Dreaming of sun, sea & swimsuits {& cocktails!}

We have only just ticked over into a brand new shiny year and here I am already thinking about getting away in the Summer. I am excited to share that I will be jetting off to Cyprus with a few girlfriends in May and I cannot wait! And since I am one of these people who love planning ahead I am already getting an idea of what I’ll be packing into my suitcase – for my week-long stay in the sun – WITH NO KIDS – with my friends. Eeeek!

Now, with a new year, EVERYONE jumps on the diet train don’t they? Trying to lose whatever weight they’d like to before their holiday so they’ll fit into that gorgeous swimsuit they bought in the sales. I hear you! We all ate far too many roast potatoes & turkey sandwiches over Christmas and perhaps consumed one too many chocolate bars from the children’s selection boxes, too. 

For this girly week away, I have plans – I would love to try a few things that I wouldn’t normally get to do if we were on a family holiday. Such as; snorkelling, paragliding, wearing a swimsuit by the pool with a book, wearing a swimsuit on a giant Unicorn pool float with a book! 

However, I feel like I need to share that wearing a swimsuit is highly rated up there with my top ten fears. I’m not a size 6, but a size 16 which comes with many wobbly bits – that jiggle when I walk nevermind attempt a run. And in all my years on this planet, I’ve come to only ever feel slightly comfortable in one swimsuit – the Tankini {with boob support!}.  

But, like I mentioned I am trying to encourage myself to try new things, which includes my swimwear so I have put together a little mood board of pieces that I have found that are just GORGEOUS and I can just dream that they would support my girls and suit me, right?

Women in swimsuits

These are such beautiful pieces and I have to say, I’m unsure if I’ll ever be able to pull off a bikini – but I’m hoping to be brave enough to try! Just in case you’re interested the above pieces are all available from Simply Beach – so feel free to pop on over to check them out. They really do have a gorgeous swimsuit range. Just what we need to get us excited about the summer! 

Which is your favourite & what do you look for in a swimsuit? 

*This is a collaboration post with Simply Beach



  1. 06/01/2018 / 9:38 AM

    I wish I was as organised as you! I love planning what I’ll be doing on holiday, but I’m so lazy when it comes to doing anything productive to help me get ready to go! Everything you’ve picked out looks stunning and I’m 100% sure you’ll be looking like one sexy mumma on holiday with your girl friends! I hope you have a fantastic time and relax in that glorious sunshine!

  2. 06/01/2018 / 10:28 AM

    I’m so jealous! I also have a trip planned already for May and it’s hard not to get super excited about it now!! Thinking ahead is definitely a good idea though. Love the items that you have picked out – thanks for sharing, I’ll have to pop over to Simply Beach now to get some inspo for my own holiday! Hope you have a lovely time. x

  3. 06/01/2018 / 1:25 PM

    Sounds like you’ve got a fab trip planned! I’ve never done a girls trip before it’s defo something I have on my list! I’m sure you’ll have the bikini body you envision by the time the trip comes around! x

  4. Asha Carlos Photography
    06/01/2018 / 7:41 PM

    These are fabulous outfits for you to bring to Cyprus, its going to be super fun especially since its an all girl getaway. We cant wait for summer too!

  5. 06/01/2018 / 11:02 PM

    Simply Beach have such lovely beach and swimwear items. I too want to be in a swimsuit by the pool this year, I want to feel confident by the pool once again

  6. 07/01/2018 / 11:12 AM

    What a gorgeous collection of swimwear pieces. I love looking forward to holidays and try and plan as much as possible when we book. My aim this year is to be more body confident when we go on our summer holiday in July, for our ski trip in march im hoping the extra rolls keep me a bit warmer haha x

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