Autumn Color Series: Green

Green is another color that is readily available in a lot of different shades and textures at the flower mart in autumn (and all year long). Whenever olive branches are available, I'm the number one customer, as I love them. Olive branches combined with the beautiful green carnations and roses make for a very green, but beautiful arrangement. You could use an arrangement like this for a St. Patrick's day party too! Note: Neither blue nor green are my favorite primary colors for design, but I wanted to include them in this color series so that you could get a sense for what is possible.

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Flowers: Bupleurum, carnation, spray rose, olive, lotus, amaranthus Kiana Underwood /

Begin with the olive branches. They look so pretty hanging against the white vase! Kiana Underwood /

Add the lady's mantle. Kiana Underwood /

Add the amaranthus to one side of the vase. They add a lovely draped look. Kiana Underwood /

Start filling the vase with the spray roses and carnations. Kiana Underwood /

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And finally, add the lotus so that it does not get lost with the rest of the greens. These have such an interesting shape and texture, don't they? Kiana Underwood /

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Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood

The Rear Pocket

Happy Friday! I thought I'd take a brief break from flowers to share something that my friend Yulia recently launched. The Rear Pocket is an awesome "not too casual/not too dressy" everyday pencil skirt that looks fantastic (I love the suspenders). Yulia started the The Rear Pocket for a couple of reasons - one was that she was tired of the regular line up of jeans and cargo pants (and distinct lack of skirts), and the other was that she wanted to find a way to empower and encourage women. She has done both - not only is the skirt sexy and everyday chic, but in the actual rear pocket is a tiny booklet containing positive affirmations. We all have a down day once in a while, and there is something in each "pocket pal" to brighten your mood. It's such a great idea, and I love it.

The Rear Pocket skirt is available in 5 different colors (that go with just about anything) and sizes from XS-XL.

You can read more on the website or on her Facebook page.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Photography by Alexey Gulenko