(My best memories from 2012)

I can’t believe it’s about to be 2013. 2012 has been so amazing in so many ways. Thank you all for sharing my journey with me.

I had the incredible opportunity to travel all over the world and work with the most talented people. I wanted to put together a post to remember all the best times in 2012 before moving on to a new exciting and unpredictable year.
I started off 2012 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with my friends enjoying a wonderful New Year. Also during this time I was featured in a digital advertisement for Forever21 that played in Times Square, NY. Seeing that billboard was one of the most proud moments of my career so far.
In February I walked in a fashion show during NYFW for Polyvore and Cover Girl with 20 other bloggers.
In April I went to my favorite musical festival Coachella both weekends (second) and was able to actually go for work being recognized as a festival fashion trendsetter.
Also in April I traveled with friends to Rome, Italy, the Amalfi Coast and London. As well as a wonderful trip to Miami to work on a project.
In July I worked on a great project with Guess, filiming 8 videos for their fall digital ad campaign.
Also in July I went on a Cross country road trip with my friends from New York to Chicago and attended Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Straight from there I was invited to go to Brazil on behalf of major Brazilian shoe line Schutz. I got to discover San Paolo and Rio De Janiero and Brazil quickly became one of my favorite places in the world. While in Brazil I got to shoot for Elle and Vogue Brazil and I also designed 3 pairs of shoes which sold in New York in November. It was my first time working on a shoe collaboration.
After attending NYFW in the fall, I went to London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks (which was my first time in both Paris and Milan.) As a young girl who always loved fashion this was literally a dream come true to be invited to fashion shows in the most important cities in the world. While spending a whole month in Europe I got to visit other gorgeous destinations like Venice and Florence.
Earlier this month I did something I have always been wanting to do- a road trip up the coast of California on Highway 1. One of the most beautiful drives in the world.
Now I have just arrived in Italy and will end the year attempting to ski in the Alps with my friends.

I spent a lot of time between Los Angeles and New York, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful brands, stores and magazines throughout the year. In my hometown of Los Angeles it has been an absolute honor to be recognized as a style influencer and respected for my taste in fashion.

I’ve worked so hard this year, the amount of hours I’ve sat at this computer one can’t even imagine. All the Fridays nights I sat home alone blogging rather than going out. Haha. I definitely have to thank my family: my mom, dad and brother who have spent hours taking pictures for me, being understanding when I can’t be away from my phone for one minute, and helping me out in all kinds of crisis’. I could have never done it alone. And MOST importantly and I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without all of you.
I am truly grateful each and everyday. Those who read along from the beginning I feel like I know you all from your comments and sweet words, and newer visitors I am touched each time someone tells me they just found my blog and they enjoy it.
I never expected my life to turn out this way. It always feels surreal. I’m a normal girl, from a small town- I worked as a waitress for 6 years to pay my way through college and moved to Los Angeles with only a dream. Now I am able to do what I love and I could never ever thank you all enough for helping my dreams become a reality.
I wish you all an incredible New Years and a wonderful 2013. Remember that anything is possible and the sky is the limit!


  1. Deborah says:

    it was an amazing 2012 for you…


  2. Happy new year darling
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  3. Camille says:

    You had such an amazing year and you deserve it ! Your blog is so amazing and we can see that you work really hard to make your readers enjoy it.You really can be proud of you ! And thanks for sharing with us
    Kisses from Paris and keep on the good work
    Best wishes for 2013

  4. Radka says:

    Amazing photos! This year really must be amazing for you :) I wish you the best for the new one :)

  5. Diana says:

    Amazing photos!! Looks like you had an amazing 2012.

    xoxo, Diana
    The Neon Factor ☠

  6. Anonymous says:

    Loving all the pictures! I wish I was you.. Wish you a great year ahead :)
    xx Ellisya

  7. Great photos and styling! Style insights and luxury fashion business learnings:

  8. The Provoker says:

    LOVE THIS RECAP! May I just say you’re an epic genius, so talented and a styling master! You do no wrong and your eye for beauty knows no bounds, thanks for sharing beauty to us all and showing and sharing your style. I’ve just did a “tutorial” post on the three main ways to work the shoulder bag strap + outerwear style, tell what you think ;)

    xx The Provoker

  9. Mattie says:

    Wow! You’ve had an amazing year! Your blog is one of my favorites. So fun and colorful. Fabulous photos and great style! Keep up the good work and all the best to you in 2013!

  10. Great post Shea! You have done so much this year it’s crazy! :D :D

  11. Mireia M. says:

    Your text is beautiful Shea! :)
    It’s like I feel it!
    I wish my dreams will come true someday too!
    Good luck and happy new year! :D

  12. Aislinn says:

    I love reading your blog! Could you post something about how it all started?? You seem to be very successful, and i was just wondering how you got to where you are today?

  13. Styleclouds says:

    Wonderful photos! I loved following your blog this year and I am looking forward to next year! xo, Christina

  14. Caroline says:

    what a lovely preview dear!!! wishing you the same wonderfull year 2013 ♥

  15. Samii says:

    Wow, you had quite the year! Thank you for your fabulous blog. Here’s to hoping 2013 is just as kind…or better!


  16. Sara Morais says:

    And I wish you an amazing new year, a better and greater one because I can only forecast great things for you. You’ve been a fantastic, inspiring blogger and I intend to keep following you for a long time. I think you’re super sweet and you seem to be a wonderful person so you deserve the best :)

    Happy New Year!

  17. Jasmin says:

    Great pictures shea.
    Happy New Year.

  18. So many beautiful shots! We just started following you this year and are so happy we did, can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

  19. B. says:

    Very nice recap ! I really liked the shoes you designed :)
    Hope you have a great NYe ! can’t wait to see all your trips and outfits for 2013
    new outfit post

  20. Laura says:

    Amazing pics ! best wishes for 2013 !
    Check out my new post :

  21. Eva Tornado says:

    Happy New Year, dear =* Big kisses to you! Be happy! =***

  22. You are beautiful inside and out! i have genuinely enjoyed seeing your fashion and travel journeys! Keep up the great work and Happy 2013!

  23. Chayenne, what an amazing year you had, and thank you so much for sharing it with us. Also I would like to thank Lucky Magazine for putting me in contact with your blog as well. I have been a fan of your style ever since. Wishing you and your love ones another Prosperous New Year!

  24. b says:

    your blog is such a delight to read and your style is absolutely amazing! best wishes in 2013!

  25. Michaela says:

    It looks like you had a fabulous year lady! I wish you an even better 2013 and can’t wait to see what is to come for you!

  26. Bettina says:

    Lovely lovely photos! I especially love that leopard print jacket you’re wearing in one of the photos, so divine!

  27. this is a fab post and I loved hearing about all the things you’ve achieved and places you’ve got to visit through your blogging career. I always wonder whether some of the trips are pleasure or work, and it’s so great that it’s through your blog you get to do all this.

    It’s fab so keep it up in the new year :)
    UK style blogger

  28. Meggan says:

    You had an amazing year! My favorite outfit is the all black and gold from NY. You inspire me so much!

  29. Meggan says:

    You had a great year! You’re so luck you get to travel so much. My favorite outfit was the all black and gold in NY. Happy new year!!

  30. Rachel says:

    Wow… simply amazing! You are so beautiful and looks like such a fun year! Best wishes for 2013 xoxo

  31. Lili Monari says:

    Dear Shea,
    I just found out your blog. I am a big fan of The Blond Salada and I always saw you with Chiara in the photos, so I got curious I decided to check your blog. I absolutely loved it. I am brasilian and am 15 years old. I also have a blog (off course not so good as yours), but it would be a pleasure to me, if you could check it and give me some advices. My blog has less than a year old, but I hope one day, with a lot of work, I could be abble to make my blog so good like that.
    Thank you so much for reading my comment and keep doind what your doind. Your blog is wonderful.


  32. FashionFierce says:

    Just reading your blog right now and the only thing that I can say is: Amazing! What a year did you had!
    I’ve just started blogging about two weeks ago. I don’t know if this is also going too change my life. My first priority is to be a fashion designer.
    I also want to inspire people just like you. I hope one day I can achieve my goal. I am also just an normal girl, I’ve lived in a small town in The Netherlands and moved to Amsterdam to make my dream come true. In my younger years I didn’t had the chance to follow my dream, becoming a fashion designer. Now that I’ve moved to Amsterdam, I’m now studying to become one. So you are right about saying that Sky is the limit and that every dream can come true if you just believe in it and most important believe in yourself. I want to wish you all the luck for this year!

    Love, Hannan

  33. Ashley Hudson says:

    Congratulations on all your success and the amazing journey 2012 brought you. I look forward to your posts and really admire your spirit. Thanks Shea and best of luck to you in 2013–I hope it proves to be even more fruitful than the last. xo

  34. Laura Yazdi says:

    Hey Shea,

    Your blog is so wonderful to scroll through and such an inspiration for a me trying to become a full time blogger. Thank you for showing us what is at the end of the tunnel with all of this hard work!

    Take care,

  35. Davina says:

    Such a lovely memories. Love all your shots.

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