Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Modcloth's Retro Swimsuit / 4th of July / Tanjong Beach Club

Patriotic Bathing Beauty
You might have noticed this picture from my Modcloth Travel Bug post. You didn't think I just took the one photo and called it a day, did ya? ;-) 

This outfit would be my top choice for 4th of July festivities if I wasn't working on Saturday. At home, Independence day is always spent at either the pool or at the Marietta Square tailgating until fireworks time. 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and it's not just because I can wear my favorite color-combo unabashed! 

This swim suit literally is the most perfect suit you will ever find. All the hype (if you've heard/read the reviews about it) is true true true. It's Modcloth's Ester Williams Bathing Beauty and it is the most flattering thing I've put on my body, swim suit or otherwise. 

I particularly love that they named it after Ester Williams. As a kid, I was obsessed with the movie Million Dollar Mermaid (I think we randomly rented it at the library) and after that, I almost thought I had dreamed up the movie because no one seemed to know what I was talking about when I brought it up. 

FYI, for this pear-shaped lady, I went for the size 14. Because of my big bottom, I was supposed to be a size 16 according to the chart but I was afraid the top would swallow me up. I'm glad I got the 14 - it's a little tight around my thighs but I've slowly and carefully stretched it out. 

Beach, Pool and Hamburgers 
Like I said, I've already written up a review for Tanjong Beach Club for Modcloth but let me tell you a little bit more! Because I have my "weekend" during the week, when we go it's usually pretty chill. However, on the weekends it has more of a party-vibe and I hear they put their beer pong tables to good use! They also have a volleyball net for those less lazy than I. 

For us though, we like to sip our beers on the large lounge beds and take dips in the pool and beach to cool off, alternating between the two. I've heard they have a lot of delicious seafood on their menu but for me, it's the burgers and truffle fries all the way. Forgive me for stating the obvious but Y'ALL. IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Their burgers are insane - flavorful and tender. 

I will warn you the prices can be a little intimidating but 1) so many cool places in Singapore are and  2) I think it's a very fair price for being able to lounge luxuriously at the beach all day. The TBC staff is very helpful and relaxed and they won't shoo you away after you've eaten your food. 

I feel like such a ritzy person when I'm at Tanjong Beach Club (though I'm most definitely a champagne taste on a beer budget kinda girl). I wonder if that's how you feel when going glamping…? 

Happy Fourth of July to all my American readers! 
And happy Canada day and Bastille day and Hari Raya as well! 
What are your plans for the celebrations? 

Swim Suit: Modcloth | Shorts: Forever 21 (Australian Goodwill) | Shoes: Modcloth (sold out, similar ones here and here) | Sunglasses: Cotton On | Scarf: Vintage

Instagram | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest 


  1. You look STUNNING<3 love your bathing suit I am obsessed with it, thanks for sharing
    follow for follow?:)


  2. This is right up my alley! I wish I had those shorts, they are stinking adorable. You're killin' it in the hair department too. Love this!

  3. You look so amazing! I adore that swimsuit and these pics. You are a vintage queen! :)

  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. You look so pretty in these photos!! I wish I could also have such a fun beach party. Well, I just got engaged at the most famous beachside venues NYC. It was really a special day for both of us. Enjoyed a lot!


Please Drop Me a Line!

09 10 UA-45388413-1