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byQuinn Fashion {July 2016}

We meet again!  This time, we visited Elizabeth Garden in mid-July where the flowers are FINALLY starting to show their colors.  We hoped to gain access to the green houses but they were locked - which worked out perfectly since the outfit we wanted to shoot inside there was accidentally left at home! Michelle's outfits were as usual, gorgeous, feminine, flirty and flowy!  Just like this peach top that is paired beautifully with her light wash denim jeans!

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It was a HOT sunny day with just a little breeze, but she rocked her session no sweat!  (We ran into TONS of Pokemon-Go players, go figure!) 

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Michelle brought along an adorable denim top with a lace accent that I drool for (you know I'm addicted to lace, right??).  Paired with sweet white denim shorts, some fun shades and a good book - this is the perfect outfit for a little me-time afternoon in the park!

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As usual, we also photographed some gorgeous dresses including this great black cocktail dress.  It is casual enough to wear every day, but can be dressed up for an evening out.  Sadly Michelle couldn't find her choker (until after she switched outfits).  Yes - I said neck choker!  They are back IN! 

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Seriously, this white dress is stunning.  Simple, lacy, elegant.  It would be perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, wouldn't it?? 

This floral beauty is SO flowy!  You should have seen it when the wind picked up.  The dress came alive with every step Michelle took and every gust of wind the sky gave us.  What a great dress to wear on a Summer evening out!

Visit Michelle's site to learn about these latest styles and where to get them!  www.byquinn.com

Stay posted, there will be many more weeks of fashion posts!

byQuinn Fashion Blog {June 2016}

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I spent the month of May with Michelle of By Quinn, photographing some gorgeous spring and summer wardrobe pieces she had to share!

When In Doubt, Wear Red

I seriously had the BEST time last week working with Michelle, the beauty and brains behind the fashion blog, Rosemary & Lace.  The fact that we literally JUST met that evening didn't even phase us.  Within minutes, I felt like we were besties who just finished an afternoon rendezvous of coffee and muffins and decided to end our soirée with an evening fashion shoot.  For real!  I can't wait to do it again!  In the mean time, check out this stunning outfit.  That skirt is to DIE for!!  The fact that Michelle paired it with those boots is genius!  There is seriously NO need to put your spring/summer skirts and dresses away.  You can always 'seasonalize' them and wear ALL YEAR ROUND!  Yes, I made up that word seasonalize.  No judging. :)  Go check out Rosemary & Lace to find out where and how you can get your own ;)

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center, Photographer, Fashion, Red Floral Skirt, Crate and Barrel

If you're curious, we did this entire shoot within ONE block of Blue Back Square in West Hartford Connecticut!  I could spend an entire day just on that one block!  Did I mention we were steps from the Cheesecake factory?  YUM!!

Mary Poppins spotted in West Hartford Center!

So you're snuggled up on your couch Friday evening with a hot cup of tea and popcorn while you catch-up on the latest episode of Scandal that you missed when it occurs to you that tomorrow is Halloween and you promised your baby sister you'd take her out trick-or-treating AND dress up too!  "CRAP!  I don't have time to go buy a costume, what do I do???  I've been so swamped with homework, I completely forgot!"

You swing open your closet door and the first thing you see is the red bow-tie they make you wear on Saturday nights when you are waiting tables at that fancy-schmancy restaurant.  Oooh, this looks "costumy"! Suddenly, your favorite childhood character pops into your head.  You remember loving her because she encouraged you to eat sugar in order to feel better!  Mary Poppins!  That's it!  You quickly google her to see what her outfit entails, and realize you pretty much have everything you need.  White blouse.  Black leggings. Black pumps. Umbrella.  The only thing missing is the hat with flowers.  You remember that box of hats in the spare bedroom closet, find the perfect black hat and then rummage through the craft drawer in moms office to find several perfect fabric flowers that you are praying she wont miss.

A little hot glue, and voila!  In 30 minutes you've pinned down your costume and you are pretty darn proud of yourself!  Now let's get back to that episode of scandal shall we?

Check out this fun Mary Poppin's inspired fashion blog shoot we had in West Hartford Center!

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blue back square, west harford center, mary poppins, connecticut fashion photographer, halloween costume

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blue back square, west harford center, mary poppins, connecticut fashion photographer, halloween costume

blue back square, west harford center, mary poppins, connecticut fashion photographer, halloween costume

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I had a blast on Thursday night with fashion blogger Michelle Laporte of rosemaryandlace.com while we showcased some of her gorgeous outfits including her Mary Poppins halloween ensamble.  Check out her blog for the lastest fashion trends and advice!