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My First Mini

Some things never go out of style: the little black dress, a sharp blazer, and giving.

This weekend, the rain came down, but then the sun came out. And on Saturday morning, a team of colleagues and I ran the women-only Oakley New York Mini 10K alongside more than 5,500 women in Central Park. Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (TNT), our team raised funds to help find cures and more effective treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma.

As you know, every activity requires sartorial consideration!

KicksOn race day, we donned TNT’s trademark purple and colorful kicks.

Shanna and CharleneMy friend Shanna and I were twinsies in our athletic getup,
but she’s a pro and personalized her singlet!

This was my first real road race, and it turned out to be not only inspiring but also a great exercise in setting a goal, training with (some) discipline, and having fun. The generosity and support of family and friends have been energizing and greatly appreciated. Here’s to the power of women!


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Scarves To Go

What is one thing you never leave home without?

Whether your passport is colored with visas and stamps or you carry a Metro-North ten-trip ticket, your environment is always changing when you travel. I’ve always supported traveling light by packing fewer pieces that are multi-functional. That’s why seasoned travelers never leave home without a scarf. And no, scarves are not just for the winter.

One of the most versatile types of scarves is the scrunchable, washable Turkish pestemal or Tunisian fouta. They’re best known for their use as hammam towels, but they also keep you comfy, cozy, and a chameleon as you change surroundings.

Use one as a scarf to keep off the chill…
a towel for drying off…
a blanket for the plane…
a shade at the beach…
a tied-up sack for farmers’ market goods…
a cover-up after a swim…
a setting for a picnic…

Left to right: Fouta Lifestyle Fatma fouta in terracotta orange. Abdulla Natural Products Hazan pestemal. 8knots seersucker stripe pestemal.

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Cause a Ruffle

via Vogue
Photographed by Bert Stern, Vogue, June 1969

To escape one of our many heat waves, I was out on Two Mile Hollow Beach in East Hampton the other weekend having a breezy time among a predominance of families. Surprisingly, the children made for some of the best people watching of the day. They started out shy, playing cautiously and nicely. Then they found crabs and began to run amok…

They ran back to their parents and ran back to the water, carefully cupping the crabs. And as they ran, the ruffles on their bikinis flapped. And all of the girls had ruffles! So I started looking into it, and there is much we older folk can learn from. Here are some styles that will keep you lady-like (not five-years-old) and round out your summer lineup.

Clockwise from top left: Zimmerman rash guard and ruffle bikini. Topshop clementine print bikini top. Old Navy mix and match bikini. Zimmerman devoted scallop underwire bikini top. Marc by Marc Jacobs finch print bikini bottoms in ivory and navy. Zinke Electric Eel hipster in blue chevron. Saha Love n Light ruffle bikini bottom. OP yellow one-piece. Rosamosario Nuvole Over the Ocean ruffled bikini.

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Ton Sur Ton

Whites | (Left to right, top to bottom.) Embellished top: Calypso. Blazer: Aritzia. Clutch: Etro. Cardigan: J. McLaughlin. Striped blouse: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Knitted vest: t h e o r y. Lace shorts: Club Monaco. Linen shirt: vintage. Crocodile skirt: Rodarte x Opening Ceremony.

Blues | (Clockwise from top.) Navy silk top: Rebecca Taylor. Blazer: Rugby. Scarves: JF and Son, Alexander McQueen. Chambray shirt: t h e o r y. Jeans: Earnest Sewn. Floral top: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sweatshirt: James Perse.

Browns | (Left to right, top to bottom.) Metallic skirt: handmade by my sister, Janice. Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied. Cardigan: vintage Pringle. Silk blouse: Equipment. Floral blouse: development. Velvet blazer: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Scarf: Hermès. Clutch: Céline.

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