Have you seen our latest release of suits yet? Everyone needs a black suit as a staple, but that’s not to say you can’t dress it up with a cute and colorful cover up, or even stick to a classy monochrome look. We pulled together a list of our favorite cover ups to pair with our new line, so make sure you get yours ordered!
If you love pattern mixing, you know one of the best combos is dots and stripes! Mix it up with our Princess Peplum White Dot Tankini and the Tommy Bahama cover up hoodie.
Another pattern mixing option could be stripes and diamonds! Our Double-Strap Black Stripe Tankini would be darling with the Talbot’s vintage diamond tunic. This is practically a must-have for taking your kids to the pool.
A black one piece is a must in any girl’s closet. Pair ours with a bright, bohemian cover up for a look everyone will love. You can wear our Ruched Black Suit with this Anthropologie dress.
We love our new India flower print, and mixed with big, eye catching stripes it’s even better! Pair our Ruched India Flower Tankini with a bold stripe tunic for a look that you won’t want to take off.
If you want even more cover up options for your Lime Ricki suit, come into one of our stores in Salt Lake City or Provo! We have cover ups in stock that you will fall in love with. And don’t forget – our rash guards can be the perfect top or accessory to any of our suits! Happy shopping!
Sunglasses are a staple summer accessory for both fashion and functionality. With so many varieties and styles, it’s tempting not to collect a set of shades for every day of the week! Regardless of the number of sunglasses you have, you probably have your go-to favorite pair.
I know my favorite style is the aviator. But why? Is it because the style best suits my face shape or is it because I feel a little extra glam when I slide them on? Maybe it’s a little bit of both. According to some intense research combined with my own opinion, this is what your sunglasses say about you and your personality.
Aviators // These aren’t just for cops anymore. With color options ranging from basic brown to Lucky Charms rainbow, the aviator has charted new territory. Depending on the size and hue of your aviators, you might be an assertive and self-assured person. A favorite of Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell.
Round // The drama dahling. Making sure to leave the go-go boots at home, these statement specs can be understated or supersized. Hipsters, musicians, and artists are typically drawn to this type of frame so you’re probably a creative if sporting these two-disc frames. Made famous by legendary fashion icons like Jacqueline Kennedy and supermodel Twiggy.
Ray Ban Wayfarers // A certified classic. These have been around for more than five decades and like a classic “they never got out of style, they never go out of style.” If these are your go-to, you embody simplistic urbanity and a no-fuss attitude. An accessory staple of Taylor Swift.
Cat Eye // Made popular in the 50s – the era of poodle skirts and sipping one milkshake (with two straws) with your crush, these exude a bit of sass. If you’re seen sporting these you’re probably a little retro and lot confident. Audrey Hepburn wore an oversized version of these in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with a side of pearls.
Heart Shaped // Nothing says fun-loving like a cute pair of heart-shaped sunnies! If you’re drawn to these babies you’re most likely a little bit flirty and the life of the party. A summertime showstopper worn by Katy Perry.
Regardless of which pair of shades is your favorite, all of them will look fabulous paired with one of our suits! Shop our newest collection for a new look this summer.
Don’t forget to post a picture in your new suit on Instagram with the hashtag #lovelimericki for a chance to be featured on our account!
Who’s ready for spring break? I know my kids have already checked out mentally and have been dreaming about all things beach. I guess you could say we’re already craving summer, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Spring break first!
Several years ago when I was shopping for new swim suits, I noticed I couldn’t find a lot of different cuts that were unique yet modest and flattering to my body shape. After a lot of frustrating trips to the mall, I’d come home empty handed, with no new suit for my upcoming tropical vacation with the family… and so Lime Ricki was born. In 2007 when my sisters and I embarked on this adventure to start a swimming suit shop, we all agreed to create swimming suits that were not only cute, but also suitable to different types of activities and body shapes.
I hope as you shop for the perfect bathing suit you find something that you not only love, but also something that accommodates the various activities you’ll be participating in while wearing your suit! Here are my favorite bathing suit picks for any spring break getaway.
1. For the Waterpark//This trendy top is perfect for making a statement in an overcrowded waterpark. For an entire day spent at a waterpark, the separate pieces are ideal for quick trips to the restroom.
2. For Beach Volleyball// The geometric top paired with this flirty skirt is the perfect ensemble for some sandy beach volleyball. The flirty skirt provides enough coverage for your tushy while you volley back and forth with friends from dawn until sunset.
3. For the Pool// Whether you’re swimming laps or playing pool basketball you want a suit that will stay in place and not shift. This shirred band seafoam one-piece is our favorite for days spent swimming or chasing after the kiddies at the pool.
4. For Laying Out// I love this suit because of its timeless yet feminine look. It’s the perfect suit for laying out as the straps can be easily be tucked away so you can avoid tacky tan lines!
5. For Surfing// This geometric navy rashguard is a practical yet stylish option for those days spent in the Pacific riding waves. It’s super comfortable, UV 50+ sun protective (along with every one of our suits), and has a half-zipper in the back for easy on-off transitions.
Shop our new arrivals today! All new shoppers don’t forget you can get 15% off your first purchase if you sign up for Lime Ricki news and exclusive offers. All you have to do is subscribe with your email address!
Between busy schedules or just finding the motivation to put on your running shoes, staying in shape can sometimes be tough. One of the best things I do to push harder or make working out more enjoyable is listening to some feel good, pump up music. Here is a list of my top 25 workout songs that keep me working out longer and harder.
- All of Me by John Legend (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)
- Bang Bang by Ariana Grande
- Burn by Ellie Goulding
- Clique by Kanye West, JAY Z, Big Sean
- Freaks by French Montana, Nicki Minaj
- Habits “Stay High” by Tove Lo (The Chainsmokers Extended Mix)
- I Like It by Sevyn Streeter (Wax Motif Remix)
- Jump Around by House of Pain
- Latch by Disclosure, Sam Smith
- Pompeii by Bastille (Kat Krazy Remix)
- Pound the Alarm by Nicki Minaj
- Power by Kanye West
- Problem by Ariana Grande
- Pumpin Blood by NONONO (The Chainsmokers Remix)
- Run the World by Beyonce
- Safe and Sound by Capital City
- Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
- Summer by Calvin Harris
- Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo
- The Night Out by Martin Solveig
- Titanium by David Guetta, Sia
- Tom Ford by JAY Z
- Walking on Air by Katy Perry
- Who by Tujamo, Plastik Funk
- Work Hard, Play Hard by Wiz Khalifa
You can download this playlist of the Top 25 Work Out Songs on Shopify. What is your favorite song to listen to while getting fit?
We love when we find an inspiring outfit. We saw this one on Pinterest and had to have it. But we clicked on the link, and couldn’t find the original source! But not to worry, we can recreate the look. (For an amazing price, too!)
Shop the look: Sunnies and Bag from Forever21, Boyfriend Jeans from Target, Canvas Shoes from Kmart
Loose curls complete the look as a relaxed hairstyle.
If you follow us on instagram you know we had a contest to see who could post the best picture in their Lime Ricki suit. They were all amazing, it was so hard to choose! And how can you not respect a lady willing to post a selfie on the internet?! We LOVE.
Our winner was chosen because she said that her Lime Ricki made her feel like a super hero, and we love hearing that.
Never be afraid to snap a shot of yourself and put in on the web. You look amazing, promise. Keep on taking selfies in your Lime Ricki’s, and keep tagging us. You might be featured on our website or in our social content!
Mixing and matching allows you to create new looks that fit your unique and expressive style. Each Lime Ricki collection is designed to offer an amazing selection of pieces that work well for matching tops and bottoms. But we also keep in mind how our different lines work together to mix it up, for example, our Resort Collection and Spring Collection.
Some people may want mix and match with a pattern and a solid or designs that complement each other. Some may want to pair two different patterns for a really bold look. It's totally up to you - go with what feels good!
What’s your favorite combination? Let us know what you'll be mixing and matching for swimwear this season in the comments below.
When we design our collections, we love to explore the world of vibrant swimsuits for women who want a little bit of everything. We understand why many women often opt for modest swimwear designs that prioritize comfort and coverage. However, in recent years, there's been a growing trend in embracing bright and bold swimwear for a new level of confidence and style. So today, we're back on the blog to discuss wearing bright, bold colors and offer a few tips on mix and match swimwear to create a variety of stylish looks from cruise swimwear to the beach or poolside!
Swimwear that Helps You Stand Out with Confidence
Wearing bright and bold swimwear not only makes a fashion statement but also enhances safety. Here's how: bright colors, such as vivid oranges, pinks, and yellows, are easier for lifeguards and fellow swimmers to spot in the water. This added visibility can be crucial in crowded or open water settings, providing peace of mind for swimmers of all ages. Our swimwear also comes with sun-protective features. Not only do we use a perfectly-researched blend of nylon and spandex, but our swimsuit materials also offer UV +50 protection, which can help shield your skin from harmful UV rays while keeping you stylish.
Mixing and Matching - Versatility Meets Style
One of the fantastic aspects of bright and bold swimwear is the ability to mix and match, creating a wide range of stylish looks from just a few pieces. Here are some tips to maximize your swimwear collection:
Solid Colors: Start with a couple of solid, bright-colored bikini tops and bottoms. These act as the base for your swimwear wardrobe.
Patterned Pieces: Add a few patterned items, like floral, geometric, or striped bottoms or tops. These can be combined with solid colors for an eye-catching fit.
Accessorize: Don't forget to accessorize with sarongs, cover-ups, or stylish hats that complement your bright swimwear.
Play with Complementary Colors: Mix colors that complement each other on the color wheel. For example, pair a coral top with turquoise bottoms for an appealing contrast.
Try High-Waisted Bottoms: High-waisted bikini bottoms are not only fashionable but also provide extra coverage for those who prefer it.
Experiment with Layering: Layer a sheer, loose beach dress over your swimwear to create a sophisticated beach or poolside look.
Bright and bold swimwear can breathe new life into your swim style! The versatility of mixing and matching colors and patterns provides endless options for styling fresh, exciting new outfits with pieces that are so comfortable you'll want to wear them all day long. So, the next time you hit the beach or the pool, step out with confidence and make a splash in your vibrant swimwear.
People can do amazing things with nail art these days! While we know there's nothing quite as nice as getting your nails expertly done, we also don’t always have the time (or the money) to make that happen. But just because you may be short on time doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your nail style. You don’t have to be a professional stylist to try nail designs out for yourself! All you need are a few tips, a little do-it-yourself attitude, and you can keep your nails looking “sharp” at home.
Triangle tip nails are the perfect example of a nail design you can do yourself. This eye-catching style lends itself to a ton of creative variations, but getting started is easy. All you need to "nail" triangle tips is one piece of tape, a pair of scissors, and your favorite nail polish. (You should be able to reuse the same piece of tape for each finger, but just in case that piece of tape starts to fall apart, keep your scissors and some backup tape close by!)
First, cut the tip of the piece of tape into a triangle shape. Next, line up the tip of the tape triangle with the tip of your nail. Make sure the piece of tape is exactly where you want it, then paint the exposed part of your nail with your favorite polish. Remove the tape to reveal the perfect triangle tip every single time!
Repeat this process with every nail or use it on just a few to create your own unique look. You can always use a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to touch up any mistakes. Make sure to go over each nail with your favorite protective topcoat, and BOOM! You have a perfect, polished manicure!
Once you master this first triangle design, you can try cutting different lines for new styles. Give your first coat of polish time to dry completely, then layer a second piece of tape and use a second polish color to produce stunning colorblocking or subtle multi-tonal looks.
Doesn’t that sound so simple? Triangle nail tips are quick and easy for us, but even great for teens just learning to paint their own nails, and it makes for a great group activity, too! Get ready to impress all of your friends with your skills and have a great time doing it.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at our Spring 2013 photoshoot. Our models and stylists were amazing to work with and we had a great day soaking up the California sun!
Summer Thacker, Lime Ricki Stylist: Hey, I'm Summer. We just wrapped the Lime Ricki 2013 Spring photoshoot. We had tons of fun today. This Spring the suits are gonna be really bright, lots of patterns and lots of mixing and matching.
Andrew, Lime Ricki Model: Hey what's up? My name's Andrew, from San Diego. Here today in beautiful Salt Creek shooting some awesome trunks for Lime Ricki.
Kristi Collings, Hair & Makeup: For our hair and makeup look on this shoot we're keeping it California casual. Real big beachy curls, a few loose braids, and lots of berries and peaches.
Lauren, Lime Ricki Model: Hi, I'm Lauren, I'm one of the models here today. I'm from Southern California and we're here shooting for Lime Ricki here at Salt Creek Beach and we're all really excited.
Summer Thacker, Lime Ricki Stylist: We had a great time today shooting. We had a great staff, great models, and we can't wait for you guys to see all the fun suits.
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Have you not noticed that everything is high waisted these days? Have you been living under a rock? High waisted is in. In I tell you! Sorry. I just get a little enthusiastic when it comes to all things high waisted. Shorts, pants, skirts, dresses, and, you guessed it, bathing suits. High waisted bathing suits are the best high waisted things.
Women in the 1920-60’s wore high waisted bathing suits. Why? Because they are flattering. And so classy. They accentuate your waist, making it appear smaller and they accentuate your hips making you super curvy-licious. And you’re in luck because the Parker Barker collection is high waisted! (How many times do you think I can say high waisted in this blog post?)
My point is, high waisted bathing suits are flattering, classy, and perfect. I mean, look at those women! Talk about flattering swimwear.
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