SMOOTD | Jeanne Grey


Sarah Ruby



Blogger Jeanne Grey, the voice behind Grey Layers, totally nails the easy breezy SMOOTD look. Her oversized denim dress and fitted SPARTA sandals are even cooler with native jewelry. Read on for Jeanne’s summer essentials!


Please introduce yourself.
My name is Jeanne Grey. I am a Visual Merchandiser/Blogger/Personal Stylist originally from the Philippines.

How long have you been blogging? How did you first get into the business?
I have been working as a brand influencer and “blogging” via Instagram for about three years now. About three months ago, I decided to finally start my personal fashion and lifestyle blog and born Grey Layers. I was encouraged by many young women who I’ve inspired on Social Media, specifically Instagram and Tumblr. Their strong belief in my capabilities, values, and character made me decide to do it professionally.

Tell us a bit how you styled your SPARTA sandals.
The SPARTA is unique and most definitely not for the faint of heart. It is edgy yet can be toned down-- you can't go wrong with these bad boys! I love letting my inner hippie loose on the weekends. I paired my SPARTAs with a vintage chambray shirt I reworked and DIYed. I turned the shirt into a Shress (shirt dress!) and topped it off with a handmade African neckpiece from Kanique Accessories. I layered my mother’s black collar button down from her twenties to tone down the beautiful madness. 

What's one item every girl should have in their closet?
A black maxi dress should be a staple in every woman's closet. It is very versatile and can be worn formally with strappy pumps or tied up with flat sandals. Black truly works for everyone.

What are your summer essentials?
1. Aesop skincare! I could probably write an essay about how much I love Aesop. The Geranium Leaf body cleanser & body balm smell so divine and leave my skin feeling extra smooth.
2. Lemon water. I am a grandma at heart and love detox water! I always blog about lemons and the many amazing ways it can change your life. Whether it be a lemon slice bath, or a lemon skin whitener, lemons are fruit gods... especially in the summer.
3. My Steve Madden SPARTA sandals! My all time favorite. I always get so many compliments when I rock them. It was love at first sight and now I am fully commited in a long-term summer relationship with them.
4. A variety of delicate lace bras. They look exceptionally cute underneath a loose tank. 

Describe the perfect shoe.
The perfect shoe is simple, elegant, and provides comfort. The perfect pair of shoes are the ones you wore to death and were with you through all of life's expected and unexpected adventures.