Ahoy, Mateys!

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:


Jeweled Cuff

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.




Skull Soles

These sparkle skulls slip-ons by TOMS will have your feet decked out in pirate fashion. $85.

Available at Neiman Marcus.




Skull Candy

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.



You’re Invited

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 valorie@bauercorp.com.




Wrapped Up

A fabulous oversized black & white pirate scarf by Perfecta

from France will turn heads this season.

Available at Deborah Kent’s,