What to Wear to a Movie Premiere: My Outfit for DIFF

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

What to wear to a movie premiere: My Outfit for DIFF | high neck floral dress with bell sleeves and lace up heels for spring

Dress | Heels | Clutch | Lip

A few weeks ago, Mike and I headed to the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) to see the premiere of Bomb City. As you may or may not know, Mike moved to LA last summer to pursue his acting career, but before he left he worked on three awesome projects; My All American, American Crime, and Bomb City. He was a core extra in My All American, but had significant speaking roles in American Crime (an ABC crime show) and Bomb City (a true story about an Amarillo hate crime).

We had the best time at DIFF! The first night, it was a little dressier, so Mike rented a tux and I wore this AH-mazing white number. Mike got to answers questions on the red carpet and we hung out with the rest of the cast and crew who worked on the film. Then for the second night, it was a little more casual. We got to see the movie (which was incredible, by the way) and then went out in Deep Ellum to celebrate! This was the night I decided to wear the dress in the photos above (which is $46 by the way!).

If you have movie premiere to attend (or some other similar event) here are my tips to help you choose the perfect outfit:

#1 Find Out What You’re Doing After

For this premiere, I knew we were going to be going out on the town after, so I kept that in mind when I picked my outfit. Deep Ellum is kind of the new “cool” area in Dallas to go out, so I wanted something that was good to wear to fun bars.

#2 Check Out the Theater

I googled the theater and found out that it’s in a more casual area surrounded by restaurants and shopping. The inside looked somewhat casual as well, so I kept that in mind.

#3 Look at Photos From Previous Years

I looked up albums from earlier years at DIFF and saw what other people were wearing to make sure I wouldn’t be too dressed up or down. Mike and I were more dressed up than most on the first night with my gown and his tux, but it’s always better to be over dressed than under dressed! It is a movie premiere, after all, and we wanted to celebrate.

#4 Consider the Movie Theme

This is actually something I wish I would have done! The movie was a sort of celebration of the punk revolution in many ways, so some of the cast members went for the punk theme with their outfits, and I think that would have been fun to do too!

#5 Always Check the Weather

This is advice I always give because it’s just good sense. It was a movie, so having long sleeves was great so I didn’t get chilly, but I knew it was going to be warm walking around so I knew I didn’t want to have to carry around a jacket.

Photos by: Brandon Hill

White Off the Shoulder Lace Two-Piece Set

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary Rose

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary Rose

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary Rose

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary Rose

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary Rose

White off the shoulder lace two piece set with blush lace-heels | Austin Blog | Fashion Blogger | By, Hilary RoseHeels | Top | Skirt | Clutch | Lip

Matching two-piece sets are a huge trend right now. They’re everywhere, seriously, but they’re not all created equal. They can be ill-fitting, cheap looking, or unflattering, and that ruins the cutest pattern or cut.

So, I am here to tell you about my new favorite lace two-piece set and why it’s so fab.

#1 The fit is perfect. Sometimes, two-piece sets will come together and you have to buy them as a set, but that’s no good in my opinion. I want to be able to choose the size of my bottom and top separately to be sure I find the right fit. That’s what’s great about this one.

#2 It’s Flattering. The skirt is nice and high-waisted, which of course is always flattering. Also, you know how some off the shoulder tops will dig into your arms? This one has a nice, thick elastic band that is super comfortable and not to mention more flattering. Also, the ruffles go outward, making your shoulder seem more slender. Midi skirts can also tend to cut your legs and make them look shorter, but this one has a sheer overlay that starts above the knees, so it lengthens your legs.

#3 It’s low maintenance. I am such a practical person when it comes to buying clothes. I want them to be comfortable, I want them to last forever, and I don’t want to worry about them being too much trouble to keep up. When I have clothes that are made of delicate fabrics it completely stresses me out!! Am I the only one? For instance, my mom gave me a gorgeous silk Burberry scarf for Christmas a few years and I snagged it after only having it a few weeks. I freaking snagged it!! I was so mad at myself. So, to relieve the stress of worrying about messing up my clothes, I like to pick good clothes made of low maintenance fabrics. Lace, my friends, is low maintenance. You never have to iron it, which is amazing, and if it gets a tiny rip or tear, it usually doesn’t show that easily.

The last thing I love about this set is that it reminds me of spring. I am so happy that the weather has been so warm and amazing here in Austin, it really makes me want to go and do various outdoor activities in outfits like this one 🙂

Photos by: Brandon Hill