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altuzarra for target bow blouse printed shorts

fall music playlist

fall music playlist

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loving in september sons of anarchy dark lips

sons of anarchy dark lips

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My Altuzarra for Target pieces came in the mail over the weekend. When the collection went on sale, I was getting ready to get in a Shanghai cab to take the train to Beijing. I had about two minutes in the hotel so I ran around like a crazy person looking for an American outlet as, of course, my laptop was dead. Couldn't find one, and I had to get in the cab so I hopped in and got on my smartphone. Tried using the Target app, but it was being a total pain, so I just went on the site. It was super slow, but fortunately, I was able to successfully add the items to my cart and pay for them right as we arrived at the train station. Trust me, it was more nerve-wrecking than it sounds here, but the point is--don't you like my top?

The ethnic print shorts that I'm wearing are from a company called Rosegal. They specialize in both contemporary and vintage styles. You can shop the site for a variety of clothing options and accessories. Plus, they always have sales and free shipping. And if it's not yet too cold in your neck of the woods, consider shopping the shorts section at Rosegal to get an 8% discount with code May123ma. And this is one of my favorite ways to wear my hair. I love keeping it all together with just one simple headband like this one from BANDED. It's a no-slip headband made in the U.S. and gives back by providing meals to children in Uganda. Each headband gives three meals, and BANDED has since provided 1 million meals with its feeding program. How awesome is that? Certainly the coolest headband I own--and the most charitable.

On the Muse: | Ethnic Pattern high waist shorts c/o Rosegal | Altuzarra for Target sleeveless bow blouse | Jinxy heels c/o Chinese Laundry | Charlotte Russe tuxedo blazer | Concord ombre sunglasses c/o GlassesShop.com | Skinny black white stitch headband c/o Banded |

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It's that time of year again. Tuesday, Sept. 23 is the Autumnal Equinox, aka the first day of fall. So let's start off the season with a fun fall music playlist that will get you ready for everything that autumn has to bring your way.

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
I added this to my workout back in August after the hubs got it stuck in his head and kept singing it around the house. I don't know if Meghan is going to be a one hit wonder like Carly Rae Jepsen, but this is a catchy tune for now.

The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Why aren't The White Stripes still together? They made some great songs back in the day. And although this track is on the slow side, it's better than Wake Me Up When September Ends because that's just a dismal tune.

Janis Joplin - Maybe
Honestly, there are many songs by Janis that I would like to add to this autumn music playlist because you really can't go wrong with Ms. Joplin. But, I picked this one because it gets you right in the gut and seems like a warm song to go along with a warm fall coat.

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
This is one of those songs that I would hear on the radio and like, but would never make an attempt to find out the name of the song or the name of the artist...until recently. I like how upbeat it is, and the Afrobeat influence makes you move.

Earth, Wind & Fire - September
I went to a wedding in Austin recently, and each table was assigned a song. My table happened to be this one, which was quite fitting for autumn. The band actually performed in the Bay Area a month ago but no one wanted to go. People just don't know good music anymore.

What is on your playlist this fall?

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The return and final season of Sons of Anarchy - I couldn't be more devastated. You're probably thinking: "But Cheryl, it's just a TV show." And if that is what you're thinking, then we can't be friends anymore. I watched the first six seasons in a span of two weeks. A show that I had never paid any attention to has now become my all-time favorite. Sadly, this is the last season for Jax Teller and SAMCRO, which puts a hole in my heart (like the one Jax was born with). But I'm really excited to watch this season in hopes of some sweet, sweet revenge now that Jax is a certified loose cannon, and with good reason--you know what I mean if you're all caught up from season six.

A few pieces from the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2015 collection - This was a collection that I kept seeing on my Instagram feed after the first day of New York Fashion Week. I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful dresses and gorgeous color palette. The Tadashi Shoji ready-to-wear line has glamour written all over it. Isn't it just fab?

Step up my lip game with plum lipstick - It's not often that you'll catch me wearing any real color on my lips (as I opt for subtle gloss), but I really want to dress my lips in plum tones this fall. Lipstick just doesn't look good on me, but I think darker colors will succeed where others have faltered. This is Silver Screen's "Made It" by Space NK.

Fashion and function with curly protective styles - I like short, long, curly or straight hairstyles. Most days I wear my natural hair out, but occasionally I'll go with a wig. For autumn, I want to go for curly hairstyles that will not only work with the colder seasons, but that also protect my natural hair from over-manipulation.
Go old school with classic Janis Joplin - Recently I spent 15 hours on a plane, so I slept, read, watched movies for free (that I wouldn't pay to watch), and listened to music. I got hooked on the Janis Joplin Greatest Hits album and was so happy to hear her voice. I've always been a Joplin fan, but haven't heard her music in a while. I recommend you add her songs to your Spotify playlist. Start with Ball and Chain. Classic in every sense of the word.

Putting together Instagram flat lays - As you already know, Instagram is my favorite social media channel. I tend to decorate mine with my everyday life, food photos and flat lays. They are just so much fun to put together. If you want to get some flat lay inspiration, check out my posts and follow LuxuryandOpulence too.

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