OOTD | The Mauve Botanist

My schedule this week has been full of exclusive sit-down breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Each event has been extraordinary dining rooftop or under the lights of downtown Tuscan-style, but I was specifically looking forward to The Botanist Gin dinner at Kettle Art Gallery. From the moment I received the invitation and brushed up on the brand, I knew exactly which outfit I would wear. 

The first thing that popped into my head when I thought of botanicals is lots of "green", so I wanted to stand out in a subtle way. Immediately, I thought about the Rebecca Mauve Romper Dress that I received from Tobi last month! It was playful with the romper yet sophisticated with the dress. The color was also super stunning and it would be a great way to switch up from my favorite marsala pieces. Two years later and I'm still very stuck on the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year... *covers eyes in embarrassment*

I paired the dress with strappy rose gold heels courtesy of blogger boo, Kelley from The Style Barn, and my mom's Givenchy collar necklace. If you're short (like me) or like to show off your legs, this is a fabulous option for any event. As you can see, the dress has a serious plunge neckline, but due to my size I definitely needed some support to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, so I simply wore a lace bandeau-style bralette in black underneath that looks like a cami that worked like a charm.

Dress: Rebecca Mauve Romper Dress coutesy of Tobi
Bralette: Free Press from Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Duaya Rose Gold Metallic from Pretty Little Thing
Necklace: Givenchy