Last year I experimented with different colors--lockdown sales made it tempting. I bought a couple of things in brown, a color I have avoided for ages. This year I have a yearning for more brown and camel shades.

I bought a pair of Calvin Klein trousers at Macy's in a color called heather taupe. I wanted them to wear with a BR dark blue blazer I have to recreate one of Angie's posts with blue and medium brown. The pants are much longer on me than on the model. Maybe she's over 6 ft. tall. These are all synthetics. See label below. But on the back side of the label it says Dry Clean.

These aren't expensive pants and I just want to wash them when necessary. What do you say?

I threw on some brown-shade items. My Patagonia jacket with is a bit rumpled, with my new BR suede bag and my new Olukai sneakers which I bought because I saw them on some of you. Apparently only the denim blue is available in the bag. Color shown in photos,

Are these pants too long or is this okay. I don't think this is a good combination, just an experiment, and I will wear different shoes, mostly flat ones.

#3 is a pair of cotton BR pants I bought--they fit well and I like them.

#5 is picking him up from the hospital outfit worn yesterday. New LL Bean quilted jacket, the BR silk & rayon sweater, jeans, and a BR scarf, Ecco shoes. The LL Bean is heather something.

Right now I think it would be better to limit the camel colors to my bottom half and possibly a cardigan.

I bought some new sheets on sale at Macy's and with all the money I saved I bought two cashmere cardigans, one in camel and one in animal print. I'm way behind on Finds and I haven't taken many photos lately.

Life is very busy right now. DH had surgery 2 days ago and it was a long process to prepare. His 4-day stay at the hospital in August (missing our family vacation) resulted from a berserk parathyroid gland. Surgery went well, but they kept him overnight. He had part of his thyroid removed when he was in his early 30s and with additional complications they were very cautious. Normally a 20 minute outpatient procedure lasted more than 2 hours.

Giving me a break for being frazzled, what advice can you give me about camel and heather brown. Should I have stuck just with the $8 brown henley I bought at Macys a year ago?

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