my madewell transport rucksack.
fast forward to this december. i got an email saying that madewell was having 30% off their sale. as i was scanning through, i saw that, online only, this bag was marked down. it was only on sale for like $40 less than the original price, but it meant it was 30% off. i quickly emailed my mom. she had been asking what i wanted for christmas everyday and i had yet to think of anything. here it was. i knew i could put it into the hands of fate. because i know my mom, she would never give away a surprise for christmas. waiting was hard. i second guessed not buying it myself then because what if my mom didn't get it? but she did. and i am happy.