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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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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: January 27, 2014

On investment pieces

My Mom always gets on my case about my shoes. “Don’t be afraid to spend money on shoes! Cheap shoes will hurt your feet!” she says. Since she apparently think she’s a “style icon” after appearing on this blog once or twice, I have no choice but to listen to her.

Deciding where to invest ones wardrobe dollars can be tricky. Since I’m an avid thrifter, I tend to get sticker shock when I am looking at items like leather boots and winter jackets. And yet if I think about how often I wear certain items, it makes sense to invest in a high-quality piece that I can buy in a local store. This Cambridge couple are rocking two timeless jacket styles: a Barbour coat on him and a Burberry rain coat on her. These aren’t inexpensive items, but they will still be staples ten years from now – guaranteed. Plus I’d love to be able to say, “Oh this old thing? I’ve had it for over a decade!”

photos: Cora Comstock

What’s the biggest investment you’ve made in your closet? I’d love to know! 

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