Good morning Little Knuckles!

Yikes, I have been absent for awhile!  Many apologies.  I was on vacation in picturesque New England, visiting my in-laws.  Mr. Brass Knuckles and I had the opportunity to share some nice evenings together, but with kids no vacation is truly a vacation.  Take heed, my childless friends!

My in-laws are in the process of moving, and in the chaos I found a dress that I left there many moons ago, and happily wore this weekend to dinner:
 (Dress, Splendid; shirt, H&M; shoes, Minnetonka moccasins; purse, Elliott Lucca; necklace, Montserrat de Lucca.  On the little guy: Spiderman t-shirt, Target; plaid golf shorts, Carters).

Mr. Brass Knuckles bought me this Splendid dress for my birthday a few years ago.  He knew that I liked this little store called Intermix, and found the dress there.  I love the thought of him browsing the racks at Intermix, buahaha!

I'm normally neither a huge pink nor maxi dress person, but it is always nice to have a strong pop of color in your wardrobe, especially for casual summer dinners when your son is trying to gleefully escape (I love the narrative in these pictures!).

I wore the dress with a pair of Minnetonka moccasins that I bought for $20 at the Union Square Strawberry about a million years ago.  Is that store even still open, I wonder?  The purse was a gift from my beautiful friend Lauren of Undeclared Panache.  It doesn't really go with the outfit, but I wore it on vacation and didn't have a chance to switch purses.  It's the perfect bag for the plane; in addition to my laptop, it holds a ton of other mom-crap, like diaper wipes, snacks, emergency toys, crayons, etc.

Finally, I wore one of my favorite necklaces, by Monserat de Lucca via Modcloth.

Here is a better picture of it:
Cute and Astute necklace, Monserat de Lucca, Modcloth

I love this line of jewelry, and would wear anything on their website.  Their designs are whimsical, fun, and unfussy:
 Large Birdnest necklace, Monseratdelucca.com, $100
 Brass watch bracelet, Monseratdelucca.com, $80

Have a great week, Little Knuckles!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! I was so excited when I "found" this line of jewelry -- so much cool stuff!

  2. Amazing look, dear~ Love the colors and details that look good on you~!)
    I saw your blog link at IFB forum and found a lot of inspiring outfits and posts here in your nice blog~!,
    and I thought that it would be great to have so lovely girl among my followers and be your follower also~!
    Just join yours~!
    waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
    Nice blogging~!


  3. This outfit is wonderful! I love how you added the denim shirt with that maxi dress, great idea. And thanks for sharing that jewelry line; I really love how unique their jewelry is.

    Following you, I really like your blog :)


    1. Thanks! I also love your blog -- gorgeous outfits and photography! I'm following through Bloglovin!

  4. Amazing outfit! Love your necklace <3


  5. I love the tied jacket / maxi dress combo. The necklaces are amazing too, so much detail on them!
    R xo

  6. i'm in love with this!

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