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By Jennifer Willard Wondering what to step out in this fall?? Bad boots, strap happy heels and cool winter accents of denim. I’ve been scouring around for the chicest trends and most amazing looks to keep you tuned into fabulous, as the days of fall turn chilly. Here are some of my favorite winter fashion trend alerts from the hottest boots and strappy heels, to super cool blue and denim. This autumn’s best trend has to be denim. We haven’t seen blue being so cool since the 1980’s. So feel free to go get blue and let loose in your best denim digs. YES! It’s even trendy to master the art of dressed-up denim, suit style, this season. So give in and elevate your look to a true blue denim suit. It’s an office savvy and classic look. Denim rule: forget the denim distressed look; fraying edges are this fall’s best denim trend. The winter weather essential to go with all this season: the parka/trench coat. Opt in for a cozy luxurious parka with an interesting look that will draw attention. Look for the faux fur and uniquely accented style parka to keep you warm on those upcoming blustery winter days. Shoe Trend Alert Wondering what to step out in this fall? Bad boots and strap happy heels are the must have accessories! As winter sets in, it’s time to put away the glamour sandals and flip flops and hop into a pair of cute boots. From the suede, to cut outs, to the peep toe booties, you just can’t go wrong pairing up amazing boots with any winter fashion look. The heels will never die! Strap happy and unique, unusual and out of the box shoes will go great with all your fashions. It’s all about the sexy, lace up and strap happy looks. Other Winter Trends Take a turn on your eyes and try Electric Blue Liner by Christian Dior. For a stunning, sultry eye look , dash out with daring, smoky eyes. Try a little Urban Decay available at ULTA. Where to scoop up some of the trendiest fall must haves Tanger Outlets- 2 locations in Myrtle Beach offer outlet shopping at your favorite name brand and designer factory outlet stores where you can find great deals for the season. Jennifer Willard is a local Myrtle Beach fashionista, daily bargain shopper and finder of some amazing deals!
Our new travel app Myrtle Beach's Best is now available for download via iTunes for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's $1.99 with free updates forever. As you might expect, it's written in our two strong and opinionated voices. You wouldn't want any less than honest reviews and opinions of locals when planning your trip, right? It includes more than 130 insightful entries, richly visual slide shows with 1120 views and a Google map for each entry; one-touch phone calling to that business; one-touch access to the establishment website; relevant hours and pricing information and immediate access to some YouTube or user reviews. You can add your own comments too. These categories are offered: Attractions, Beaches, Best Dinners, Day Trips, Easy Lunches, Entertainment, Festivals, Golf, Shopping and Top Hotels. An alphabetical listing of everything is shown, and it can be sorted by city, by distance from wherever you are, by price or by category: The introduction to the golf listings offers a slide show of some beautiful Myrtle Beach National courses: Sutro Media is a new kind of app publishing company, one that bridges the gap between traditional print media and new media outlets. It’s amassing the world’s largest collection of indie travel writing voices to create new products on the exciting and versatile mobile platform. If you travel, you will find it easy and fun to explore the world using a mobile phone. You may be standing on a street corner surfing for a reliable restaurant or lying on the couch planning a tour, and the app will lead you by the hand. No need for a phone book, a map or even the Internet to find where to shop, dine or play in Myrtle Beach when you have the app on your mobile device. Sutro Media currently has more than 60 apps for sale on iTunes and another 175 in the pipeline. Let us know what you think.
Luckily, we did find Girlieman Chic’s doors open year round. Girlieman Chic is a women’s consignment store that packs a ton of bargains into a tiny space and is opening in a new larger location down the street October 1. I would highly recommend starting from the back and working your way to the front since I discovered a Chico’s brand dress in the Final Clearance room in the back for only $3 that fit me like a well worn glove and was in like new condition! In addition to clothes they have a very funky collection of shoes and handbags and some rather amusing buttons, cards and trinkets. The owner’s sense of humor shows through in her store, a trait we greatly appreciate! Additionally, the Life is Good store: At Home with Style is open year-round and is full of all the neat items that make that brand so fun. They also have a variety of upscale home decor items that would make planning for your next cocktail party a blast! Another section of the retail shop includes pampered pet specialty products like bowls, leashes and outfits for your 4-legged companion and carriers for the smallest of the species deigned to resemble couture handbags. After checking out a few other beachy shops, some open and some not, and making notes of the ones we hope to explore on the inside during our next stop over in sunny, (and HOT!) southwest Florida, we decided to make a stop in a local eatery for a snack and cold libation. It was late afternoon and as they say “five o’clock somewhere!” so we decided a cerveza and some chips and salsa might be a nice snack. We had spotted Compadre’s Mexican restaurant when we first arrived on Dearborn Street and thought the front porch there looked like a beckoning spot to sit and take in the scenery while cooling down with a cold one. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed the authentic chips and salsa along with a couple of Coronas and decided that while Englewood is certainly on the sleepy side, it was a very relaxing stop in our tour around South Florida.