Hot Air Balloon Arrangements with Fashionable Hostess #FHBabySprinkle

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To welcome her new baby, I headed down to Miami to celebrate with Amanda of Fashionable Hostess  and her gorgeous friends (all dressed in white!) 

Amanda chose a hot air balloon theme, so I created fun arrangements in white baskets, topped with paper lanterns and dowel rods to bring them to life. Considering that the gender was not revealed prior to the party, the floral color scheme was a mix of pink, blue, white and mint.

For an interactive party element, I created white preserved baby's breath crowns and allowed each guest to choose pink ribbons if they thought Amanda would have a girl and blue ribbons for a boy. 

Read more about the party on Amanda's blog here.

Enjoy the gorgeous photos below by Yesi of SimplyLively

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NINE WEST X CROWNS BY CHRISTY HAMPTONS BRUNCH

To end the summer on a great note, we hosted an delightful brunch in the Hamptons with Nine West to help them celebrate their new #StandOut campaign. Inspired by strength, power and beauty of women across the world, the brand's stunning shoe collection was designed to encourage women to stand out within their personal and professional lives and with their fashion choices. Friends were invited to enjoy a brunch curated and prepared by Hamptons local, Jennifer Poto, while having the opportunity to mingle with industry influencers and view the new collection launching alongside the #StandOut campaign. 

Guests were encouraged to accessorize from head to toe with gorgeous @CrownsByChristy preserved flower crowns and an assortment of Nine West shoe styles. Our amazing team decorated the event space in the most Pinterest-worthy way to provide a beautiful background to make our guests look and feel their absolute best! We custom-created a "9W" shoe-filled brand logo, a "shoe-fie" station and a tablescape complete with pineapple arrangements that couldn't resist the camera lens. Take a peek below! 

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A custom-designed Nine West logo installation was designed as a beautiful backdrop for the luncheon. Surrounded by lavender flowers, the monochrome logo was decorated with Nine West shoes to create a fun out-of-the-box photo-worthy element to the party. 

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Guests enjoyed a photo station where they could pose in front of the #StandOut logo and have the opportunity to show off their unique outfits paired with Nine West shoes. 

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Each table was decorated with unique arrangements. Our team used pineapples instead of vases and preserved flowers to create a light and airy, boho vibe. 

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Our shoe-fie station was a hit! Guests had the opportunity to take pictures of their favorite shoes on a fun pattern. 

#IHaveThisThingWithFloors 

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Chloe Wine generously sponsored our party with the most delicious rosé which guests enjoyed all afternoon!

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PARIS, MILAN & LONDON Fashion Week Florals

Send in the florals! A bounty of floral frocks were seen on the runway during the Fall/Winter 2017 shows in Paris, Milan and London. Below are some of my favorite floral looks from the collections - hope you enjoy! 

xx Olivia

All photos from VOGUE.com

Paris

Zuhair Murad

This was one of my favorite collections from Paris Fashion Week. Ultra-glamorous gowns with floral embroidery were the show stopping pieces of this gorgeous collection.  

Giambattista Valli

I'm still loving every look from this collection of dark, rocker looks with a romantic, feminine twist.  The edgy lace-up booties were the perfect complement to the girly silhouettes - need a pair asap! 

Valentino

The theme of edgy, leather lace-up boots paired with feminine softness continued at Valentino. Here, pretty, unicorn-like pastels were mixed with black for an edgy, yet whimsical look. 

Milan

Dolce & Gabbana

It was a princess floral party at the Dolce and Gabbana show! I am obsessing over all of the textured floral dresses and of course, the always over-the-top headpieces.

Alberta Ferretti

I can't get enough of the woodland fairy / goddess vibe at the Alberta Ferretti show. A true tribute to mother nature!  

Gucci

An attic-chic theme took the runway again at this year's Gucci show. My mom definitely had a blazer with a similar print seen on the first dress here. I always love the fun, quirkiness of this show!

LONDON

Mary Katrantzou

Known for her playful prints, Katrantzou's collection was inspired by Disney's Fantasia. The magical collection featured an elegant abundance of floral prints!

Temperley London  

Elaborate, bright florals took the runway at the Temperley London show. How fun is the Aztec floral design of the first dress?!

Erdem

The embroidered, English floral dresses with beautiful lace accents were total perfection at Erdem. 

NYFW: 5 Floral Favorites

It may have been snowy and frigid outside during New York Fashion Week, but the frenzy of florals on the runway kept my spirits up!  Below are my top 5 favorite floral collections from NYFW and I can only hope that this floral trend will continue to London, Milan and Paris. 

xx Olivia 

All photos are from VOGUE.com 

1. Marchesa

Marchesa's collections are always breathtaking, and this season's frocks didn't disappoint. The embroidered floral gowns with tulle are fit for a princess and I can only hope that we'll be seeing gowns from this collection at the Oscars!

2. Tory Burch

Inspired by Katherine Hepburn's character in A Philadelphia Story, Burch's collection radiated old Hollywood glamour. I especially loved the sophisticated elegance throughout this collection. 

3. Zimmermann

To no surprise, the most gorgeous fluttery floral dresses graced the runway at Zimmerman. I loved the mix of delicate boho inspired dresses with leather thigh-high boots. 

4. Sachin & Babi

Dark romantic florals were highlighted throughout the collection at Sachin & Babi. The over-the- top jewels mixed with dramatic floral prints were elegant and sophisticated. Also, talk about floral backdrop inspo!

5. Tanya Taylor

I loved the moody, mixed floral prints and color palette at Tanya Taylor... and the floral footwear! Obsessed!

Galentine's Day with @HonestlyKate

I'm so excited that my Galentine's Day flower decor is featured via MarthaStewart.com! From a massive heart photo backdrop to a DIY flower crown bar, check out the post here for some quick ideas for Valentine's Day and beyond.

Also, the fabulous party host, my friend Katie Sands of @HonestlyKate shared this party via Huffington Post with a great message about self love. I encourage you to read it here

Happy Valentine's Day to all!

xx Christy

THE FROCKS: Florals at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Beyonce, Adele, and Lady Gaga all preforming in one place - it doesn't get much better than that!

 I always love to see what over-the-top outfits Lady Gaga and Katy Perry show up in last night, they didn't disappoint.

Kelsea Ballerini, Andra Day, and Lea Michele looked flawless in floral looks. 

My favorite was Kelsea Ballerini's elegantly, romantic floral gown by Ines di Santo, a designer we made dessert headpieces for during bridal fashion week. 

Who was your favorite?

xx Olivia 

All photos are from USMagazine.com 

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Kelsea Ballerini in Ines di Santo

 Andra Day

Andra Day

 Lea Michele in Roberto Cavalli 

Lea Michele in Roberto Cavalli 

THE FROCKS: Foliage and Florals take over Christian Dior Couture

New York Fashion Week starts today and as we look forward to seeing what the trends will be this fall, I can't stop dreaming about the fanciful florals that graced the runway at Christian Dior's Spring 2017 Couture Collection. 

The moss-covered runway was transformed into a enchanted garden with overgrown hedges and served as the perfect whimsical backdrop. Guests then entered through an outdoor maze into an installed a garden within the Musée Rodin. The garden theme was not only experienced at the venue, but truly came to life with gorgeous gowns covered in floral accents and of course our favorite, the blooming floral nymph-like headpieces! 

Below are some of my favorite looks from the collection! Which look is your favorite?

xx Olivia 

All photos are from VOGUE.com.

THE FROCKS: A RAINBOW OF FLORAL GOWNS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

Chinese food, wine, and the Golden Globes... pretty much sums up my Sunday night!  

It's bitter cold in NYC, but it was a rainbow of color on the Golden Globes red carpet. I loved the gorgeous women who graced the carpet in dazzling, show-stopping floral romantic pieces.

Olivia Culpo, Lily Collins, Jessica Chastain, Louise Roe, Kerry Washington, Giuliana Rancic, Connie Britton and Laura Dern proved that floral will forever slay on the red carpet. I hope this black tie floral trend will continue at the Oscars!

xx Olivia

 Giuliana Rancic in Rani Zakhem

Giuliana Rancic in Rani Zakhem

 Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad

Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad

 Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

 Jessica Chastain in Prada

Jessica Chastain in Prada

 Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier

Louise Roe in Monique Lhuillier

 Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana

Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana

 Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa 

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa 

 Connie Britton in Edition by Georges Chakra 

Connie Britton in Edition by Georges Chakra 

 Laura Dern in Burberry 

Laura Dern in Burberry 

#CBCxHK: Collaboration with Katie Sands of @HonestlyKate

I'm so excited to share my first capsule collection and I can't think of a better person to have partnered with other than my amazing friend Katie Sands, the gorgeous and bubbly blogger behind Honestly Kate . Check out all of the flower crowns from the collection in the photos below, each paired with adorable outfits styled by Katie. 

(all of the flower crowns shown are available for purchase on our website here ! )

Photos by Meg Niemann of @MSNPhotography

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Floral Gifts For Your Girlfriends

I just love New York City during the holiday season. The Rockefeller Center tree sparkles, 5th Avenue gleams with dazzling window displays and oh, the ugly Christmas sweater parties! 

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most stressful when it comes to buying gifts for your girlfriends. In attempt to make life a little easier for my fellow flower lovers, I've compiled a list of my top floral gift picks for your friends!

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays! 

xx Olivia

1. Pastel Pink Floral Headphones

For the music lover, these Ankit headphones are florals to her ears (literally!)

2. Clear Rose All Day IPhone Case and Cora IPhone Case

Let's be honest, who doesn't want Rose all day? These fun and pretty Sonix phone cases from Revolve are perfect for your selfie- loving friends. 

3. Notecard Gifting Necklace

This sweet Anthropologie necklace sends a caring message to a friend to remind her that she is always loved by you.

4. Passport to Pretty

This Illume gift set from Anthropologie has the necessities that any good traveler needs for her next adventure. 

5. Floral Leather Journal

For your friends that love to write, this beautiful leather floral journal from Papyrus is perfect for jotting down notes or recording memories.