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With this summer heat, I am so ready for fall weather. It is the hottest time of the year; in fact, it was over 100 degrees in Birmingham this week. I am not quite ready to give up summer fashion though. I love all of the bright colors and light colors/fabrics. We don’t get true fall weather in Birmingham until at least November. I’ve been eyeing this Chicwish dress for a while and I knew the PERFECT location to shoot it as soon as I got it: Quinlan Castle in downtown Birmingham. This dress gives me total Princess Peach (from Mario) vibes, so a castle is the perfect backdrop. I think it’s the sleeves and color that reminds me of Princess Peach. Being a blogger, I am always scouting out new photo locations. When I saw the Quinlan Castle in downtown Birmingham, I knew I had to take pictures by it someday.
The Quinlan Castle is actually a vacant apartment building that is now owned by Southern Research institution. Sadly it is gated off, so this is as close as I could get to it. Birmingham has so many unique locations. This dress is so gorgeous and would be perfect for a visit to London because of how feminine it is. Can I go back? I can picture it at all of the cute cafes with flowers in front of them. It is also perfect for a garden party, brunch, a night out with the girls, or a date night. It is true to size and great quality. The fabric is light and breezy, so it’s especially perfect for the heat right now.
Jake and I finally have several weekends at home for a while. As much as I love to travel, we are excited to have a low key weekend consisting of no plans. What are your weekend plans?
I love the location and your dress! Major princess vibes. I’m not ready for summer to be over yet. Lately Michigan summer’s have been so short and winter is so long.
Thanks, Jennifer! Isn’t it so neat? I knew I had to shoot this dress at this location. Oh no, I feel you. I have such mixed feelings. I want spring again haha.
Pretty dress! I’m still moving apartments for the next few weekends so I feel you on the no plans thing. Sometimes it’s needed and great!
Thanks, Annaliese! I love ti. Yay I hope you have a nice relaxing/productive weekend. It’s very needed sometimes for sure.
So pretty! I love that dress 💕 and what a beautiful location!
Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com
Aw thanks, Taylor! Isn’t it so neat? I did a double take the first time I drove by it. It’s in our downtown.
I can’t believe this is in Birmingham!!! What a cool spot! Love the dress too. Such a pretty shade of pink.
Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com
I know, right? It’s such a neat find. I did a double take the first time I drove by it. It’s just in the middle of downtown too. Aw thank you. It is so ladylike. I love it.
Oh no the princess has strayed off the castle grounds , she is outside the gates ! You truly look like a Princess in this very feminine chicwish dress. It is just gorgeous with the print and that cute hemline . It will look great in photos by the cafes for your next trip to London . You will have to bring the subject up to Jake !! The Castle is so nice , it is a pity it is used as a research facility , it has so much potential for tourists and locals. I am glad you both have a few weekends to enjoy together, it has been a long road for you to get to this stage. Unplanned weekends are great to have . Just do what your heart desires. We have sports on Saturday but the rest of weekend is open. Happy Friday Courtney and enjoy the weekend , Terri xoxo.
Aw thanks, Terri! I really love this dress. I am wanting to go back to London someday. I will have to bring this dress ;). They really could do so much with it. I wish it wasn’t gated off too. Yes, it has. We are glad for time together. I hope your weekend was nice.
This dress looks so beautiful on you!
Tara | https://thefashionhousemom.com/
Thanks so much, Tara!
That is totally a princess dress! And how perfect is this location? That’s crazy it’s vacant apartment building. I wonder what they’ll end using the building for? Enjoy your low key weekend! I think ours is going to be very similar.
Thank you so much, Lindsey! Isn’t it a neat find? I really wonder what they’ll do with them too. They’re so neat. It was such a fun weekend. Hope your was too.
You paired the headband with this dress perfectly!
Thanks, gal! I am so into headbands right now.
I love your dress….it’s looks so comfy, cute, and adorable! Such a cute style and the fabric looks so pretty. 🙂
Thank you so much! It really is comfy and cool for when it’s hot.