Category Archives: Style

THE OUTNET.COM :: Best of Dresses & Jumpers

THEOUTNET.COM :: Best of Dresses by ROAWO [ You can find previous posts featuring my other faves from The Outnet & why it rocks so much here & here. ]

I’ll make this short & sweet so y’all can get to being big spendaaas on The Outnet. These are some of my favorite dresses on sale right meow :: PS these are all under $200 !!

1.  T-Bags

2.  T by Alexander Wang

3.  Alice & Olivia ( similar here )

4.  Mason by Michelle Mason

5.  Diane Von Furstenberg

6.  Diane Von Furstenberg  

7. Elizabeth and James ( I own this dress in white and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fit. Also, notice anything familiar about the handbag they’ve paired it with ?? )

8.  Elizabeth and James

9.   Alice + Olivia ( need for fall )

10.  W118 by Walter Baker ( I heart jacquard .. so much )

11. Diane Von Furstenberg

You’re so welcome, friends.

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THE OUTNET.COM :: Best of Handbags

THE OUTNET :: Post Series This is part II of my Favorites post series. You can find Part I (pants / skirts / shorts ) here !! (<< also, click to read a little summary on why The Outnet is so amaze / cheap / wonderful & worth your time)

Basically, since I’ve been home from a looooong summer of traveling, my activities have included: online shopping, cuddling with my dog, talking to my dog like he’s a human ( I’m seriously waiting for him to respond one day. Its coming, I know it. ), online shopping, cooking / baking, writing, sleeping, and .. did I say online shopping?

Luckily for y’all, I’ve been looking around online a LOT ( even more than usual ), so I have a whole new round-up of favorites to share.

Today’s post is all about handbags available on The Outnet website right now, so its going to be short because the photo pretty much speaks for itself. Here are some of my picks from the handbag department ::

The // Favorite Handbags // ROAWO

1. Diane Von Furstenberg

2. Alexander Wang

3. Diane Von Furstenberg ( so, not technically a handbag.. but such a cute little travel case! )

4. Diane Von Furstenberg  ( << only one left! )

5. Rebecca Minkoff ( also avail in tan )

You like?? Oh, and like I said before, once they sell out, its game over. So, shop shop shop! Now now now!

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A Few of my Favorite Things + A Little Promo Code Surprise !!

A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO Another favorites post is finally here! Every once-in-awhile I like to share a few of the little things that make me happy, happy, happy. These little parts of my every-day life ( most days ) either make me feel like I’ve really got my shit together / they look pretty and/or they make me a cool, calm, and collected human ( <<< necessary ).

So here’s my most recent collection of simple, every-day favorites:

Healthy Breakfast // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 1. A Healthy, Homemade Breakfast: I LOVE starting my day with a well-sized, healthy breakfast. For some reason, it just makes me feel clean & organized which is the BEST way to start the day. There’s just something about the good, clean energy that getting up and cooking some bfast gives you… plus it makes my house smell nice and home-y.

Usually, I’ll have something like this :: A mixture of whole-eggs / egg whites with avocado & my homemade salsa on top, blueberries, a glass of green tea, & a big glass of lemon water.

You Musn't  Be Afraid to Sparkle a Little Brighter, Darling // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO 2. Daily Inspo Quotes: I am obsessed with words ( probably why I’ve loved every literature class I’ve ever taken )… like really, really obsessed with them. I mean, my Quote Board on Pinterest is ridiculously lengthy ( around 2,500 quotes pinned to date ).

I think what I like the most is how I can read how someone ELSE puts words together and think “wow, that’s EXACTLY how I feel / think!” Because, sometimes, its hard for me to do that myself.  I think its kind of hard for all of us at times… thats what can make communicating so difficult. Communication is SO complex ( << obviously, you can tell I’m really interested in this topic ).

Anyways, so back to my framed inspo: this is the easiest way for me to remind myself every day to be happy / stay inspired. Okay, so the second quote I have pictured is a little aggressive / extreme, but whatever. We all get in those moods where we need a little bit of that. I like to print out my favorite quotes, frame them, and put them around my room for a daily dose of badass-ary.

Fresh Flowers // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO Fresh Flowers // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 3. Fresh Flowers: They always say every room needs something alive to make it feel right. Enter: flowers. This is SUCH an easy way to brighten up your home. I mean, when is the last time a freshly-cut flower bouquet / plant has ever stressed you out? Pretty much never. Though I’m just a college-kid on a college-budget, I try to pick up some flowers whenever I see some that I must have.

Grocery-store flowers are good ( cheap ) enough for me.

Laptop Skin // Society 6 // ROAWO 4. This “Wanderlust” Laptop Skin from So, if you’ve kept up / ever read ROAWO before, you know I like to travel as much as possible. Obviously, this laptop extra is perfffect for me. I’m kind of in love with it. Plus, I’ve gotten so many compliments, so obviously, its

Also, Society6 is one of my FAV online shops for stuff like tech skins / prints / iPhone cases / etc. There are so many options, so theres something for everyone.

Louboutins // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO Louboutins // A Few of my Favorite Things // ROAWO 5. These Christian Louboutin Wooden-Heel Leather Platforms: I mean, can we have a moment of silence for these? I’m known to splurge occasionally on some of my must-have items ( sparingly, of course ) & these were seriously so worth it ( I found a similar pair on eBay here << such a steal ).

But, exactly as expected :: I haven’t worn them yet because I’m too scared to scratch them up / get them dirty. You might be thinking “then whats the point of…” I get it, okay. I’m a crazy freak. I also always get the bottom-protector put on these types of shoes as well :: I don’t like when the red gets all scratchy.. OCD.

Metallic Tats // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 6. MetallicTats: I am seriously into this trend. First off, I don’t really like wearing a ton of bracelets, because I feel like they just get in my way. So, these are perfect for me. These jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos stay on for 4-6 days and look so, so badass.

MetallicTat is the brand I’m currently working with & I LOVE them! MetallicTat is owned by Leandra Simmons out of Encinitas, CA ( << one of my favorite places ever ) and her designs are fun, unique, and perfect for festivals / parties / a night out / or whatever else.

** The Super exciting part:: Visit MetallicTat on Etsy ( link above ) and use the promo code ROAWO10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order !! **

( I’ve already featured this little bull-skull metallic tattoo here. )

My German Shepherd // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO My German Shepherd // A Few of My Favorite Things // ROAWO 7. My Most Favorite Thing… My German Shep, Drogo: He completes my life, pretty much. Who needs a boyfriend ( or even friends… k no, thats dramatic) when you have the most perfect / sweetest cuddle-bud ever? Most of my day consists of: feeding Drogo / walking Drogo / talking to Drogo like he’s a human & like he’s going to answer me. I have long, sometimes funny, convos with my pup.. like a crazy-dog lady ( yes, he’s not even a real adult-dog yet.. an 80-pound beebus <<< my coined term for “baby” ). Maybe he wants to hear about my day, okay?

But actually, having a dog means someone(thing) will literally think that you are the best person / thing that has ever existed. Ever. You can’t NOT love that. Plus, despite his I-could-eat-you-whole appearance, Drogo is the sweetest & most playful dog ever. Best friends fo life.

So thats it for for now. I’m finally starting to create a posting schedule ( for the last week, I’ve posted almost every day ). Now, I’m going to try to stick to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

I also wanted to take a sec to thank everyone who has given me such amazing / encouraging feedback about ROAWO. I originally started this whole thing as material for internships and I have gotten SO much more from it:: discounts, promos, & collabs ( <<< so fun, contact me for info @ ) / connections with people who enjoy the same things that I do / further knowledge in the subjects I’m interested in / a creative outlet to fill my time / etc.

So thanks to everyone who has been soooo cool about it. I really appreciate it. Really.

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THEOUTNET.COM: Best of Bottoms Edition

My Name is Payton Sartain, and I Am Addicted to THEOUTNET.COM: Bottoms It’s true. I’m addicted. As a self-proclaimed professional online-shopper ( if only that was a career… ), I am constantly looking for good-quality, designer stuff for reeeealll-unbelievable cheap. Its pretty much my sport of choice at this point.

One thing about me: I like to buy clothing / shoes / accessories from the designers who designed them first, if I can. I’d rather give my money to the brilliant creator, rather than a cheapy copy-cat. Also, I prefer to have fewer “things” that are each really valuable over stuffing my closet full of crappy-junk ( aka: stuff that falls apart / looks exactly like what everyone else has / is a waste of my money ).

Most of the time, I re-sell my old stuff on eBay. No one looks to eBay to buy your average Forever 21 garb, so I consider clothing from stores LIKE that ( though there is a time and a place for it.. see here ) to be more of a waste than an investment. Plus, I like textures ( leather, jacquard, etc. ), and that stuff is usually a little pricier… because its so badass obviously.

Blah, Blah. Thats my spiel.

Enter: The Outnet. Whether you agree with me or not about my investment / waste opinion, you will L-O-V-E The Outnet. This website offers some seriously great, good-quality, designer investment pieces ( or just fun extras ).. for SO cheap. I mean, like up to 80% off cheap. You need The Outnet. Right now.

So, because I LOVE to share my genius online-shopping techniques / LOVE series posts / LOVE The Outnet, I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite products every once-in-awhile. Your welcome.  THE OUTNET. COM: Its an Addiction 1. Faith Connection

2. Karl Lagerfeld

3. Alice + Olivia

4. W118 by Walter Baker

5. Elizabeth and James

6. T by Alexander Wang

7. Pierre Balmain

8. AG Jeans

9. Current/Elliot

10. AG Jeans

11. Adidas by Stella McCartney  ( << LOVE this activewear brand )

Happy shopping, luv-hairs!

( PS: This stuff sells-out fast, so when you see something you just gotta have, grab it before its too late! Don’t let someone else steal your sweet deal. )


*Disclaimer: All opinions posted on are my own. I am not being payed by The Outnet to share my opinions. 

Whats In My Bag?

So, I’m taking part in the Revolve Photo a Day Challenge, and yesterday’s post was “I for In My Bag.” Naturally, I thought this would be a good thing to include in a blog post for y’all, because I carry around all my favorite stuff and I want to show it off ( duh ).

I got my bag from Massimo Leather in Florence, Italy. Its SO badass, I know::

IMG_6577 IMG_6580 1. Water: I’m an H20 addict — I seriously have a water bottle with me at all times.

2. Car keys, obviously.

3. Moleskine Classic Notebook( for my OCD lists & things )

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet

5. My new metallic tat ! ( post coming soon )

6. Tom Ford Sunnies ( that I bought on Gilt for like $0.. basically )

7. Mophie Charger Case ( <<< absolutely life-changing.. you need it )

8. EVIAN Mineral Water Facial Spray

9. Lip Balm ( I’m also a lip balm addict )

10. Cute Dog Leash for my amazing leetle man, Drogo. ( from WAG in Ft. Worth )

Makeup Must-Haves… but Really.

Here’s my makeup must-haves yaaaa bishes ::

Untitled-1 1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua // 2. Benefit Fake-up Concealer // 3. Benefit Hoola Bronzer // 4. Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in Rose // 5. Chanel Water-proof Eyeliner // 6. Great Lash Waterproof Eyeliner // 7. A GREAT Brush Set

Maroon / Burgundy Picks for Fall & Football ( For my Aggie Gals !! )

All my Texas A&M frands :: you can thank me later. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite maroon / burgundy clothing and accessories for y’all ( + all for beating the Texas heat ).

Even if you aren’t lucky enough to be a Texas Ag, this color is huge for fall.. so go spend some money on this shizz >>>


1. Brandy Melville / 2. Dorothy Perkins / 3. Brandy Melville / 4. Free People /

5. TopShop / 6. Lulus / 7. Madewell / 8. Brandy Melville / 9. Free People /

10. Free People / 11. Free People / 12. Free People / 13. Free People / 14. TopShop /

15. Lulus / 16. Marc Jacobs / 17. Banana Republic / 18. TopShop / 19. House of Fraser /

20. Swarovski

Accessory Overhaul #2

20140804-223808-81488418.jpg So, badazz jewelry is pretty much my favorite thing since sliced (gluten-free) bread. I did an Accessory Overhaul post waaaayy too long ago, and since it seemed to be a hit, I’m gunna make this a little running post every once in awhile. Here’s some of the cool stuff I’ve scored since then::


Necklaces from left to right:: Irene’s Story / Renae Marie Apparel / Free People / Renae Marie Apparel / Kitson / Durango Trading Post


Top:: Coin ring made by me [ Coin from Cabo San Lucas & Ring base from Michael’s ]
Bottom:: Earthbound Trading Co.
What I’m most excited about is this amaze jewelry box I found at Earthbound Trading Co. In Durango, CO::


20140804-235708-86228338.jpg Have you ever seen something so b-e-a-utiful? No. You haven’t. It’s going to fit seamlessly into the white + cream + gold + purple thing I’ve got goin’ on in my room. AND it was only $40. What a steal.

Also, I have a little announcement for y’all:: I am starting my own ROAWO jewelry line launching next month ( hopefully ). After looking around ( too much ) online and in stores, I’ve gotten sick of the jewelry I see everyone and their moms wearing.. And it’s hard for me to find pieces that fit my style at ( relatively ) good prices. So, I’ve started to collect objects/pendants/rocks + good-quality beads/chains/etc. that are one-of-a-kind to create jewelry that no one else will have. I’ll be hosting a giveaway once I get my Etsy shop up and running ( follow me on Instagram for updates ). In the meantime, here’s a lil’ sneak peek of what I’ve collected in Colorado, thus far::




My Summer Go-To: High Waisted Cutoffs

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Shirt: Pine Boutique [ similar here ]

Shorts: Urban Outfitters

Bralette: Free People

Necklaces: PUBLIK and Spell Designs

Summer Style: My Favorite Online Shops

My Favorite Online Stores for Summer Style

1. PUBLIK: I only recently came across this online marketplace, and wow. I’m in love. [Did a little post in one of their floral rompers here]. They have AMAZE clothing for AMAZE prices. PUBLIK is trendy and has enough variety to interest a wide range of shoppers; there is something for almost every style. Also, sign up for e-mails because PUBLIK has a lot of great sales that make purchasing a closet’s worth of clothes so cheap, its almost a crime not to. Follow PUBLIK on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated as well. More to come on ROAWO with this store so so soon!

2. Brandy Melville: Basics. Basics. Basics. for Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. I’m a sucker for a perfectly-fitting basic t-shirt or shirtdress and Brandy Melville is the place to find a ton of those.. and more! I hate to drop major $$$ on something super simple, so I love that stores like Brandy Melville make it easy to build up a collection of basics without breaking the bank. Also, they have BADASS graphic tees. I mean, really. You gotta check ’em out.

3. Gilt: This one should probably be my #1, because I have without-a-doubt spent the most money on this website for my spring and summer clothes, makeup, home decor, travel shizz, etc. Gilt just has it all.. and for a fraction of the original prices. You have to sign up for membership, but the process is quick and painless. Gilt hosts new events daily and each event lasts a couple of days.. but don’t take too long to check up on your favorite brands! This online shopping format only carries so much of each item, so if you wait too long to check the daily sales, your favorite products may be gone!! Swiped by another user! Before you sign up, e-mail me at to learn how to receive $25 off your FIRST ORDER! Considering a shop on Gilt daily, be prepared for some awesome shiznit to come on ROAWO from my fav store. [Already featured here]

4. Nasty Gal: After reading Sophia Amoruso’s book #GIRLBOSS, I somehow love Nasty Gal even more than I did before. This place is not for the conservative, mousey type. I mean, its trendy, badass, and daring with a hint of skin-baring to match. Wearing Nasty Gal, you’re sure to catch more than a few eyes [p.s. Its because you look HOTT.. not because you have something on your face.. lolz]. This is the type of clothing you just have to own confidently… or else you look like total a fish out of water. Just my type of thanng, ya know?

5. Free People: Okay, Duh. Little tip: Free People also has events on Gilt, so you have a chance to purchase your fav Free People stuff for cheap! I have featured some of my favorite Free People looks on ROAWO here, here, and here.

6. Urban Outfitters: Also, Duh. These last two are so classic, they don’t need explanations. Some of my favorite Urban products can be found on ROAWO here and here.

Happy, Happy Shopping! Stay tuned for my adventures in Italy coming next week!