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The Chic List: August

This month, we were inspired by Bali and the picturesque island’s laid-back lifestyle and rich artistic heritage. While those end of summer vacations may be postponed, August’s Chic List will transport you to an island paradise from the comfort of your own home. 


Travel far, pay no fare…a book can take you anywhere.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Base color is CND Studio White. With a brush, layer CND shade Secret Diary, then later the CND shade Flowerbed Folly to achieve the perfect berry ombre.  


Makeup artist Jen Tsourvakas (@the_jen_of_all_trades) of  Parlour 3 used varying shades of white and berry to achieve this ombre nail art. This manicure was inspired by our easy-fitting ruana that captures the essence of this month’s collection.  


Our drink of the month is a twist on a classic, and truly packs a punch. The Bali Mary is made up of pepper-infused vodka, tomato juice and fresh vegetables and herbs.  

Bali Mary

  • 1.5 oz. Pepper-infused Vodka (or jalapeno vodka for added spice!)
  • 3/4 cup Preferred Tomato Juice or Bloody Mary Mix
  • Vegetables: Jicama and Cucumber
  • Sweetener: Brown Sugar
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Basil, Lime and Celery Salt

Muddle the jicama, cucumber and brown sugar until the juice from the vegetables begin to release.  

Fill a cocktail shaker with vodka, tomato juice and ice.  

Shake until the cocktail shaker is cold to touch.  

Strain the mixture into a water goblet (pictured) or champagne flute and add the garnishes. Enjoy!  


This month’s reading list is fueled by adventure, justice and truth. Grab a Bali Mary and settle in to one of this month’s reading list, curated by Simon and Schuster.  

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy – From the Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter and “one of India’s greatest living authors” (O, The Oprah Magazine), a poignant and sweeping novel set in India during World War II and the present day about a son’s quest to uncover the truth about his mother. 

Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke – A young woman travels around the globe in search of answers about her sister’s mysterious death in this “tender and intricate meditation on sisterhood and family…an accomplished debut” (Lisa Unger, author of Beautiful Lies). 

The Bigness of the World by Lori Ostlund – Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Prize, the Edmund White Award, and the California Book Award, Lori Ostlund’s “heartbreaking and wonderful” (Pulitzer Prize–winning author Richard Russo) debut collection of stories about men and women confronting the unmapped and unexpected. 

Chico’s Dress, Chico’s Denim Jacket & Chico’s Necklace


This effortlessly chic ensemble is suited for a more casual way of living and we plan to wear it all month long as we soak up the last moments of summer. We paired this beautiful palm print maxi dress in our color of the moment, Summer Berry, with a white denim jacket for cool summer nights and a necklace that adds a natural touch.  

To shop our collection that inspired this month’s Chic List, visit our new arrivals here.  

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