July 16 2020
The past few months have been a whirlwind of Covid-19, anti-Black racism protests, closures, partial-openings and reclosures. Nothing is certain, but those first few weeks of quarantine hold a certain simple charm. Scroll through this blog for an aesthetically pleasing snapshot of one version of quarantining as a 20-something in Los Angeles.
April 7 2020
Phone cameras are amazing, but a good camera doesn't always mean a good photo! This simple guide gives you the tools you need to up your Insta-game, impress your friends and take the selfies you've always been trying too. From composition to editing, we cover the basics in an easy-to-read, no-experience-necessary way.
March 22 2020
This is a really stressful time of the year regardless, and now we have Covid-19 on top of it all! I put together a few of the things that I've found help me manage stress, and they're all super budget-friendly, too. This blog is all about taking a few minutes for yourself and will hopefully give you a few ideas to find the tools that work best for you!
March 12 2020
Fall 2020 fashion month just wrapped up, so we scanned the runways to find the next seasons' biggest trends! Color, mixed patterns and more made these shows jaw-dropping from start to finish while messages of female empowerment and environmental sustainability added a more serious, global undertone. Find out what styles you might see on the racks at your favorite store next fall or, if you're a little more ambitious, check out the trends then see what you can add to your wardrobe before they even hit the stores!
March 2 2020
This blog teaches you an essential life skill: how to sew a button! Don't worry, I promise it's super simple. Follow these easy instructions, photos included, and you'll be on your way to repairing shirts, pants and more!
February 25 2020
Check out our Spring 2020 favorite styles and use discount code SPRINGCLEAN for 25% off your order of 2 or more items!
February 21 2020
Hey all! One of my personal fashion challenges has always been styling one specific item of clothing in more ways than the obvious. When I was younger, I stuck pretty strongly to the “sneakers with jeans, heels with dresses” mentality. It's still a work in progress, but since I love a good challenge, I decided to see if I could style one pair of shoes with three outfits that all had completely different vibes.
February 13 2020
Hey babes. If you’re like me, pretty dubious of love and happily-ever-afters, or maybe that’s not the case and you just don’t have any plans yet. Either way, save the cynicism for another day, grab your gal pals, and toss a Galentine’s Day Brunch instead! So, I put together a super simple yet comprehensive guide with recipes and activities to help you show your love and throw a fun girl's day brunch!
February 11 2020
One of the biggest trends right now is animal print, which I love because it can be cute or edgy, depending on how you style it. However, it can be difficult to style animal print because bold patterns are difficult to wear with anything except solid neutral colors. Luckily, animal print is easy to dress up or down with just a few tricks.
February 10 2020
Hey. I’m Laura! I’ve been at Shoetopia for about five months now working on our copywriting and modeling the occasional shoe or two (it isn’t as glamorous as it sounds, but I can’t complain about trying on shoes all day). I’ve learned a lot about the fashion industry and I can’t wait to start sharing more with you! Although we love them, this blog won’t just be about shoes— we’ll also be sharing lifestyle and beauty tips, playlists, trend reports, lookbooks, and more. Before we get into all of that though, I’d like to introduce myself: here’s a little bit about what makes me, me.