Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Pantone, Spring

DIGITAL BLOOMS APRIL 2019 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER + DIGITAL BLOOMS TURNS 3!


Rebecca Dawn Design and I are celebrating DIGITAL BLOOMS 3rd Birthday today with this ultra sweet, feminine design inspired by the shifting seasons and gorgeous springtime blooms! This series started as a fun, collaborative idea between friends to showcase seasonal flowers alongside colour trends in a unique and interesting way — and we never could have predicted its success. Over the past 3 years we’ve created a total of 103 free tech wallpapers for you to enjoy that have been downloaded over a million times — isn’t that wild?! One thing’s for sure, you’re just as crazy about FLOWERS as we are here at JustineCelina!

This jubilant celebration of free floral goodness embodies Pantone’s Pink Peacock and Sweet Lilac from the Pantone’s SS19 Fashion Colour Trend Report and includes a handful of our favourite spring blooms. Ranunculus (learn more about them!), Lisianthus, Hyacinths and Carnations (believe it or not, they’re making a comeback!) abound in April’s free desktop wallpaper, creating a monochromatic medley of flirty shapes, textures and scents that personify the season. Simply click through to download April 2019’s special 3rd Anniversary Edition Digital Blooms to the background of your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free!  Continue Reading

Early spring sunset spilling onto Medicine Lake near Jasper Alberta as the valley thaws | Calgary, Alberta Travel Blogger | Calgary, Alberta Music Blogger | Sunset over Canadian Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park | March 2019 Soundtrack // JustineCelina.com
Music, Spring, Travel, Winter

MARCH 2019 SOUNDTRACK


Friends, welcome back for another Monthly Soundtrack! March was a very full month, brimming with tons of behind-the-scenes work — and my 2.5 hour March 2019 Soundtrack was pumping through the speakers the whole time! As the snow starts to melt, I find myself yearning for upbeat, uplifting, empowering music to ease the winter-to-spring transition — and I found so many incredible tracks this month to help me stay focused and inspired to continue working towards my goals. I also discovered Spotify’s Morning Motivation playlist and I’m convinced it made all those 5am starts more productive!

It’s difficult to choose favourites this month, but a few of my most played tracks include Golden Daze’s Blue Bell, Tove Styrke’s Sway, Glades Nervous Energy, Andrew Applepie’s Salted Caramel, Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights, WEALTHYSELF’s Million Dollar Mood, Sensi Sye’s Conscious, Blithe Field’s RD1, pronoun’s temporary tantrum, Shwayze’s Rich City, MorMor’s Outside, Wun Two’s Vio, filous’s All My Friends Are Rich, Joey Pecoraro’s Novice Juggler, Yumi Youma’s In Camera and SŸDE’s Above The Clouds. I hope you enjoy this eclectic, easy listening playlist as much as I do!

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Pre Spring 2019 Trend Guide Bohemian Rhapsody: How to Style Midi Dresses for Transitional Spring Weather | Brunette Girl Standing in a Country Field at Sunrise Wearing a Brown Floral Dress, Brown Wide Brim Hat and a Mustard Cross Body Bag | Bohemian Winter Style Ideas | Pantone Spring Summer 2019 Fashion Ideas | Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Fashion, Pantone, Spring, Trend Guides, Winter

PRE SPRING 2019 TREND GUIDE | BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY


With the first official day of spring behind us and temperatures soaring into the teens here in Calgary, I couldn’t be happier to bring you my first Spring 2019 TREND GUIDE! The sun is out, the skies are blue and the snow is starting to melt — which means it’s time begin rotating our seasonal wardrobes, transitioning winter out (byyyyyyyye!) as we ease into spring styles. That said, March weather is extremely unpredictable in Calgary — for example, over the course of the next week, temperatures range between a sunny 14°C degrees and a snowy -1°C! Dressing the part can be a bit of a daunting task when all we want to do is pack away our coats, knits and endless layers to embrace a fresh season!

These in-between months where we have the opportunity to blend the best of 2 seasons are actually some of my favourite to dress for — and that’s exactly how this experimental, bohemian look came to life! If you’re craving spring trends and colours but still faced with the bipolar nature of transitional weather, this post is for you. Today I’m chatting about how you can start integrating some of Spring 2019‘s hottest trends into your wardrobe right now, juxtaposed with cold weather style staples to create a versatile winter-meets-spring outfit formula. Saddle up for a free-spirited, transitional take on faux fur, florals, western boots, flat-brimmed hats and Pantone’s Spring / Summer 2019 Colour Trend Report as we watch the  sun rise over the rolling fields near my childhood home in rural Alberta!


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Dairy Free, Fitness, Food, Gluten Free, Lunch, Salads & Bowls, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter

VEGAN POWER SALAD WITH LEMON DILL DRESSING


Wow, it’s been a hot minute since I published a salad or bowl recipe! As a plant-based eater, I truly live on fruits and vegetables, but often feel many of my everyday meals may be too simple to publish and therefore they don’t make their way to these pages. This winter has been laden with soups, slow cooker creations and tons of roasted vegetables — and as it draws to a close, I find myself craving bright, fresh, spring-inspired flavours! I initially whipped up this salad after a workout (did you know you can browse my favourite home-based workouts here?) when we were low on groceries, so I cleaned out the fridge and rummaged through the pantry to pull together a meal — and the results were surprisingly delicious. When I shared my impromptu lunch over on Stories I received an overwhelming response about your interest in ultra simple lunch ideas! So, I tested these experimental bowls a few more times to make sure they were just right — and they’ve since become an all-time-favourite in the JustineCelina kitchen!

My Vegan Power Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing is a raw, protein packed, ultra simple, seasonless bowl full of plant-based goodness that can be on your table in less than 20 minutes! Chick peas, green lentils, broccoli, orange pepper, red onion, garlic stuffed olives and an abundance of fresh dill combine with a zingy, lemon based dressing to create a powerhouse vegan salad brimming with clean, lean protein, fiber and vitamins. The best part? There’s absolutely no planning ahead or cooking involved and you may just have all the ingredients on hand. Lighten up your weekly meal plan as we transition into spring with this flavourful, herb-forward, hearty salad — prep it this weekend and you’ll have healthy lunches sorted for the week!

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TRANSITIONAL STYLE STAPLES | WINTER TO SPRING 2019: My Go-To Polished Outfit for Transitional Weather | Aritzia Babaton Robbie Wool Coat Long styled with a Pantone Living Coral Turtle Neck, a Tweed and Leather TopShop Baker Boy Hat, Checked Culottes, Black Sock Boots, Artisan Anything Lara Leather Crossbody In Black (Amazing Chloe Tess Dupe!)| Stylish Winter / Spring Transitional 2019 Outfit Ideas | Calgary, Alberta Fashion Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fashion, Pantone, Spring, Style Staples, Winter

TRANSITIONAL STYLE STAPLES | WINTER TO SPRING 2019


The perpetual Extreme Cold Warning finally appears to have lifted here in Calgary — and with temperatures set to rise above O°C this weekend, visions of spring are dancing through my head! Although I typically enjoy dressing for whatever weather mother nature throws our way, after experiencing the 3rd coldest February on record, I’m must admit I’m really looking forward to spring. But because of our cooler, rather temperamental climate, realistically it will be a couple of months before bare legs and open-toed shoes are on the menu. So, what’s a girl to wear while she’s longing for spring but still experiencing wintery weather?!

While I absolutely love to experiment with integrating seasonal trends into my personal style, I also believe a wardrobe built on a foundation of quality basics is essential in order to do so. This fashion philosophy has inspired me to start a brand new series called STYLE STAPLES here at JustineCelina where I’ll be sharing my most worn, most loved, workhorse wardrobe staples, season after season — the ones I would struggle to put outfits together without! Today we’re kicking things off with my favourite winter to spring transitional pieces for 2019 to help you navigate unpredictable weather in practical, stylish garments and accessories you can wear for years to come! This outfit formula works in both personal and professional settings with a few tweaks, flatters a wide range of body types and can be adapted to suit both warmer and cooler climates. If you’re up for a crash course on chic, pre-spring transitional FASHION, bust out the rosé, curl up in your favourite reading nook and let’s dive in!

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DIGITAL BLOOMS MARCH 2019 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER | Free Winter 2019 Floral Desktop Wallpapers featuring Blush Garden Roses and Patience Roses, White and Burgundy Ranunculus and Foraged Black Berries and Greenery on a marble background // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Flowers, Spring, Winter

DIGITAL BLOOMS MARCH 2019 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER


Apparently spring is just around the corner — hey Calgary, did you get the memo?! While winter is still alive and well here on the Alberta prairies,  Rebecca Dawn Design and I are eagerly awaiting spring’s arrival with the March 2019 edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS! This month’s design incorporates the best of both winter and spring to create a stunning juxtaposition of blooms, berries and greenery in an ethereal, pastel palette with a sprinkling of dramatic jewel tones. Like the month of March, this floral desktop wallpaper is a little bit winter and a little bit spring — but the results are absolutely stunning!

March’s free tech wallpaper includes stunning Keira and Patience Garden Roses (learn all about roses), Ranunculus (learn all about ranunculus) foraged black berries and greenery. Click through to download a free floral tech wallpaper celebrating the transitioning seasons — absolutely no strings attached! It may still be winter outside, but you can bring the uplifting essence of spring to the background of your computer, tablet or phone with just a few simple clicks.

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February 2019 Soundtrack | A cozy, modern marble fireplace decorated with driftwood and vases with pampas grass | Bohemian, Mid Century Modern Decor | Calgary Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Dwell, Living Room, Music, Winter

FEBRUARY 2019 SOUNDTRACK


The shortest (and coldest!) month of the year is drawing to a close — and that means it’s time for my February 2019 Soundtrack! This cozy, intimate, 43 track playlist makes perfect background music for the office, your daily commute, relaxing at home or entertaining. It’s an eclectic, upbeat, chill mixture of everything I’ve had on repeat for the past month spanning genres — with a heavy focus on instrumental with a free spirited, folk-y twist!

I discovered tons of new tracks during February (and new music from a few of my favourite artists!), but Beauvois’s Fall Back, Anna of the North’s Leaning on Myself, Brett’s Tenenbaum, Star Slinger’s Choose Yourself (like the modern day version of Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen for creatives — anyone else remember that song?!), Richard Houghten’s Wind Travel, Koresma’s Canyon Walls, Arms and Sleepers I Miss The Melody Of, Dermot’s Kennedy’s After Rain, Roo Pains Silver Moon, Rand Aldo’s Tomorrow Will Save Us, Airwaves You Gotta Keep Moving, Astron’s Astral Projection, alt-J’s Warm Foothills, Villager’s Nothing Arrived, Jay Wolf & Day Wave’s Your Way, EREZ’s Runnin, Tim Legend’s When The World Ended and RKCB’s Flowers for Vases were on heavy rotation. Cozy up in front of the fireplace with a delicious glass of red wine or your favourite herbal tea and indulge your ears in the sweet musical styling of February’s Monthly Soundtrack!

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