If you’re reading this, pause right now and remind yourself that it’s nearly November and the holidays are coming. Not trying to stress you out – I’m merely commenting on the rapid passage of time to prepare you for the impending gifting season. On the upside, one of the benefits of living in 2021 is that we’re basically living in the future, and convenient tools like the Klarna app are at our disposal. And, incidentally, it’s reported that 40% of US consumers will start their holiday shopping earlier this year than they did last year. So, if you want to be a part of that 40%, I’ve got some predictions about what’s going to be hot hot hot and j’adored by everyone on your list. But before we get into the good stuff, let’s make a plan.
My parents taught me that it’s gauche to talk so openly about money, but the truth is that financial constraints can often suck the joy out of the most wonderful time of the year. There are a lot of people on our to-gift lists and we want to give them the best of the best. But what if you didn’t have to burn through your paycheck to make everyone’s wishes come true? The Klarna app will help you turn this fantasy into a reality with some shockingly practical methods, and it all starts with consolidation. When you shop with Klarna, you’re making your life easier by having all things in one place: a source of inspiration, flexible financing, rewards, and an insider’s look at exclusive deals from all your favorite brands.
Imagination is the key to finding the best gifts, and shopping with Klarna helps you unlock this creative energy with personalized inspo and content from brands and friends alike. You’ll tap into a colorful world of idea-sharing and moodboarding that’ll prime you to find unique gifts for even the pickiest of recipients. Part of what makes this such a harmonious experience is the flexible payment element, which eases the pressure on your mind, heart, and wallet. You can shop when you want, and pay in 4 installments, interest-free over the next 6 weeks — because shopping for gorgeous, well-made items should feel gorgeous! Download the Klarna app now to go from browsing to purchasing to owning with grace – and if you need an extra nudge, check out my favorite picks of the season below:
If you follow my account @dimepiece.co, you know that I’m obsessed with watches (and in particular, Cartier). Their classic Tank watch has been made famous by practically every star you admire, but why not try a different silhouette? The Baignoire – French for bathtub – is shaped just so, an unexpected accent against the timelessness of the leather strap.
Honestly, I don’t think the Y2K trend is going anywhere – I live in the East Village and every cool teenager is still dressing like your favorite hotel heiress in the year 2001. So why not indulge in a campy pair of Juicy logo pants to wear around the house (or outside in public like your internet-famous neighbor)?
Not ready to invest in Cartier? No problem. The key to nurturing a watch collection is to start somewhere, just to get the feel of what it’s like to actually wear one on your wrist. BREDA’s timepieces are designed to be cherished, and I love the Jane watch for its chic, minimal versatility.
It may feel old-fashioned to gift someone with a Montblanc because... when is the last time you wrote with a pen? But, that’s exactly the point. I’m obsessively seeking anything that forces me away from a screen or a keyboard – and writing a to-do list (or sweet nothings) with a luxury pen might just be the antidote to tech burnout.
Take your BF to Vegas this winter and watch him try his luck in this airy linen Bode shirt (accented with hand-cut buttons sourced from a vintage factory in Iowa, which was known as the 'Pearl Button Capital of the World' at the turn of the 20th century).
We all have that friend with the “emotional support animal” who goes everywhere and basically wears couture. Turn that “basically” into “definitely” with this oh-so-extra Christian Cowan x Maxbone dog jumper (P.S. someone in the product reviews says this works for cats, too).
Confession: I moved into my apartment a full year ago and still haven’t bought a mirror. I’m done with relying on windows and discarded mirrors on the sidewalk to check my look – I’m ready to level up and get this full length mirror. Just a warning: I’m going to be posting way more ‘fit pics now.
Get this miracle cream for your friend who’s a little lazy with their skincare routine (or just can’t be bothered with a six-step regimen… I can’t be the only one). This stuff will have you waking up dewy and plump. It’s literally confidence in a cream.