Jose Gaspar

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gasparilla is to Tampa, FL what Mardi Gras is to New Orleans.
This historic event is an annual celebration held at the end of January to celebrate the legend of José Gaspar [hence, Gasparilla]. José Gaspar was said to be the last of the buccaneers to raid the west coast of Florida [hence, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers]. The theme of the celebration of Gasparilla is a pirate invasion that takes place when a large ship of pirates arrive in Tampa Bay. The pirates begin throwing beads, coins and shooting cannons which then begins the parade.
The average attendance is 400,000 people and I am always one of them.
Getting dressed up in pirate attire is the BEST part.
This post is a little early so you have time to order some goodies!

[1.]Puff Print Skull Top [2.]Juicy Couture Jewelry Parrot Drop Earrings Gold [3.]Bing Bang "Memento Mori" Tiny Skull Ring Set [4.]Blue-Green Skull Scarf [5.]nOir Pirate Ship Pendant Necklace [6.]Acid Wash Foil Skull Top [7.]OPI Nail Lacquer, Pirates of The Caribbean Collection Skull and Glossbones [8.]Ettika White Leather Wrap Bracelet Gold Colored Phaistos Coin [9.]The Gasparilla Cookbook [10.]Skull Print Shawl Scarf-Beige [11.]Steve Madden Women's Croquetl Slip-On Loafer, Black Skull [12.]OPI Nail Lacquer, Pirates of The Caribbean Collection, Mermaids Tears [13.]Skull Stud Earrings [14.]Top Shop Parrot Tank [15.]Pirate Ship Ring

Oh ya, and where are you gunna put all that loot & booty? In this super cute Paul's Boutique Betty Black Skull Zip Top Shopper Bag of course.
-The sweetest 1st birthday party
-I love this girly rock look by B. Jones Style
-Kate Spade has a pinterest
-DIY floral bouquet [looks better than store bought]
-What a song
-This restaurant is freaking me out
-My new favorite home inspiration company
-This is how my teacup Maltese dog, Mason, views himself [maybe we should take notes]
-It's finally been released! The entire Jason Wu for Target collection to view online. [but whyyy does he have to be so obsessed with cats? yuck.]

A Pirate's Life For ME

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  1. I love reading ALL of your posts, but this is one of my favorites! Tampa Bay rocks! Looking forward to seeing your pirate attire this year!

  2. Love the goodies you picked out! Love the tops, scarf/scarve! I've been looking for a skull bracelet but can't seem to find one, do you have any ideas where? Have a fabulous day! Xo

  3. love gasparilla! what a great inspired post :) xo brynn

  4. aww, i SO wish I was going to make it to gasparilla this year. it's always one of my favorite tampa events! <3


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