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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: December 6, 2012

Spotted on the street: our first real snow!

There was a lot of discussion when Travel + Leisure named Portland one of the worst dressed cities in America. When the article came out, Rob Caldwell and I got in a debate about it – though he did bring up a good point: could it be that we were on the list because it’s cold six months out of the year? One would argue that it’s near impossible to look chic in snow, slush, sleet and near freezing temps.

I plan on putting a stop to all that nonsense this winter, while I continue to chronicle people out in the snow that look as put-together as this Mainer. Half the battle of looking good in the cold are the right accessories. I adored her vintage fur topper (a gift from her hubby) and her oversized chunky knit scarf. And who says we need to be limited to just Bean Boots in the snow? When treated correctly, you can wear your favorite leather pair in any weather.

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