Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Red and Gray

Though I prefer the British spelling "grey"...

Red Skinny Jeans- Target
White Shirt- Marshall's
Gray Tee- Target
MIA Wedges- Marshall's
Cuff and Necklace- Artifacts Gallery

Monday, April 29, 2013

Coming Up Roses

Monday outfit!

Jeans- Target
Blouse- modcloth.com
Sweater- Zara
Pumps- TJ Maxx
Rose Pin- From a Godiva box of chocolates :)
Ring- Istanbul, Turkey
Necklace- Jewelry market in New Mexico, like 11 years ago

 Lately I've been reeeeeeally relaxed when it comes to wearing jeans and sneakers to work. I try not to wear sneakers when I'm teaching class (only when doing extra-curriculars or have meetings). Jeans are considered OK to teach in, I've discovered, though I try not to abuse this mercifulness!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fab Friday

I feel fabulous today so I'm just going to flaunt it.

Jeans- Target
Cardigan- Zara
Shirt- TJ Maxx
Wedges- Marshall's
Purse & Glasses- Target
Earrings- Artifacts Gallery
Pashmina- Settat, Morocco

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Office Hours

Putting in mostly grading and advising hours today! This is my office-less office hours outfit.

Jeans- Target
Shirt- TJ Maxx
Military Jacket- H&M
Wedges- TJ Maxx
Earrings- Grand Bazaar, Turkey

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Remembrance Day

Today is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

There are no classes today, and most offices and organizations are closed. To observe this holiday I will be accompanying my friends to the Genocide Memorial to lay flowers and participate in prayer.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tealin' Around

Teal Sweater- Forever 21, Washington, D.C.
Black Skinny Jeans- Target, Cleveland, OH.
Grey Pumps- JC Penny, Philadelphia, PA.
Earrings- Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fresh off the Tracks

JUST got into Yerevan two hours ago. 
Didn't have a railway themed blouse so I had to wear the nautical one!
One of my favorite belts of all time, thrifted from Athens, Ohio.

Blouse and Jeans- Target
Reversible Cami and Faux-Pearl Earrings- Nordstrom Rack
Pumps- TJ Maxx
Belt- Reuse Thrift Store

Friday, April 19, 2013

Midnight Train to Georgia

Went to Tbilisi for the weekend, by night train!

For the train I wore my versatile black jeans, grey tee, black cardigan, and Turkish scarf.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Back in Boots

57˚ and cloudy in Yerevan.

Jones Wear Dress- JC Penny
CK Blazer (part of a pant-suit)- Nordstrom Rack
JS Boots- Marshall's
Necklace- Artifacts Gallery

Linking up today with the fabulous Tara from Mix and Match fashion!
Click on the button to see more fabulous work ensembles!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pilgrim Style

Taking a personal day today, so I thought I'd post my outfit from the pilgrimage I went on on Sunday to the monasteries of Noravank and Khor Virap.

It was an incredible day that I will never forget. Even though I'm not religious, it was certainly a spiritual experience (and as you know, I'm all about experiencing these things)!

Pilgrim Outfit:

Jeans- Target
T-Shirt- Dunham's Sports
Cardigan- Zara
Peacock Feather Scarf- Settat, Morocco
Chucks- Gift from my brother

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Déjà Shoe

If you think I've been repeating outfits lately, you're not exactly wrong. While I have yet to repeat an outfit on Cunning Closet, I do regularly recycle individual items of clothing!

Remember, I came to teach in this country with two suitcases. Spread out over four seasons, that's only half a suitcase per season!

My time here is an experiment and test of my creativity and willpower to resist the urge to adopt the tell-tale American casual style.

 Red Skinny Jeans- Target
Leopard Print Blouse- modcloth.com
Black Cardi- Zara
Nude Franco Sarto Pumps- TJ Maxx
Anne Klein Watch- Macy's
Gold Hoops- Bead Store

Monday, April 15, 2013

Polka Monday

 I didn't intend to look so angry in this picture! I should tell you that my eyes are looking directly at the wall clock in my living room.
 Topping off with a twisted up-do and faux pearls.

Polka-Dot Blouse- modcloth.com
Black BF Cardigan- Zara
Black Skinny Jeans- Target
Earrings- Nordstrom Rack
Nude Franco Sarto Pumps- TJ Maxx

Friday, April 12, 2013

Today's Outift

What's this?

Wait a second...

HA! I want this shirt. I think this will be the only item of clothing I buy in Armenia (besides a ball gown I bought in November, which will not be featured on this blog). It's just so perfect for a fashion blog!

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jungle Fever

Since comfort and convenience led me to a beige shirt and wild, au naturale hair today, I thought, why not just complete the Safari look?

I've been dying to wear this green animal print scarf that our lovely Dean gave me for my birthday last month. It makes quite a statement all on its own so it definitely needs a neutral outfit to go with.
Paired it with simple gold accessories and a black cardi for walking to work (it cooled down a little).
Thought about wearing my nude pumps today but I just couldn't deal with even a 3 1/2-inch heel today. Sticking with the same wedges I wore yesterday.

Jeans- Target
Nude Shirt- TJ Maxx
Cynthia Rowley Silk Scarf- Gift from my boss!
Cardigan- Zara
Wedges- a different TJ Maxx
Bangles- Gift from my cousin :)
Hoops and Headband- Bead Store

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


 Today in English Discussion Group we're going to talk about clothes and fashion! Yay!

 Of course, I plan on bringing culture into the conversation, probably by talking about what is considered appropriate/taboo to wear when/where in certain countries.

Black Skinny Jeans- Target
Yellow Polka-Dot Blouse- Target
White Camisole- Nordstrom Rack
Blue Wedges- TJ Maxx
Chandelier Earrings- Ecuador

Bringing in a fashion mag that my BFF sent me in a care package and hoping for some great insights from the girls in our group, maybe even some that I can apply to my life here! Nothing like a good outfit to ease the awkwardness of being foreign ;)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Punky Sweet

I had to add a little Gothy funk because the pink/hearts combination was just too.... sweet looking. I don't want to be misleading- I prefer the outside to match the inside when possible :)
I managed to make it through the day in these wedges, including walking to work! I changed into sneakers for the walk home, though. Didn't want to push my luck.
I don't know if you can tell, but I've gone Armenian and am wearing panty hose today! I can see the appeal in that you don't have to be super diligent about shaving and moisturizing and that it reduces blister formation. Forget proper- hose are considered necessary here, even under jeans.

Pink Pleated Skirt- Target
Hearts Blouse- Target
PANTY HOSE- "Viva Skin", purchased in Armenia ;)
Black MIA Wedges- Marshall's
Skull Earrings- Artifacts Gallery

Monday, April 8, 2013

Last-Chance Monday

It is April 8th and 85˚F outside. I think this might be my last chance to wear long sleeves!

Tying it all together...

Polka-dot Blouse- Target
Capri Dress Pants- TJ Maxx
Pumps- JC Penny
Purse- Marshall's
Sunglasses- Target