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How To Shop A Lime Ricki Flash Sale

We get it. Sometimes navigating your way around sales can be stressful, especially when you’re shopping online. When it comes to shopping during a flash sale, there’s a lot of pressure to make sure you’re doing all the right things. After all, you don’t want to miss out on snagging those items you’ve been eyeing just because you forgot something simple! If you find yourself relating to these feelings, then keep reading – we’re going to go through all of our best tips for online shopping during a Lime Ricki sale.

As the name suggests, flash sales only come around every once in a while and only last for a limited time, so it’s important that you do everything you can to prepare. Here are some of the things you can do before the sale starts to make the most of your shopping experience:

  1. 1. Sign up for the Lime Ricki email list
    If you want to make sure that you’re informed about every sale before it happens, you should sign up for our email list! When you join our list, you’ll have exclusive access to all the important details about our sales before they occur. You’ll receive emails directly to your inbox anytime we have a sale, and you’ll also always be in the loop about what we’re up to. Trust us – it’s much easier than trying to remember all of the sale information on your own! So if you’re interested in joining our mailing list, you can find the sign-up on our website.

  2. 2. Keep track of the sale date
    Even if you receive our emails, it’s still always a good idea to write down the date of the upcoming sale. If it’s a flash sale, it might not be announced until pretty close to the date of the sale, so it’s important to stay organized. Make a note of the sale date in your planner or calendar so you don’t forget, and make sure you keep it in a place where you’ll see it often!

  3. 3. Do some pre-sale browsing
    Because it’s a flash sale, it most likely isn’t going to last very long. You’ll have a limited amount of time to work with, so you don’t want to waste it by going through all of our products on the day of the sale. Instead, we recommend you partake in some pre-sale browsing. Spend some time looking around on our site, and pick out some things that you might want to snag in the sale. You can even go ahead and put the items in your cart beforehand, so they’re already there and ready to go when the sale starts!

  4. 4. Write down the discount code
    As with any sale, a Lime Ricki flash sale will most likely have its own special discount code. You’ll need this code to get access to the sale prices, so it’s pretty important! Make sure you locate the code before the day of the sale and write it down somewhere so you don’t forget it. After all, you don’t want to be scrambling to find it later!


These are a few great options for things to do in preparation for the sale. Now, let's get into the best tips for when you’re shopping during the sale. Here are a couple of things you should do:

  1. 1. Place your order early
    This kind of sale might last for 24 hours, or it could be even shorter than that. Regardless of what time the sale starts, you’ll want to start shopping as early as possible. You’ll have a better chance of getting the items you really want if you shop early! The selection of available items will become more limited the longer you wait. So if you want to ensure that you’ll get the suits you want, we recommend you shop as early as possible. We tend to sell out fast!

  2. 2. Keep your credit card nearby
    This may seem like a simple step, but it’s often forgotten. When you start shopping our sale, we recommend you keep your credit card close by. Is there anything worse than putting all of your amazing items in the cart, going to check out, and realizing that you don’t have your card? Make things easy on yourself and grab your card right when you’re about to start shopping.

  3. 3. Don’t forget the discount code
    And now for the most important part: the discount code! Hopefully, you already wrote the code down somewhere before the sale began, so now all you have to do is enter it at checkout. This is super important if you want to get your items at a discounted price, so don’t forget it!


Those are all of our tips for making the most of an online flash sale. We hope you find this information helpful, and we can’t wait to help you find your new favorite swimsuit during our next sale!

Don't forget, if you can't make a flash sale, we always have some of our modest swimsuits on sale so you can snag a deal any time!

November 04, 2022 — Lauren Nielsen
"Swimsuit Shopping" woman in red gingham swimwear smiling and standing on the beach

5 Ways to Find Your Perfect Swimsuit!

We know that finding the perfect swimsuit can be frustrating. We want our customers to have an amazing experience with us, so we’re pleased to offer a wide variety of swimsuit style options. From tankinis and crops to one-pieces and high-waisted bottoms, we have all the swimsuit coverage options you could ask for. The best part? You can mix and match any of our pieces for a totally unique look that’s perfectly catered to your style!

It can be hard to find full-coverage suits that are still as cute as they are comfortable. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for security, so we offer several different style designs and coverage options for you to choose from. We love bold colors and eye-catching graphic patterns around here, and you’ll notice that when you browse through our collections! We believe that every body deserves to feel confident and comfortable when they’re in the water, and sometimes that means finding a suit that offers more coverage.

How to Pick the Right Swimsuit for Your Body Type

So where should you start when it comes to finding the perfect swimsuit for you? With so many options available, it can seem kind of overwhelming at first. That’s why we decided to put together a guide for discovering your new favorite swimsuit. Keep reading to learn about our top five ways to find your suit!

1. Take the Fit Finder quiz
When you decide to start looking for a new swimsuit, we think the best place to start is our Fit Finder quiz. This tool is super easy to use, and only takes a couple of minutes to complete. You’ll just need a tape measure (or a long piece of string and a ruler/yardstick) and you’re good to go! All you have to do is enter your exact measurements, and you’ll get personalized recommendations based on your body type.

2. Order online and Try Lime Ricki for FREE
Another way to find your perfect swimsuit is to take advantage of our try before you buy program! When you order from us online, you can choose up to 5 items to try out for 7 days in the comfort of your own home. Keep what you love and send back what you don’t! You’ll only be charged for the items you choose to keep. This is a great way to test out different styles, without having to go to different stores to try different suits on!

3. Visit one of our in-store locations and try on as many swimsuits as we have in stock
If you live close to Provo or Salt Lake City, and you prefer having even more options to choose from, you can always visit us at one of our in-store locations. When you shop in person with us, you can try on as many suits as you want, and we can personally help you find the perfect fit!

4. Mix and match different colors and patterns to see which look is perfect for you
All of our swimsuits are extremely versatile, so you can customize the pieces to create the perfect suit for you. At Lime Ricki, you can easily mix and match different colors, patterns, and styles to create a swimsuit that meets your needs and shows off your unique personality. If you’re stuck, we recommend you try out a new pattern or color that you’ve never worn before. You just might end up with your new favorite swimsuit!

5. Try a new silhouette that flatters or enhances your body type
If you haven’t been loving the swimsuits you’ve gotten in the past, you might consider trying out a new style or silhouette. It’s possible that you just haven’t found the right fit for your body type yet, but that’s where we come in. We have tons of options for you to choose from, and we promise we can help you find a swimsuit that you’ll feel confident in!

Find Your Perfect Swim Top

Our selection of swim and tankini tops includes silhouettes such as crops, bralettes, peplums, tankinis, and rash guards. If you still want a two-piece but want some extra coverage and support, check out our crop and bralette options. The Hillside Floral Shoulder-Tie Crop Top is one of our favorites, and we think you’ll love it too! The Poppy Dots Peplum is another great full-coverage option!

Speaking of full coverage, our tankini and rash guard options offer just that! The Cactus Stripe Boat-Neck Tankini Top features a high neck and backlines, while the Cactus Stripe Rash Guard has long sleeves and a front half-zip, offering optimal coverage for a long day at the beach.

Find Your Perfect Swim Bottoms

Our swimsuit line features multiple options for modest swimsuit bottoms as well! Styles include ultra-high-waisted, high-waisted, mid-waisted, classic, skirts, and shorts. Ultra-high-waisted and high-waisted are pretty similar, except the ultras tend to rest above the belly button and the regular ones go right below it.

Mid waist swim bottoms offer a little less coverage on the stomach but still have exceptional coverage all around with their hipster-style fit. Similarly, our classic bottoms are perfect for anyone looking for a standard fit. These bottoms have a wide waistband that hits right below the belly button, so they’re super comfortable and allow for total freedom in movement.

If you’d feel more comfortable in modest swim skirts and shorts, we have options for you, too! Skirts such as the Indigo Ruffle Ultra High-Waist Skirt W/ Bottoms are incredible because they give you that extra length without sacrificing any stylistic elements. We also have seamless boy shorts that are super comfortable!

Find Your Perfect One-Piece

If two-piece swimsuits aren’t your vibe, we have plenty of one-pieces available. Shop our collection of modest one piece swimsuits in a variety of styles, including knotted, wraps, and tanks. The Micro Floral / Ocean Floral Knotted One-Piece is a fan favorite, along with the Tuscany Wrap-Tie One-Piece!

We hope this guide has given you all the tools you need to find your perfect swimsuit. Just stick to these tips, and your next Lime Ricki suit is sure to be your favorite one yet!

October 14, 2022 — Nicole Bruderer
Golden Hour Sunset

How to Get The Best Golden Hour Selfies

Golden Hour Sunset

If you’ve been active on social media the past couple of years, then you’ve probably noticed the increase in glowy, radiant selfies scattered throughout your feed. All our favorite celebrities and influencers have been taking their Instagram pages to the next level by capturing selfies during the infamous “golden hour.” Also known as “magic hour,” the last hour of sunlight casts an illuminating, soft glow, resulting in dream-like photos that can’t be replicated with just any light.

The magic hour offers the perfect lighting for taking all kinds of photos. It’s great for capturing breathtaking landscape shots, or any kind of outdoor portrait photography sessions, like family or senior year pictures. But where this special time of day really shines is in the selfie department, and we’ll tell you why!

Photographers typically refer to that soft, warm light that occurs during the last hour of daylight before the sun sets as the golden hour. It’s pretty easy to identify this time, even if you’re not a photographer. You’ll notice that the sky features a softer, more red-toned light during this hour as opposed to other times of the day. Technically, this magical lighting occurs twice a day: the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. But when most people talk about the golden magic hour, they’re referring to the time right before sunset.

So what’s happening in the sky to create this ethereal atmosphere? In simple terms, the golden hour happens when the sun is low in the sky. When the sun is low, it causes the sunlight to move through the Earth’s atmosphere as it makes its way to the surface. This results in a decreased intensity of direct light. While the direct light is less intense, the indirect light is actually more prominent. The indirect light kind of bounces along on the Earth’s surface since it’s been scattered by the atmosphere. To get even more technical, blue light has a shorter wavelength and is scattered more than red light, which has a longer wavelength. That’s why you’ll sometimes notice very intense blue hues in the sky right before sunset, as well as a glowing red sun. This scattering of light is what creates that dreamy look that’s associated with the magic hour.

We don’t have to get too scientific, so here’s the gist of it: this time of day features a unique scattering of light that results in softer, warmer light. The shadows aren’t as dark, and the highlights aren’t as bright! When it comes to capturing the best pictures, this makes a huge difference!

Take Your Best Selfie Yet

Now that you’re more familiar with what the magic hour actually is, we can get into the fun part: taking the selfies! The magical lighting of this hour is truly a game-changer for anyone wanting to elevate their selfie game. It seems like everyone’s taking selfies like this these days, and some of your favorite celebrities (think Hailey Bieber, Zendaya, Addison Rae, and Selena Gomez) are hopping on the trend as well, which has only made its popularity spike. Everyone raves about the benefits of taking photos during the time of day, and for good reason. The golden light is extremely flattering because it works to effortlessly hide blemishes and soften any hard lines. The warm-toned color itself is also super healthy-looking, and it makes everyone look radiant and glowy. It’s basically like a natural filter, so you don’t even have to worry about editing your pics. It’s an easy way to make your photos pop, even if you aren’t a professional photographer. Anyone can do it; you just need the sun and your phone!

How To Get the Perfect Golden Hour Shot

There aren’t too many steps to follow when you’re using this technique because it’s relatively simple. But if you want the best results, we recommend following these three tips:

1. Timing Is Everything

It might seem obvious, but you’ll want to make sure you’re taking your selfie at the right time so you can get the optimal golden effect. This is super important because you won’t have a ton of time to work with if you’re trying to snag a shot at this hour. In general, you’ll want to shoot for taking your selfie sometime between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm, or before 10:00 am if you’re wanting a super bright photo. If you’re really serious about nailing the perfect selfie, there are apps out there that will tell you exactly what time golden hour is at your specific location.

2. Natural Light Is Your Best Friend

To get the most flattering results, you’ll want to make sure you have access to plenty of natural light. If you’re taking your selfie inside, make sure to position your camera near a window. This allows the sun to illuminate your complexion and get rid of any shadows that might be working against you when you’re trying to snap your pic. If you’re outside, then you’re in an even better position to get some great shots. Beach days are great opportunities for golden hour selfies. Next time you’re by the water, grab your phone and take advantage of those gorgeous golden hues!

3. Minimal Makeup is Best

The best part about using this magical hour to take pictures is the fact that it effortlessly enhances your natural beauty. So if you’re bare-faced at the beach this summer, you don’t have to worry about scrambling to apply makeup before taking your photo. This technique will definitely give you the perfect summer glow without any additional products. If you do want to wear makeup, highlighter and lip gloss will be your best bets. The shimmering highlight and glossy lip product will only be enhanced by the golden sun, giving you a truly radiant result. So the next time you’re at the beach (and sporting your favorite Lime Ricki suit!) or just want to up your Instagram game, consider these tips for taking your best selfie yet. We think you’ll love the results!

Sources:

The Golden Hour: Why it is the Best Time of Day for Photographs by James Thomas Long Photography 

How To Perfect A Glowing Golden Hour Selfie by Ira Nopuente for Cosmo

Everything You Need to Know About Golden Hour Selfies by Emily Derrick for Facetune

September 19, 2022 — Lauren Nielsen

Quoted

We are proud to be a size inclusive swimwear brand because we are all about body positivity at Lime Ricki! We know your worth has nothing to do with your weight. We also know beauty comes in all sizes. That's why we love to celebrate different looks and different bodies with all of our modest swimwear collections. 

We strive to create size inclusive options in every style for every body. Regardless of size and shape, we want to promote and encourage everyone to feel confident enough to get in the water! Check out our latest collection for your new favorite swim tops and bikini bottoms.


If you need a little boost of confidence or just appreciate a good body positivity quote, here are a few of our favorites:


"Every body is a swimsuit body!"

    by Unknown

"Be kinder to yourself and celebrate the little wins."

    by Charlotte - The Fringe of it.

"You define beauty yourself. Society doesn't define your beauty."

    by Lady Gaga

"Speak to your body in a loving way. It's the only one you've got, it's your home, and it deserves your respect."

    by Iskra Lawrence

"You are imperfect, permanently & inevitably flawed. AND you are Beautiful."

    by Amy Bloom

We bet each of those told you something you already knew, right?


Still struggling to feel confident in your current swimsuit? Find your perfect fit! Take our Fit Finder quiz and find the right swimwear that works for you! Being covered and confident in your swimwear starts with finding the right tops, bottoms, or one-piece suits with size options that fit your body. Our sizes include up to 4X swimsuits in nearly all styles.


If you're up for challenging present-day beauty standards too, join the body positivity movement by sharing an inspirational quote or sharing a photo in your newest swimsuit from Lime Ricki. Tag us on Instagram or use #limericki for a chance to be featured on our page or in our stories.

July 08, 2022 — Nicole Bruderer
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Pink Hair, Don't Care!

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Looking for a fun way to spice up your look just in time for spring and summer? Try pink hair!

If you’ve never dyed your hair a color that isn’t natural, pink might feel a bit intimidating, but there are a lot of different shades, styles, and ways you can wear pink hair without drawing too much attention to yourself. On the other hand, if you’re looking to turn a few heads, there are a lot of options for you too!

You might have noticed that a LOT of people are dying their hair pink lately. If you’re wondering why, it turns out there are a lot of reasons. Pink is the color of the breast cancer awareness ribbon, so some women dye their hair pink to show their support for survivors and current patients alike. Mostly, though, pink is a fun color that can brighten your mood, which is definitely something we all need with the state that the world is in right now! Because there are so many different shades of pink, pink hair looks good on everybody–you just have to find the right shade and style for you!

In this post, we’re going to break down different ways to wear your hair pink, ranging from subtle to NOT so subtle. Keep in mind that if you have dark hair, you’ll absolutely have to go lighter BEFORE making the pink transition. When in doubt, consult with a professional stylist so that you can get the absolute best results.

SUBTLE: Pink Underneath

Did you know there’s a hack for girls who want to dye their hair a crazy color without showing it off to the world? Keep your natural color visible by only dying the bottom layer of your hair pink. If you want to make sure it stays subtle, consider sticking to pale shades, like Rose Quartz, Dusty Rose, Pastel Pink. The dyed underneath style will only be noticeable if you decide to wear your hair up, so it’s perfectly acceptable in the workplace!

A LITTLE LESS SUBTLE: Pink Ombre/Pink Highlights

Another way you can (kind of) keep your natural hair color is to incorporate a pink ombre/highlights look, which will be most noticeable at the bottom of your strands and less so at the roots. You can stick to one of the subtle colors we mentioned above or get a little bolder with shades like Bubblegum, Copper Rose, or Metallic Pink.

NOT-SO-SUBTLE: Pink all over!

Are ombre and highlights not over-the-top enough for you? We hear you. Go all out and dye your whole head! (Again, consult a stylist to make any big changes so that you don’t have any post-dye regrets.) You can pick a bright, Hot Pink shade or even incorporate lots of different shades of pink into one look. Mermaid hair has become VERY popular, even among celebrities, and it’s a look we're sure you can pull off too!

No matter why or how you want to dye your hair pink, we fully support you and think you’re going to absolutely rock it! We hope our suggestions have given you some good ideas; we think you’re going to look incredible.

If you need more inspiration for fun style ideas and new looks to try, explore more with stylist Hannah Ruth in another post Style Notes: Mix and Match or check out our Pinterest!

February 04, 2022 — Claire White
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The best thing you can do for your closet (and your wallet) is curate a collection of staple pieces you can mix and match and wear forever. Here at Lime Ricki, we’re all about colorful basics. It makes it easy to mix, match, and colorblock endless adorable combinations. 
September 17, 2021 — Lauren Nielsen
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Our stylist Hannah is back with all her favorite tips and tricks for styling our swim! Today she'll be talking about her favorite ways to transition her swimsuits into every day outfits!
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