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Travel – Birthday Vacation: Topsham

We explored Topsham, a nearby town with G’s cousin and wife while visiting Exmouth on our second day. We took the train and it was only a short 15 minute ride away. Our first stop was at Bridge Inn, a historical pub that dates back to 1897 for some drinks and snacks. They serve a variety of lager and ales but I’d have no clue which is which since I don’t drink! I had some hot chocolate instead and a pie. (WARNING: Picture heavy post!)

Topsham Train Station

Bridge Inn Topsham Devon England UK

Mobile Telephone sign inside Bridge Inn

Sign inside Bridge Inn

Empty kegs outside of Bridge Inn

Bridge Inn bench wood carving

Next, we were given a brief walking tour of Topsham along the river by our hosts. We then stopped by for a quick bite at Route 2 Cafe Bar. The cafe is a cosy hangout with its own adjacent bike shop that provides bike rentals and bike service and repair. I would’ve love to bike around town but the typical English weather did not permit that as it was cloudy and rainy the whole day!

Roses Topsham

Poplar House Topsham Devon England UK

Hope House Topsham Devon England UK

Shell House Topsham Devon England UK

Conservation sign

Alley in Topsham Devon England UK

Boats on the river Topsham Devon England UK

View of boat on the river

Topsham Museum

The Goat Walk Topsham Devon England UK

Benches by The Goat Walk Topsham Devon England UK

Union Jack by the river

Statue Decor

Wall hangings

The Lighter Inn Hall and Woodhouse

Route 2 Cafe Bar Topsham Devon England UK

We ended our tour of Topsham at the Quay Antique Centre. I highly recommend this place for any vintage/antique lover as it is a three-story warehouse building filled with a wide array of goods from home ware to toys!

Quay Antique Center

Antique brass kettles Quay Antique Centre

Beautiful China ceramic Quay Antique Centre

Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Quay Antique Centre

Dial-up telephones Quay Antique Center

Ship Wheel  Decor Quay Antique Centre

For more pictures of Topsham, check them out here. I’ll have one last post from my birthday vacation up soon. Hope you have a great start to the week! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Embroidered Flowers

It is still somewhat cold here for Spring and I am resisting from wearing sweaters, so I opted to layer this ZARA shirt with embroidered flowers (love this knock-off shirt of Louis Vuitton from S/S 2012) underneath a cardigan instead. My instinct is usually to pair blush/nude color with neutrals (usually black) but I decided to experiment with a bold color and kept the rest as neutrals. Well, part of the challenge of style blogging is experimenting with outfits anyway, so.. 😉

Fauxionable Outfit - Embroidered Flowers

Fauxionable Outfit - Embroidered Flower Shirt close up kelly double tour hermes, louis vuitton, sofia coppola PM, cherry

What do you think? Is the red too bold or should I have opted for a lighter shade? Btw, happy pre-Friday! 🙂


Fauxionable Outfit – Classic Black & White

Yes, I’m wearing white pants after Labor Day. That age-old rule does not exist in my style book! Heh. Here’s an outfit to a housewarming party today.

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & White black tuxedo shirt white pants

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & White

  • Top: H&M Men 2010
  • Pants: Vintage (Giordano bought in 1999!)
  • Bracelet: H&M S/S 2011
  • Shoes: ZARA S/S 2011
  • Bag: Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Pouch S/S 2008
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Do you wear white after Labor Day?

Fauxionable Outfit – Orange Crush

Feeling orange for Fall with brown and black thrown into the mix (yet another Fall transition outfit – scarf, coat, and boots).

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange Crush Fall Michael Kors MK 5384 orange black brown

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange Crush Jasmine Sola wood earrings

  • Top: Naf Naf 2007
  • Skirt: Vintage (Bought this from China in 2001)
  • Scarf: Thrifted from Retro Clothing in London (posted here)
  • Coat: Local boutique in Malaysia (posted here)
  • Boots: Banana Republic 2007
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston 2006
  • Earrings: Jasmine Sola 2006
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Happy Friday, everyone!

It’s Vintage!

Caption: It’s so cute, what a lucky find!

I find this hilarious as it reminds me of G’s stance on pre-loved, used clothing. We stopped by at Goodwill recently and the visit didn’t last long as he felt very uncomfortable in the store. As a frugalista, I consider vintage/consignment/charity stores to be a treasure trove. Granted, there’s hit and misses but hey, you never know. As the caption goes, what a lucky find! Heh.

Do you shop in vintage/consignment/charity stores?