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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 info@forefrontfashion.com Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: January 8, 2013

A new year's experiment: shopping from my own closet

I have things in my closet that I just don’t wear. It’s a shame really. Anytime the I-have-nothing-to-wear feeling hits me, I head out to a local shop or to Goodwill to find something to ease the pain. I’m like an addict. Over the weekend, with the spirit of the new year at my heels, I decided to take a good hard look at my closet.

Here’s the challenge I presented myself with. I decided to take time on Sunday night to create an entire week’s worth of outfits that would incorporate items I haven’t worn in ages. I’ve heard from some of you that this is something you do every week. I bow to you.

There’s a few items I have that I really do love, but never wear. I decided that if I couldn’t put an outfit together with it, I’d put it into a donate or sell pile. After a half hour of rummaging through my clothes, I have to say, I came up with some pretty cute looks. I took photos of all the outfits (nerding out) and also wrote them down so I wouldn’t forget (okay- now I’m geeking out).

Now the challenge remains – will I be able to stick to my clothing plan for the week? Or revert back to my go-to’s?

I’ll let you know how I do next week. Until then – I encourage you all to try this experiment too. And let’s talk about it on Facebook!

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