Get Your Arrrrttire Together

 For everyone attending the parades, you have just as much of a responsibility as the Krewe members to get your outfit ready for next Saturday. I mean, let's be honest, in the south we take every outing as an opportunity to coordinate our colors with teams, holidays, themed parties and family events. So the invasion is no different. We have some pointers to ensure your outfit is on point this year.

Sure it's easy to find a shirt promoting the event itself, which is typically the go to option for men, but the Gasparilla style in general is even better. This includes any striped pattern that is paired with white, Jewel Toned clothing, Skull and Cross Bone accessories, Bullet/Gun jewelry, anything Sea Life related (but like not the over sized whale shirts your friend wore in high school), Gold, Pearls, anything Sparkle and Boots. Skip the bandanna, it's lame for an adult to wear a bandanna (this means you too high schoolers). Some of the best stuff I've seen are actual DIY shirts, which are both cost effective and funny.

Here's where you can go locally to get outfitted:

Salt Pines

Salt Pines is great option for anyone but especially the men. Located in Hyde Park Village; 1619 W Snow Cir, Tampa, FL 33606

 I may or may not have already bought 3 of these  

I may or may not have already bought 3 of these  

 

Imagine That Boutique

3417 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa

Owner Cheri is almost always in the shop and can always point you in the right direction no matter what your price point. 

 

 Those elbows 😍 

Those elbows 😍 

 Want

Want

 One for each friend

One for each friend

 This necklace is everything

This necklace is everything

 Stripes on Stripes

Stripes on Stripes

 

 Keys Country

1910 S Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL

Keys will provide you with a southern twist with just the right amount of pirate and sass. 

 

 Need that Gun ring

Need that Gun ring

 Cayute! 

Cayute! 

 Perfect Pairing of Stripes and Skull

Perfect Pairing of Stripes and Skull

 Sassy Stripes

Sassy Stripes

 Why Not Boutique

3423 W. Bay to Bay, Tampa, FL

This place really is a hidden gem, I stubbed upon it not too long ago and it has been a savior ever since.

 Perfect

Perfect

 Got it

Got it

 Love

Love

 DKM Accessories

3104 Palmira Ave, Tampa, FL

DKM is known to be your go to for getting sparkly pieces to dress up any outfit or dress. Quick note though, if you have A.D.D., count that into your shopping time as there are ALOT of shinning things in this store.

 

 

 Those leggings though😍 

Those leggings though😍 

 

 Gasparilla Parade Website 

This online website is sponsored for the event itself and offers promotional items for each year's parade.

 Great easy pick

Great easy pick

 Bourbon and Bowtie's limited edition Gasparilla bangle 

Bourbon and Bowtie's limited edition Gasparilla bangle 

 

Creme De La Creme

4246 W. Bay to Bay, Tampa, FL

This shop has actually increased their selection this year by adding more clothing items, but they also have great gifts and housewares items. 

 

 That tank is legit

That tank is legit

 This way you won't lack Sparkle

This way you won't lack Sparkle

With the Kids parade being tomorrow, you don't want to forget them either, check out these mini me's and with their costumes from years past.....

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 *pic from Fox News tampabay  

*pic from Fox News tampabay  

 This kid wins at life (pic from TBO.com)

This kid wins at life (pic from TBO.com)

 Mom sewing skills on point  

Mom sewing skills on point  

 We look forward to seeing everyone's ensembles at the parade.

 

xoxo,

C. & G.