Front Door Fashion is excited to announce we will now be carrying the coveted Gal Meets Glam Collection! The Charleston based brand is a line of modern, feminine dresses designed by blogger Julia Engel. Julia Engel started her fashion blog, Gal Meets Glam, out of her college dorm room in 2011. What she didn't know was that it would catapult her career.

It's easy to gravitate towards Amal Clooney's timeless-with-a-twist style. Even though her marriage to George Clooney thrust her into the public eye, internationally celebrated human rights lawyer Amal Clooney cultivated her own personal style long before meeting her husband. At FDF, we love Amal's mix of playful and professional. The new Mrs. Clooney always manages to look perfectly polished for every occasion and that's why this week we have taken a page out of her style book. Scroll on to see trends you should try, according to Amal, in 2019.

A new year signals an important shift—it’s the optimal time to change bad habits, reset priorities, and commit to new behaviors. For those hoping to get ahead professionally in 2019, we suggest making a few wardrobe resolutions when it comes to dressing for work (and the job you really want!). We can help you add key work wardrobe items that will allow you to dress with less stress in the morning and give you an edge at the office. Your 9 to 5 style can be incredibly empowering! The right outfit for a big meeting may inspire you to stand up taller, speak more confidently, and be more bold and assertive in your day-to-day. Scroll on to see which office attire will work for you in 2019!

A new year = a new start! Here at Front Door Fashion, we’re focused on helping our clients start fresh in 2019 with new style choices and new looks. We asked three of our FDF Stylists to highlight a few clients who were willing to step out of their style comfort zone in 2018 and offer all of us some tips for outfit resolutions that will be easy to keep in 2019.  Scroll on to see more!

It's a new year and that means a new you!  Make 2019 the year to take a few risks when it comes to your style as well as your travel choices. For this edition of New Year New You, we've provided you with a selection of the best places to travel in 2019 according to Travel + Leisure along with outfits for each location. Some of these locations might be new to you, and that's ok! Here at Front Door Fashion, our resolution is to get you wherever you're going in style and to push you a little outside your comfort zone. From beaches to the mountains, FDF has you covered with looks for every destination!

Your personal style is an instant form of communication. Your style conveys who you are and how you want to be perceived! It can help you get that promotion, garner attention, earn respect, and help you feel more confident in your appearance and how you see yourself in the world. Whether you're looking to change up your look or score that promotion, Investing in a personal stylist is an investment in yourself. At Front Door Fashion our Personal Wardrobe Stylists are professionals in their own right with training on proportion, fit, fabrics, garment construction, and trends. They also have a natural eye for style and a desire to help their clients discover items and looks that make them shine. They are here to help you streamline your wardrobe and create full outfits based on your preferences. Your FDF Stylist will ask you questions like, "What does your personal style mean to you?What defines your style? Is your style more bohemian or classic, yet casual?  Are you wanting to invest in quality pieces this year?" Your FDF Stylist is here to create convenience in your life! Scroll on to see five reasons why you need an FDF stylist in 2019, and give yourself the advantage of working with a professional stylist in the new year! New Year = New You!

New Year's Eve is a time for celebration and if there's one night to go all out and turn heads, it's New Year's Eve! With family and friends surrounding us, it's a time to look forward, and, of course, the time to take pictures while wearing the perfect outfit. Whether you are headed to a casual event with friends or out on the town, your look can instantly be elevated with a few simple tips.

Our FDF Stylists have rounded up 4 style recommendations to ensure you're the best-dressed person in the room on December 31, 2018. It is absolutely the night to try something different! Many of these looks incorporate metallics or glitter in a fresh, sophisticated way. Want to see some serious NYE-outfit inspiration? Keep scrolling to kiss 2018 goodbye in an outfit that is more interesting and chic than a sequined dress!

It is December and holiday parties are in full swing! Finding something to wear to a festive event that doesn't gather dust the rest of the year can be a challenge. We are up for the challenge at Front Door Fashion because we have beautiful pieces that will work for the holidays and in the months following. Today's blog will highlight items that provide you the sparkle needed for December parties and then serve as very functional pieces in your wardrobe thereafter. Scroll down to see our take on pieces that serve double duty, from holiday to everyday!

At Front Door Fashion we don’t sell footwear but we absolutely know the importance it plays in the look of every outfit we style.  FDF Stylists include shoe suggestions in their written notes about each outfit.  They utilize what we call a “seasonal shoe card” that features photos of on-trend footwear.  This gives our clients a sense of what kind of shoe will complete the look of the outfit we’ve sent her. For a company that doesn’t sell shoes, we spend a lot of time thinking about what styles of shoes will work best with clothing items when buying our seasonal inventory.

Thanksgiving is next week! We are looking forward to family, friends, food and fun! Now's the time, if you haven't done so already, to start your Turkey Day outfit planning. Whether you’re hosting a super-casual Friendsgiving and want to make a statement or you’re looking for something cute and cozy to wear at your family gathering, the perfect Thanksgiving look always blends comfort and style. Because we all love an extra slice of pumpkin pie! We enlisted the help of our FDF Stylists to create a style guide of their favorite looks for Thanksgiving. Scroll on to feast your eyes on Thanksgiving outfit suggestions.

At Front Door Fashion we recognize that every customer has her own preferences when it comes to style, fit, design and fabrication. Some of our customers choose to wear only the four natural fabrics (cotton, linen [from the flax plant], wool, and silk) while others are more than fine with synthetics like rayon, modal, spandex, and nylon. When it comes to leather and suede we have faux and real options for our customers who choose one or the other, or both. The quality of faux leather has improved vastly in the last several years to the point that it is difficult sometimes to distinguish faux from real. Faux leather used to have a negative stigma until Stella McCartney popularized the term "vegan leather." Whether you share Stella's viewpoint as more of a conscious connoisseur, or you appreciate and prefer the quality of ethically sourced leather, we've got options for everyone. Scroll on to see two Los Angeles-based brands, My Tribe and ASTARS. Both offer gorgeous faux and real leather clothing that we are using to create one-of-a- kind outfits for our one-of-a-kind customers.

For this month's feature of Created by Women for Women we are pleased to introduce your to two fabulous Texas-based jewelry brands. Both Catherine Page and Sarah Briggs are woman-owned jewelry companies. Each designer offers handcrafted pieces that celebrate their unique creative prospective. Scroll on to read about the women behind the jewelry!

Catherine Page

Catherine Page says that while she grew up in a small town with little artistic encouragement she is and always has been "filled to the brim with creative energy."  She hopes that her jewelry reflects "the shimmer of truth of who you are" and causes "your inner and outer self to match." Catherine, who earned her Masters in Medieval Art History, says that her love of history and art is "the wellspring from which the jewelry gets its depth and soul." We fell in love with Catherine Page pieces that featured charms made from original lead Chanel hardware recast and repurposed in white bronze with a 22K gold overlay. Catherine, true to her love of using vintage materials, purchased these Chanel pieces in New York when the iconic fashion house retired them. Now it is new again in luxurious jewelry that is steeped in tradition and fresh at the same time. Catherine Page uses gold, bronze, silver and various gemstones in her jewelry construction to create a truly unique collection that we are proud to carry at Front Door Fashion.

It is sweater weather in most of the country (even Dallas!). We love to style all kinds of sweaters from slim turtlenecks to chunky dusters and everything in between, but nothing feels as soft and luxurious as cashmere. It is definitely an investment, but one we believe in because of the quality. If you want to learn more about cashmere and why it is as soft as it is and the factors that drive the cost, read more below! 

The object of cultish adoration, Ecru has been universally hailed as makers of the world's best fitting pants by retailers and consumers nationwide. Every season, Ecru studies the performance of their products with relentless attention to clients' feedback and then they start again in pursuit of perfection. Their main goal when creating each collection is to allow the stylish and discerning women who wear Ecru to move effortlessly from the office to dinner, to the weekend, to a party, to vacation.  Scroll on to learn more about why  you need these pants in your wardrobe and how to style them! [video width="600" height="600" mp4="https://www.frontdoorfashion.com:443/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Facebook_Video_Springfield.mp4"][/video]

In the South especially, dressing up for game day is a time-honored tradition.  Gone are the days of the oversized jersey! Look your best with a winning game day style.  From a classic denim jacket to a spirited flirty dress, these must-haves let you show your school spirit!  We are located in Dallas (and our CEO Nina Lowe is a UT Austin graduate!) so we've used the upcoming Texas-OU weekend as our example for spirited style, but rest assured that your FDF Stylist can take your school or professional team's colors and create a winning look!

A Family Affair

At Front Door Fashion we have an affinity for brands that create beautiful accessories to complete the outfits we style for our customers.  Three Bishops, a recent jewelry brand discovery for FDF, is owned by three sisters living in Texas and we are delighted to introduce you to them. Melody Bishop, Jennifer Bishop Blumenstock, and Natalie Bishop Martin founded their business in 2007 under their maiden name.  For the buying team at Front Door Fashion, finding Three Bishops was a love-at-first-sight kind of thing. As we researched and learned more, we became even bigger fans. Three Bishops weaves together beauty and meaning in every piece to showcase the individual characteristics of the stone. The three Bishop sisters believe, and we agree, that handcrafted jewelry made with genuine gemstones and metals is a true luxury. Read more below about some of the specific pieces we selected to offer our FDF clients.

As fall quickly approaches the FDF Stylists find inspiration in the fall runways. From fall florals to menswear inspired looks and patchwork embroidery, there are plenty of fall trends to incorporate into your wardrobe. To help you stay au courant we've selected three of our favorite trends of the moment for you to try this month! Ask your FDF Stylist to suggest how these trends can work best for you and read on for our looks of the moment.

Denim is all-American and always in style. With fall on the horizon we naturally turn to thoughts of jeans. Before you throw on those old faithfuls, our FDF Stylists (who are always here to give you the little push you need) have selected a few pairs of denim that are a cut above your average blue jeans! Scroll down to see some of our favorite denim for fall and how to make it the star style of your early fall wardrobe.