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Lindsey Loves: What’s Sparking Joy For Content Creator Lindsey Isla This Autumn

What Lindsey's been doing, wearing and buying in October.

Tell me, have you resisted the urge to buy a pumpkin spiced latte yet?

I usually have one every October; it only takes one for me to realise that it’s far too sweet for my 32-year-old tastebuds, but I enjoy the ritual. 

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Compared to the summer, I have far more rituals in the colder months and I’ve been wondering if the sense of ‘getting through’ the winter has anything to do with it? Clinging on to small moments of joy is important when the weather can so easily get you down. 

As a September baby and the most (self-proclaimed) Virgo-Virgo out there, I do love the very beginning of autumn; good weather is an unexpected joy and the back to school feeling really suits me.

Do you know the feeling? You’ve got new stationary, blank pages and motivation to ~actually~ do your homework. Or maybe that’s just me: the teacher’s pet. 

It’s coming up to my two year living in Margate anniversary so I think it’s fair to say I’m still kinda, sorta, ish, new to Kent – I have a lot of it left to discover, but I’ve been spending my downtime in Folkestone lately, which I’ve become lipgloss over loafer for. If you happen to be in the area then visit Dr Legumes restaurant on the Harbour – it’s a must. 

In decorating news, and because I’m always painting something, I’ve cracked out a tin of the brilliant white stuff to do some paint touch ups around my home, finally getting those pesky jobs out the way.

I know brilliant white isn’t for everyone but I’ve always loved it; it’s kept our windowless-hallway and north facing bedroom feeling bright, cheery and clean. I’m a creature of habit so naturally I went for Lick paint in White 07, as always, it’s a pleasure to paint with. 

I love having fresh flowers in my home but this fall I’ve also been using fresh fruit as decor too; filling up my fruit bowl with a variety of seasonal fruits makes such an eye-catching centrepiece on the kitchen table. Forget edible flowers, this is decor you’ll actually enjoy eating. 

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What Lindsey’s Wearing 

I’ve been living, living, living, in this Damson Madder coord – it’s been perfect for this time of year since the material is light enough for warm days but simultaneously, your arms and legs are covered from any chill.

Red and pink is one of my favourite colour combinations, which is what drew me to it in the first place – it’s been getting a lot of attention when I wear it out and about. 

JONI SATIN EMBROIDERED SHIRT WITH PIPING and JONI SATIN FLUID PANTS WITH PIPING

Joni satin shirt, £65, Damson Madder

Joni satin fluid pants, £60, Damson Madder

What Lindsey’s Loving 

Circa 2009, when Alexa Chung was all I wanted to be when I grew up, preppy style was having a huge moment; Peter pan collars, ballet slippers and a mini skirt with tights was ‘the look’.

Fast forward to 2022 and preppy style is making waves once again, however, this time I’m seeing tartan kilts, chunky loafers and white socks. I couldn’t love it more. I’ve been eyeing up this kilt from Sister Jane’s debut menswear collection, I’m obsessed.

Theo Check Pleated Kilt Sister Jane

Theo Check Pleated Kilt, £79, Sister Jane

What Lindsey’s Watching

Watching home tours on YouTube is my guilty pleasure, my favourite one as of late has been The Sunday Times Style tour of blogger and internet personality, Lucy Williams. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint.

If you also love a peep inside people’s homes then I’d also check out Architectural Digest and House and Garden on YouTube. 

What Lindsey’s Buying 

H&M’s recent homeware collection is unbelievably good. Okay, I haven’t quite made a purchase yet but believe me, I want to. Their mixture of cottage-core and ultra-modern design pieces are really tugging at my heartstrings.

Embroidered linen-blend tablecloth H&M

Embroidered linen-blend tablecloth, £24.99, H&M

4-pack stoneware coasters

4-pack stoneware coasters, £8.99, H&M

Metal candlestick H&M

Metal candlestick, £12.99, H&M

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Heyy, I’m Lindsey Isla. You may or may not know, but I’m the gal behind the interiors section here at Wear Next. 

When I’m not watching Love Island (I wish I was kidding), I spend most of my time with cameras in my hand, creating content for Instagram, TikTok (have you taken the plunge into the new app yet? How are you finding it?) and YouTube.

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Basically, I’m an interiors and fashion content creator. 

I specialise in colour combinations. Nothing gives me more butterflies than seeing the perfect shade of pink next to a stunning green. 

This month has been a busier-than-normal month for me on the decorating side of things. 

I finally had my new floor laid and I’ve been painting. 

Flooring has been one of the most difficult things to decide on – I guess because it’s expensive and not something I wanted to tackle myself (normally I don’t mind getting my Bob the Builder on) so it feels more permanent than just painting a wall.

I went for Harvey Maria blue and cream checkerboard vinyl tiles and thankfully, I couldn’t be happier with the result. 

It does take a bit more cleaning than our previous gappy wooden floorboards but it’s totally worth it, it’s brought the whole house to another level, literally and figuratively. 

As for the painting, I’ve just finished repainting my lounge; it needed a cosier update so I swapped minty green for pale pink walls and a deep pink ceiling. I. Am. In. Love. 

Yes, not only have I jumped on board the painted ceiling trend, I’ve made myself the captain with a bright pink from Lick. 

Pink 12 Matt, £42, Lick

Although it sounds like my house is more colourful than the yellow submarine, don’t worry, my articles aren’t all going to be pink this and print that. 

I have a genuine love for all different kinds of interiors, from the minimal beige palace to the maximalist cosy cottage and everything in between. 

What Lindsey’s Doing

This past month I did take a quick break from painting to check out the new Lick x Studio Coverdale collection which consists of 10 botanical wallpapers from digital designer, Natasha Coverdale. 

Wallpaper has been making a huge comeback in recent years and with collections like this one popping up, fingers, arms and legs crossed it’s here to stay.  

What Lindsey’s Buying

As a person who loves change, I’m always looking for new ways to update my home. One of the easiest ways to do this is by swapping out some of the soft furnishings. 

Washed cotton bedding is everywhere right now and since a bed has such a huge surface area, updating the sheets can make it feel like a brand new bedroom. 

This set from M&S x Fired Earth collection in this season’s most popular colour, green, is a real winner. 

M&S X FIRED EARTH

Washed Cotton Duvet Cover

Washed Cotton Duvet Cover, from £35, M&S x Fired Earth

Thanks to Luke Edward Hall (one of my interior heroes), a pop of red in your home is very, very hot right now, which is why I’m all over the new Mustard Made locker colourway, Poppy. 

I’ve recently updated my bedside cabinets with two of the ‘Shorty’ and if I do say so myself, they look more fantastic than Belle at the ball. 

The Shorty in Poppy

The Shorty in Poppy, £139, Mustard Made

What Lindsey’s Wearing

Confession: I’m not the best at dressing for the warmer weather, so I‘ve been struggling to find some summery outfits that tick all the boxes. I want to feel like ‘me’, I want to be comfortable and I want to feel cool. Not asking for much there, am I? 

When it comes to fashion, I prefer to buy less and buy better, which is why I’m a huge fan of brands like Daily Sleeper and Olivia Rubin.

This Daily Sleeper Atlanta dress is something I’ve been living in at the moment, and this Olivia Rubin dress was the perfect occasion dress for an event last week. Both with classic shapes, I know I’ll treasure them forever. 

Sleeper
Atlanta puff-sleeves dress

Atlanta puff-sleeves dress, £412, Sleeper

Frances Blue One Shoulder Dress

Frances Blue One Shoulder Dress, £310, Olivia Rubin

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