My Favorite Accessories

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

I love to accessorize my everyday outfits with a bunch of different things from jewelry to handbags and so much more! You can get so many uses out of them and most are inexpensive! When it comes to birthdays and special occasions, buying accessories is always the safe and easy way to go. I am going to name a few of my favorite accessories that I both own and use as gifts for my friends and family!

 

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Alex and Ani is a new company that makes bracelets out of items that are manufactures in America. The materials utilized are sustainable and derived from an eco-friendly processes. Their collections are made up of powerful, meaningful pieces that are crafted entirely in the United States. The bracelets come in either silver or gold and each hold a single charm. The charms can be anything from a birthstone to words, saints, symbols, or animals. They also have sports teams, hometowns, and even initials so you can have a arm full of meaningful and memorable things. For example, my family is Irish so for Christmas my grandparents bought each of my 12 cousins the Celtic Knot Alex and Ani bracelet. It is nice to have something meaningful that you can look at everyday! They are not only inexpensive, but the perfect little gift for any occasion.

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Infinity Scarfs are just like normal scarfs only they are a complete circle. I always double wrap mine around my neck to keep them tighter, but you can wear them multiple ways. You can pair them with any outfit and they come in all different types of materials, colors and designs. I am OBSESSED with the knitted ones because they keep you warm while your out driving around but are also comfortable enough to wear indoors. There are also thinner ones with different patters and colors that can make a regular outfit more trendy!! You can buy them practically anywhere and they are the perfect gift for anyone.

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Knuckle Rings are a new trend that is extremely popular. They rest on your knuckles and can come in different colors and designs. They are a fun and different twist on the normal rings you would wear everyday. Pair them with rings you already have or just wear them solo!! You can usually find a pack of them with a couple different sizes together. My favorite ones are the plain silver bands (like in the first picture) they are so simple yet unique.

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Statement Necklaces are something that you can pair to any outfit to either dress it up or make it original. I love to pair a bright colored one with a black blazer for work. Wear a strapless simple black dress and a gorgeous chunky necklace and matching colored heels to look like you just walked off the runway. You can turn a casual look into something more formal with as simple as a beautiful necklace and funky heels. You can find some amazing ones at antique shops or some local stores!

Valentines Day Attire

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

Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away so it is time to start planning your romantic day. From romantic dinners to a quite night in, you should make the evening memorable. I will give you a check list to help you get the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit together! Happy Valentine’s Day to all you love birds out there xoxo.

Dresses– Make sure you look the part! TT New York has a wide selection of cocktail dresses that are perfect for a fancy dinner or night on the town . From casual to fancy, you will look gorgeous in one of our dresses. With sizes from 0-30, we can guarantee you’ll find something you not only love but can wear again! Cocktail dresses start from $99.99 and go up. (Sign up for our email list on our website to receive weekly discounts!!) 

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Nail Styles-  Pair your dress with some cute holiday nails. From the classic white tips with a small heart design, to pink nails with a little sparkle. It is not only nice to pamper yourself, but when you look your best, you feel your best. Spend a day at the spa to get all dolled up and look amazing for your significant other! (Check out my how-to blog on DIY nail designs!)

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Hair Styles- Sexy and simple hair styles that tie the whole entire outfit together. If your dress is more simple, do some tight ringlet curls and maybe a bow to add a little detail. To add a different touch, attempt a waterfall braid (far left picture) to make curls a little different. Take a sparkly headband and tuck hair into the headband to create a nice bob if you wanted a look to keep you hair back. If your hair is naturally curly, try straightening it and french braid your bangs. There are so many different options to do with your hair! (Check out my how-to do easy hair styles blog for tips and ideas!)

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Accessories- Accessories are my best friend, so always accessorize an outfit! Since it can still be cold in February, a fur wrap is a good add on to your attire, especially if you are going out for a fancy dinner. If you’re wearing a simple dress out to dinner, try pairing it with some tights to keep you warm.  Add on your favorite jewelry, grab a clutch and some pumps from your closet and you will be warm and look like a million bucks.

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Prom Shopping Stress Free

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

It’s that wonderful time of the year again, prom season. From February to late June, high school girls are going crazy over making sure their junior or senior prom is perfect in every single way. They will spend weeks or months making sure they have the perfect dress, the best hair do, the prettiest makeup and of course the best looking date. I guess you could say it is the second most stressful day of a young girls life, first being their wedding day. They need to make sure everything is perfect, and I have to say, it is extremely stressful to plan a night together with all your friends. Who’s house are pictures going to be done at? Are you going to rent a limo bus? Where do you go after prom? And being typical teenagers, plans are always changing from one minute to the next.

Before I began working as the Marketing Assistant for TT New York, I was a sales associate at one of their locations and by far all of the staff’s favorite time of the year was prom season. I can honestly say that if I didn’t have TT New York during both my proms, I probably would have thrown a fit and decided not to go due to the stress. Shopping there made everything so simple for me, I knew what was the “it” look for the year because TT is always up to date on the latest trends, and I loved the fact no one could have the same dress as me because of the event tracking. For junior prom I bought two prom dresses, yes two. The first one was more simple and I loved it until we got a brand new shipment in with a cut out leopard printed dress in it, and it was love at first sight, so yes I bought that leopard dress the day before prom as well as all of my jewelry. But I couldn’t help myself, looking at all those gorgeous dresses week after week, I just needed that dress, and it is still hanging in my closet because it was so beautiful. Senior year I was way more prepared and made sure to buy my dress with time to spare. The fact I could purchase my dress and get it altered at right at TT New York saved me a big headache. I didn’t have to go out searching for a tailor because each store had one seamstress on site every day. I could easily match up my dress to shoes and jewelry because TT offers such a wide variety of necklaces, earrings and bracelets, it is truly a one stop shop.

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When I went to prom, most girls wore full length gowns that were patterned and beaded, but over the past few years there has been a huge demand for short prom dresses. Now we carry everything from short poofy prom dresses, to tight fitted ones with beautiful open backs. Walking into TT New York you will see new styles that you didn’t know existed. I remember when we got a shipment of high-low dresses and all I could think about was how creative and gorgeous they were, and boy did they sell out quickly. With new changes to dresses there will always be styles that remain the same. Princess ball gowns, mermaid cuts, and the popular empire waisted gown are some of the constant favorites throughout the years. Every year brings some sort of change from either the material or the design, but no matter what there will always be the perfect dress out there for every girl.

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The best thing about high school, besides graduation, is getting to spend a night dressed up with all of your friends where you sing and dance all night long. It is the last major event you will have with your friends before everyone goes off to college and begins their future, so enjoy it to the fullest! (the pictures on the bottom is from my senior and junior prom!)

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