> Sasha's Blues: September 2013

What To Wear With A Burgundy Skater Skirt

We all love skater skirts and burgundy colour is (along with black) the perfect colour for this fall/winter. Burgundy colour is actually associated with Burgundy wine, which is named after a region in France and - in case you didn't know - is dark red.
Now the more complicated question is - how to wear it? I came up with 5 different looks, from casual to more sophisticated, for any occasion:)

Look nr. 1
Burgundy leather skater skirt with a black blazer 
You can't go wrong with a skater skirt and a blazer. For this look I decided to pair them with high heels, a black turtleneck, black and white scarf and some gold accesories. I'd wear my hair in a sleek ponytail and kept my makeup simple, but heavy on the eyes. Leather skirt and extremely high heels definitely add some edginess, so this look would be perfect a girls night out.

burgundy skater skirt

10 Winter Essentials 2013/2014

Have you ever noticed how during winter everybody just look...kinda the same in their puffy jackets and uggs? In my city, winter is the fashion serial killer. The one that leaves a mess behind. (a rather sick comparison, but I'm a weird person.)

So, what to do to look fabulous when there's 5 feet of snow outside, 20°F, wind blowing directly to your face and your hands are f* frozen? Along with dry skin, brittle hair and chapped lips of course. You've probably noticed I absolutely hate winter - now I know I said something completely different a month ago, but now that's starting to get really cold I realized why I always wanted to be a bear. I could just stuff my face with yummy food and then sleep for 3 months.

1. Leather sleeves
Very commercial, but let's face it - effin' HOT! You can always dress it down or dress it up and looks Burberry-ish, double win! I've seen a bunch of coats with leather sleeves in stores already, so I suggest buying yours online (if you live in a small country like I do, where we only have like 5 different coats to chose from. Not really, but pretty close.)
But there's not just coats - cardigans, dresses, tops, you name it! Great for adding a little high fashion to your wardrobe. My advice is to keep it in neutral tones though.

Leather sleeves

2. Leather pants
Essential. Just DON'T pair it with leather jackets or any leather of any kind (except maybe a leather bag/shoes) if you don't want to look like Hell's Angels.
Leather pants look good with a silk blouse, tailored coat and high heels. Or simple shirt, cardigan, sneakers and a chinky scarf if you wanna dress it down.
Other alternatives are leather leggings, but I advise against wearing them. Just invest a couple of dollars more (you don't necesarilly have to buy real leather, faux is just as good and a hundred times cheaper) and buy fitting and flattering pants. Leather leggings just emphasize bits we don't want to show the world + it looks cheap most of the time.

Leather pants


I know I haven't been active on this blog for quite a while, but I've been CRAZY busy the past few weeks. Art exhibition, bunch of portraits to draw and college starts in a week!

I promise I'll be putting up a bunch of OOTDs, starting October 1st. :)

Take care,

HOW TO. Remove brassy hair colour

Have you ever ended up with unwanted brassy tones in your hair after wanting to lighten you hair or go blonde?
I recently lightened my coloured hair with bleach (I wanted a black-dark brown ombre) and I was really happy with the results. My bleached hair did look brassy, but I didn't mind, in fact, it looked great.
But everytime I washed my hair it seemed less orange-y and more light brown/dark blonde and I loved how it looked like. So I decided to speed up the process with toning my hair colour.

First thing you need to know when toning your hair is that the uwanted hair colour can be eliminated by adding that colour's opposite colour. Complicated? Not really.
This is the colour wheel.

Since we want to eliminate orange undertones, we're going to have to dye our hair with a BLUE BASED hair dye.
How to find a blue based hair colour? Easy.

For instance, on the left we have a blond hair dye from Loreal and on the right corner we see some numbers in a black box. 10.1. Now what does this mean?
First number applies to she shades between black and blonde.
1=black and 10 is the lightest blonde.
The second number is actually the reflect of the primary colour.
1 or .1 = ash reflect
2 or .2 = perly reflect
3 or .3 = gold reflect
4 or .4 = copper reflect
5 or .5 = red reflect

0 = no additional reflect

All ash colours have blue base so that's the perfect colour for eliminating our brassy undertones.
You can basically try any ash blonde colours, I used Loreal Preference Light Ash Blonde (number 8.1) and it worked wonderfully! My hair is now medium to light brown and I'm very happy with the result.

You can also try toners: best ones are from Wella. I would've used them, but couldn't find any in Slovenian stores:( On more info about toners check my before/after bleaching posts (about 3 posts below this one).

Have fun with this quick DIY project and please, be careful.