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Happy Thanksgiving From the Lovelyish Team!

Happy Thanksgiving Lovelies!

We hope that your week is going well and that you're looking forward to enjoying some time with family and friends over the holiday weekend or getting some time for a little bit of R&R for yourself. We're going to take the rest of the week off to enjoy the holiday, but we will be back next week refreshed and definitely ready to kick off the month of December!

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We asked everyone on the team what their Thanksgiving traditions are or what they were looking forward to this weekend.

 ...my grandmothers usually bring over some traditional Chinese dishes which makes an odd combo with mashed potatoes and ham.

My family usually goes to the movies together (which is a very weird tradition) and then we have both sets of my grandparents over for a pretty normal Thanksgiving feast. We actually eat later, and my grandmothers usually bring over some traditional Chinese dishes which makes an odd combo with mashed potatoes and ham. :) -Tory

 I come from a very large Middle Eastern family and it's tradition to do feasts every Friday night, so my parents say  "What's the difference?" Which I am totally fine with. 

Believe it or not my family does not celebrate Thanksgiving! I come from a very large Middle Eastern family and it's tradition to do feasts every Friday night, so my parents say  "What's the difference?" Which I am totally fine with. :) This year I might go on a skiing trip with some friends depending on whether there is snow or not! -Sonia

...we've had this tradition of the kids making most of the food. My sisters, cousins, and I (we range from 9-25 in age) make the mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and dessert...

Over the years we've had this tradition of the kids making most of the food. My sisters, cousins, and I (we range from 9-25 in age) make the mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and dessert while my aunt makes the turkey, and another one of my aunts makes the corn.  We usually don't have much leftovers because we try to make enough for the day since my family isn't big on Thanksgiving food. The day after every Thanksgiving we do a traditional Chinese hot pot! It's definitely one of the highlights of my Thanksgiving! -Crissy

I'll be driving home to East Texas and hopefully bringing some board games and other fun things with me! We're gonna start some traditions, darn it! 

Truthfully, my family isn't very close with our extended family (nothing dramatic, but for some reason everyone just kind of does their own thing I guess), so the holidays are pretty minimal around here. I was so thankful to start heading to my boyfriend's family's place for the holidays because they always tend to go all out! It's inspired me to get my own thing going with my family, and now we have started doing a little more for the holidays. I won't be able to fly out to Mark's family's place for the holidays this year (being in retail management, it just isn't possible), so I'll be driving home to East Texas and hopefully bringing some board games and other fun things with me! We're gonna start some traditions, darn it! :) -Allison 

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Crissy's Favorite Holiday Movies

I don't know about you, I love holiday movies! Here are a few of my favorites that I watch every year...

1. Eloise At Christmastime

I always look forward to watching this on ABC Family when the holidays are near! Eloise at Christmastime is based on the Eloise series children's books. The movie is about an adventurous and imaginative six-year girl living in the Plaza Hotel in New York City with her nanny. Eloise tries playing matchmaker to the hotel owner's daughter and a friend who works at the hotel. It's such a kid movie but I love it!

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Lovelyish Roundup: Traveling Advice/Tips

With the holidays coming up, there will be tons of people traveling. From making sure we're not missing our flights, trains, or buses to double checking we're not forgetting anything as we're packing. Maybe you're getting ready to go abroad for the semester, going on vacation for the holidays, or just going home—nonetheless, traveling can be stressful. In light of holiday travels, I've compiled a list of my favorite Lovelyish travel posts that you readers are sure to enjoy!

via Rue Mag

1.  Amy shares her airport styles for any occasion.

2. Victoria shares what's in her bag when she's traveling by plane.

3. I could go on and on about my amazing experience studying abroad in London. One of my favorite parts of being abroad was seeing the fashion - the London style. Check out my post on how to achieve the London Look.

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Stephanie's Christmas Wish List

I have some products I've been eyeballing that have definitely graduated to my Official Christmas List. I always think of Christmas as setting up for a solid new year. You gotta start strong, right?

Instead of staring at my pores for an hour every night wonderying why they aren't smaller and cleaner, here begins some product experimentation. After some research, I pulled up Perricone MD Vitamin C Serum, Pore Minimizer and Treatment to help me achieve brighter, cleaner, more refined skin.

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Victoria's Holiday Wishlist


via Tis Is Style

I'm curious—do you still make a holiday wishlist? I have great memories of making a list with my two older sisters to send to Santa when I was younger. We would always ask for the most ridiculous presents, partially to tease my parents and partially because we had the smallest hope that we might find that gift under the tree.

I still make wishlists, not because I send them to my family or friends but because it's always helpful to have a few ideas. I know that it's always helpful when my roommate or sister know exactly what they need or want, whether it's the holiday season or their birthday. 

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10 Nail Polishes To Try This Holiday Season

via Kate Monteith

It would be an understatement for me to tell you that I'm a nail polish fanatic—I can't go days without having my fingernails nicely painted with an even coat of polish. My love for manicures and pedicures knows no bounds, which is why I'm constantly trying to acquire more colors for my palette. This season, my nail polish obsession has drawn me to ten different colors. Each one of them has either caught my eye with its alluring tint or lustrous texture. The holidays are made for rich colors—they accompany seasonal outfits so well.

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12 Cute Travel Items For The Holidays

via The Bag House

Getting ready for the long journey home has always been one of my favorite parts of the fall semester. The anticipation of seeing my friends and family, eating good food and sleeping in my comfy queen-size bed all seem that much closer as I gear up for a nine-hour bus ride home. Yet, this year as I start to pack up and fold my things into my bag, I have to admit that I am a little disheartened by the state of my luggage. My blasé black duffle bag couldn't look any sadder or less stylish with its monotoned design. That is why this post is ode to cute duffle bags, passport cases and luggage tags... 

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