Gasparilla bling's on!
Arr, matey! Whar's yur shiny beads?
Every year, the treasure trove seems to get better for Gasparilla's fashion-savvy invaders at the chic South Tampa boutiques that cater to the pirate set.
This year's gems include stretchy, blingy necklaces made by a Tampa native who now designs jewelry in Dallas. They sell at DKM Accessories for $22 each, or three for $58.
Keys Country, another favorite shop, has promised to be a "home-port" for beauty during Gasparilla season. It's stocked a diverse selection of themed tops, sweaters and even scarves - because you never know what the weather will be like for the big invasion.
Go into any trendy South Tampa boutique these days, and you will find something blingy and clingy. Find a hot item that will make you the hit of the parade? Let us know...
Deal Diva Letitia
(Photo: Gasparilla necklaces at DKM Accessories.)