In case you didn't get the memo, it's Halloween. This means you either, A. have the perfect costume that is equal parts witty/sexy/funny, OR B. consider animal ears "dressing up." Since category A is about as realistic as men in romance novels, here is an alternative option for all you plan B-er's. Last minute costume sans-cat ears? One word, vamp. Yeah, I know it's not exactly original but I promise it's a million times better than being yet another "sexy" kitten/bear/koala/any other animal. Oh and guess what? You already have the costume. High waisted black skinnies, a black tank top, your favorite leather jacket and the most painful black stilettos you own. The key to this costume? A dark blood-stained lip. Pair the serious lip with mega contour and viola! Back from the dead with a vengeance and a thirst for man-candy blood. Bonus points for grabbing a pair of those legit-looking attachable fangs en route. Who knows, with all the double takes you just might start rocking this look in the daylight. Happy Halloween!

Rima's lip picks here
I've been sitting on these photos for a hot minute and figured this look is a more than appropriate send off to this weirdly warm-ish October weather. I'm wearing an amazing high waisted denim snake skirt by my favorite, Res Denim, and a sheer blouse I found during a rare thrifting escapade. I left the blouse untucked to create a more laid back look as opposed to defining my waist. I'm all about bare legs with a looser, boxy outfit...blame my tomboy ways if you will. I'm also not usually into prints, let alone printed skirts, but this one is definetley an exception (and no...NOT just because it's denim.) The cool snake print adds an unexpected pop of detail and is perfect for fall with an oversized sweater, some semi-sheer tights and a rad pair of motorcycle boots. 

Rima Vaidila wearing
Vintage Sheer Button Up (previously worn here)
Urban Outfitters Lace Bralette (get it here
Res Denim Lil Lover Skirt in " " (buy it here)
Although I'm not really a skirt-wearing kinda girl the chilly, seemingly out of nowhere, Autumn breezes suddenly have me panicking to get in all the bare-leg time while I still can. So in true anti-girly skirt spirit I wore my favorite suede leather mini and paired it with a denim shirt. Denim and leather...always a good idea. Left the shirt lazily unbuttoned and rolled up the sleeves to avoid looking too *British accent* proper. Wore my favorite cut out booties by YES to keep it simple and add a little edge. Can it just be Saturday, everyday?
Rima Vaidila wearing
Forever 21 Denim Shirt (similar here
LF Suede Leather Skirt (previously worn here & here)
YES Genius Boot in Black (previously worn here, buy em here)

more of this here
About two years ago I wore flannels layered over vintage band tees on a daily basis. Add an Alabama University beanie to top off this weird "hipster-grunge-chic" thing I thought I had going on (key word thought) and you have Rima at eighteen years old. I honestly don't think I've touched a flannel since then...that is until today. Bought this cute little black and white plaid at forever 21 after realizing it's ALL how you style it. You can completely avoid looking like a little grunge kid  by keeping the rest of your look simple. A pair of black skinnies, some strappy heeled sandals and easy bedhead are all you need to transform a truck driver staple into a cool-girl essential. 

Rima Vaidila wearing
Forever 21 Flannel (get it here)
Rag & Bone Moto Zip Skinnies (previously worn here & here)
Asos Heeled Sandals (previously here
Over sized flannels in perfect color combos, classically cut striped sweaters and the most unbelievably flawless denim jackets. Oh hello, R13, aka my new favorite brand to lust over. Here are just a select few of the pieces on my wish list.  

brand obsessed : R13

I realized I haven't posted a Canadian tux look for a hot minute so today I'm in the perfect pair of light wash destroyed skinnies by Res Denim and favorite Forever 21 chambray. Remember when I was talking about becoming a light wash convert ?? Yeah...these are basically perfection. Amazing destroyed detailing on the knees and the comfiest mid rise make these THE light wash pair to have. What outfit is complete without a sweet little bag? Thanks to babe Megan at Remi & Reid for hooking me up with the best package ever, including this slouchy satchel cross body. Vegan pebbled leather, an adjustable length strap and the perfect size to fit my essentials and then some. In keeping with my all-denim-errythang theme I also threw on my military-inspired denim anorak jacket from Zara. On that #denimLYFE 

Rima Vaidila wearing
Res Denim Kitty Love Skinny in "Love Moves" (available at Nasty Gal here)
Remi & Reid Brigade Satchel in "Stone Grey" (get it here)
Zara Denim Anorak Jacket (similar here)
Forever 21 Denim Shirt (previously here)
New Look Heeled Sandals (available at Asos here)
I'm convinced open knit sweaters are THE October essential. It's not quite chilly enough for a leather jacket layer during the day, but t-shirt weather has definetley come and gone. This cozy cardigan by Umgee is great for adding a little warmth in the autumn sunshine. I wore this new perfectly cut tank by Asos underneath with an amazing pair of Res Denim skinnies. These jeans have super bad a** embroidery up the sides and a slightly waxed finish that makes them perfect for day to night looks. Finished off my outfit with a new pair of little ankle booties. On another note, is it seriously already mid-October?!? I'll be packing for my NYC trip before I know it!

Rima Vaidila wearing 
Asos tank (buy it here)
Umgee open knit cardigan
Res Denim " Black Fox" Skinnies (not yet available)
Sam Libby Boots  (buy them here)