On Monday evening I took a quick hop, skip and a jump down to London (it is much nearer now I live in Northampton) to attend the WIWT Burrito Party. As you may know I am a big fan of WIWT, a daily outfit social network founded by the ever-inspirational Poppy Dinsey. She’s rad by the way. And to celebrate reaching 20,000 outfits being posted on the site (and Poppy’s birthday) she decided to throw together a little party at her favourite Burrito bar.
A few weeks ago I was staring aimlessly at my inbox wondering why I don’t get more fun stuff happening there when an email appeared from Poppy that basically said “you are rad and I want to ply you with free Burritos and booze”. I only got halfway through the email before immediately signing up for my ‘Golden Ticket’. Free food you say? (I have no shame).
(Outfit: Jumper: Vintage, Maxi Dress: Dorothy Perkins 2 years ago, Boots: New Look, Ring: Accessorize)
So on Monday I primped and preened and missed my train to London. Damnit. I used the wide-eyed lost child tactic and the ticket inspector let me on the next one. And off to Euston I went to meet the lovely Emily Jayne. Boasting that I was a seasoned pro at navigating the London Underground network having lived there most of my life, I promptly got us lost. Well, not really. We were just talking so much we missed our stop.
We arrived at Chilango’s to a wonderfully warm welcome from the gorgeous Poppy, who is even more pretty in real life (who’d have thunk it possible?!). I immediately jumped on the free booze kindly provided by Rekorderlig and Courvosier.
(Amazing black and white photos by one of my new best WIWT friends – Jay McLaughlin)
There was a fantastic buzzy turn out of beautiful people stuffing their faces with giant burritos. I understand the burritos were pretty yummy. I wouldn’t know. I chose to have a gigantic portion of chips and guacamole, and it was AMAZING! Thank you Chilango!
All in all, a great night and I made some great new friends. Thank you Poppy, thank you WIWT and I look forward to the next one!
P.S. Of course, it would have been helpful to take some decent outfit photos for a WIWT event, but I spent way so long on getting ready that I ran out of time and forgot to take a camera. Doh!
EDIT: Oh and forgot to mention the lovely goody bag I received too. The tote bag is perfect, I’m totally taking that on my next trip to Aldi 😉 and there is chocolate and pants and burts bees and compeed (my fave) and a personal handwritten thank you card from Poppy. How awesomely lovely is that?