I love this dress. LOVE. It comes in other prints, but I just think this particular one with the flowers looks a little retro and not super "print-y", if that makes any sense. I'm not a HUGE fan of multi-colored prints. I'll like them on the hanger, or on someone else, then I put them on and feel stupid. Yes, they actual make me feel STUPID. I also feel the same way when I try on button-down shirts. I know that makes no sense, but just go with me on this.
ANYWAY......back to this dress. It's certainly a splurge on my budget but I keep trying to justify buying it. It would be perfect just running around on a hot summer day but would also look pretty on a date. You could also throw on a little cardigan and wear it to work.
I'm a huge fan of Boden. Their clothes are trendy, but also grownup, and they come in sizes up to 18 in most cases. Now, I totally get that their clothes definitely aren't low-cost. They also tend to sell-out quickly, especially in the larger sizes, which means waiting on a sale isn't really an option. I've noticed, though, that they usually include coupons with their catalogs, as well as free shipping offers. So if you love their clothes it's definitely worth it to sign up for the catalog.
So go, shop, and have fun - but don't you DARE buy the last size 12R in the above dress or I'll have to come hunt you down!!