Author: Andrea Graye

How Do I Talk to My Hairstylist About Hair Color?

Coloring your hair can be SO confusing if you are new to the game. When women ask me if they should highlight or lowlight or neither, I literally have no idea what to tell them. And if the word, “balayage”, is thrown into the mix, I really don’t know what the heck we’re even talking about.

But I do know this: The worst thing for our hair is NOT knowing how to correctly communicate with our hairstylist about what we want. So, I interviewed top New York stylist (and our beauty contributor!), Stephanie Alina, to learn the ropes. The first thing I learned is that I’m not even using the right jargon….

Fall Fashion: Date Night

Lately, when I’ve been getting dressed, I’ve been really obsessed with combining sophisticated and deconstructed elements. I love the juxtaposition of “put-together” and “edgy”, so that’s the way I styled our perfect date night look for fall this year. Please do not be afraid of your age, because this look is not scandalous and it can work for anyone. Fashion is all about your spirit and attitude….

Your “Base” Makeup

I like makeup because it makes me feel “put-together.” I also think it’s fun, but I’m definitely not an expert. Everything about fashion is so innate to me that I literally think I could spot a Chanel jacket from the womb, but when I watch the amazingly talented teenagers on YouTube that are more impressive than top celebrity makeup artists, I very quickly realize I essentially know nothing about makeup. But there is good news: Graye Note now has our own resident teenager to teach us the beauty ropes! She is my beautiful and sweet niece, Alexia, and she’s identified the best primer, concealer, and foundation for us at BOTH drugstore and luxury price points….

Fall Fashion: Work to Wear

When I’m at my desk ready to write an article or I’m standing in the kitchen trying to photograph chili in a way that doesn’t make it look like dog food, I want to love how my outfit looks when I glance down. If I don’t look like myself, I can’t possibly feel like myself, and how the heck am I suppose to work if I’m not myself?! So, here’s the outfit I’m wearing this fall that will make me feel inspired every time I see it….

Where to Shop for Kids Clothing

You know I love fashion, and that extends to fashion for the little princesses and princes in my life! I always say, kids are people too :). I love observing kids and it has been so fun for me to see them develop their own personalities and their very STRONG opinions on what they do and do not want to wear. Here are some of the go-to brands that us Graye Note Ladies love for finding the perfect styles for our little ones….

What to Pack in Your Kids’ Lunch

Our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, is an expert at finding truly nutritious food that her kids will actually eat. That seems like a miracle to me, so I wanted to find out exactly what she packs in their school lunches to make all moms’ and dads’ lives easier. Here’s her list….

Feeling Fall Fashion

I think I say this every year: “I LOVE fall fashion!” It marks the beginning of a new year on the fashion calendar. However, these days, true fall clothing generally isn’t weather-appropriate until it’s almost time to stop wearing it! This is not acceptable because I’m certainly not going to march about Manhattan in my coral-colored beach dress just because it’s still 80 degrees. So, here’s the solution of what to wear instead….

Getting Dressed Can Be EASY!

There was definitely a time when I did NOT feel that getting dressed was easy. I love fashion so much and I always want to look on the outside how I feel on the inside, but I NEVER want it to take more than a few minutes to accomplish this goal. Once I got myself organized and streamlined my process, I was able to cut down the time immensely. I just need to stick to these simple steps…..