poppies1printkodakportrafunweb Welcome to the new !!! We’ve been working on this redesign for months and it’s exciting to see it finally come to life. I want to quickly explain a few new changes. The most exciting change (for me) is that there are now separate Beauty & Skincare and Health & Fitness sections which I’ll be updating on the reg. You can get to them in the navigation bar at the top of the page, or on the homepage there are special sections towards the bottom. Another new feature: the photos in my posts are now in a click-through slideshow format. I really wanted each photo to be able to stand out on its own. You can click on the photos to make them larger as well! For the shoppers: At the bottom of the post I’m going to try to always add a “shop a similar look” area where I’ve pulled things from around the web for you to recreate the look at all different kinds of price points. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. Hope you all love it as much as I do.

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So many incredible things have happened over the past 4 years. My life has changed in ways I could have never imagined. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support, kind words and encouragement. It’s been a dream come true to be able to do what I love, and I know I couldn’t do it without you. From the small town girl who couldn’t have told you Dior from Valentino if I tried, who at one point worked 4 jobs (which included selling pies and wiping tables) and shared a small bedroom with another girl just to make ends meet. I never had a handout. I know what it’s like to work hard and there’s not a day that goes by that I’m not grateful for what I have now. When I started my site 4 years ago most of the population didn’t even know what a blog was. I was working full time for a denim designer, interning for a stylist, and working weekends at a bar to pay my rent. Then I made a decision I suggest no one make- I decided to quit my day job, work 5 nights a week at a nightclub and spend my days focusing on my site. Everyone thought I was crazy. I mean here I was, an A+ student who had just spent 10s of thousands of dollars going to university and I just quit the only stable(ish) job I had to work on a “website” about what I was wearing and what inspired me. I sounded like a lunatic, and in the beginning a bit of a disappointment to everyone who had such high hopes for me. But I get it. I’m a realist so this kind of move was out of my character. I have a hard time believing in luck and fate. I believe in working hard for what you want and creating your own destiny. It’s been a wonderful, interesting and at times difficult journey. People can be mean, judgmental and non-accepting of change. It’s been a slow but gradual transition to where I (and I’m sure my colleagues would agree) feel appreciated and respected in the fashion world. Much of this is thanks to all of you. Today, I run my own company and a top fashion site read around the world. My blog is just a small (but favorite) part of what I do on a day to day basis. I’m a journalist, a stylist, a fashion consultant, an editor, photographer, soon-to-be designer (shh!) and sometimes even a model. I’ve been able to work with the most amazing brands, fashion houses, editors, journalists, you name it. I’m surrounded by a world of inspiring people but I bring with me the things I’ve learned along the way. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. And most importantly, work hard and be nice to people. Shop for a similar look: [show_shopthepost_widget id=”61520″]


  1. Rachel says:

    Gorgeous outfit! And would love to hear more about your fitness routine!

  2. alice says:

    wow! really loving the new site. congratulations on everything, you most definitely deserve it! you are a true inspiration

  3. What a great journey and story! Congratulations on all your accomplishments.
    You’re an inspiration and the site looks fabulous.

  4. Cheyenne says:

    Congrats on your new blog. You’r so inspiring and most of of courages!

  5. Azu says:

    These pictures are incredible! I LOVE the scenery and your beautiful outfit :) You’ve come a long way….thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us!

    xo Azu

  6. Natasja says:

    Lovely outfit, especially the maxi skirt!

  7. Katie says:

    Hi Shea,

    Firstly, I want to say that I absolutely adore your blog and have for a while. The new design/layout is incredible and those pictures are gorgeous!

    I really hope you don’t mind me offering some feedback though… I’m finding the new font really really difficult to read on the actual blog post. The text under the images is perfect, but the writing under is very very difficult to decipher! I hope you’re not at all offended, I would think it was my computer, but I’m on a really high quality PC :(

    Congratulations on the over-haul. I’m really looking forward to shaking my blog up a bit too, along with a name change. Fingers crossed it could be the start of lovely things for me!

    Katie <3

  8. maria says:

    I really love the new layout and the photographs look so much better!!keep up the good work! xoxo

  9. shea says:

    testing testing

  10. Yas says:

    What a thoughtful and beautiful post! The pictures are absolutely stunning and I love the new redesign of the website, the only thing I will have a hard time adjusting to is the small text. Thanks for also posting the map to get to the poppy fields, I wil have to check them out when I’m in LA! Keep working hard girl you’re doing great!!

  11. Shea Marie says:

    thank you I will make it bigger!! xoxoxo

  12. Shea Marie says:

    thank you so much

  13. Eni says:

    Love this new page, really sophisticated! The only thing I don’t like is that I can view the photos in slideshow! But these photos are wonderful! Love the outfit and the shooting location so much!

  14. Kelly says:

    Love the new layout, Shea! A great heartfelt post too. Personally, I can’t wait for more of your recipes.

  15. Camille says:

    Absolutely love this new layout !

  16. Congrats! Your blog looks great! Keep up the good work

  17. Becky says:

    Shea, I’ve been reading your blog for almost 4 years! I check your site daily.

    It has been so incredible to follow your journey and see how much you’ve developed and grown as an artist.

    You stand out strong with your high level of professionalism, high caliber content and gorgeous, quality photography.

    Your style is always fresh, cutting edge, new, perfectly put together, thought provoking and easy to understand the concepts to bring to my own style.

    You’ve become such a talented model, art director and photographer since your first posts.

    What I appreciate most is your story and how hard you’ve worked and how far you’ve come.

    I will never work in the fashion industry, my heart with with progressing education in developing countries but I still come to your site everyday because you inspire me.

    You inspire me to work hard towards my dream, creating something from nothing and building with what I have not with what I want even when the dream is obscure and hard to define.

    You inspire me to go for it even though it is unclear what it is. To do everything needed on a daily basis to progress and see where it all takes.

    I am so happy for you. You deserve all of your grand successes. Keep on with all the inspires you and keep chasing your dreams.

    Sincerely, a reader since the beginning of (Cheyenne Meets Chanel)


  18. Shea Marie says:

    Hi Becky
    Wow, thank you so much for this heartfelt comment. This is the kind of thing that really makes my job amazing and it’s people like you that really inspire me. That you for your continued support and kind words. <3

    Lots of love to you!

  19. Rory says:

    I LOVE the new design. You are doing great things here–I remember winning a giveaway on your blog two years ago and feeling SOOO excited because you were such a big name blogger! Today you’ve like quadrupled in size and popularity since then and I’m proud to still be a loyal follower. Shea, keep it up. You are inspiring to all!

  20. Kristina says:

    Congrats on your website!!! It looks amazing! I really love that you included the map of the poppy fields it just shows you want everyone to enjoy life and beauty as much as you do! can’t wait to see more. P.S. the photography is fantastic it’s been following you and your family along for the ride! xoxo Kristina

  21. Oh I wish my dreams come true too! You’re such an inspiration!

  22. Your words are seriously beautiful & inspiring! Congrats on all your hard work, I believe in making your own destiny as well!
    With Love,

  23. Vittoria says:

    I really like the new website, but I have to admitt that I do love more that amazing, breathless field full of super colored poppies!! ♥

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  24. Charlotte says:

    You deserve it all, you’ve clearly worked so hard x

  25. Niss says:

    congratulations on your new website! Cannot wait to see what you’ve got in store! x

  26. Daniella says:


  27. Heather P. says:

    Congrats on the redesign – it looks amazing!

    Don’t let anyone get you down. You’d hustled your ass off to get here, and you’re a great example of a woman who works hard, and reaps the rewards!

  28. Suzie Q says:

    Love the new design, Shea! Love reading about how far you’ve come and the struggles at the beginning. It’s great to see a blogger provide a true and real insight on their journey, and you are so amazing and inspirational! Congratulations on all of your hard work and well deserved successes!

    Suzie Q

  29. Rabia says:

    Although I am a die hard addict of your blog, for some reason I rarely comment! Seeing this post really puts into perspective how far you’ve come, and I felt the need to share the love as you do with your audience in every post. Your work is captivating and engaging- from the innovative photo shoots, to your editorial poses (you really do not get enough credit for your modeling), as well as your outfits which always push the envelope while still remaining classy. Furthermore, your work esthetic motivates me and every other woman to be the best that we can be. Thank you for sharing such beautiful art.

  30. Shea Marie says:

    Hi Rabia
    Thank you so much for this sweet, heartfelt comment. It truly means so much to me. People like you are what really makes me love what I do- so thank you for the inspiration.
    Wishing you all the best and lots of love!

  31. Leesa says:

    these pics are incredibly beautiful! Love the new peaceloveshea!

  32. Joanne says:

    Love this skirt! Loving your new layout! x

  33. Kristina says:

    Good afternoon Shea Marie,
    i like your new And thank you very much for sharing your story,as we people who follow you might think that one day you woke up with the idea of creating blog, created and got thousands of followers. After your post people will know that they need to be hard workers and true believers, and now they ll have you as an example! That is so cool to follow such inspiring people! Even me, after reading this post feeling so nice, like there is a light at the end of tunnel!!!!
    You do a great job and the part you said about “people around you usually dont believe you can do it or think you are crazy”…. thank you for sharing it too as now i understand it`s ok when people dont like your idea or try to make you 1 of the society, to make you to sit in the office as all the people do….. we need just go on with the idea and everything will com!
    VERY VERY VERY inspiring! Thank you very much…..Keep on like this, be sweet and kind as you are
    Peace Love Kristina

  34. sienna says:

    Wonderful photos and blog! You are such an inspiration Shea!
    xoxo Sienna

  35. Silvia says:

    You’re awesome Shea, especially as a model. Your blog is pure inspiration for me, I watch it everyday. You and Chiara are the best in the world. I wish you the best <3

  36. sasa says:

    Love the new site babe! The skirt is amazing:) XO

  37. Stephanie Orban says:

    Hi Shea! I’ve been a follower since the early beginnings (when your site was still called Cheyenne meets chanel) and I love how you changed and how your blog has progressed. Love from Belgium :-) XO

  38. Lauren says:

    Loving that look on you, and those flowers are just too pretty!!


  39. Great insight into how you’ve gotten to where you are today Xx Elle

  40. Mimi says:

    Congrats on your new site. I love looking at all your fashion photos and watching your videos. Please do more videos. An updated everyday make-up look, hairstyling tips, summer must have pieces and fall 2014 looks that you are excited to wear. Looking forward to more fashion, blogs, beauty, recipes.

  41. uris says:

    how gorgeous are these pictures?!!! congratulations on the new site, what an amazing accomplishment!!! :)

  42. So happy for you and proud of you!! As a girl who pretty much does the same thing, works 5 nights a week bartending and invests all of her days in blogging, this was very inspiring to read, I may have cried just a bit :’) You deserve all of this!

    Pretty in Python

  43. Sarah says:

    Hello Shea :)
    I’ve been following you for a while now (maybe since the first year – Cheyenne meets Chanel ;D), but I never commented so here I go ! I’m from Paris and I’ve always admired your Cali-and-chic style, beautiful without too much make up.. you’re truly an inspiration. Your modeling and styling are amazing, the photoshoots are always breathtaking! we can feel that you love what you’re doing and you’re very close to your audience!
    And reading this post is just amazing because we can see how hard you worked for all you have now – you totally deserve it! I like this blog even more now that I know YOU made it this far thanks to yourself only :)
    AND the best part is: ‘be nice to people’, it’s really important to say it and you can have lots of things from kindness :) now that’s something I love about you !
    I wish you success (well you have it but let’s say even more) and above all happiness!
    Congrats on this new website :)

  44. Inasami says:

    Hi Love Ur Outfit Post! Annd would be so happy if u have a Look on my online store, where i sell my Designs! Best regards Inas

  45. Stephanie says:

    I love the new design, it’s much easier to navigate! I met you at the Simply Stylist event, and mentioned how my younger sister is obsessed with you. Thanks for being so sweet, you are a beautiful person inside and out.
    I have a travel and personal style blog that is fairly new, any feedback from you would be amazing! I know you are extremely busy and that’s a long-shot, but I figured I’d ask just in case!

    Wishing you more and more success! xoxo
    Instagram: stephcarnahan

  46. Christina says:

    I love your story- you are such an amazing girl. I especially love the last line- work hard and be nice to people. So huge. I’ve followed you over the years and you’ve even inspired me to recently start my own blog site. Thanks Shea :)

  47. Diva In Me says:

    I respect you for striving on what you believed in. That is yourself. You believed in yourself and capabilities. You worked hard and smart for what you want. Now, you are enjoying your results. Congratulations on your success and I admire you for that. Continue to inspire us and yes, I agree with you that being nice to people is key =)

  48. Nicole says:

    Such an inspirational read, it’s wonderful to read success stories from people who have really worked hard and earned it!

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