First things first:
I saw three pandas last Monday. I almost died of happiness.
The whole reason I got to see pandas: Lauren and John. Washington, DC happens to be the halfway point (just about) between my best friends and me. We don't have best friend rings but if we did, they would have been simultaneously glowing. I always miss Lauren, but lately, we were both missing one another so much it was awful. Remedy? A pretty spontaneous rendezvous at the halfway point. It was such a good day. I miss them so much.
John and I have been friends for freaking ever - we grew up just a couple minutes away from one another. I wish I had our second grade class pictures on hand. Lauren and I have been best friends since 6th grade. We bonded over our mutually tragic lives and then it grew from there;)
I played matchmaker for the first and only time when we were 16 (I think?). I use the term "matchmaker" loosely, because I really just not-so-craftily pushed them together. Shortly after the initial introduction, they started dating. Now, they are married; I was the Maid of Honor. They currently reside in Virginia and I'm in New York and I miss them every single day. I hope we can do this more often. It was one of the best days I've had this year!
I know it's a pretty sloppy getup but I've been slacking with my outfit posts. Here's what I look like when I am being very lazy! Lazy has been happening quite often, lately. The pants are too big on me and they don't sit high enough anymore, which makes the legs too long. But they are like wearing pajamas!
Onto the animals!
They were holding hands. How cute is that?
These otters were so funny. The one on the right was crying to us about something. I don't know what he was so upset about; I don't know how to speak otter.
Edit: almost forgot the outfit details! Blazer and silk camisole - thrifted, ruffled cardigan - Beacon's Closet, high waisted trousers - Urban Outfitters (on sale for $10 a couple years ago) shoes - 80%20, panda ears and panda bag - Smithsonian National Zoo