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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: October 29, 2013

Buy a coat you are head over heels in love with

I haven’t bought a new winter coat in awhile. I tend to stick with what works: something down-filled, long and makes me look like the Stay Puft marshmallow man from Ghostbusters. But this year, I’m changing it up and I’m convinced it’s going to make my winter better. Once December rolls around, this coat is my every day go-to. It is a fantastic coat. It keeps me warm on the coldest days. I love it! But I also don’t feel very stylish in it. Since we live in our winter coats 150 days out of the year, we should all invest in one that we truly, truly love.

After hemming and hawing over purchasing one that a) is warm and b) is very chic, I finally bought this one from Zara. I never usually buy things from Zara but after seeing this pop up around the internet and obsessing over it for well over a month, I did it. And I’m so happy I did! Just look at that collar! SWOON.

Scroll through for some of my coat picks for guys and gals that are equally swoon-worthy, including some from local shops right here in Portland.

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