So, let's play a game: It's called "what would you save if the fashion police busted down your closet door?"
Ok...I'll let you think about that one for a bit, but in the mean time, I'll tell you a little bit about my item.
I got this doctor's bag in Paris, when I used to work there. I was on a tight budget but found a vintage place in the Marais that I would visit at least once a week. I was inspired by the fashions in Paris, but couldn't afford the really chic designer stuff, so I made do, as I always do do do... When I found this leather doctor's bag for 20 Euros I was overjoyed, and used it just about every day for the remainder of my stay. It made me feel put together and Parisian (whatever that is...) I held my head up high and had an extra pep in my step when I wore it with my black trench coat. It made me happy.
Sadly I don't use it as much anymore, but take it out once in a while to touch and smell and reminisce. It's a lovely reminder of how things used to be, and is invaluable to me now. So when the fashion police arrest me for crimes of closet hoarding, I'll be toting my doctor's bag in shackles.
Tell me, what's your one item? Do get attached to certain pieces in your wardrobe?