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Shoe Smitten

The savvy guide to heels & steals for women smitten with shoes

Shoe Love Is True Love

Hi. My name is Anna Bassham, and I’m a shoeaholic.  It’s been LESS THAN ONE SECOND since the last time I thought about shoes. Oh, this isn’t a Shoeaholics Annonymous meeting, you say?

In case you haven’t noticed, I am completely crazy about shoes, and I have no intention of quitting my addiction.  There’s nothing like the feeling of discovering a pair of heels that makes me squeal with joy. I believe in the heeling power of shoes; the right pair can lift your spirits and boost your confidence like nothing else.

Every shoe lover understands the insatiable urge we feel to constantly update our shoe wardrobe.  Truth is, I will never look at my collection and go, okay, now I’m good. I don’t need any more shoes.  It’s just not going to happen!

How This All Got Started

I’ve always had a passion for shoes, but I didn’t realize it until my 21st year, as I was finishing my bachelor’s degreein Journalism at the University of Kansas. My eureka moment came when I was cleaning my closet one spring morning, and I noted that I owned 15 pairs of heels. This was a lot for a broke college kid! From that day forward I decided to experiment with my style, building outfits my shoes.

I wanted to share what I learned with others along the way. As a journalism student, I was learning more and more about the future of digital media and I thought, why not create a blog and put my creativity to work covering shoe fashion? Shoe Smitten was born out of my desire to learn more about blogging, shoe trends, and the designers behind them. I wanted to be a resource for other shoe nuts (like you!).

What I Do When Not Blogging

I am currently working full-time as Communications Manager at Guru.com, a marketplace where freelancers can market their skills and find work.  It’s far cry from a fashionable job, but I enjoy using my social media and writing skills in such a different field.

I also write for TOOVIA magazine, covering fashion in a broader sense as well as women’s lifestyle topics. You might see me share my latest articles from time to time on Shoe Smitten.

If you’re looking for someone to help you create online content or manage your social presence, I’m available to help! You can check out my resume on LinkedIn, or my about.me profile. I’m always happy to collaborate and discuss opportunities.

Where I’m Located

I live in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband and two furry children (chihuahua mixes, Jeeves and Merlin). Previously I lived in New York, and I even got to cover New York Fashion Week for a few seasons.  With all the stylish people around, it was impossible not to be inspired to try new fashions and snap photos of hot shoes. I’m still getting acquainted with the Steel City and exploring the emerging fashion scene.

Get In Touch

Feel free to send me an email, and you can also follow Shoe Smitten on Twitter!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy reading Shoe Smitten!


Last updated 11/12/14