This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to see the fourth installment of a movie  that I’d never seen the first three installments of- The Pirates of the Caribbean. (This is what love does to you – you’ve been warned).  Anyway, while I sat in the theater trying not to vomit from my 3-D induced headache, I decided to try and make rum punch out of rotten coconuts.  While the plot could have (and very well may have) been written by a fifth grader and mermaids were ruined for me forever, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the costumes, accessories, and hair.  There’s a reason pirates are seen as sexy afterall.  Head scarves, Flowing blouses, intricate embroidery, and enough accessories to sink a ship complete a scoundrel’s wardrobe.

By the way: five things pirates do better than you:

  1. Accessorize
  2. Get booty
  3. Smokey eye
  4. Sword fight
  5. Hide libations in their wooden limbs.

Since I told you I would show you my favorite pirate outfit, I figured there was no better time than now.  Behold, thar she blows:

Ready to walk the plank?  While my “pirate” outfit is an oversized cashmere sample sweater cinched with a belt, here’s another way to achieve true buccaneer beauty:

1. Jen’s Pirate Booty Bowie Blouse, $139, 2. Susan Daniels Brick Mosaic Print Silk Head Wrap, $40, 3. UTZON Black Zipper Side Mini, $765, 4. Amrita Singh Malaika Bangle Set, $150, 5. Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Devi Tall Suede Boot, $297.50, 6. Forever21 Tiered Crescent Earrings, $3.80

It’s a pirate’s life for me!




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