Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Antiquing, Sephora, and a new Friend

What could be better than that, am I right? I've made a new friend this summer, one of those ones that you just can't believe you haven't known your whole life. Seriously girl, where have you been my whole life? She knits, is totally crafty, loves wine (maybe even more than me, if that's possible)loves all things vintage, is TOTALLY hilarious, and thinks I'm awesome too (so you know she's smart, right?). There's just one little fly in our shared bottle of Merlot, she lives 315 miles away. The bitter taste in our mouth is heightened by the fact that we DID live in the same town for 30+ years and never knew each other. We even knew/know a crap load of the same people. I can't believe we never met!! Ok, enough of the negative.... While I was down in Anchorage with my father, she had just moved to Wasilla (which, if you don't know, is only an hours drive from Anchorage). I was in desperate need of someone to go antiquing and makeup shopping with. Yes, I do have another friend or 2 in Anchorage, but none who loves (obsession might be a better word) makeup as much as I do. Thanks to the magic of Facebook, Terri and I made a date. When this girl walked in with her bright red lips, cute cardigan sweater over an adorable little dress *swoon* I knew I was in love! Here's a few highlights from some of our dates together.

She Knits in Pearls
We started off the day at Peggy's Diner, I didn't think we'd get a picture of the two of us together, but the waitress was so nice. She followed us outside to compliment how cute we looked and I seized the opportunity and asked her to take our pic.
She Knits in Pearls
That girl was totally busted checking out my bust. We both just about peed our pants when we saw this one!!

From there we checked out a few antique stores. We found some amazing fur coats. I think if we were both faster runners (she's got a bum knee, I've got a broken back) we would have thrown them all on the floor stripped naked and rolled around in them.
vintage She Knits in Pearls
We actually discussed it, and figured there's no way we could out run the cops. Plus, orange doesn't look good on either of us and smuggling lipstick into the joint didn't sound comfortable. We settled on just trying a few of them on.
vintage She Knits in Pearls
I shouldn't have to say this, but I will.... If you are against fur, more power to ya! We did not kill these beautiful animals and we did not buy these gorgeous pieces of history. We enjoyed the feel of them against our skin (not as much as we'd have liked to *wink, wink*) and admired their ability to make us feel glamorous. Thanks!

On to Sephora.... Talk about the makeup holy grail! Now I know there may be a lot of you out there that would think that Sephora is no big deal, but for two small town girls who lost the 1 and only local store that carried luxury beauty products or high end cosmetics about 6 years ago, I think we both wept internal tears of joy as we walked through the door. Of course, those tears were internal, neither of us would dare to smudge our perfect winged eyeliner. Not only is it all so beautiful, but some of the names for the products or product lines are just genius.
sephora She Knits in Pearls
That's mock horror..... I'm totally down with anything promoting orgasms!!
Oh, I think I might have made her blush.
Sephora She Knits in Pearls

We both got wonderful little goodie bags from Sephora. Oh, it just makes me smile!
Sephora She Knits in Pearls

We finished off our fabulous girl date at Nordstrom's makeup counters. The climax of our day must have been us both buying a tube of MAC's Ruby Woo, the most luxurious velvety matte RED lipstick, possibly ever made. It fits us both so well. We may have completely different skin tone and coloring but it looks fabulous on us both.

Ruby Woo She Knits in Pearls

I don't know where this plutonic love affair is headed (with any luck there will be plenty of wine, red lipstick and petticoats there) but I truly believe this is just the beginning of something completely fabulous and amazing. I can't wait to have many more hyper feminine and possibly wine fueled adventures with this lovely gal. I'll see you soon, Terri. The Reverend Horton Heat concert is gonna be amazing!!

Until next time darlings, remember to appreciate every truly great friendship you have!


  1. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I have yet to go to a Sephora but I think I would be in absolute heaven :)

  2. If you ever do get to Sephora, I suggest bringing a friend. Of course, all great adventures are better with friends.

  3. I'm glad you found a friend with so much in common! It looks like you had a great time on your day out. The red lipstick looks fabulous on both of you! It made me think of a podcast that you would probably like: The Heatley Cliff. They knit, drink wine, and like retro/old time things. Sheryl is always on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick, and she might even have that shade. The link is: and they're available on iTunes.

    1. Thank you for the recommendation, I'll be checking it out!


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