The moment I saw this Prada bag over the summer I knew I wanted it. It popped up on the Amanda-Harrington-tanned, Melissa-Wood-toned arms of every influencer you can imagine…this simple bag (that should probably cost $25) was absolutely everywhere. But I resisted the urge to follow the crowd and I kept telling myself that I didn’t need to spend the money on it, because truthfully I wasn’t traveling as much due to that stupid virus (evil bastard!). I was trying to save some money and maybe even be smart with my wallet, for once in my life. But, thanks to the magic of Instagram, I just kept seeing it and seeing it, and I swear it was haunting me in my dreams. And then, quicker than a serve at Wimbledon, I suddenly decided one day that I had to own it…immediately. I imagined myself carrying it in a zillion different destinations; Miami, Barbados, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Cabo, Maui, Tulum…I just knew I wouldn’t regret it—the urgency to whip out my phone and order it reached a fever pitch. And of course the moment I had made my decision the inevitable happened: I couldn’t find the bag anywhere! “Sold Out”, “Not Available”, “Out-of-Stock”…these were the vile phrases that kept popping up, regardless of whether I looked online or sat around and called stores (for the record: I loathe calling stores). As with most things in life, all the good stuff goes fast…sigh. Of course I am not one to give up and eventually I found it (c’mon, did you ever doubt me?!). I got the yellow, but I also really adore this one in blue (what a marvelous color!), and this white one is an easy classic too. But here’s a friendly tip: you can pre-order it for next summer (which I strongly suggest).