I had the wonderful opportunity last week to meet India Hicks and hear her speak about her latest book and venture; and it was truly an honor!  As a style icon and the ultimate arbiter of Island Style, the title of her latest book, she lives a life (in my personal favorite vacation spot) we all aspire to that is filled with ease and the pleasures and beauty of nature.  The new book is a feast for the eyes and must-have for any coffee table or library.  I also picked a few of my favorite pieces from her new collection that really suit the lifestyle of a busy mom.  I adore how the clutch goes easily into one of the multi-functional tote bags for easy transitions from lunch to day to night.  And the roller ball perfume in English Rose is perfect for on the go.  Happy shopping, and make sure to save to your bookmarks…I think there are many more great things to come from this brand.  xx, Christin

IndiaHicks

1. India Hicks: Island Style Hardcover Book $33.00, 2. The Duchess of Windsor Bag $420.00, 3. The Eleuthera Tote Bag $138.00, 4. The Carmen Clutch-Stone $268.00, 5. Eau de Parfum Rollerball-English Rose $32.00

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A “swaddle scarf”–what a clever idea!  Coveted Things has coined a whole new set of swaddle blankets that double as stylish scarves.  We love it when there is a little something for us too…right?  Such a chic addition to any diaper bag, nursery or stroller.  –CC

FitToBeTied

May You Live’ Organic Swaddle Scarf $40.00

 

 

 

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We love these ripstop color block shorts for boys from Boden.  Wear these all day long and then transition easily to an evening picnic or bonfire on the beach with a cotton pullover.  Classic with a twist of trend in the perfect lightweight material.  –CC

ColorBlock

Boys Cotton-Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater $56.50, Johnnie-O Original Junior 4-Button Polo $45.00, Boden Colourblock Techno Shorts $30.40, Boys Blue Striped Flip Flops $16.99

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Whether potty training or just needing to stock up, we adore these panties for girls and cotton boxers for boys by Carter’s.  Great fit, feel and adorable patterns–not to mention the appealing price tag.  And they wash and wear even better than the designer ones.  We love discovering a cheap and chic essential.  –CC

UnderCover

7-Pack Stretch Cotton Panties $14.40, 2-Pack Cotton Boxer Briefs $7.20, 2-Pack Cotton Boxer Briefs $7.20

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We all know and love Native for their style and functionality.  But these are extra special with a glow factor.  Glow in the dark that is.  Evenings on the beach, in the park or on the farm…you will always know where your kids are with these glow in the dark Native’s.  Not to mention the coolest night-time novelty.  Watch out fireflies, these are putting everyone one step ahead.  –CC

InTheGlow

Jefferson Glow Kids-Princess Pink Glow $37.00, Jefferson Glow Kids-Victoria Blue Glow $37.00

 

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With our current heat wave, all we can think about with getting dressed in the morning is the idea of keeping cool.  For boys, simple basics are the way to go…a linen shirt, slip-on shoes and swim shorts to be on the ready for any pool or water activities.  When it comes to beating the heat, less is always more!—CC

hot-in-city

1. Tiny Toms, Navy bulap slip-ons, $42 / 2. Old Navy, Linen Blend Shirt, Coral Arrangement, $5.97 / 3. Lands End, Solid Swim Trunks, 7.99 / 4. Ray Ban, Aviator Junior, $69

 

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We just love the genius of this Vilebrequin Terry Playsuit…a simple concept that will get so much use over the summer.  Though the price point is high, this is the type of summer essential that you will reach for again and again.  Towel optional.—CC

Toweling-off

Vilebrequin, Turquoise and Pink Playsuit, $168

 

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It seems that our instagram feeds are filled with gorgeous pics of people on vacation along the Amalfi coast.  We love the bright colors, straw totes and sandals against the gorgeous backdrop of the blue sea and italian beaches.  This look would fit right in lunching at La Fontelina or on a boat trip.  Arrivederci!—CC

SailAway

1. Pom D’Api, Leather Sandals, $68 (on sale) / 2. Lemlem for crewcuts, Ishi Sundress, $130 / 3. H&M Sundal, $5.95 / 4. Straw pom pom beach bag, $18

 

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We just love a good find…and this embroidered chambray dress from Osh Kosh B’Gosh is just that.  It ever so much reminds us of this (sold out) Nellystella dress for nearly $150.  Style  with some boho tassle beaded bracelets and you look every bit the the higher price point.—CC

by-gosh

Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Embroidered Chambray Dress, $21.60 & Nellystella Alexa Dress, $142.50 

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Sometimes the best finds are worth reminding…and such is the case with these sunhats from Bella Bliss.  There are sunhats for kids pretty much anywhere you look, but we always come back to this tried-and-true as our favorite.  Sized for ages 6 months to 5 years old, available in prints to match any swimwear or summer clothing, and can also be monogrammed—definitely a worthy purchase!—CC

sunnydays

Bella Bliss, Sunhats, $36 (monogramming additional).

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We love it when the Gap comes out with a bunch of adorable pi’s and this time the boys are in luck!  The short sets are great for this time of year and the prints and themes are super imaginative.  Ready, set, sweet dreams!  –CC

ShortAndSweet

(clockwise) Dinosaur Short Sleep Set $24.95, Submarine Short Sleep Set $24.95, Shark Short Sleep Set $16.99, Surf Car Short Sleep Set $16.99, Flag Sleep Set $19.99, Firetruck Short Sleep Set $18.99

 

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Tipped off by our uber chic contributor Samantha Mollett, she loves these new soft sole shoes by Zuzii Footwear she found for her 12 month old baby boy, and we too are swooning over them.  We love the handmade touch and that they are made in the USA.  We especially adore this pair in dove grey with grid pattern.  –CC

OffTheGrid

Baby Oxford, Dove Grid $50.00

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Romy & The Bunnies has partnered with Loveshack Fancy to create a beautiful capsule collection of children’s clothes.  The color palette is soft and sweet in breezy cottons and subtle prints.  These are very wearable pieces that are timeless yet evoke an etherial  sensibility.  We love it when brands come together to create great things – two heads are always better than one!  –CC

Loveshack-Baby

Flutter Sleeve Dress-Cupcake Print $165.00, Jumper $130.00, Ruffle Bikini Bottom $75.00, Harem Pant $125.00, Flutter Sleeve Dress-Bunny Print $165.00

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One of our favorite summer wardrobe staples for baby – the bubble!  So easy…so adorable…and only a few months (both age and seasonally) that they can be worn.  These bubbles from Egg by Susan Lazar are especially cute with signature summer fabrics and details.  With sale prices ranging from $20-$35, these are an absolute must!  –CC

SummerBubbles

Seersucker Peter Pan Collared Romper $35.00, Ruffle Sleeve Romper $35.00, Chambray Bubble $20.00

 

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We all know and love Shoshanna for her figure-flattering styles and on-trend, yet classic designs.  And her line of swimwear for little girls is particularly adorable…as you may guess.  We especially love the rash guard/bottom combo.  So often you have to buy a bikini to get the bottoms and then the matching rash guard, but these come with coordinating bottoms and we adore the fun prints.  An extra 15% off exclusive to Chic Child readers through July 11th – just enter “ChicChild” at checkout.   –CC

TheNewGuard

Ikat Rash Guard $88.00, Kaleidoscope Rash Guard $88.00, Retro Floral Rash Guard $88.00

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For boy campers, comfort is key.  Any version of an easy tee, elastic waist shorts and Native shoes are all he’ll need to be be day camping.  Bring on the field and water sports!—CC

daycamper

1. UA, Boys Blitzing II Stretch Fit Cap, $17.99/ 2. crewcuts, Voyages Pocket Tee, $32.50/ 3. Old Navy, Linen Blend pull-on shorts, $10.00/ 4. PB Kids, Classic Surf Board Beach Towel, $20/ 5. Native Shoes, Verona, $35

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