How to Wear Ankle Booties from Summer through Fall

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

Although I love summer, I have to say that fall is my favorite season because I am a boot addict. I love being able to wear my boots everyday with leggings or skinny jeans! Luckily, I found a boot that I can wear all year round and the best part… they are mini boots! Ankle boots have become so popular throughout the years and I think its mainly because you can wear them during every season. Wear them with a pair of jean shorts or a cotton dress and you’ll look like a total hipster in the summer. Then come fall, just match a flannel button down with leggings and the same booties! There is no better feeling than being able to wear a great pair of shoes all year. Below I created a little montage of pictures for both the summer and fall of outfits being paired with ankle boots. This is one pair of shoes that every girl needs to have in their closet! xoxoxo

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Summer Looks:

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Fall Looks:

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Homemade Vapor Shower Discs

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

When I use to get sick as a child  my parents would always come to the rescue with Vicks to ease my congestion. We always had a stock of the tissues infused with Vicks, a jar of the the vapor rub, and my personal  favorite the vapor shower discs.   I’ve always loved the shower discs because they are so easy to use.  All you have to do is place one on the floor of the bathtub and while you take a warm shower the bathroom gets filled with Vicks vapor! By the time you are done with your shower, your nose will no longer be stuffy and you can breathe! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find them in quite some time and then recently I came across a homemade recipe for vapor discs! It is easy to do and they work just as well! If you hate being congested as much as I do, then you need to try these out. You’ll thank me later, xoxo.

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What you’re going to need:

1 1/2 cups baking soda

1/2 cup water

Eucalyptus essential oil

Rosemary essential oil

Lavender essential oil

How to make them:

  1. Mix the water and baking soda in a bowl until it is a paste consistency.
  2. Evenly distribute the mixture into a cupcake pan. A silicone pans work great so you don’t have to use a liner, or you could use a metal cupcake pan.
  3. You can either leave the pan on the counter for 18-20 hours or place in the oven at about 225 for 15-20 minutes. Once out of the oven, leave out to finish drying for around 4 hours.
  4. When they are dry, put 8-10 drops of each essential oil on the disc. (you can add more of less drops depending on how strong you want the scent to be)
  5. Keep the discs in an airtight container so they won’t get soft. When a sinus infection strikes, just place one of the discs on the floor of the bathtub while you shower and you’re congestion will go away!

My summer hot spot!

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

FullSizeRenderOne of my new favorite spots this summer is Squeeze Juicery located on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville. If you are craving a fresh blend of vegetable, fruits, and other healthy mixes then you HAVE to go and try Squeeze. Their menu is simple and breaks down what is in each drink so you know what you’re getting and everything is FRESH and made right in front of you. They also have prepackaged detox drinks and juice shots.  You can even add wheat grass shots, vitamin B12 shots and more to your smoothies for an extra boost.

Are you feeling a little hungry too? They also have refrigerated wraps, salads, hummus, fresh granola and even healthy gelato! I am not a healthy eater and never really eat veggies or fruit, but I love that I can get a smoothie that gives me all the vitamins and protein that I should be getting daily! The prices are reasonable and everything is absolutely delicious. I highly recommend trying them out if you are looking for that perfect summer treat. (My personal favorite is the “Pretty in Pink” that is a mix of Bananas, Strawberries, Coconut Milk and Greek Yogurt)

 

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How to Build a Fashion First Aid Kit

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

As women, we are very familiar with having a fashion crisis at the worst possible time! There is nothing worse than having a fashion emergency without having any way to fix it. Well fear no longer ladies because I have the perfect tricks for you! I easily made a fashion first aid kit so I will no longer have wardrobe malfunctions and you can too! These are some of the things I put together from my personal experiences. (You can find most of these products for cheap at places like Target, Walmart or even the Dollar Store.)

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SUPER GLUE. Put a dot of super glue on a loose bead or sequin that you don’t have time to sew back on. You can find mini bottles of super glue that can easily fit into any clutch or purse.

DOUBLE SIDED TAPE. This is something every woman should always have in their purse. In a pinch, you can fix falling hemlines, remove lint, and you can use it to stop your shirt from revealing a little too much. It is easy to remove from clothing and your skin. Basically every department store carries this in stock and they are cheap!

BLACK SHARPIE. Scuffed your black heels? Use a Sharpie to fill it in. This also works if you’ve chipped a dark manicure. I’ve had those moments where I realize there is a bleach spot on my leggings or black shirt. Just color it in with the sharpie and no one will ever know!

HANGER FOAM. Stash a piece of foam from the dry cleaner in your bag- it removed deodorant, food, and makeup stains on fabric.

CLEAR POLISH. Got a run in your tights? A light coat of clear polish will ensure they don’t rip even more.

DRYER SHEETS. Keep one in your purse to kill static-cling from your clothing and even your hair!

WET NAPS. These clean dirty shoes, spot-clean clothes, loosen too-tight rings, and clean your hands in a jiff if you aren’t near a sink.

BABY POWDER. There is nothing worse than being out in the sun sweating and having your hair get greasy. Take some baby powder and sprinkle it onto your roots. Rub it into your hair and it will instantly get rid of grease! (Be careful if you have black/dark hair. Sometimes your roots will become ashy, just use a smaller amount and rub in really well)

Why You Should Own a T-Shirt Dress

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

If you have been looking for that perfect fashion piece that is not only trendy but also comfortable, then ladies listen up. One of my new summer obsessions is over-sized t-shirt dresses. Not only are they easy to throw on and light weight for summer, but you can dress them up or down! From throwing one on to go grocery shopping, or a nice dinner with the girls, they are absolutely a must have. I personally have a few different styles and colors because they are so addicting to wear. Pair them with sandals, sneakers, cute wedges or whatever you want. Not to mention you can wear them all year! Throw on with a long sleeve button up for the Fall or with leggings and boots for the Winter to keep this look going all year long! xoxo

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Summer & Spring Styles:

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Fall & Winter Styles:

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Summer Work Lookbook

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

Are you finding it difficult to find outfits that are both summery yet still work appropriate? I happen to find myself scrolling through Pinterest looking for styles that are fun for summer and still professional. There are so many summer colors and patterns for dresses, skirts, and pants that you can style in a ton of different ways. The best thing about these looks is that you are able to go from work straight to a gathering with your friends or a nice dinner! I took some of my favorites and put it together in a look book for all you fashionistas out there! xoxo

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The Perfect Summer Drink!

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

When I think of summer, I think of an ice cold beverage in my hands while I sit outside enjoying the sunshine. I love drinking beverages with cut up fresh fruit to add a little extra flavor. From basic water with lemon, to my personal favorite which is fresh strawberry lemonade. I’m going to share with you the quick and easy way to make the best homemade strawberry lemonade. Put it in a mason jar with a jumbo straw and sit by the pool and enjoy your summer time! Xoxo

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What you’re going to need:

> 1 cup granulated sugar                                                          > 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice (about 6 medium lemons)

> 1 cup water                                                                            > 6 cups of cold water

> 2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced                     > 1 cup of chopped strawberries, chopped for toppings

> 1 lemon slice for garnish                                                       > Ice 

 

Steps: 

  1. In a small sauce pan, bring sugar and water to boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Place strawberries into a food processor or blender and process/blend until smooth
  3. Pour blended strawberries into the sugar water. Add the lemon juice then stir well.
  4. Pour strawberry lemon mixture and cold water into a large pitcher. Stir well and add ice to keep it cool. Pour into glasses and top with chopped strawberries and a lemon slice. 

 

 

Summer Trends You Need To Own

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

Summer is finally here and that means one thing in my mind, amazing new fashion trends! I am constantly looking on Pinterest and Instagram at all the brand new looks and I am just IN LOVE. The warmer weather means brighter colors, fun patterns, and lots and lots of maxi dresses (my personal favorite). Here are the looks that I am completely obsessed with for Summer 2015.

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Two-piece outfits: We all know what crop tops are, but there is a new trend sweeping the town. I am in love with two piece outfits and it isn’t hard to see why. From high waisted shorts/pants or a sleek skirt with matching tops, they are ah-mazing.

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Body suits: I own a body suit and absolutely love it. There are so many different varieties that you can pair with jeans, a skirt, or shorts. Once you buy one, you will just keep buying more. I personally love to pair my body suit with a pair of high waisted jeans!

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Destroyed boyfriend jeans: Though this style has been around for quite some time, I feel like it is recently making a come back. I love tucking my boyfriend jeans up in a cuff at ankle length and wearing a fun heel with it! Pair it with a fun top and you look like you belong is NYC drinking a Starbucks while hailing a cab (very city chic).

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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.