20140415-081101.jpgLiving in NYC, I am all about the quick changes to take an outfit from the office to drinks – the less subway rides, the better.  One of the easiest I’ve found is adding a peplum top to a bodycon dress: The flare keeps the whole look from being too clingy for work, and all I have to do is take it off at the end of the day to get a bit more va va voom for a night out.  This works with a peplum blazer too, but sometimes a structured top is enough.  This ponte peplum from Mynt 1792 is just right for layering.  The high neckline gives the illusion of a pencil skirt and top combo, and the weight is substantial without being heavy.  It has definitely become one of my go-to pieces.

Ponte peplum top: Mynt 1792 (via NYC plus size boutique Curvaceous K; also available via Gwynnie Bee)

Snakeskin checked bodycon midi dress: ASOS (sold out)

Opaque tights: Hue

Red patent pumps: Cole Haan (via Marshall’s)