Illustration: Oliver Jeffers
Dressed. Well-dressed. In black. Lime is Los Angeles, pink is the South, red is for women senators, turquoise belongs in Florida, brown is all those states with horses. I haven't any idea what Chicago is, but I know that black is the New York woman. So, black. But with a little pop of color—like my bright green ballet flats that draw attention to my legs.
Delia Ephron's novel,
The Lion Is In, will be published in May 2012 by Penguin.
7 things nobody tells you about aging
From the November 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine