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I Pay My Own Rent, but Don’t Ask Me for Adult Advice Yet: An Outfit ( x River Island )

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This post is in partnership with River Island. All commentary & opinions are, as per usual, my own.

Easy fall looks: River Island suit as seen on Hustle + Halcyon

TGIF, amiiiiiriiiight??

Yesterday, I took the whole day off of work ( basically ) to drive my beloved Drogo ( for those of you who are new here, Drogo is my 90-pound German Shepherd… you can meet him in my Dog Birthday Party post, LOL ) to Scottsdale, AZ.

I got Drogo when he was a lil pup, back when I was a sophomore in college. My grandparents took him in when I moved to Los Angeles ( they live on various ranches/places with lots of land ), with a plan to return him to me once I settled in here in LA.

I picked him up from Arizona ( which is halfway between Los Angeles & where my grandparents stay in Colorado during the summer, so its a nice meeting spot for us ) & brought him to California a few months ago. He LOVED the beach, befriended my roomie’s pup, & enjoyed our long morning walks to Brentwood, but, ultimately, I think he’s happier when he has lots of room & land to run around on.

Back to Texas/Colorado he goes. I LOVE my baby child like I basically birthed him, so as long as he’s a happy dog, I’m content.

Payton Sartain, LA-based Blogger behind Hustle + Halcyon, wears River Island for Fall

So, I drove for about 14 hours in total yesterday. In preparation for such a trek, I posted on my Instagram story asking y’all for podcast/audiobook/playlist recommendations. I was shocked by the number of amazing responses I got from Instagram followers!

Some of you even asked me to share what other H+H-ers recommended to me ( um, HELLO, bomb-ass H+H community! ), so I did so in the caption of this Instagram post, if you’re interested in that. I’ll do a full post on my favorite podcasts very soon, as well.

alright, on to more important topics: my suit situation

I’m partnering with River Island today to bring y’all this chic-as-hell suit for fall inspiration. A few weeks ago, as I was sitting out on my balcony, pondering life over my protein smoothie, I realized that I will be 24 FREAKING YEARS OLD this December ( aka: ancient ).

In the past, when I saw women wearing suits, I considered that look too mature for me, though I’ve always LOVED the put-together vibe a good suit set gives off. Then I realized, I am PRIME TIME age ( also known as working-age ) to sport bomb outfits like this one.

New rule: once you can drink alcohol legally, you gotta buy at least one fresh-ass suit for work / play / whatever.

Hustle + Halcyon wears River Island in the fun fall look

River Island Fall Suit on Blogger Payton Sartain

For fall, I’m loving a printed &/or a fun color suit paired with a casual tee & sneakers.

The suit says, “hey, I pay my own rent now,” while the tee/sneakers say “… but I’m still learning to navigate adult life, so don’t ask me for any advice because idk.”

River Island has a number of suits & standalone blazer options to wear this fall. What I like about River Island is it’s chic, UK-inspired vibe & it’s attainable price point. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit of everything I received from RI, & I’m SO happy to be partnering with them for the next few months to share my style as it evolves from Fall to Winter.

Let’s be honest, I live in Los Angeles, so the weather doesn’t get too cold, but I like to play around with seasonal aesthetics, so get pumped.

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Los Angeles Blogger Payton Sartain wears River Island's Black Stripe Suit for Fall

For a pop of color, I added my red Celine Luggage Handbag ( from Trendlee ) to this lil suit situation.

Welp, I’m off to spend my Friday shooting, working & sending off many-a-package to Poshmark customers ( & might end the night with a tequila shot or two ). Sounds like a thrilling day, righttttt? ( but actually, it does ).

I may or may not be binge-listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast, wearing my long black-widow-inspired robe alone in my apartment all day, too. Ya know, as you do when you’re creepy as fuck.

What are y’all up to this weekend?? Come along on Instagram stories, if you so choose ( warning: drunken snaps are coming ).

Talk soon. x

Photos by Claire Huntsberger

6 Responses
  • Hilary Fornefeld
    09 . 29 . 2017

    LOVE this RI suit, and totally agree with you – everyone woman needs at least one good tailored suit that makes you look like you’ve got your life together just a little…


    • paytonsartain
      10 . 05 . 2017

      Hahah *just a little,* LOL. thanks for the love, beeb!

  • Ewa Macherowska
    09 . 30 . 2017

    You look perfect! x


  • jo carol redd Mamajo
    10 . 02 . 2017

    where can your Mamajo get those vintage white sunglasses??????
    Mail me a pair???? Have to have them !!!!
    You always look fabulous…
    You have a fabulous eye for clothes
    Still love you in white and soft pinks..
    love you and proud of you

  • Maru Conti
    10 . 03 . 2017

    Great outfit!