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Red, White and Blue July 01 2013, 0 Comments

Happy birthday America!!  Let’s celebrate Independence Day in style this year!!  Whatever you’ve got grilling, I’ve got you covered ;)


This breezy RO Secretary Shirtdress is perfect for any outdoor occasion.  Wear it over your bikini and you can jump into the water anytime or pair it with some leggings or jeans when it gets chilly during the fireworks!  It’s a super fun dress to accessorize too!  It comes in blue, white or black.



There are some RAD board shorts in store by Insight that are totally town cruisable and classy.  Pair it with a RO Aloha Shirt and the gals won’t even notice you’ve got your swim pants on!


Now you’ve got your outfit ready go get those dogs and patties!!


Here are some tips where you can catch the fireworks on Oahu btw☆

July 3rd

Aloha Tower Market Place @8:45


July 4th

Turtle Bay @8:00

Kailua Beach Park @8:00

Ala Moana Beach Park @8:30



60's Shift Dress June 17 2013, 0 Comments


I’ve got another perfect summer dress to introduce! Made with vintage aloha fabric from the 60’s (it’s a super limited addition!), the prints are just so fun and playful!  Pair with some pin heels for a party or they even go great with loafers so you can easily dress down! I personally recommend wearing you hair big ladies, and go full on 60’s!!



The dress is wrinkle free and zips in the back.  Comes in orange or blue, of course made in Hawaii as always. Sold in store and online.  

Joe in Summer Colors! June 10 2013, 0 Comments

Every girl’s favorite RO Joe Dress is now available in fun summer colors!! The fabric is 100% cotton seersucker and it even has pockets (I know that’s a HUGE plus ladies)!


The skinny waist belt gives it a super cute accent and you can easily dress it down or up!  Got an outdoor party or a wedding this summer?  Wear it with a pair of wedges, put a little cardigan in your bag and you are good to go!  And yes, everyone will be jealous so be careful ;)

Available in Yellow, Tangerine, and Blue.  You can buy them at the store or online. I'm telling you, these babes sell out FAST!  Get yours today☆



Archival Clothing May 20 2013, 0 Comments


I have a new brand to introduce that I am totally in love with, Archival Clothing!!

All of the bags we are carrying from Archival are made in Oregon with the best quality materials: US-sourced waxed fabrics, Horween leather, brass hardware, and "best in category" webbing from the UK.  I mean these guys are SERIOUS!!


All of their bags and pouches are made extremely sturdy with great detail and a timeless classic design.  You’re gonna be carrying it around for the rest of your life!!  Oh, and the Field Bags and Flap Musettes are hand numbered so it will be your one and only, how neat is that!!

Sold in store and online. Come check them out. 




Happy Sunday May 13 2013, 0 Comments


Did you know... that we are now open 7days a week?! Yes, you can relax and shop on a Sunday!! Maybe grab some dim sum afterwards? ;) 

We’ve got beautiful new bags from Archival (all of their stuff is handmade in Oregon) and RO dresses.  Of course the usual awesome men’s and women’s clothing and lil goodies are here as well!


Store Hours

Mon-Fri 10-18 *We’re open till 22 on First Friday’s!

Sat & Sun 10-16

Ladies Aloha May 04 2013, 0 Comments

Just in time for summer, I finally made some ladies aloha shirts!! (Sorry for the wait girls!)  Like our men’s aloha it’s fitted and tailored with a super modern look.  The rolled up sleeves with side buttons gives them a nice accent tooJ

You can tuck it in for a preppy look or I like to tie it on the waist for a more sassy twist!!  Go crazy with them girls!!

Comes in four different designs and you can it match it with your man! Made here in Hawaii with vintage aloha fabric as always!



Mad Men RO Style April 09 2013, 0 Comments


I am sure a lot of you were excited for the new season premiere of Mad Men.  And what was even better?  Hawaii was featured (the pink palace to be more precise) as Don and Megan's vacation destination. 


So I thought I'd do a Mad Men fashion done RO way.  Come on, who doesn’t love that 70’s glam? (And the hair!!)  Anyways, I picked out a couple of outfits, which I wish Don and Megan, had worn for their Hawaiian Vacation!



Don in RO Japanese floral and Megan in our seersucker dress...  Boy, would they have rocked these! 

I’ll leave my fantasy styling session here, but one last thing!  Did you know throughout the month of April, celebrating the Mad Men premier, you can enjoy classic cocktails at the Mai Tai Bar in the Royal Hawaiian for only $3!?  The lineups are Blue Hawaii, Old Fashioned, Pina Colada and French 75.  So let head on down to the bar, shall we?



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Music Fest Fashion April 02 2013, 0 Comments

Kicking it off with SXSW the music festival season has officially begun!  Coachella is just around the corner, Lollapalooza is in August, and for us here in Hawaii Metric is coming in a couple of weeks, Soja (Atmosphere will be performing as well!) is doing a outdoor gig as well!  So lets talk music fest fashion!!




Here’s our top two picks! 




The standard.  Baggy tank with hot shorts! Let's show some skin ladies! Both from Insight, tank is sold at $40 and shorts for $69.  Pair with a nice pair of chunky boots ( or even with some rain boots) and you the queen of rock’n’roll ;)




If you are aiming for something a bit more girly, we’ve got this cutie!  Keep it simple in black and white, but don’t forget to accessorize! Insight dress $58, hat $22 and shades for $12.


So what do you say?  Are ready for some dope music and dancing!?








Get Ready for Some SUN! March 25 2013, 0 Comments

Aloha!! Looks like things are warming up here and the beaches, waves, sunshine is calling us!


At Roberta Oaks we’ve got bikini for the babes and some awesome board shorts for the dudes from Insight!




Rather you are an active surfer gal or just wanna work on your tan, either ways we’ve got you covered! All Insight bikini are nice and fitted so whatever you plan to do out there they’ll remain comfortable.  FYI the bandeau actually comes with a strap and even if you have a small chest you can pull it off, I promise!  The triangle bikini, which will look amazing on any kind of body shape, has removable padding if that’s not your thing!






And now for the dudes!  We’ve got simple and clean board shorts that’s going to make you classy on the beach!  For both shorts, the colors are fun so even though the designs are simple they ain’t boring, I can tell you that!  Also they are cut a tad bit shorter than usual so you can work on your thigh tan ;)




Everything is sold in store so come take a peek!  And go soak up some sun!






RO Beach Bags March 18 2013, 0 Comments



A brand new product for me that should not be limited to the beach!

This jazzy cotton bag makes a great shopping bag or purse and also fits perfectly in your bicycle basket. It's fully lined in a solid contrasting fabric and that lil' pocket on the front will hold your shades and phone jusssssst right!

The wide shoulder strap remains comfy even when your bag is full of produce or your beach gear, and you can even toss this baby in the washing machine when you've worn it dirty!

As always, Made In Hawaii!








RO Buttons March 11 2013, 0 Comments


And what would a beach bag be without a button?
Yup, Ill admit it... I've got buttons on everything!
Old ones, new ones, found ones, inherited ones, who doesn't love a button?!

Presented in three lil' collections & intended to spread some Aloha near & far,
here's some RO button love coming at ya!

Pin 'em on your rucksack, your hat, your apron, your ma's apron,
your grannies apron, your pa's bibs, you name it!
Just don't pin it on the babies bib, OUCH!











Get Ready for Spring March 05 2013, 0 Comments

Aloha!! Just wanted to let you we've got new goodies from INSIGHT!  And just in time for spring!!

This beauty here just screams out spring, right? Look at all the lovely flowers...



My personal fave, this breezy cotton shirt that comes WITH the velvet bra!!  AND did you know all of the cotton that INSIGHT uses is organic?!  Total awesomeness...


Don't forget we've got pants as well.


Like this hot bleached skinny denim!!  Any plain old shirt is going to look super rad with these babies!


Couldn't post them all so come on in to our store!!  Waiting for you with lots of love.



Just In! Utility Canvas February 16 2013, 0 Comments

Got some new goodies in store for both boys and girls!!

Utility Canvas's  totes and backpacks. Their simple design really brings out the beautiful colors and it's going to be soooo difficult choose one...  All made here in the US of A!


For the "I need to carry around everything with me" people.  This is your dream bag.  It's 15Hx18Wx8D so it'll fit basically any imaginable thing, even though you might not actually need it. (but then again you never know!)  Laptops, school books?  Bring it on!!


This baby is a wonderful everday bag. It's 13x11x16 and has long handles so you can wear it over your shoulders.  And both totes have inside side pockets as well :)



And last but not the least, the backpacks!  These are street wear backpacks people!  Don't worry, you won't look like you are about to go on a hike or backpack Europe.  It's gonna make you look super hip and rad!!

Be My Valentine Sale February 11 2013, 0 Comments

Still haven't figured out what to get your loved one?  Well you are in luck!! We've great stuff for both dudes and gals (ex: Topo Designs' bags, Will Leather's totes and wallets, beautiful jewlrly by local designers) and don't forget our awesome original line clothing!!  And now thur the big day they are ON SALE!!  In store AND online!!  You can get the details here.

Haven't got anyone in particular?  Excuse me, but YOU are important!  Pamper yourself, you know you deserve it!






Trend Alert!! 60's Mod February 04 2013, 0 Comments

OK, trend alert this time for the ladies!

What we saw a lot on the runway, 60's Mod with blod stripes.

2013 Marc Jacobs

2013 Dolce and Gabbana

Lovely, huh?  But there is no need to spend a fortune on high fashion brands to be trendy!

We've got THE BEST (if I may say so myself) Mod dress in town!

It comes in navy (as above) or ivory.  Goes great with leggings, skinny jeans or a chuncky pair of boots!  This dress is a MUST for this season ladies!! And don't forget, it's made right here in Hawaii! 



Trend Alert!! Camo February 02 2013, 0 Comments

I know January is already over, but it is never too late to cover trends!  So our first post on trend alert is "Camo"! Fellas camoflage is IN this year! GQ says so, if you ask me that's pretty damn official!



But just because it's trending don't go over board!  Wear it subtle, you don't want to look like you're going hunting. Especailly if you are a camoflage virgin.

This is where we step in.   Don't worry guys we've got you covered ;)


The Topo Designs backpack in camo.  Like we have mentioned before, their stuff is super functional and sturdy.  Just by adding a bag to your already rad outfit, you can look super trendy in a jiffy! (Maybe "jiffy" is not such a trendy word...)





RO Potions January 28 2013, 0 Comments


A belated introduction of our body sprays!!  They are all my orginal blends (so no way finding the same scent anywhere else!), made of natural essential oil and of course made right here in Paradise!!  We've got four masculine scents and eight more floral ones.

For those who enjoy an earthy scent I STRONGLY recommend the Vetiver, good for the ladies as well!  Which by the way is our one of our top seller.  If you like citrus scents there is Joyful, scents of great stuff like greapefruit and bergamot, it will sure lift your spirits up!  Or the Goddess for a simple feminine scent of roses!

OK, I think I've said enough...  Stop by for a sniff or we take orders online as well!


Every Girl's Favorite January 14 2013, 0 Comments

Who doesn't LOVE the sweet floral scent of gardenia, or na'u in Hawaiian.  It simply makes you happy and lights your spirit up!!   And to be around that lovely scent all day long is every girl's dream, right!?

That's where Kai steps in.  We started carrying their perfume oil ( a little dab will last you all day!),  body glow (some shimmer to go with you sun kissed body perhaps?!) and the travel kit (which covers all you needs during your vacation!) and everything is simply AMAZING!! Just cannot get enough of it!!  So I am sharing my enthusiasm with you.  It is definitely something to get excited about, so please ladies (and gents) come in store to have a little sniff of heaven!  They are perfect as gifts as well!

Some INSIGHT for ya... October 31 2012, 0 Comments


What's new:


Aussie brand Insight joined the mix on the racks here at RO earlier this month.Known for it's youthful and art driven designs, Insight bridges the gap between surf style and trend driven street wear.

At an affordable $30 - $100, it's guilt free and will surely become some of your wardrobe faves. Come check out their jazzy denim, organic cotton Garage Art tees and fun, flirty dresses!

Happy Halloween,


Return of the Japanese Florals October 12 2012, 1 Comment


My new take on the collection that everyone has been going mad for!  My Japanese florals are back with some snazzy updates!

Still the same RO fit that you have come to live in and love, but this time with a tight lil' modern collar, some pockets on the front, and yes, SNAPS!  I busted out my foot press and proudly stomped each and every one of those snaps on.  I am quite proud of these snazzy new RO's :-)  And yes ladies, your fellas might be nice and let you wear this too, because you are gonna want to!  If not, you can at least easily rip it off of him!  

Grease Monkey Glam October 12 2012, 0 Comments


Grease Monkey Glam by RO
is back by popular demand!

Come check out my new releases
in the Gurl w/Toolz collection.

Mixed metal cuffs made with re-purposed junkyard finds,
and other recycled materials.

The holidays are approaching and these make fabulous gifts so get
your letter requests in asap!

Pleased to meet you, Topo & Will. September 12 2012, 9 Comments

 We've added two new bag lines to the mix here at RO, and I'm super stoked to fill you in on both!

Numero Uno: Topo Designs!

These rockin' rucksacks hail from the mile high city of Denver, Colorado!

Topo produces a bag that is modern and simple and functional.

They are clean lined, HANDMADE, and they look good!

You'll find these unisex packs in a nice range of colors.

They all have a nice bright lining, so you can actually see what you are digging for

and Topo uses only the highest quality zippers and components.

Each pack comes complete with a laptop sleeve and some other handy lil' zippered pockets for your wrenches & your pencil box.

P.S. The two fellas behind Topo wear my Aloha shirts :-)



Numero Dos : Will Leather Goods!

These American heritage classics hail from
the fine town of Eugene, Oregon.

It's all about the waxed canvas this season and these guys do an amazing line of messengers, backpacks and totes. These handcrafted bags have that turn of the century styling and are made to stand the test of time. They come in a nice range of classic colors with modern functionality and pockets and pouches in all the right places.

Oh, and they all come with adorable little plaid pillows!

We also sell their buttery leather wallets!



New in the men's section - Kauai Cigars! September 04 2012, 0 Comments

There's something both sexy and mysterious about cigars and cigar culture. Not only are there so many different varieties and classes of them, but it kind of seems like something to bond over, trade fish stories over, make deals over, or just to puff on while kicking back to enjoy a good sunset with your mates.

Cigars are a "connoisseur" type of product.  Like a fine bourbon, or a bangin' cup of joe... Quality and craftsmanship do make a difference.

I am SO excited to add Kauai Cigars to the mix here at RO!  The company growing Kauai Cigars actually started as a coffee farm and has a long history of growing fine, rich, organic coffee. Their cigars already have a reputation of meeting the same standard of quality.

So whether you need an afternoon smoke, a gift for your best man, your brother, your boss, your boyfriend, whoever, whatever the occasion, a cigar can seal the deal!

The cigars start at a very reasonable $14.50!  We've got the lights and darks, singles and box sets, and we even sell the baby sampler tins!

The humidor reads 70%!

Happy Tuesday!  -Ro.


Les Drent, grower and founder of Kauai Cigar Co.

Labor Day SALE! September 02 2012, 0 Comments

 That's right, Folks!  Enjoy 20% OFF on your entire purchase through Labor Day!  Mention this coupon for savings in the store too!