Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the stress of the holidays are about to begin. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner, gathering everyone at your home, assisting with sleeping and/or travel arrangements can get a little chaotic. But lucky for you, this year, curating the perfect Thanksgiving meal will be one of the few things you will not have to stress about.
(Sidebar: For vegan-friendly options, check out our article "15 Vegan Soul Food Dishes That'll Make You Rethink Meat". Thank us later.)
Below are 20 recipes that will have everyone's mouth salivating and congregated around the kitchen:
Hot Spiced Apple Cider
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Whether you're traveling across the country or crossing borders, the most important travel essential to invest in is your luggage.
Durability and functionality serve as major keys when you are constantly schlepping your valuables to various destinations. But catering to these keys doesn't necessarily mean you have to sacrifice splurging on aesthetically pleasing luggage.
Check out these 10 stylish luggage/luggage sets down below.
This luggage set gives you the best of both worlds. The marble design of this luggage set will add a touch of luxe to any look, while the hard shell body provides the ultimate durability.
Beis Travel, The Weekender Bag, $78
A weekender bag should be a staple in your travel bag collection. Look no further than this bag designed by Beis Travel. Don't let totes of this size intimidate you. Each compartment has been designed with you and your travel necessities in mind, all while having you look as chic as can be.
Arlo Skye, The Polycarbonate Carry-On, $450
In need of a sleek carry-on? Constructed with a textured polycarbonate shell and aluminum frame, the Polycarbonate Carry-On by Arlo Skye is the best choice for you. In addition to those details, this brand has also ditched the zippers for a one-touch open/close frame.
Souk Bohemian, The Bohemian Travel Bag, $165
The design of this travel bag says it all. Literally. Designed from utility canvas, this travel bag has the word "Bohemian" boldly displayed across the front for the ultimate conversation piece.
Globe Trotter, Safari 20” Trolley Case in Ivory/Natural
Add a vintage flair to any look while you travel in style with this trolley case that instantly takes you back to the 1920s.
Grooved aluminum cases are a signature for this brand. If you have any doubts in regards to how stylish this case really is, just check out their collaborations with fashion brands, Supreme and OFF-WHITE.
Away, The Carry-On, $225
Sometimes minimal is the best way to approach when purchasing your luggage. Luckily for us, brands like Away makes it easy. Their bestselling carry-on features a glossy, hard shell. And with color options to choose from, you will be sure to find one that suits your style.
Horizn Studios, M5 Cabin Luggage, $377
This lightweight piece of luggage features a hard shell case and is available in a selection of colors. The addition of a front pocket to this design aids in the distinction of this piece of luggage while simultaneously adding major functionality.
Tumi, Extended Trip Expandable Packing Case in African Floral, $625
Spotting your checked luggage will be a breeze thanks to this case that has been designed with an all-over floral print.
Herschel, Trade Luggage Power Small in White/Vermillion Orange, $269.99
A split colorway design adds a unique touch to the look of traditional luggage.
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When you have natural hair, protective styling becomes your BFF. Not only is it a way to quell the sometimes monotonous feeling of doing your hair and allows you to switch it up, but protective styles are hairstyles that are essential to your hair's growth and ability to retain length. So, win win.
And for those of us who weren't aware already, the perfect time for protective styles is during the colder months when hair can become susceptible to breakage due to the harshness of the weather. Plus, since your hair is tucked away, it reduces the amount of heat and manipulation that could occur with daily maintenance. Looking for some inspo to help you spice it up? We got y'all!
Below are 9 protective styles that we've loved this year, aimed to protect your natural hair all season.
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When sweater weather slowly creeps in, we traditionally push the glow products and pastel shades aside in order to welcome the classic "berry" shade.
But this fall, take a step outside of your comfort zone and go bold with these 10 lipstick colors. What better way to usher in the hot cocoa and pumpkin spice vibes than with some enticing lippies?
Click through the gallery below for our favorite fall picks, for the woman who likes to keep it cute on mute, the woman who likes to be a vibrant thing, and everything else in between!
Rituel de Fille Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller: $24
What shades are you excited to try for the fall?
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Your nails are just as important as any other accessory in your collection.
During the summer, we aim to add the perfect amount of pop with the vivid use of bright red and pink nails. But as the weather grows cooler and the leaves begin to fall, this season, we are going dark and bold with orange, mustard, and metallic shades.
Below are some of our nail color choices for the season.
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Noir
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Noir
A deep, vampy shade is perfect for fall. This color allows you to gravitate towards red shades while keeping it neutral with black undertones. Shop here.
Essie Off Tropic Nail Polish
Essie Off Tropic Nail Polish, $8.99
Nars Delos Nail Polish
Nars Delos Nail Polish, $20.00
Keep it regal with the addition of a deep emerald shade to your collection. Shop here.
China Glaze Regal Street Collection in Haute and Heavy
China Glaze Regal Street Collection in Haute and Heavy, $6
Take your classic neutral grey shade for a walk on the dark side by choosing a shade that is more muted. Shop here.
Givenchy Noir Revelateur Nail Polish
Givenchy Noir Revelateur Nail Polish, $24
Slay this season with the perfect blend of sultry and sophistication with a couple of coats of black nail polish. Shop here.
Essie Booties On Broadway Nail Polish
Essie Booties On Broadway Fall 2018 Nail Polish, $9.00
A deep navy blue shade can be intimidating if you don't know how to compliment it. Keep your look balanced by rocking darker hues, or add a bold touch with a nice metallic accent nail or design. Booties On Broadway is one of the new shades that Essie has rolled out for their Fall 2018 collection. Shop here.
Smith and Cult Tang Bang Nail Lacquer
Smith and Cult Tang Bang Nail Lacquer, $18
Show off your rustic side with a burnt orange shade. This darker shade of orange flatters every skin tone. Shop here.
OPI That’s What Friends Are Thor Nail Polish
OPI That's What Friends Are Thor Nail Polish, $10.50
A rich, earthy natural brown serves as a staple color when it comes to rocking neutral shades in the fall. Shop here.
China Glaze Ready To Wear Collection Mustard The Courage Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Ready To Wear Collection Mustard The Courage Nail Lacquer, $7.29
Opt for the less flashy shades of yellow this season with a classic mustard shade. Shop here.
OPI Suzi - The First Lady of Nails
OPI Suzi The First Lady of Nails, $10.50
It's time to serve heavy military vibes when fall comes around, and nothing gives off the vibe more than an olive shade. Shop here.
What are some of your favorite mani-pedi shades for the fall? Let us know in the comments down below!
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Temperature is the dominant factor when craving a thirst-quenching drink. The heat hits us hard with a lot of sweat-drenching and brow-wiping moments. But have no fear, you can still get your alcohol on without fear of sweating off your face beat, thanks to a few cooling summer-inspired concoctions. Below are a few summer drinks perfect for an instant cool down.
Peach and Bourbon Arnold Palmer
This classic refreshment gets a little twist with the addition of peach liqueur and bourbon. Find this recipe here.
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