Rachel Comey top from Creatures of Comfort--around $110. I love this fabric and the top is beautiful and it is 70% off and in my size. But on further reflection, the top isn't wearable for my lifestyle and climate. It's silk so it's not good for humid summers; it's also one shouldered and has such an elaborate detail that it would be hard to cover it in a cardigan without causing an unsightly bump. It's also not something I need that would add value to my wardrobe. Furthermore, the one shoulder thing is not me and is very much of its time meaning this will date. I still love the fabric and hope to find something in this pattern, but as I have the essay dress in another fabric, this may remain something I like from afar.
Savings--around $130 (tax and shipping extra on this one).
Another lovely Rachel Comey blouse that's 70% off at Creatures of Comfort and is also in my size. Pros--I love the neck and shoulders, it looks like it would drape really well. I think I'd wear it (although it may mean I wouldn't wear something else I own and love). Negatives--the fabric is somewhat dull, would need a lot of dry cleaning. As it falls short of spectacular I'm passing, despite the $96 tag.
Savings: around $105--as there would be tax. And probably $235 or so as it would have been easy to snag both of these.
Rag and Bone cardigan, around $148, so that's about $162 with tax. Pros--it's green, soft and warm. Minuses--it's $162 and I really don't need another cardigan, particularly one that is this heavy.
Rag & Bone sweater dress--around the same price as the cardigan. Pros--it's cheap and interesting. Rag & Bone always seduces me with its aura of English model off duty. Minues--I don't need it and it is so thick that any day I'd need to be this warm, I'd need something on my legs; I may be English but any remote chance I'd ever have of being a model is long gone.
More to come--some of the items like the cosy large Rag & Bone cashmere cardigan are not pictured online (and that's still something I would consider as I think the price per wear works out). But I still vow to resist it, so it maybe just as well I can't find any images.