I think the fabric is really fun. I kind of think of it as a bunch of crayons melted together. It has greens, blues, and yellows in addition to the dominant pink, so it was easy to pull out colors from the pattern to use as accessories. I didn't mind that the yellow, blue, and green I chose didn't match perfectly; the pattern is wild enough that it doesn't matter too much. (At least to me.) This turtle necklace is another one that was liberated from my mom's jewelry box on a recent visit.
I have had mixed success with bias-cut garments. I think in general, bias-cut skirts are not particularly flattering on me. I think I'm a bit too curvy for them to flow gracefully down. They sometimes bunch up or show my lumps a little more than I'd like. But after adding the belt, I felt like this one was pretty flattering. It downplayed my curves, both on top and on bottom, in a really cute way.
Jon was apprehensive about this outfit. I have worn this dress one other time since he and I met, and I happened to bike home through a downpour that day. The sight of me soaking wet in the dress made him sad, and he hasn't gotten over the association. Unfortunately, it rained on us yesterday as well, but not so badly that it made him sad.