The 9 Best Things About Buffalo

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

I was born and raised in Buffalo and I can truly say that I love everything about living here. We may not be giant  like New York City, but in my eyes Buffalo is perfect in every single way. From the waterfront smelling like Cheerios to now housing the worlds largest 6 pack of Labatt Blue, how could you not be completely in love with this city? I am going to share some of the best things about Buffalo and why I am proud to say I am a Buffalonian. xoxo

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  1. The food. While every city has their own special foods, Buffalo to me has the best. No matter where you go you will never find better chicken wings… seriously go and try to find ones better than Duff’s or Anchor Bar. There are so many locally owned restaurants with amazing food that you won’t find anywhere else. If I ever moved away, I would miss breakfast at Lake Effect Diner, lunch at Teds for a delicious hot dog, a midnight snack at Mighty Taco and you can’t forget about the Loganberry.
  2. It’s the perfect size. Our city isn’t an overwhelming size, which is the great part about it. You can get from the city to anywhere in a matter of 15-20 minutes (and that’s if you’re following the speed limit, which no one in Buffalo does anyways) I also love that you can go anywhere and run into someone you know, there is always a familiar face in the crowd no matter where you are.
  3. The cultural diversity is amazing. No matter if your Polish, Italian, Irish or any other nationality, there is always one day out of the year where the city turns into a huge celebration of that nationality. From Dyngus Day, Italian Fest, Greek Fest, Juneteenth Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and so many more fun traditions that happen in Buffalo.
  4. The sports. We may have the worst teams in the league, but we also have the most loyal fans. I mean what other fans say their football team is going to the Superbowl when in reality every year we end up at the bottom of the roster!? Our tailgates are legendary fully equipped with cookouts, lots of drinking and lots of harassing the other team. From the Bills, Sabres, Bandits and Bisons… “No one circles the wagon like Buffalo fans!”
  5. It’s bike friendly. Minus the fact that most people have cars, Buffalo is remarkably easy to get around on a bike. There are over 300 bicycle parking locations installed throughout the city and also through GO Bike Buffalo there are Safe Routes to School program that gives parents and children the resources to safely get to school on their bikes. If you’ve never been on a bike ride through Delaware Park and over near the Buffalo Zoo, then take time out of your day to do so soon.
  6. The architecture. Driving through the city you will see so many beautiful buildings, it is one of my favorite things about living here. City Hall is Buffalo’s second tallest skyline and my personal favorite due to the beautiful detail and also Niagara Square being in front. The HH Richardson complex is a mammoth red building at the edge of Buffalo State College and another remarkable building in the city. There is just always something to look at and be amazed by. From schools, churches to office buildings, they are all breath taking.
  7. Four season climate. Everyone may complain about the climate change in Buffalo but at least be thankful we don’t get tornado’s or hurricanes! No matter what season it is, there is always something to do so you’ll never be bored. Holiday Valley to ski or snowboard in the winter, Harbor Fest and Darien Lake during the summer for concerts, and so many more fun activities! Yes the cold does stink, but as Buffalo natives the snow doesn’t stop us from making the most of the winter!
  8. Abundant green spaces. Complementing the many buildings and roadways, Buffalo’s parks are easily accessible and beautiful to walk through. I love walking through Delaware Park on nice summer day, or near the Albright Knox Art Gallery. It is the perfect place to go walk your dog or take your kids to for an afternoon out.
  9. It’s on the up-and-up. The people who live here are passionate and are determined to keep the city growing and making it more beautiful. Growing efforts are already in motion to make this city a better place with movements such as Clean Air Coalition, Buffalo First, GO Bike Buffalo and the Silo City. Not to mention so many of the local business leaders who are collaborating to work towards a more sustainable economy.

Stylish Ways To Wear Leggings In Winter

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

I am very guilty of wearing leggings all winter long, they are just so comfortable I can’t help it! Not only are they comfortable, but you can dress them up or down for whatever your plans are for the day. From a night out with the girls, grocery shopping, to just lounging around on the couch, they are perfect to wear basically anywhere. Below I am going to share with you a few stylish ways to wear leggings for the winter time. Happy reading, xoxo.

 

Layers, layers, layers. During the winter, leggings are the perfect fashion staple to wear with a ton of layers. Wear a button up but pull a cozy sweater on over to keep you warm during the cold days. Or take a long sleeved shirt and layer it with a cardigan for another stylish winter look! Accessorize with a scarf to add some more layers to the look!

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Patterned Leggings. From animal print, Aztec, floral or just textured leggings, you can always find a new outfit with patterned leggings! My personal favorite are the Aztec with a big comfortable sweater and knee high boots. For extra warmth, if you have a pair of ripped jeans, wear patterned leggings underneath for a extra trendy look.

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Over Sized Sweaters. My personal favorite! Nothing keeps your quite as warm an a large cotton or knitted sweater. Seriously, if you find something warmer please let me know, because I am convinced they are the greatest invention ever. From going out shopping or just lounging around the house with your girl friends, you will be so comfortable! Once you start buying over sized sweaters, they will become your obsession like they are for me.

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Beware Of Counterfeits!!

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

Working at a dress boutique I have seen my fair share of customers who fall for the online dress boutique scam. They will fall in love with a dress they find online (and the price is so unbelievably cheap naturally) only to realize they have fallen victim to a worldwide scam, counterfeit websites. While online shopping can be both a cheaper and faster way to shop, it can also be very dangerous because it is difficult to know if the site is counterfeit or not. If you are going to be spending good money on a dress, shop at local dress shops to ensure you aren’t going to be scammed and left without a dress and out several hundred dollars. There are so many scamming websites out there that will take your money and you will never receive your dress, therefore forcing you to go out and purchase a new one from the store. There are counterfeit websites for prom dresses, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and cocktail dresses. Below is a list of confirmed counterfeit websites who copyrights pictures to post on their sites, be safe and buy dresses from legit companies and not ones that will scam you! TT New York is an authorized retail location who work closely with each designer who houses their designs in our store. Be a smart shopper and remember, a deal that looks too good to be true probably is. xoxo

 

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10 Tips To Get Rid Of Old Clothes

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

One of my worst habits is that I just don’t know when to let go of clothing. I probably still have shirts with tags on them that I will probably never wear… but I can’t get rid of them!! With a little fall cleaning motivation, I decided to clean out my closet and get out with the old and in with the new. I am going to share with you my process on how I determined what I should get rid of and what I decided to keep. You will feel so much better once your closet is cleaned and organized!! Xoxo

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  1. It’s truly stained. The fact is that with a little effort, most stains can be removed whether it’s from a professional or clever tricks you may know. However, there are things that can’t be fully removed like ink stains, bleach, dried paint, oil stains and many more. Sometimes you need to just suck it up and say goodbye to that piece of clothing.
  2. It smells old. Certain materials hold onto smells longer than others no matter how many times you wash it. While there are ways to remove musty odors from fabrics, there’s no guarantee all scents will disappear. If your clothing smells of must, food, or body odor even after you’ve washed it, it’s time to throw it out!
  3. It’s damaged beyond repair. While a seamstress can replace a zipper, a button, or even the lining of a coat, they can not fully fix a gaping tear on the side of your silk blouse.
  4. You wouldn’t buy it right this second. When it comes to getting rid of clothes, the true test isn’t whether you’ve worn an item in a year, but rather if you were out shopping right this second, would you buy it? If the answer is no, out it goes- even if it is only a month old.
  5. It doesn’t fit. Sometimes I hang onto clothes that are too tight in hopes that maybe one day I will fit back into them.  Realistically that piece of clothing will probably hang in my closet forever. Sure every woman likes to keep a pair of their favorite jeans that are too small as motivation, but if you have multiple clothes that don’t fit….get rid of them and make room for items that do fit!!
  6. It doesn’t convey the message you want it to. We all use fashion as a means of sending unspoken messages about who we are, or at least who we want to be. Often times that message changes as we mature. Certain pieces simply no longer remain relevant to the image we want to portray and that’s okay! Sometimes it is good to let go of old clothing to buy more appropriate ones.
  7. You associate it with bad memories. If you have clothing that reminds you of a terrible night out with your friends, or you have your ex’s clothing…. it is time to throw those things in the trash! Purging your closet of bad memories can be powerful, and it’ll force you to buy new things you really love!
  8. It’s simply not trending anymore. We’ve all bought super-trendy items that simply don’t stand the test of time, like that pair of chunky sneaker wedges you swore you’d wear every day. If you’re over them and know you won’t reach for them, its time to let them go.
  9. You keep trying it on but never actually wear it. You know those pieces that you always seem to try on at home, but never seem to grab when you’re actually getting dressed? Odds are, you’ll never wear them outside your bedroom, so why are you still hanging onto them? Better to use the space in your closet for things you’ll actually reach for regularly.
  10. It’s totally stretched out. One way to not look chic and pulled-together? Wear clothing that is stretched out. Sure, the laundry can help certain pieces retain their shape, but when you wear items often, they do stretch.

10 Things Every Mother of the Bride Should Know

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

With summer in full force, weddings are happening everywhere!  Here are 10 things to remember on your daughter’s wedding day to keep the whole experience magical!   fc5d707bde998aad079e8512aee53b42 (1)

  1. This is your daughters day to shine. Not yours! That doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous, but remember to just dress age appropriate. You are playing a crucial role on the day, but your daughter is the star. Even if you dislike certain details, keep it to yourself! Remember: compliments and smiles.
  2. It is inappropriate to wear white. Mothers of the bride, do not even think about wearing a color in/near/around the whites on your daughter’s special day. She is the princess in white and no one should be close to her wedding gown color on the day.
  3. The Bride and Groom are running the show. Some mothers tend to be a little controlling and/or overbearing but on the wedding day, mothers need to know who are in charge. The bride and groom are the gatekeepers of all final decisions leading up to the wedding and throughout the day. Unless you have been asked to run something, stay out of the way.
  4. Learn how to pick and choose your battles wisely. Some traditions are nearer and dearer to your heart than your daughters. So if there is something you must see or do on the wedding day, pick ONE that is a must. It will be seen with more importance and your daughter can’t say no to your one request, right? Just like the bride has to pick and choose her battles, so should you.
  5. Get to know the in-laws. This is your daughter’s new family and in this day and age, the mother of the groom may be just as involved as the bride’s mother (or would like to be) when it comes to planning the big day. Especially when budgets are getting split. Brides, make sure both mother’s feel included! How about a launch date for the ladies to discuss the wedding details?
  6. Be supportive, no matter what. Even if your daughter is turning into bridezilla (which they sometimes do), mothers need to stay poised, calm, and collected. It is your job to be the pillar of stability during this crazy time and your daughter will want someone who can both help them make the big decisions and keep their cool when things go crazy. We can’t promise it will be easy, but please try for the bride!
  7. Offer to help, but only what you are truly willing to do. You should only offer what you WANT and CAN do. If you have a full-time job, maybe volunteering to meet with florists mid-week is a bad idea. Maybe if you have a special talent in table decorations or paper goods, offer to lend a hand there. Don’t offer your help on items that you have no interest in! And certainly don’t fill your schedule with more than you can handle. We know you want to be involved, just do it wisely.
  8. Be open about the guest list. We know tradition states that mom and dad are hosting the party (i.e paying for it) and therefore, the guest list should be decided by them. Not anymore. For this generation, the bride and groom are normally the ones in control of the almighty guest list.
  9. Offer your wedding gown, but don’t force it. We know you may have been saving your wedding dress for your daughter, but styles and fashions have evolved. You should definitely make the offer, but please don’t be offended if the bride says no. Maybe offer the veil? Or perhaps a piece of the dress can be used, like the lace? Seamstresses and tailors can do wonders with old dresses. Be open-minded!
  10. Discuss wedding outfits with the mother of the groom. This may seem trivial, but having the mothers coordinate is a wonderful bonding experience. Plus, it is tradition to share your look for the wedding. Also, as the head of matrons, your look will set the tone for the wedding!

Quinceanera Dresses!!

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

Quinceanera, or ”Sweet 15”, parties are a tradition in the Latin American culture.  They symbolizes a young girl becoming a woman, and a huge celebration is held in honor of her 15th birthday birthday. The parties are over the top and extravagant, and so is the attire!  The girl celebrating her Quinceanera gets to wear a lavish, full gown, vibrant in different colors and patterns. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the gowns. Though, it is very hard to find a shop that carries such outrageous gowns due to their size. Here at TT New York we have a wide selection of Quinceanera gowns!

 

 

Quinceanera dresses are very unique in their own way. Some of the gowns have separate pieces and you can wear the corset top apart from the skirt! Others have shorter skirts on top so you can transform the big poofy gown into a shorter cocktail style later on. The opportunities are endless when it comes to Quineanera gowns! If you want to look amazing on your special night, then make sure to stop into TT New York and check out our selection! xoxo

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Summer Dresses

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

Summer is finally here and that means plenty of formal gatherings taking place!  Between weddings, graduations, birthday parties and family reunions, you will somehow find yourself in need of a dress!  Stop in and check out our selection at the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Mall locations! TT New York  has everything you need!  Below are a few of my favorites that we just got in! xoxo.

 

Graduation/Attending Wedding:

Mother of the Bride:

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Birthday Party:

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Gala/Black Tie Event:

My Summer Fashion Obsessions

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

Summer is quickly approaching (or maybe that’s what I keep telling myself).  The thing I love most about summer, the fashion. There is nothing better than being able to walk around in shorts or a nice cocktail dress for an entire day and not get cold. I am going to dedicate this blog to some of my favorite summer fashions and maybe inspire you to branch out your own summer style!

High Waisted Shorts: A trend that has just recently made a comeback and is sweeping the nation! You can practically find them in every single store, and everyone love them. I love tucking a comfortable sweater into mine with a trendy belt, that way you are comfortable and warm at the same time. You can find them in any color, pattern and material. Feel like having a craft day? Find an old pair of high-waisted Levi’s at a thrift shop and cut them into shorts. Bleach them or add studs onto the back to turn them into a completely new pair of shorts!

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Maxi Skirts/Dresses: If you love wearing dresses and skirts then I recommend trying maxi skirts or dresses. They are the most comfortable things in the world and appropriate for any occasion. You can dress up a maxi dress and wear it to either work or even a wedding! Maxi skirts are the perfect summer outfit if you want to be comfortable and fashionable. Pattered maxi skirts are extremely popular and they can be matched with anything! Pair the skirt with a plain tank top and a gold/silver belt and you are set to go! Once you start buying maxi skirts/dresses, you won’t be able to stop.

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Gladiator Sandals: Gladiator sandals have grown extremely popular over the past two summers and they are everywhere. From sandals to heels or wedges, you can find any type of shoe is the gladiator style. They are a fun trendy shoe that you can pair with a short plain cocktail dress to shorts and a fun top. They are not only super fashionable, but most of them are extremely comfortable! You can find pairs that go all the way up to your knee or ones that stop right at your ankle. Either way, they are a trend that I don’t see to be fading anytime soon.

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Big Floppy Hats: No matter if your pool side getting a nice tan or if you are attending an outdoor event, hats are always a must have. My favorite are the big floppy ones because they complete an entire outfit! They are perfect for walking around the town or watching a show at the park, etc. Not to mention they are ideal if you are having a bad hair day! Match it with a simple dress for an elegant look, or just wear one to keep the sun out of your eyes while you’re spending the day on a boat! They come in so many different sizes, textures and colors that they are the perfect accessory to throw on last minute.

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Bright Colored Accessories: When I am going to a black tie event, I love pairing my simple black dress with neon heels or a bright colored purse. Adding a pop of color to a full black outfit really pulls the entire look together. You aren’t just focusing on one specific item, you are looking at the outfit as a whole! Match the purse or shoes with a chunky necklace in the same color to really add more color. You can even add some color to an everyday outfit! I love throwing a bright colored necklace with my white blazer when I am in the office. There are endless possibilities and you can always mix and match!

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Prom, Prom, Prom

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

Now that we are in the heart of prom season, I thought I would talk about all the different types of prom dress styles! Every female has a different body type and there is that perfect dress out there for everyone, you just need to know what to look for! From my experience, the best advise I can give girls while they are prom dress shopping is that you have to try everything on. Dresses look a lot different on than when hanging on a hanger, so don’t be scared to try on different styles. Once you find that perfect dress you’ll know! (All of the dresses pictured are in stock at both TT New York locations- at the Walden Galleria and Boulevard Mall!!)

Sweetheart Neckline: Sweetheart is the most common neckline. It is perfect for every chest size and can be paired with any skirt type. From mermaid, to a-line; the sweetheart neckline looks amazing with anything. If you are bigger chested but love the sweetheart style, try adding spaghetti straps for a little extra support. Even a one-shoulder strap can make a whole lot of difference in giving you the support you need all night long.

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Halter Strap: Halter straps usually go up and clasp behind your neck but sometimes can hook at your shoulders for an open back look. If you require more support in the bust then a halter strap is the best style for you! Some girls don’t like the idea of having to pull up their dress all night long but hate the idea of wearing straps, so this is a perfect happy medium! You get both the comfortable feeling and the look is always elegant and beautiful.

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Drop Waist/Mermaid: If you want to show off your natural hour glass shape, then mermaid and drop waist are the perfect look. Most girls think that you need to be a size 02 to look good in mermaid styles, but in reality the more curves you have, the better mermaid dresses look on you! Mermaid and drop waist dresses cinch in at your waist and show off your natural figure. If you think mermaid dresses are too hard to walk in, then try the drop waist! Drop waist dresses only hit you at about the hips and flow out from there. (for example, the red dress in the middle is a drop waist, the two other dresses are mermaid)  Both looks are elegant and truly define your natural curves!

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Empire Waist: If you want to find a prom dress that flows without hugging your body, then empire waist is the style you want to be looking for. Empire waist dresses are tight around the bust and can either be strapless or with straps, and they flow away from your body. Most girls feel more comfortable in the empire waist styles, because they are both flowy and comfortable.

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V-Neckline: The v-neckline is another very common look. For girls who once again who need some support on the top, this look will keep you comfortable while still giving you that elegant look. Most of the dresses have thicker straps so you can easily wear a bra with it for extra support. Some styles do have a deeper v-cut, but most stop right before the bust. You can also find styles that have the v-neckline with open backs too!!

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3 Ways to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

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

Every woman is guilty of purchasing items that are “spur of the moment” buys that will probably never end up being worn. There will always be those designer shoes or designer bag that you just “have to have” but ask yourself, is it really worth it? Or are you going to be regretting spending a whole weeks paycheck on something you may never wear. Well I am going to give you my tips on how to avoid buyers remorse and to ensure you get your dream pieces without completely emptying your pockets.

  1. Take Inventory: Firstly, take a good look at your closet. What’s hanging front and center? These are probably the everyday things you wear the most, which means you have a good stock. (Translation: you don’t need another one) Your plan of attack: Pull out the 10 things you wear the most (shoes and bags included) and examine them. Is your favorite blouse getting yellowed under the arm pit? Then maybe it’s time to replace it. Are your skinny jeans finally broken in and you wish you could wear them everyday? Then you don’t need another pair! Keep this going for all 10 items, which will provide you with a basis from which to decide what you really need this season.
  2. Look for promotions and sales: If you know you are in the market for a new pair of shoes or say maybe even a dress for a special occasion coming up, think about when would be a good time to start shopping based off of when certain stores have their biggest blow out sales. Besides Black Friday, stores will also hold blow out sales usually at the end of every season , President’s Day, right around Easter, Christmas time, and so on. Your plan of attack: Stock up on coupons that don’t have an expiration dates so you can use them when you actually have an occasion to shop for. There isn’t anything more satisfying then saving money!
  3. Splurge on the important things: Say you are planning a wedding and you want that really beautiful yet expensive wedding gown, or you are going on a trip in the summer and you need a brand new wardrobe, well then its time to save your money. If you don’t waste your money by buying small unnecessary items, you will be able to splurge on the important things when the time comes. Your plan of attack: If you know you are going to need brand new shorts for summer, don’t buy 2 pairs of flip flops that are exactly the same but in different colors. Buy one pair and save your money to use towards needed items. If you have prom coming up at the end of the school year, stop spending your money on nick-knacks  and make yourself a savings jar so you can get that special dress you dreamed of.

So next time you are thinking about taking a trip to the mall, follow these tips to not only ensure you can get exactly what you want at an affordable cost without spending money on unnecessary things! Once you become a smart shopper, you will not only see in increase in your bank account, but also in your closet! Xoxo