Meghan Markle’s $36 “Joy” Bracelet Has a Super Sweet Reason Behind It
Ever since Suits actress Meghan Markle started dating Prince Harry, her every move and every outfit has been in the spotlight — but the silver lining around all the scrutiny is that the 35-year-old has decided to use her platform to further causes she cares about. The actress was photographed at her first public appearance with her new beau at a polo match in Ascot, England looking every inch a royal in the making — plus, sporting a very special accessory.
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She cheered on her boyfriend, who participated in the match, from the royal box in a navy Antonio Berardi double breasted sleeveless dress ($2,695, sold out) and a white Babaton Keith overcoat ($195), but it was a much smaller detail of her outfit that has us cheering on her altruism.
Those that were close enough to spot the rumored future Royal were quick to notice the Share Joy bracelet ($37) dangling from her wrist. Yet not only did the charm scream minimalist chic, but it also boasts a deeper meaning.
Designed by Canadian designer Ayca in collaboration with eBay Canada and The Shoebox Project, the bracelet is available for purchase (*cough, cough, Mother’s Day reminder here) with all proceeds not only going to support the project, but linking you to a woman in need as well.
For every bracelet that you buy, a matching bracelet will go in a shoebox filled with items for a woman living in a shelter, which include warm accessories for winter, toiletries, Kleenex, inspirational messages, and the like. It’s a small way to help until you can get around to packing your own shoebox with the guidelines seen here.
Brava to Markle for not only helping, but choosing to use her time in the public eye to inspire us all to do the same.
How are you giving back in your community? Tell us over @BritandCo.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)