Two years after I fell in love with my dream bag, I finally got it — but it was a process. Once I noticed that the bag was consistently being sold season after season, I wasn't in a rush to buy it. I always tried it on when I saw it in stores and would occasionally look at reviews on YouTube. I finally found it on eBay. The bag wasn't in the color scheme I'd always wanted, but at half the price, it was too good to pass up. I'm glad I didn't: in person, I liked this version even more than what I had originally wanted. I'm still enamored with my Pashli Backpack, and every time I get a compliment from a co-worker — or even a stranger on Instagram — it makes me fall in love all over again.