Hi guys! I hope you’re all doing amazing. It’s been a while! I’m sorry for my absence. I felt that I needed to take a break (and focus more on other things for a little while, along with staying present on my favorite platforms: Instagram and Pinterest). I created ZimmyLifestyle, five years ago (crazy to think that is 1/4 of my life), and in those years, I truly put my everything into making this website the best it could be, and honestly, I had the best time doing so! This is why I didn’t want to force myself to write posts I wasn’t genuine about or ‘just for the sake of posting.’ I never took more than a couple of weeks to reflect and truly take a break since I started this adventure. Now that I’ve recharged, I am SO happy to be back on this platform and genuinely hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I love making them. Hopefully, they can also help you in one way or another. Thank you for supporting me throughout the years. It means everything!
Now onto the post and the incredible Maldives! At the end of last year, when lockdowns restrictions were being lifted, I wanted to go on a trip with my boyfriend, Erik. We had a couple of days free and quickly started looking if any countries were open to visitors. We didn’t want to travel too far away, and we’re looking for something relatively close and practical. After a five-minute search, I quickly realized there weren’t as many options as I thought there would’ve been, and it was either a country far away from those countries or nothing. I did not want to spend too much money on the trip either. One of our options was Tanzania, and the other one was the Maldives. We thought about it for a couple of days and thought it would be a great time to go to the Maldives (as everything is still open there, and it’s very excluded- a.k.a ideal for life during a pandemic)!
We ended up staying at the St Regis Vommuli for ten beautiful days, and we honestly had the most wonderful time there! From the delicious food to the water sports activities, the jungle cinema, and so many more incredible events. It was the most memorable vacation with someone I treasure dearly. We are both beyond grateful we got to go!
A couple of weeks after we arrived back in Switzerland (as we couldn’t go back home to London, due to new restrictions). My dad told me he was planning a trip to the Maldives, and he wanted Erik and me to be there! Erik and I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky we got. We were so thankful to be able to go again. I literally cried, haha. We couldn’t believe we would go a second time and only after a couple of weeks! We were so unbelievably happy! We departed shortly after spring break and headed to the Waldorf Astoria, where we spent ten sun-soaked days! Erik and I went earlier, and so there were only us two for the first five nights. My dad then joined us halfway through the trip (and we moved into a two-bedroom villa together)! We all had such a wonderful time diving, doing water sports, playing games, and eating at the island’s 11 delicious restaurants!
Next let’s talk about: my swimsuits picks for the summer. Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to start building a good swim collection!
I tried to include a bit of everything (price and style-wise, as per usual). I discovered so many swimwear brands this year that I just had to share with you!
- Loleia Swim – Meet me in St Lucia Shoulder top for $65 and ‘scrunchie’ bottoms for the same price (yellow)
I had to add one last Loleia Swim set! Out of their beautiful different designs, this one really stood out to me. I love the Summer colors and the bright florals!
I’ve always loved Hunza as they’re a one-size bikini brand, and I love that concept. Their signature material is very stretchy yet has good support for any size! Their designs are always colorful, and they truly have a swimsuit for everyone’s taste. This one is one of my personal favorites, I’m obsessed with this shade of green! I see so many people copying this brand and trying to recreate their material, but this one is definitely the original and the most comfortable.
This swimsuit is so unique yet simple at the same time. I’ve always loved one-piece for comfort. They’re truly the best go-to! I got this beautiful swimsuit last October, and the quality is amazing. It’s also true to size. I think it always has one swimsuit in your collection that has a crazy print. The 80s high cut thigh is also super flattering and makes your legs look extra long.
This is another set from a brand I’ve recently discovered. They have the most unique, trendy floral designs, and trust me, you will want to go to their website and multiply your bikini collection as soon as you do, haha. This set also comes with an adorable matching bandana which I definitely recommend getting. I love swimsuit accessories like that.
I’m all for adding a little sparkle in outfits, and swimsuits aren’t any exception, haha. I got this set for myself, I find it too gorgeous! I am also obsessed with the shape of the bikini top with the hoop in the middle. It’s so pretty.
This is the perfect go-to bikini for any beach/pool day, it’s the perfect blue that never goes out of style. I love this brand as they’re always true to size, comfy and don’t lose their quality over time. Also, the shape of the top makes your breasts look incredible! This is a bikini everyone needs.
- Heavy Manners – ‘Hitchin A Ride’ Triangle front tie top and ‘Hitchin A Ride’ full bottoms – each for $100
Heavy Manners is another swimwear brand I have discovered more recently. I love the practicality in their designs; having the knot at the front instead of the back is not only super original (and cute), it’s also so much comfier! I love this simple white and yellow print, it’s so pretty!
I had to add another Another Monday Swimwear design as I absolutely fell in love with is this super cute floral print! I had to add another set from my favorite brand as they truly don’t compare to others!
I always have loved a ‘simpler’ swimsuit like this one, that you can wear anywhere, any year. It’s a truly timeless piece, and I think Fendi nailed it with this piece! I also love that the logo print on this specific one-piece is more discrete and less in your face. The shape around the bust area is also especially flattering.
I wanted to add one last Monday Swimwear set as I couldn’t not add it! This one is a little simpler but perfect for any occasion, and this cut is so comfy, it’s truly become my go-to. Everyone needs one bikini like this in their collection!
I love this set! I almost got it for myself as I adore the 70’s vibes it gives off, and Terry cloth is one of the softest materials on the market! I’d definitely give this one a try if you like the vintage look. You can also buy each item individually, which is so much more practical for sizing!
I completely fell in love with this darker floral print, For Love and Lemons always create such beautiful designs! Their quality is also incomparable! For sizing, they are true to size. But you might have to size up if you have bigger breasts. I also love how simple and multi-use this bikini is.
I love this colorful ‘sherbet’ set from Miesis! I almost got it for myself cause I just love the retro look it has. It’s one of my favorites from the list for sure. Definitely perfect if you want something a little different than everyone else at the beach.
Florals are making a huge comeback, and I’m all for it! This bikini set is the one that personally stood out the most for me. If you’re planning on getting it, I recommend getting the matching scarf too. So pretty! As you can tell, I love Frankie’s bikinis. I just think their bathing suits and such good quality and have the best and most in trend prints and shapes!
If you’re looking for a little bit of color and extravaganza, I think this might be the one for you! Osérée always comes up with new, fun, colorful (and glittery) designs, and I’m all here for it! This one is one of my favorites from her latest collection, and I truly can’t get enough of it—the 90’s high-waist cut, with the glitter. I’m in love! This purple color is also so pretty when you’re tan. I’m obsessed.
Well, that’s all for today. Thank you for tuning in! I hope you enjoyed our vacation photos and found some inspiration for your new beachwear this summer!
Have you ever been to the Maldives? If not, what’s your dream travel destination? Let me know down in the comments! Are there also any other swimwear brands you would recommend?
Lot’s of LOVE, as always,
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