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Casual Elegance

The Traveling Twosome and the Troublesome Terminal

#1 MarlaWynne Boiled Wool Blend Cape
MarlaWynne Boiled Wool Blend Cape

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” (Found on

We stepped off the bus and walked straight into an episode of the Twilight Zone. I felt the eeriness of the helter-skelter atmosphere before my friend Margie told me the terminal was a hot mess. “Hang on tightly to your handbag and luggage” Margie whispered.

Margie found us a small table to sit at while we waited for our next bus to take us on the last leg of our journey. No sooner than we sat down, Margie said in a hushed voice “what is that?” I asked “what?” Then she said “there’s this guy walking around in an orange jumpsuit with black spots, crazy white hair, and a rubber mask.”

Cell phone in hand I begin texting our friend Lori telling her that this terminal is scary. Almost immediately after I sent the text my phone rings and it’s Lori asking “what’s going on”. I briefly told her about the strange acting guy and let her know to be prepared just in case something happens to Margie and I. Lori starts laughing.

“He looks like a lunatic” Margie added. “He looks like a lunatic” I tell Lori whose still laughing. “Why is he just walking around?” “He’s just walking aimlessly around” I say to Lori. “Uh oh” says Margie, “he just sat down and he’s opening a pink box.” “Lori” I say, he’s opening a pink box.” “What is it?” I ask Margie then we hear what sounds like an animal hollering.

#2 MarlaWynne Stipple Knit Statement Sweater
MarlaWynne Stipple Knit Statement Sweater

Margie continues “I think it’s a tiny puppy or maybe a piglet and he’s putting it on a pink blanket”. My blood runs cold at her next statement. “Oh no he’s coming this way and he has one of those bloody knives.” I urgently whisper to Lori relaying to her what Margie just told me. “I don’t want to die” I tell Lori and would you believe she is still laughing but she stops long enough to ask if there are police or security officers around.

The guy is behind me and I’m thinking he’s going to stab me in the back. It doesn’t help that Margie is saying in a very low voice “everyone’s looking at the guy.” “Lori, Margie just said everyone is looking at the guy.” This sends Lori into another laughing fit and she tells me she’ll meet us at the bus station in Rochester then hangs up.

Oh well it seems the guy has moved on and it’s at this point Margie decides to go up to the information desk to see if there’s security. “The woman at the desk doesn’t speak English” Margie tells me. And lookie here – the guy is back but this time without the creepy mask and bloody knife. He attracts a group of people wanting to see the tiny animal which we find out later on is a 2 week old Angora kitten.

Phew, what a relief. It was touch and go for a moment when Margie and I thought for sure we were goners. Okay and maybe we were just a teeny-weeny bit dramatic but to be fair I did hint in last Wednesday’s post that being with Margie is never boring (to see the post click HERE). The takeaway from this experience is to never travel on Halloween.

50 Plus and Loving It

For a few weeks I’ve been sharing information as it relates to my demographic which is the 50+ crowd and today I’m excited to pass along an opportunity for you to win a $1000 fall wardrobe. Before you ask, yes, I entered because I was salivating over Marla Wynne’s collections.

#3 MarlaWynne Jacquard Moto Jacket with Faux Leather Trim
MarlaWynne Jacquard Moto Jacket with Faux Leather Trim

Before I go any further here is the link to the giveaway: You’ll want to get your entry in as soon as possible since the contest closes November 12, 2014 at midnight ET. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

In October of this year Marla Wynne, who’s featured on HSN, showed her Fall Collection. When you get a chance you can visit her site at or HSN.

Like the cosmetics industry, fashion also is not marketed to the changing bodies of women over 50 and Marla Wynne saw this as an opportunity to create beautiful apparel for this huge demographic. The quality and styling of the collections is exquisite.

I picked 3 of my favorites with descriptions provided below:

  1. MarlaWynne Boiled Wool Blend Cape: Available color choices are lacquer red, charcoal, aubergine, and beige open-front, scoop neck, cocoon sleeves, straight hemline. Semi-fitted: Designed for 3 to 4 inches of ease between body and garment. Somewhat close to the body, but cut for ease of movement and fabric drape.
  2. MarlaWynne Stipple Knit Statement Sweater: Color combinations are black/white combo, soft brown combo or charcoal combo. Stipple-patterned heavy knit cardigan, solid knit trim on collar, sleeves and sweater edges, folded turtleneck, u-shape neckline, half-length kimono and hidden buttons. Very loose-fitting: designed for 7 or more inches of ease between body and garment.
  3. MarlaWynne Jacquard Moto Jacket with Faux Leather Trim: Comes in soft brown/cream combo black/white combo, soft brown combo or charcoal combo. Stipple jacquard-patterned sweater knit, solid faux leather trim around collar and jacket edges, wide wing collar, v-neck, long faux leather sleeves, hidden snaps, ribbed knit side panels, solid underarm panels, straight, solid hem.

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. ” ~Mark Twain

2 thoughts on “Casual Elegance

  1. I just entered and think you’re right – – everything is lovely. Thank you!

    1. That’s great news!! I like how she refers to those troublesome areas on the bod as “icky bits” lol. If I win everyone this side of the country is gonna know about it 😉

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