Little Lime Bump; Maternity Swimwear
In an effort to serve those stylish limettes who are rocking the "bump" this season, I have decided to create a new series of blogs called Little Lime Bump, or LLB is you will! The LLB series will cover everything from maternity swimwear to the best nursing bras and everything in between! And what kind of plus size specialist would I be if I didn't devote blogs to my full figured moms-to-be, so expect LLB to do some Plus Size Maternity as well! Have suggestions for a blog? Want me to cover something specific? Have I styled you and you want to be featured? Lets do it! LLB is setting out to bring the best of fashion to the bump-bearing divas and I hope you like it!

LLB brings you my top ten picks for Maternity Swimwear..

Matthew Williamson for Macy's

When designers decide to do a collection for a major retailer, like Macy's, I always get that nervous/excited feeling. Is it going to be so amazing that my Amex is going to stop swiping, or is it going to be a collection that lost its allure while being transformed for the middle class, fashion loving masses? So when I checked out the Matthew Williamson for Macy's collection this morning I wasn't sure what I was going to expect (I had seen sneak peek photos previously but wanted to embrace the entire collection on its launch date like the rest of the world). All I have to say is; my Amex is exhausted!

Chic in Chiffon: 10 pieces you'll love for spring!
Be Chic in Chiffon

With spring poking its head in and out, it seemed the perfect time to focus on a blog on one of the hottest categories this season, chiffon! It graced the runways, it is in every store and now I give you my top ten picks for every Limette. From maxi dresses to scarfs, there is something for everyone. Enjoy...

Victoria Secret Hires a Curvier Model.. (Um- not really..)

Photo: NY Magazine, The Cut

I rarely get controversial or political, or even stir up a debate with this blog but today I have no choice. I found myself reading an article in NY Mag's The Cut about new Victoria Secret model Kate Upton and had a hard time understanding what the company and the public are trying to say....

Limelight on: New Louboutins

All Images,

I may have a serious shopping addiction, a love/hate relationship with my AMEX and a love of shoes that borders unhealthy, but I know when to draw the line. So here is my review of the new, fabulous, divine & absolutely amazing Louboutins .. all of which I CANNOT afford and unfortunately will not own this season.

Unless of course someone wants to buy me a pair.. in which case.. who am I to deny you of paying it forward in the form of red-sole happiness??

One Store, 3 Affordable Full Figured Looks...

I have to say I used to be much more enthusiastic about Forever 21+ line (back when they first started and were still referred to as Faith 21) but had seen that the line was becoming more "hit or miss" then a go-to purchase site/line. Well, once again a retailer has proven my skeptic attitude wrong and put me in my stylish little place! Forever 21+ is back with some on-trend, flirty, full figured fab pieces! Probably enough to inspire more than one Forever plus blog (readers beware.. more to come!) but for now I give you my foolproof equation...

One Store + 3 Affordable Full Figured Looks = One happy girl :) 
All items are from Forever 21 +
Spruce up your look w/ a Scarf..

We all know accessories can make or break a look, not to mention it is such an easy way to add some pizazz to your day! This morning I was tweeting and was inspired by a response from our friends at LA PURSE , a great online boutique, to write a little blog on some on-trend scarfs that can add instant style to your look. I browsed a few sites and quickly came up w/ these five picks...

Love em or Leave em??
Let us know on a scale of one to five, how many limes would you rate these easy to rock accessories?...

Limelight on: Evans UK Sale
SALE -- SALE -- SALE ....  I can't help myself when I see these words! So this afternoon when I received my email notification from Evans UK, I immediately directed myself to their site. Evans is hit or miss in my opinion but I searched their sale pages for the top 6 pieces I thought would be worth adding to that shopping bag! Here are my top 6 picks that will lead you into spring... Enjoy Plus Size Divas.... Enjoy!
PFW: Louis Vuitton
PFW: Louis Vuitton

I always play the dinner game with some of my fashionista friends; you know "Who would you invite to dinner if you could only invite 5 people" game? Although I have to admit I always change the rules.. people can be living, deceased, you can have a dinner party of 5 and then the next time we play its a banquet of 50! In any event, every time I play; the amazing and always impressive Marc Jacobs makes it on my list (isn't he lucky LOL). I imagine how I would discuss his collections, his eye for evolution in the industry, his ability to shock & awe, his attention to detail and of course- well, just how fun he seems! Since I am not Charlie Sheen crazy and know my concept of this fab & glam dinner is just a dream, I can only do what I do best and spread the fabulousness that is Mr. Jacobs with my review of the Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 RTW collection...

Warning: This collection may have you drinking wine and lacing up your over the knee boots...

Full Figured Swim; Monif C. 2011 Swim Collection

I stumbled upon the contemporary, on-trend plus size designer, Monif C., a few years back but it wasn't until I started writing for the examiner & founded Little Lime Dress that I kept such a close eye on the designer and her collections.

Those of you who know me know I am always looking for the hottest trends in plus size fashion, and credit myself for putting together some pretty fabulous full figured looks but, while I would love to, I can't take all the credit for that creativity.. I must give credit where credit is due, to the designers who inspire me. Monif C. has always been one of those designers that catch my eye. Yes, her "convertible dress" is her staple piece but when you lift the curtain and look further into this designer's studio in Manhattan (a place where I have been lucky enough to shop a few times) you find some really interesting and exciting designs for the plus size woman. I have reviewed Monif before, covering everything from outerwear to swim but today's review is fueled with MAJOR excitement!

This morning her email blast was the first I opened, I couldn't wait to see what Monif had in store for on-trend plus size swimwear and, as I expected, she delivered!

I don't even want to type anymore... see below for the fierce & fab pieces from her swim 2011 collection. Thanks Monif!


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