Tampa Bay celebrates the annual pirate invasion on January 31, 2015 with the annual Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla pirate parade, sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Here are a few of METRO’s favorite Gasparilla-inspired items:
Hammered cuff by Ollipop/Sweet Romance is sweet and sassy.
The combination of a skull with hearts and flowers, makes this a year round go to piece and adjusts to fit any size wrist. $95.
Available at Tresca, www.TrescaItalia.com.
These sparkle skulls slip-ons by TOMS will have your feet decked out in pirate fashion. $85.
Available at Neiman Marcus.
Open bangle bracelets tipped with two pave crystal skulls.
Skulls are well known to be a symbol of luck and protection for the wearer. $105.
Available at www.hadenreidboutique.com.
Gasparilla-inspired invitations and paper gifts designed locally by Matrick and Eve.
Notecards – $12, box of 10.
Available at The Write Stuff, The Gifted Fig and being.
In The Bag
For your phone, lipstick, money and ID, these custom drawstring purses are a must.
Hand-painted in Krewe colors, school colors, or designed to coordinate
with your Gasparilla outfit. Purses range from $38-$44.
Available via Facebook at Valorieo Art;
813.244.0316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fabulous oversized black & white pirate scarf by Perfecta
from France will turn heads this season.
Available at Deborah Kent’s,