Biba & the epic mix-up of 1999


Once upon a time, many moons ago circa 1999, when pennies were possibly even scarcer than now and shopping purchases outwith TopShop’s good ol’ 2 vests for £6 were almost unheard of, I had a dream.  Biba was re-launching and with it their campaign which featured a blouse.  It had crochet lace full length balloon sleeves with tight long buttoned cuffs.  I took the bus to town just to look at it.  And when I found her she was everything I had imaged and on sale.  It would have been criminal not to…

About 2 months later there was am epic mix-up and my beautiful Biba found herself in a large green bin in the village carpark waiting to be rehomed with an underprivileged African child.

And so you can probably conclude that I have a soft spot for Biba (also evidenced here).  So when House of Fraser gifted this little beauty to Thankfifi I was rather pleased.  Once again there is Biba in my life.

denim jacket – Gap, tee – Zoe Karssen c/o Zalando (last worn here)
jacquard trousers – Zara (last worn here)
shoe – Autograph @ M&S
glasses –
Mango, scarf – H&M
florence pouchette – Biba c/o House of Fraser (ON SALE!)
watch – Calvin Klein,
tribute bracelet – Stella and Dot

lead – Ancol, coat – model’s own c/o Infindigo




  1. 5 Oct / 1:16 pm

    Love this gorgeous mix up Wendy!! A perfect autumnal ensemble! I just got my hands on a Biba bag too – it accompanied me to breakfast in fact : )!!

    Have a lovely Friday honey!

    MB x

    • Thankfifi
      5 Oct / 4:05 pm

      oooh, can’ t wait to see yours Monica!x

    • Thankfifi
      5 Oct / 4:06 pm

      Don’t be jealous – it’s FREEZING here this week – don’t think we’re getting above 10 celcius, brrr.

    • Thankfifi
      5 Oct / 5:22 pm

      thank you

    • Thankfifi
      5 Oct / 5:22 pm

      thanks so much – can’t get enough of this tee right now – seems to go with everything

  2. 6 Oct / 12:53 am

    You have some of the chicest and most casual looks I have found on the web and for that ma’am I thank you! Your chic looks and super chic topknots are sooo lovely!


    • Thankfifi
      6 Oct / 8:32 am

      wow, thank you tyne – I’ll try to keep giving you looks you enjoy 😉

    • Thankfifi
      6 Oct / 8:32 am

      have needed the scarf this week!

  3. 6 Oct / 2:26 am

    Love the bag & overall outfit! Looks so comfy but put together so well!


    • Thankfifi
      6 Oct / 8:32 am

      love it too!

    • Thankfifi
      6 Oct / 8:33 am

      me too – I’ll be keeping it well away from the charity pile!

  4. 6 Oct / 12:08 pm

    Wow! I love your blog – just stumbled upon it and will definitely be checking back frequently. Your photographs are so well taken – love your outfit and your dog… literally the cutest dog on this planet! 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:46 pm

      Aw thanks, he is a cutie – glad you like the blog 🙂

  5. 6 Oct / 4:21 pm

    I love the scarf and amazing shoes. Stunning pictures, definitely loved this post.
    You look smart and peppy!


    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:47 pm

      thanks so much – definitely needing to get back into my scarves now – so cold in Scotland!

  6. 6 Oct / 7:11 pm

    I’m so jealous of your tee – I’ve been after it for quite a while!

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:48 pm

      I totally love it – been wearing it all the time – makes me want the sweatshirt too…

  7. 7 Oct / 3:38 am

    Wow that Biba bag is really stunning, love it! And oh my gosh you have the sweetest looking dog x

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:49 pm

      I love it too – you can change to the strap into a wrist strap or have it just as a clutch too…

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:51 pm

      thank you!

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:50 pm

      still not quite ready to give up my denim jacket but it’s been getting a bit chilly for it now – I have been having to wear my leather one under it for warmth!

  8. Gayle
    7 Oct / 10:50 am

    Take note The Mother of Wendy!!! x

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 12:50 pm


    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 3:38 pm

      thanks so much miss m

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 3:38 pm

      my favourite kind of look – casual and easy 😉

    • Thankfifi
      7 Oct / 3:38 pm

      thanks jacy – it’s always a winner for me too

  9. 8 Oct / 4:03 am

    I love this mix up look, Wendy. Great sense of styling, and great tee. Yah, I was disappointed about Zara shoes, but for those one, it not too bad. I usually wear it in short time, I think my feet wouldn’t happy wearing in a long time.

    • Thankfifi
      8 Oct / 2:45 pm

      thanks christy – your shoes are gorgeous though and I suppose for the low price we can’t complain too much – I think the whole non-leather thing is enough to put me off though 🙁

  10. 9 Oct / 3:54 pm

    You know how to mix grandeur with effortless slouch. I mean how perfect can this look be! Excellent once more!

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