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This Needs to Stop – Sneakers & Business Casual

27 Apr

It has come to our attention at TNTS that many of you are throwing the most basic of fashion tips out the window on your daily jaunt to and from work. We aren’t here to point any fingers, but merely provide some guidance when putting your best foot forward. Ok fine. First we’ll point fingers and then we’ll guide. Nothing like a little shock therapy to whip you into shape.

So, do you know what needs to stop? Wearing sneakers with business casual attire. If you just looked down at your feet to check to see if you are breaking this fundamental fashion rule you likely are. That is unless you’re Justin Timberlake in which case our lives are about to get a hell of a lot more interesting.

But seriously let’s imagine this. It’s the middle of July. Kate Middleton and Wills are rumoured to be in town. You are busting it to work when all of a sudden you see them. And trust us, Kate sees you and you’re crazy white cross trainers. What would Kate do you ask? She would likely throw back her glorious mane of hair and laugh while simultaneously reaching into her Birkin Bag and tossing you a pair of spare flats that she carries around at all times just in case.

While this would make for a great story on your part, Kate is now leaving the city thinking, “Goodness! Halifax was a quaint place, but heavens do they have horrible footwear! Tut tut!!” Now the rest of us get stuck in this mass generalization that our shoes suck.

In today’s world full of giant purses and amazingly good bargains there is no reason for you lovely ladies to be clomping around in your sneakers en route to the office, merely to change into more stylish footware upon arrival. While we can completely understand the functionality of pairing a bright white sneaker with a black pencil skirt and silk blouse, for obvious reasons we can’t understand the fashionability behind it.

So we’d like to introduce to you your new best friend, the flat. Flat’s have been around since the 18th century so it’s not like we’re trying to force you into a dress made out of meat or something. Flats can be just as, if not more comfortable than sneakers AND because they are available in just about every colour imaginable you have no reason to avoid them when putting on your favourite Monday – Friday outfits.

Flats are also an affordable way to spruce up your closet. Joe Fresh is a great place to pick up a great pair of flats you can usually find them on sale!

H&M also has some great flats in their summer collection and for under $20!

Joe Fresh Flats $39 (left) H&M Peep Toe Flats $19 (right)

If you thinking no WAY are fancy little flats more comfortable then my LA Gear kicks we challenge you to a street race. That’s right. We will run all the way down Barrington St. at full speed and prove that we can win races and look great while doing it.

So please, unless you’re in appropriate leisure attire, put away those sneaks. You’ll be glad that you did.


Britney Spears Weave Woes

15 Mar

Since “Baby One More Time” hit the airwaves we have been die hard fans of Britney. Even when critics hated on her in Crossroads, we stood by Britney and vowed to watch every time it played on Much Music ( which we might add is a significant commitment).

Then as all of you already know, Britney hit a rough patch. Her horrible breakup with Justin Timberlake sent her on a downward spiral. A shotgun wedding to Jason Alexander ( not of Seinfeld fame) and then her marriage to backup dancer Kevin Federline only proved to Britney that the void left in her heart from Justin could never be filled.

Brit-Brit hit rock bottom when she famously when into a barber shop and shaved her head. Although we were concerned we stood by Britney knowing that this just couldn’t be it for her.

As time has passed Britney has gotten her act together. The road hasn’t been easy but she’s fought her way back into the hearts of her fans. The one thing she’s neglected to do throughout this time of rebuilding is fire her hairstylist.


Britney graces the cover of Glamour Magazine with her fabulous and extension filled hair.













Britney was always known for her fabulous blonde locks. Obviously hair extensions came into play at some point which is fine, but post-shaved head Britney has truly struggled in getting her hair back to an envy-worthy point.

This needs to stop. Whether it’s Papa Spears dishing out a bit more cash to the weave fund, or visiting the set of America’s Next Top Model for a makeover Britney must seek uber-professional help to bring her hair back from the dead.

Or perhaps the secret lies in Justin Timberlake. Maybe now that he’s back on the market the reunion of the century can take place. A happy heart = happy hair!