by Kristin Mayer

It's no secret that I have a bit of a fetish with skulls. Just because I do, doesn't mean I am evil, dark or that you should run from me. You'd be surprised at the mixed reactions I get about my logo. Everything from religious lectures to frightening sideways glances. There is nothing wrong with infusing a little skull in my life. It makes me feel tough. Especially when I race. Silly, I know, but it's all a matter of the mind and if it makes me feel bolder, then so be it. Off the race course I would describe my style as feminine with a bit of a tomboy edge. The juxtaposition of pretty things with something unexpected is pretty fun. I've found some little fashion items to infuse more skull into my life. Try a little skull in your next triathlon, bike ride, masters swim set or night on the town and see if it changes your attitude.

Shopping details: floral + skull embroidered boots by Luis Avia Roma, burn-out boyshorts by Wet Seal, leather wrap bracelet by Markberg Graziella, silk chiffon scarf, Alexander McQueen, princess skully mini satchel Betsy Johnson,  Aftershock black hard case skull evening bag, Alexander McQueen floral skull tank, Betty's own Signature Trucker, skull + pearl earrings by Juicy Couture.