Score Designer Prom Dress Look A-likes for Less!!

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

One of the things I love about working in fashion is seeing all the gorgeous designs and styles each prom season. This year has been one of my favorites so far because the designers focused on both simple and extravagant styles. Two of the designers that I am obsessing over this year is Sherri Hill and Jovani but they do cost a pretty penny! TT New York carries a line called Clarisse that sells styles similar to Sherri Hill and Jovani at a much more affordable price! (Not to mention Clarisse is sold exclusively at TT New York so you can’t find then anywhere else in WNY!) Through all of my research I have come across a few styles that are almost duplicate to what we carry in stock! I listed a few of them below as just an example to show you the similarities!

 

Sherri Hill vs Clarisse

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Sherri Hill vs Clarisse

Sherri Hill vs Clarisse

Jovani vs Clarisse

The Perfect Year-Round Nail Polish Color

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

Recently I had a very difficult time finding a nail polish color that I could wear no matter the time of year. While switching up colors is fun, I enjoy having my nail match any outfit. (If my nails are bright red I am going to try to keep my outfits coordinated with red. I just can’t wear a royal blue shirt with red nails!) So I decided to try and find a color that will match everything! After hunting for quite some time, I finally found what I’ve been looking for from the Sally Hansen collection. Sally Hansen has a huge selection of nude and neutral tone polishes that are the perfect fit for any season! I have been wearing the “Truffle Shuffle 150” color for the past few weeks and I have to say, I am obsessed. I didn’t want a color too close to my flesh tone, so the Truffle Shuffle is slightly darker but still simple. I got the gel and also a bottle of Sally Hansen gel top coat and the polish lasts for weeks! You can find these colors and more at any local drug store or beauty shop. Buy yourself a bottle and I swear you will become just as obsessed as I am!

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Black Prom Dresses That Will Make You Stand Out

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

Black will always be one of our best-selling colors for prom and TT New York has a bunch in stock! Below I listed the ones that I am obsessed with and also some of our best sellers! I am personally in love with all of the simple and elegant ones, but they are all so beautiful no matter what style you’re looking for. If you really wanted to make the dresses pop, then I recommend accessorizing with a red lipstick and some red heels!

My Favorite Matte Lipsticks!

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

I have recently started to experiment with makeup and I have become obsessed with wearing lipstick lately. I am not big into doing a full face of makeup but I find that putting on lipstick just adds an extra little pop. I prefer the liquid mattes over the glossy lipstick and have come across some amazing brands that I want to share with you! I am going to share with you a few of my favorites and also ones that are on my list to try out next! (Click on the pictures above the descriptions to check out their websites!)

 

 

Colourpop is an inexpensive line with amazing products! My first liquid mattes were from Colourpop and I wear them almost daily. My two favorites are TRAP and MIDI (which are pictured above!), they are my go-to picks! TRAP is nude with more of a purple undertone while MIDI is nude with a pink undertone. While you may have to reapply throughout the day, for less than $10 each I don’t mind taking a few extra trips to the bathroom to touch up my lips! (Available only through Colourpop’s website)

Kylie Cosmetics is another great brand for liquid mattes. Kylie’s lip kits come with both the matte lipstick and lip liner but they are about $26 for the pair. Her formula is long lasting and doesn’t dry out but can be a pain to take off at night! (But you also don’t need to reapply throughout the day/night so I can live with having to scrub it off!) The one I am obsessed with is LOVE BITE, which is an dark purple shade. It is a amazing winter color! I have a few more shades of Kylie’s but I still go with my Colourpop’s for everyday wear! (Available only through Kylie Cosmetic’s website)

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills is a brand that I have been dying to try! I hear amazing things about their liquid mattes but I find their color variety to be more unique and hard to wear daily. They are around $20 each and I don’t have the heart to buy one online without seeing the color in person. I have asked people’s opinion on ABH and a lot of people swear by the formula! I have been told that the price is worth it! (In store at Sephora and Ulta or online at ABH’s website) 

 

Milani is a brand that I was told to try because you can buy them at any drugstore and they are only about $9! I heard that the quality is amazing for a drugstore matte and they have more of those everyday colors. I have my eye on either ADORABLE or PRECIOUS which are both soft pinky nude tones. After reading all of the amazing reviews I will probably make Milani my next new purchase! (Available at Walmart and Target or online at Milani’s website)

 

Here are a few other brands to try out! I do not personally own any of these but hear amazing things about them!

  • DOSE of colors
  • NYX Lingerie (cheap brand, not the best quality but a good starter brand!)
  • Morphe (cheap brand, another not great quality)
  • Too Faced Melted Matte Lipsticks
  • HUDA Beauty
  • Smashbox
  • Jeffree Star (very vibrant and unique colors!)
  • Maybelline Vivid Matte
  • MAC
  • Kat Von D
  • Louboutin (for $90 a lipstick, owning one is my ultimate goal)

 

Floral Prints for 2017

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

Happy 2017 fashionistas! As our 2017 prom season quickly approaches, we have noticed an old trend making a comeback! Floral prints are back in style and we have to admit, they are gorgeous! The patterns are a mix of both old and new with a fun twist that I think everyone will love! This year we are stepping out of the box and getting a lot of unique and unusual styles in! If you love diversity and standing out in a crowd, then one of these floral dresses may be perfect for you! Here are some of the 2017 styles we will be getting in that have that unique floral pattern! DON’T FORGET!! TT New York does Prom Tracking which ensures you will be the only one at your prom in your dress! You won’t ever have to worry about being duplicated when shopping with us! Happy New Year and happy shopping! Xoxo

 

Holiday Dresses in Stock!

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

I am so excited that Christmas and New Years Eve are right around the corner! There are always so many parties to go to, and I am always dressed to impress thanks to my job! TT New York in the Boulevard Mall just received a brand new shipment of holiday cocktail dresses and I bought three of them! There are so many perks to buying from TT New York, but mainly I love that no other dress boutique carries our selection! I like Express don’t get me wrong, but I hate nothing more than running into someone in the same dress at the same function. That is the biggest buzz kill of them all! TT New York’s cocktail dresses are so versatile that you can wear them more than once no matter what occasion comes up! I am going to share with you some of the new arrivals that are now in stock at our Boulevard Mall location! Hurry on in and try them on before they all sell out!

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The MUST HAVE Fall Boot! (at a reasonable price too!)

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

Autumn has finally arrived and that means comfy sweaters, blanket scarfs and boots! One of my new favorite looks that is taking over the fashion world is the thigh high and knee high boots! I already have about three different pairs saved into my online shopping cart, I can’t get enough! (Between you and I, I will probably buy more than just three) You can wear them so many different ways and there are a variety of colors, styles and heel heights! I know it is hard not to fall in love with designer boots but I recommend doing your research before you commit! I always look on other sites to try and find a similar pair for a more reasonable price! I will show you two different examples of how I scored my boots for almost a third the price of the designer pair! Happy shopping fashionistas!

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I fell IN LOVE with these Steve Madden boots that I found online but naturally was not in love with the price. Steve Madden is an amazing designer with great quality, but $159.99 on boots is crazy!! I looked on Amazon (where I mainly buy my boots from) and I found almost an identical pair for only $39.99 by Fashion Thirsty! The pair on Amazon are also available in 5 different colors where the Steve Maddens ones are only available in black.

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Here is another example of searching around to find a better deal! I saw these Guess knee high boots on Amazon for $149.00 and found very similar ones by Ollio also on Amazon for only $42.99! Again, Guess is a fantastic designer just like Steve Madden but $42.99 is right about what I am willing to spend on boots that I know will get ruined. The other great thing about ordering through Amazon… FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS!!! Not every thing on Amazon has free shipping and returns but a majority of them do! Again, I highly recommend doing your research and looking at other reliable sites to try and find similar styles for less! I have never been disappointed when shopping online especially through trusted sites!

Homecoming 2016!

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

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As sad as I am to see summer coming to an end, it reminds me that Homecoming Season is right around the corner! Our brand new collection at our Boulevard Mall location has to be one of my favorites! Every year styles change and this year I am in love with the new “must have” looks. I have added a few of my favorites below and have a feeling that all of our customers are going to love them too! Remember our Event Tracking which ensures that you will be the only one at your homecoming in your dress!  

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Satin bottoms are a huge trend this year and here are my top 3 looks we have in stock! The tulle skirts have been very popular the last few years but I have noticed this style is taking over. I am so excited to see pictures from our shoppers in these beauties from their special night! (You just have to see how beautiful the black one is in person.. OMG!)

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Here are some of our other new arrivals that I love! Out of this group I have to say the white 2-piece is my favorite. I am all about the detailing and that one is just jaw dropping. They are all in stock at our Boulevard Mall location and I hope everyone loves them like I do!

Xoxo

Long Sleeve Dresses Are In!

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

Psst… Are you attending an occasion this fall or winter and looking for that perfect cocktail dress to wear? If you are then ladies I have some great news for you, we have them in stock! I am personally in love with all three styles and can not wait to try each of them on. I think they are perfect to pair with black tights and booties, or just a simple pump to keep it more traditional. (Also the holiday season is coming up and any of these three styles would be perfect to rock!) If you want to stay warm while looking great and feeling great then you need one of these dresses! Happy shopping ladies, xoxo.

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Floppy Hats- My Fall MUST HAVE

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

I have never really been a big hat fan, but all of that changed when I was introduced to floppy hats. There are always the standard flat brim hats, but floppy hats take your wardrobe to a whole other level. I just bought my very first one and its just a basic tan and I am OBSESSED. Today I styled it with a black tank top, dark wash denim jeans and brown heels. They are the perfect for the fall time and totally a necessity to have in your closet! They are available in a variety of colors, sizes and also textures so you can have more than just one! I got mine from an online boutique but you can find them anywhere! I high recommend trying one out, because I know you will fall in love too. Happy fall, xoxo!

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