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.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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

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

Add the lady's mantle. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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

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

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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 / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

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!

www.therearpocket.com

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www.therearpocket.com

Credits:

Photography by Alexey Gulenko