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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: September 12, 2014

4 pieces to buy for fall right now

I am not wishing the summer away. Nope. Not me. But there’s a few items you should grab before everyone else does too.

1. Bean Boots

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Remember the great waiting list of 2013 for a pair of L.L.Bean Boots? Oh? You’re still on the list? Well, with the rising popularity of our native footwear, some of us didn’t even land a pair last season since the wait time for a hand-stitched boot was months long. Don’t miss out this time around. Buy them before the first leaf falls.

2. Mid-Rise Jeans

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No more low-rise, no more Mom jeans. The “it” jean of the season is the perfect mid-rise that falls just below the belly button and makes your posterior look great. I am tired of long looking bums courtesy of the Mom jean, so this trend can’t come any sooner. Pick out a perfect pair before it becomes a pain. I’d recommend swinging by Bliss if you want to go somewhere local with a great selection.

3. Flannel Shirts

The second pumpkin lattes are available at Starbucks, everyone flocks to Goodwill to stock up on flannel. Wait. You say the pumpkin lattes are already out? GO! NOW! STOCK UP BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE DOES TOO! (Flannel Shirt available at FoReillyVintage)

4. Trainers

Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Edun. Practically every designer had sneakers on the runway for all the fall shows. Let your heels rejoice and pick up a bright pair now since once the snow falls, you won’t be able to enjoy them that much.

What are you fall must-haves this year?

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