stay in touch with them to see all that Spring 2020 will bring.

Before we dive in today, let me remind everyone that our audience is vast here on Over 50 Feeling 40…many different ladies around the world and who live on many different budgets.  I do bring you fashion from several different price ranges.  Some of you consider cost per wear and some of you are seeking the most affordable fashions you can find (that is why I also represent the thrift side of the business).  So I hope all of you will enjoy these lines which are considered to be in the middle of price points.  I also encourage you to sign up for Dillards emails…some of the best sales items I have ever purchased were at Dillards sales.   Now, let’s have some fun!!  

Details on IC Spring outfit at Dillards

Dillards carries many different brands that I love…Eileen Fisher, Bryn Walker, Ming Wang, Niche, Nick & Zoe, and the one you are looking at above…IC Collection.  I wanted you to see how they designed the top and the bottoms to go together by incorporating the color in the back. I also like the button details on the pants.  But, this top is one I would love to own…so cute and just put a “spring” in my step.  Another win for IC Collection is their jackets.  The design of the jacket below is a classic and the most flattering and fun style.  They do this jacket every season in different fabrics and colors.  I am not wearing my pants in these pictures and if this jacket were to ever come home with me, it would be paired with a slimmer leg pant.  I owned this design several years ago and actually wore it out I liked it so much.

Pamela Lutrell in IC Collection jacket

Pamela Lutrell at Dillards in IC Collection jacket

There are so many prints and colors at Dillards right now, and it is fun to just go take a boatload in the dressing room and see what you think!  In retail today, there are items online that are not in the stores and items in the stores not online.  Don’t assume that everything online is in the store, but I found several surprises there I had not seen on the website.  Also, these are my favorite sales associates.  They are so friendly and helpful…and will stay in touch with you if a favorite item goes on sale!

Over 50 Feeling 40 with IC Collection printed tunic

Pamela Lutrell in print top by IC Collection at Dillards

Most of you know that I like to communicate that I am creative with my fashion choices and IC Collection definitely plays toward that side of me.  I love to have fun garments in my wardrobe….especially, for the warmer weather months.  However……IC Collection also has selections for those who are quieter this time of year.  I love this tunic below.  I realize it is oversized…but the design and fit of it is also more flattering than typical style like this and, yes, it has pockets.   I would wear the printed garment above and the tunic below with black leggings or even black legging capri pants.  The first photo and the green tunic below have a neckline that I like a lot.  I would like to eventually get one of these garments because I did like the neckline so much.

Pamela Lutrell in Olive green tunic by IC Collection

Tomorrow, I will include within my post a softer neutral side of spring.   The post will feature me in my softer nod toward spring neutrals and then a local designer from San Antonio carried at Dillards, Niche. I hope you will return for more fashion fun…..but, I am not done today!


Pamela Lutrell with printed handbags for spring at Dillards

Remember I told you that printed handbags are big this spring and summer.  There are many pretty prints on the market.  The one below is on my wish list now.  I love Brahmin bags and carry a small tote.  But, I have wanted a crossbody bag.  This is a print I would love to own and since I wear a cross body bag most often when I wearing denim, I think this bag would be awesome!  I wear jeans often when not at work and believe I could justify the cost per wear easily.  It is another item I will be watching!

Pamela Lutrell with Spring 2020 Brahmin Bags at Dillards

“That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be springs.”  – L.M. Montgomery

I realize so many of you are cold, but does thinking and dreaming of springtime help you get excited?  It is still cool in San Antonio, but we are not dealing with snow and ice.  I have a Dillards slide show for you today, so see if you can dream a little and enjoy some fun.  Thank you for being here!  I hope to see you again tomorrow.


By Pamela Lutrell


  1. That pink and black floral handbag is beautiful! I will have to add a floral bag this spring. I was shopping/looking this past weekend with my sister. We have the same coloring so look for the jewel tones and steer away from the muted tones and some pastels. The thing is, so much of what they are showing for spring is the more muted, even muddy tones. It was nice to see you in the brights, and I’m glad they are still out there because muted, pale tones don’t work for everyone. I like many of the things you tried on to express your creative side. They definitely qualify, and there is something about the asymmetrical one (yellow, black and white) that really appeals to me! I can see by your dressing room door that you were trying the bolder prints (!) and they are flattering on you. Even the final tunic top, while a neutral, looks dressy and classy to me, really like that one! It’s fun to see what’s out there! We are in the 40’s and 50’s this week, so if the sun comes out I’m really going to be in the mood for some spring shopping!

    1. Karen, I was surprised but I really liked the asymmetrical one! The design is fun and flattering! It is a great garment!

  2. I love, love, love your first outfit. So bright and “springy”. I don’t have a local Dillards, but I will be looking them up online!

    1. That first outfit is do much fun. I know as we get more into spring these colors will be everywhere! Thanks Lori!

    2. I too love the first outfit – blue and green together is a winning combo. The colors and fit on the jacket really work for you. Just no, no, no on the olive green tunic. Don’t like the color or fit on you. Yes on the handbags and you always have a great slideshow.

      1. Well then… you will be happy to know that I left the green tunic there. I am really trying to get away from the large garments, but it also might sadden you to know that I love and wear a lot of military/olive green! Maybe this version looks darker and muddier than what I wear! But it’s a great color on me and eye color loves it! So glad you like the slideshow…I enjoy putting them together!

  3. I love nearly all of these looks you’re modeling so beautifully today! Wow!
    I especially love the first outfit, line green pant with pretty bright blue top! I want it!
    These tops are all great on you. You really can pull off the abstract and gorgeous colors!
    Hope you bought several!

  4. I LOVE that assymetrical tunic! It would be so fun to wear! Just wish I had somewhere to wear it in this jeans & sweatshirt town I live in. I also love the green tunic. I would probably get more use out of that as I could wear it with jeans

    1. I noticed in one of my jobs that when I started dressing up a little more than the rest then more of them began to dress nicer. My husband also saw this at his workplace. Conduct your own experiment, Susan and give it a try.

  5. Oh I love all of these different styles!

    I am excited for spring but I don’t wear bright colors. Pastels and muted tones are my thing.

    You are very lucky, Pam, that you can wear both. You look great in brights and olive is definitely one of your colors. The neckline on that tunic is very flattering on you!!!

    We lost our local Christopher and Banks and our Dress Barn, but there is a Dillard’s nearby. Looks like that will be my next shopping adventure!!!

  6. Love the line green/blue combo & love it on you! I can wear pastels & bright colors too & do. Too cold here for spring clothes but I’m wearing my very bright yellow puffer vest with blue & yellow Talbots top & Talbots flair jeans…gives me a little spring in my step at least.

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