KATU Afternoon Live: Summer Must-Haves


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I was back on KATU's Afternoon Live this month to talk about my summer must-haves!  I'm not a huge fan of the heat or the summer, so I like to use and wear items that help me stay cool and comfortable and feel my best with minimal effort.

Enjoy the segment and let me know your summer must-haves!

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Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 52/49/58.

Featured In The Video

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What I Wore

  • Sleeveless Knit Maxi Dress - Target (Ava & Viv)
    • I'm wearing this maxi in a 3X and absolutely love it!  As soon as the first burgundy one I ordered came in the mail, I immediately bought this blue one. And it was only $22!
  • Off-the-Shoulder Top - Old Navy
    • Wearing a 3X
    • Old Navy seems to carry this style every summer in different prints, so keep checking the website if you like it.


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  • Sunscreen
    • Native Coconut & Pineapple SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
    • Native is my favorite aluminum-free deodorant brand.  It is the only one I have found to actually work all day.
    • They now make sunscreen for the body and face.  The sunscreen comes in 3 scents - Coconut & Pineapple, Rosé, and Unscented
    • The body sunscreen leaves a very faint filmy feeling, but nothing like what I have felt with traditional sunscreens. 
    • The face sunscreen does not leave a filmy feeling nor does it make me greasy. And no white cast!

  • No Makeup Makeup
    • Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF30 - Sephora
    • This is a green-to-beige color corrector that evens out your skin tone, corrects redness, and protects skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors.
    • It is for all skin types, though I don't know how the color-correcting performs on darker skin tones.
    • It contains SPF 30 and is a zinc oxide sunscreen without a white cast.
    • I find it works well as a primer and I tend to use it as a moisturizer.  If my skin is on the dry side, I use a light moisturizer underneath.

  • Sunglasses
    • Zenni Prescription Sunglasses
    • I LOVE a mirrored finish lens, but find them harder to come by.  I also am a total fan of prescription sunglasses now and don't know that I can go back to regular sunglasses.
    • Zenni has tons of frame options and lens upgrades at affordable prices.  I have had nothing but good experiences with them and have turned lots of friends onto them as well.
    • They have a variety of colored mirror finishes that you can apply to pretty much any frame you wish.
    • My sunglasses in the video are the Rose Gold frames #3216819, with rose gold mirror finish.

  • Handheld Fan - Amazon
    • This fan was a gift from friends as an upgrade to my usual USB-powered fan they generally make fun of me for using (because they were jealous they didn't have one on hot days). 😉
    • This fan has a USB charger and flashlight, which makes it a great little tool to carry around.

  • Sun Hat - Amazon
    • I really wanted to find a proper sun hat that was cute and fit my large head.
    • This hat has a wide brim and adjustable band on the inside, with UPF protection.
    • I am wearing the size Large in the color "A-khaki".


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  • Maxi Dress
    • Tie Front Full Skirted Maxi - Eloquii
    • I bought this dress in a size 22, though I think I could have sized down one more.  I typically wear a 24, so this surprised me.
    • This dress is available in six different color/print options.
    • Eloquii has some great sales from time to time.  This dress is regularly $140, but I got it for $55 during a sale.  You've seen it in my beach birthday post!

  • Off-the-Shoulder Top & Activewear Capris
    • Super Soft Peach Floral Cold Shoulder Top - Torrid (no longer available)
      • Wearing this top in a 3X.  I hope they carry more of this style.
    • LIVI Stretch Trouser Capri in Zinfandel - Lane Bryant
      • This style of activewear capri is also available in olive, navy, black, & grey.
      • These pants are so comfortable, don't wrinkle, and have lots of stretch and movement.

  • Kimono, Tank, & Bermuda Shorts
    • I love a kimono as a breezy cover-up, arm coverage, a layer if the night has a little chill.
    • A tank and shorts will never not be a summer go-to.
    • While these specific items are no longer available, as I have had them for years, I have a few similar styles linked below.
    • Kimono - Similar
    • Tank - Similar
    • Shorts - So far Lane Bryant shorts are my favorites and fit me the best.

What outfit formulas do you use in the warmer months? 

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