I call bull on this dress
It was a first for this Deal Diva. A former state legislator and current college dean asked me where I got my dress.
I wore a Nanette Lepore sleeveless frock emblazoned with postcards of bull fighters to the recent celebration of the 50th birthday of USF St. Petersburg. I had worn it a few days before to the Vinos de Dali party at the Dali museum. I decided the dress did double duty honoring the Spanish artist's taste for bull fighting as well as the USF mascot.
Bill Heller, dean of the school's College of Education who served two terms in the Florida House, spotted the bull motif when I was going through the buffet line. (Full disclosure: it was my second trip.)
"Where did you get your dress," he asked me, explaining that his daughter is a "Dali freak."
I was glad to be able to brag about my fab find to the thoughtful dad. I got it from Nordstramrack.com marked down to $99 from $415. Still not exactly cheap but well worth it to me for a fun dress that I will wear often. And yes, people do remember a novelty print like that more easily than a subdued solid. But I don't care. Bill, Nanette and I love it. I think Salvador would too.