I've had this dress for 11 years. Yes, you read that correctly. I bought it from Banana Republic for a wedding and I'm so glad I hung onto it all these years.

...proving once again that investment pieces are always a good idea even though they sometimes leave a dent on the old credit card.

I originally fell in love with it for the interesting neckline. Strapless dresses grow a little tiresome on me at times because it seems like all cocktail-wear is strapless. Plus...I don't have to over think jewelry. No necklace needed! Just a pair of great earrings and a cocktail ring.

...and shoes! Always a great pair of shoes. Looks like I'll be pulling out this lil' diddy one more time for an upcoming Fall wedding. 

What piece in your closet do you hang onto forever?

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