What the Wroot Wore Wednesday: Peplum Dress with Bolero

A bolero jacket is the finishing touch for a polished look. Peplum sheath dress is by Chaps and crochet jacket is by Freshman

A bolero jacket is the finishing touch for a polished look

Know what the Wroot Wore Wednesday? This peplum sheath dress by Ralph Lauren Chaps paired with a crochet bolero jacket by Freshman.

Crochet bolero pairs up nicely with the peplum cap-sleeved dress

Crochet bolero pairs up nicely with the peplum cap-sleeved dress

I found this sheath dress at Kohl’s last year, and immediately fell in love with its tailored peplum styling and flattering lines.

Bolero jacket provides extra coverage over a capped-sleeve peplum dress

Bolero jacket provides extra coverage over a capped-sleeve dress

Chaps peplum sheath dress

Bolero jacket provides extra coverage over a capped-sleeve dress

Shown above and below is the dress without the jacket.  Oh, and please just ignore the jacket’s black fuzz on the boob–ha!

Capped sleeves for last days of summer, as shown on this peplum sheath dress by Chaps

Capped sleeves for last days of summer

But with fall just around the corner, I wanted a little something to cover the capped sleeves of the dress so as to extend it into the cooler months.

Crochet mixes with tailored when this bolero jacket is paired with a peplum sheath dress

Crochet mixes with tailored

So I decided to pair it with this crochet bolero jacket.  You might remember that I did another What the Wroot Wore Wednesday post featuring this jacket in an aqua color over a black dress.  This lightweight shrug is just enough to take away the chill, and also keeps the outfit a bit more modest for the office.

In a corner with style wearing a peplum sheath dress and crochet bolero jacket

In a corner with style but doing something weird with my hand…

And I love the way the pretty crochet pattern shows up against the gray.  The overall look is tailored, but still feminine, don’t you think?

The Ginger with her tripod and bolero

The Ginger with her tripod and bolero

I thought I would include a couple of photos that I realized later show my photography shoot set-up…yep, as revealed by the reflection behind me, it’s just my camera and me.

Posing in a bolero crochet jacket over a peplum sheath dress

Posing in a bolero

My 4/3 Panasonic G2 Lumix camera is mounted on an inexpensive tripod, and I set a ten-second timer on the camera for each shot. I plan to get an inexpensive hand-held remote soon, which hopefully will save me rushing back and forth between poses and the camera for what seems like a million times.

Black and gray and happy all over in crochet bolero jacket and peplum sheath dress

Black and gray and happy all over

For this outfit, I decided to forego a necklace so as to keep the focus on the lines and patterns of the bolero jacket…sometimes less is more!

A little crochet jacket is perfect for early fall

A little crochet jacket is perfect for early fall

Black and gray and white tones show off ginger wroot in a crochet bolero jacket worn over a capped-sleeve peplum dress by Chaps

Black and gray and white

And sometimes less color is more.  Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated with black and white photography. Somehow, a black and white photo allows us to really see what’s in the frame, in a way we just can’t in color.

Relaxing in Chaps peplum dress by Ralph Lauren with crochet bolero by Freshman

Relaxing in Chaps dress by Ralph Lauren

Peplum sheath dress by Ralph Lauren Chaps purchased last year at Kohl’s (sold out, similar in floral and similar in black), black crochet bolero jacket by Freshman purchased this summer at Kohl’s (sold out, similar), black pumps by Franco Sarto (similar), various silver jewelry pieces are all older gifts.

Patterns of black and gray: crochet bolero covers capped-sleeve sheath dress

Patterns of black and gray

This week I am linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday @Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Friday Finds Link-Up @Forage Fashion  Sophisticated Style Link-Up @Fashionably Employed Bless Your Heart Linkup @Bless Her Heart Y’all Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me Link-up @ Garay Treasures #How I Summer Link-Up @ Pink Sole Trend Spin Linkup @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

–G

 

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