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Five Reasons Why You Should Prom Shop Early

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

In the world of dress boutiques prom season is in full swing! Yet some mothers and daughters think now is just the time to browse the racks and try on styles. Well, I am going to share a secret with you, SHOP EARLY. You may think that February is way too early to even think about buying a prom gown, but in reality you are right on track. The best advise I can give any girl who is looking for their prom dress is that shopping early really does pay off in the end. Here are 5 reasons why shopping early is the best way to go. Happy prom shopping, xoxo.

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  1. Ordering Process. One thing prom shoppers need to remember is how long the ordering process does take. A standard special order can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to arrive. Some dresses are in stock in our warehouse and are able to be shipped ASAP but others need to be made from scratch and sent through international shipping which could take up to 12 weeks. Shopping months before prom ensures your dress will arrive with time to spare! Waiting until the last minute could result in you having to buy a dress off the floor that may be too big and would need to have it sized down to fit properly (aka more cost in alterations).
  2. Alterations. On top of waiting 4-12 weeks for your special order to arrive, you also need to think about having alterations done. Alterations can take an additional 2-4 weeks depending on how many dresses are in line to be altered. The last thing you want to do is pick up your dress the week of your prom because you waited to long to purchase a gown. Buying early means having your alterations done way before prom.
  3. Event Tracking. TT New York does prom tracking, which means we do not double sell a dress to a school. Basically you won’t have to worry about a “who wore it better” on your prom night! If you wait until April or May to find your dress for your prom in June, there will be a bunch of dresses that were already purchased from your school that you can’t even try on. Who wants to fall in love with a dress and then be told they can’t buy it? That is why if you shop early, you get the first pick!
  4. Less stress! Nothing is more stressful than being weeks away from prom and not having a gown. On top of getting the tuxedo matched, renting a limo, finding a place to get pictures taken, and so on, you don’t need the added stress of finding a gown. Purchasing a dress you love months in advance allows you to focus on all the other aspects of prom that need planning!
  5. You get first pick on all the new styles! Throughout prom season, styles will get discontinued or become back ordered and you won’t have to worry about that if you shop early. 1. You get first pick on all the brand new arrivals. 2. You are ensured that you can still get your dream dress in.

Clarisse at the Grammy’s Gift Suite!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Life, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

I have exciting news to announce! Our newest dress line, Clarisse, was at the 2015 Grammy Gift Suite Sunday night! TT New York is the exclusive retailer for Clarisse in the WNY area, and the styles featured are available at our Boulevard Mall location!   Stop in and snag a red carpet dress to rock at your high school prom or next formal event! Happy shopping, xoxo.

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Order Online Through TT New York!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Life, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

Welcome to prom 2015! Looking for that perfect gown is  fun and exciting, and it is hard not to fall in love with every single dress we have listed under our “Prom Dress” category. So what happens if you live out of town and you see a dress from our website that is THE ONE? Not to worry, I have you covered with this blog! If making the trip to Buffalo to shop through our in-stock collection isn’t going to work for you, you can simply order your gown through our amazing Customer Service Department! Here are the simple and easy steps to take to order a dress off of our website:

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Step 1: Once you pick out a gown you would like to order, click the picture to get the dress style number. (Once you click on the picture it will enlarge on your computer screen. Underneath the picture will be a text box with the different sizes and colors the dress comes in, the style number will be 4-5 numbers long and located at the very beginning of the text box)

Step 2: Contact our Customer Service Department either online or by telephone.  

1. Online through our website.  You can locate the “CONTACT” button at the top or bottom of our website which will direct you to our “Contact Form”.  Here is where you will fill out your contact information and then in the “message box”, please state the style number, size and the color of the dress you are interested in ordering. One of our customer service representatives will then contact you to complete your order.

2. By telephone. You can call our toll free number at 1-877-369-3438 weekdays from 10AM to 6PM EST. You will be instructed to leave a voice message with your contact information as well as a convenient time for one of our representatives to contact you back at. (Please note that our customer service department is closed on the weekend. All orders placed over the weekend either by phone or email will be reviewed on Monday and contacted back by order of purchase.) 

Step 3: Within 1-3 business days, a Customer Service Representative will contact you to complete your order. This is where the representative will give you all of the information you desire about the specific gown you are looking to order. They will go over all of the ordering details for you and also answer any questions that you may have! (At the very bottom of the blog, I posted some commonly asked questions with answers for you!) Once you are ready to order, our representative will gather your payment information and process the order.

Before your order is shipped out to you, you will be contacted to let you know it is on its way! Once shipped, the dress should arrive to your home between 3-7 business days depending on your location. All of our shipped dresses are tracked to ensure they arrive to you safely. Any questions or concerns during the ordering process can be answered by your customer service representative.

 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: After I place my order how long will it take to be shipped out?

A: Once your order has been completed, we will check and see if your dress is currently in stock. If the dress is available it will be shipped out in 1-3 business days. In the event that the size or color you order is temporarily sold out, unavailable, or back-ordered, we will contact you with further information on an estimated ship date. All orders are guaranteed to be in by your wear date.

Q: How long will it take to arrive to my home once it is shipped?

A: Depending on your location, most shipments take 3-7 business days to arrive. If you are an International customer, it may take a longer due to the possibility of it being held up at customs.

Q: Will I have to pay an additional fee if I order online?

A: No, but you may be required to pay a shipping cost depending on your location. (International shoppers will automatically be required to pay shipping due to customs and international shipping)

Q: What method of payments can I use for online purchases?

A: We happily accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. (We do not keep credit card information on file, your payment information will be shredded after purchase) 

Q: How will I know which size to order?

A: All of our different designers have separate sizing charts with the appropriate bust, waist, and hips measurements. We will go off of your measurements and the designers to get you the best fit gown. (Please remember, you must fit the biggest part of your body. For example, if you have bigger hips and a smaller bust, we will order the correct size to fit your hips. Alterations may be required to make smaller areas fit correctly.)

Q: Can I ask for the tracking number so I can keep track of the gown too?

A: Of course! Once you receive confirmation that your dress is about to be shipped out, ask the representative to please pass along the tracking number so you can keep track as well.

Q: Can I order a dress online and pick it up at your Boulevard Mall location?

A: Absolutely! If you choose to have a your order sent to the Boulevard Mall to pick up just let the representative know you would like to direct the shipment to our store location and not your home. Once your dress arrives on location a sales rep will call you. Your dress will then be put into our Paid-in-Full section and you can pick it up at your convenience.

How To Save Money This Prom Season

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Life, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

Prom is one of the events that junior and senior girls look forward to most in high school, but it can also get pretty pricey. From the limo, hair and make-up to the actual dress itself, you want to make sure you budget. There are many different and easy ways you can save on your prom dress, so listen up ladies! This blog is dedicated to all the simple ways you can save money on your perfect prom dress this year.

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  • Join our email blast! By joining our email list you are first to get exclusive coupons and also know about future promotions going on in our store. This isn’t a spam list either, you will only receive about one email per week, usually towards the end of the week. Go onto the home page of our website and down at the bottom there is a link that says “Join Our E’mailing List” Simply fill out your information and you’ll being to receive special offers!
  • Bring in your report card! Bringing in your report card will save you $50 off your dress! It doesn’t matter what your grades are, you will still receive the coupon.
  • Receive 25% off accessories when you purchase them the same day as your gown. If you want to wait, you’ll be given a coupon that you can come back at another time and get 25% off ONE accessory. We are a one stop shop! We’ve got shoes, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and purses!

TT New York also offers a payment plan for customers who need some time to pay off their purchase. You have 30 days to pay off your dress and your payments can be as small as $25, there is no minimum requirement! Your dress will still be tracked through our event tracking even though you are making payment, so don’t worry!

Prep for Prom

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Prom, Uncategorized

If you want to ensure that you have picture perfect skin for your prom, then I have the perfect 8 steps for you. Your skin is the key foundation for any flawless makeup application, and it’s extra delicate so you need to take care of it! You can achieve amazing skin within a matter of days if you follow these simple rules.  Happy Prom Prepping Fashionistas xoxo

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  1. Cleanse– I know its a hassle, but washing your face twice a day is crucial! Cleaning your skin before bed cleans your pores which prevents any blockage, aka stops pimples from forming. Wash your face once before bed and then once in the morning to keep it healthy and pimple free. Just don’t over clean your face because then you will make your face oily and that’s not what you want!
  2. Toner– This is the second step to any skin care regime and its really important. A toner can be applied with a cotton pad to get any left over makeup off your face after you cleanse. This step will also unclog pores and ensure breathable glowing skin!
  3. Moisturize– The more you moisturize the better your skin will look. Do this step twice a day, especially if you have dry skin. I found that the oil-free moisturizer works the best because it helps to keep my skin oil-free.
  4. Exfoliate– Do this once a week for smaller pores and to get all the dry skin off your face! Exfoliating your skin removes all dead skin cells that will ultimately clog your pores, if you remove it before that happens than you’re ahead of the pretty skin game! Do not do this everyday because it could quickly dry out your face or irritate your skin.
  5. Mask– You’ve probably done these at plenty of sleepovers with your friends. An exfoliating mask is excellent to use once a week to help keep your skin smooth and healthy.
  6. Eyes– The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive skin on your entire face. To ensure that you keep your eyes looking wrinkle free, use eye cream nightly. Also your eye shadow will go on and stay on just from using the eye cream! You’ll look younger longer with this little trick!
  7. Water– Drink a lot of water daily. Water is a remedy for many of the body’s imperfections, but for the skin its vital. Drinking at least 8 large glasses a day can improve your skin and clear up acne. If you’re like me and sometimes forget to remember to drink water, bring a large plastic water bottle around with you and fill it up twice a day. It’s easier to keep track of how many times you fill up a 34 oz water bottle than how many glasses of water you’ve had throughout the day.
  8. Sunscreen– Sun damage skin cells so don’t let you skin go unprotected. Even in the winter months! Kill two birds with one stone and get moisturizer that also has SPF in it, you will keep your face protected and smooth without having to apply sunscreen daily.

Tricks to Make Your Lipstick Stay Put

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in How To, Life, Uncategorized

It is always fun to get dolled up with fierce makeup when you are attending an event or just going out with the girls, but what’s the trickiest part to make perfect? Your lipstick. Sure it looks amazing when you walk out of the house after the first application, but after an hour of talking, eating and drinking you may look in the mirror and realize you’re lipstick is no longer there. How can you assure that your lipstick will stay put all night long? Follow these 3 tricks that I’ve discovered over the year to help my lips stay luscious all night!

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Don’t be flaky: If your lips are dry and chapped, you will never get an even application of lipstick. Exfoliate your lips by brushing them with a wet toothbrush or a lip scrub. After you exfoliate, moisturize your lips quickly after to hydrate them. Having even and smooth lips will ensure an even coat all night.

Layers on layers: To make your lipstick last longer, apply a stain first and then line the lips with lip liner (the lip liner will help reinforce the color), then finish off the process with your lip stick. Matte lips last the longest but if your choosing a hydrating gloss or top coat of gloss, make sure to press the color onto your lips before applying the last coat.

Watch what you eat: Be careful how you eat and drink. Avoid putting both your top and lower lip on the cup, and don’t eat with your lips. Bring the utensils into your mouth and chew with your teeth, it helps to avoid smudging your lips. I also try to drink through a straw as much as possible, and don’t pat your lips after eating!

Always be prepared: Worst case scenario, bring your lipstick with you for quick touch ups in the bathroom!

The Best Sites for Chic Necklaces

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

I love to accessorize, it’s easy to do and it adds an extra touch to your outfit! If you want to make your outfit pop, throw on a statement necklace and wah-la, you’ve got a new look. I always buy my necklaces online because I find them at a cheaper price than sold in store. Below I will share with you my favorite sites and also my wishlists for each! Happy shopping fashionistas, xoxo.

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  • Bauble Bar: If you want blingy statement pieces that you can wear in the office and also for a night out, Bauble Bar has exactly what you’re looking for. They also sell more simplistic necklaces too that are perfect for everyday. From customized initial bars to plain drop necklaces, this site has them all. One of the perks of their site, always free shipping. They may be a little more pricey than other sites, but their quality is amazing. You also get 15% off your first order! (another perk)

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  • Charlotte Russe: If you want cheap jewelry that you can use and abuse and not be upset about when it breaks, then check out Charlotte Russe’s selection. Their online site always has jewelry sales too, mostly some percentage off or buy two get one free! Their stuff may not be the best quality or last very long, but I can always find pieces that I love and just need to have. Not to mention the low price point is a great thing!

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  • Daily Look: Daily Look not only has accessories but also has clothing, purses and so much more. This site has both lower price points and high ones depending on how much jeweling is on each necklace. I found a couple cute necklaces that I can wear with any outfit for only $20 and then you get a $20 off for your order for signing up for emails!

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  • JewelMint: This is another site that has relatively cheap jewelry. I  just placed an order for a few necklaces and I am so excited to get them in! Their pieces are more simplistic but they are still breathtaking. You won’t find bright colors but their collection of gold and silver necklaces makes up for the lack of color. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed trust me.

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Female Survival Kit

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Life, Uncategorized

I feel like guys often question why women carry around such big purses, and honestly it’s because I am always prepared for anything. From a hair emergency to a stain on my clothes emergency, my purse holds everything I need to get through any situation. You can find most of these products with any drug store for very cheap and they are small enough to store away without taking up too much room in your purse! Here are just a few items that I always carry around with me for precaution. You can never be too prepared! Xoxo

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  1. Bobby pins, ponytails & headbands: for when you are having a really bad hair day and you just need to do something with your hair.
  2. Dry shampoo: you can buy a little bottle of dry shampoo at Walmart and I always have one in my car. If you wake up in a rush and don’t have time to shower, dry shampoo your roots and then brush your hair and wah-la!
  3. Mini perfume bottle: I love smelling good all the time. I store a small bottle of perfume in my purse for those days where I need a little refreshment.
  4. Gum: bad breath is not a good thing, especially if you had a lunch filled with onions or other stinky foods. Throw a pack of gum in that bag and you’ll never have to worry about bad breath!
  5. Feminine products: Ladies…. always be ready for the worst case scenario. The worst thing that can happen is being out in public when your “monthly friend” decided to pay you an unexpected visit. Any drug store carries small boxes of tampons and pads that you can easily hide away in your purse. Better safe than sorry!
  6. Advil or Tylenol: No one likes going around all day with a headache and no medicine. Carry around a small bottle of aspirin for when a headache randomly strikes.
  7. Wet wipes: From wiping your makeup off your face after a long night out to needing them to clean off your hands, wet wipes are a life savor.
  8. Tide to go pen: This little pen will be your savior when you accidentally drop some food on your pants or shirt. Don’t panic, just use the tide pen to remove the stain!

Sneak Peek on Prom 2015

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, Prom, Shopping in Buffalo, Uncategorized

Happy 2015! I am so excited for the beginning of 2015 and that means prom season is officially here! Lots of our brand new dresses are arriving into our Boulevard Mall store and I am in love with every single dress. Honestly, there isn’t a single piece that I wouldn’t wear myself or recommend to someone I know. From long and simple to short and flirty, there is a dress for every type of girl. Our Boulevard Mall store is already stocked with some new arrivals while more will be coming as the weeks go on! We’ve picked up a brand new line called Clarisse that is just breath taking and perfect in every way. Take a look at some of my favorites! Don’t forget that TT New York is the only store in Buffalo that has prom tracking so we don’t double sell your dress to your prom! Xoxo. Click on the picture below to be taken right to our TT New York Prom 2015 page to see all of our new arrivals!

 

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Short and Flirty:

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Long and Simple: 

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Beaded and Sassy:

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Where To Score Designer Merchandise For Cheap!

Written by Nicole Garrity on . Posted in Fashion, How To, Life, Uncategorized

I think I have truly found the Holy Grail of discount designer products. WARNING: you may experience an empty back account after reading this blog. Neiman Marcus has a website called Last Call that has the best and cheapest collection of designer appeal, accessories, fragrances and so much more for both men and women! I did a lot of my Christmas shopping off Last Call and then I could use the money I saved for other gifts! If you have enough self will to not purchase the entire website for yourself, then I highly recommend looking through Last Calls’s collection! Click on the picture to be taken to Last Call and experience a whole new way to shop and save on designer items!

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Last Call has all of the best designers on there. Here are only a select few out of the hundreds of designers on the website:

  • BCBGMAXAZRIA
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Free People
  • French Connection
  • Alexander Wang
  • Rachel Zoe
  • McQ Alexander McQueen
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Michael Kors
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Giorgio Armani

And there are also so many different categories to choose from:

  • Men’s & Woman’s appeal
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Scarves, Hats & Gloves
  • Gifts & Fragrance
  • Kids
  • Clearance