Monica's Closet

Based on the personal fashion and lifestyle journey of the founder and creative director of myfashionwants.com (Monica is the one of her two middle names).

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The fabric for my green satin dress has arrived

Most of the material that I need to attempt to turn my drawing below into an actual dress have arrived. I still have to figure out how I'm going to handle the fish scales...
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Black faux leather jacket green sweater red blouse burgundy jeans

I received this black faux leather jacket as a gift. The green sweater I purchased from H&M last week. I was curious how a red blouse might look under my green sweater. Luckily I had...

Fake Fake Fake you’re so fake

I took a selfie the other night and thought it was a good picture to use for practicing my digital make-up skills. So I put on some digital fake eye-lashes. And I digitally perfected the...
Alexander McQueen bags printed leather shoulder bag

This Alexander McQueen Bag

Dear self, about this Alexander McQueen bag that you keep thinking you wish you could afford, I don't know what to say to you. Do you really want this Alexander McQueen bag? Or do you...
HM Spherical Shoulder Bag velvet-covered material with a metal clasp at top and a narrow metal chain shoulder strap

Does my new HM bag look like a Christmas tree ornament

I ordered a few things from H&M this week. One was a bag that I saw on the Instagram page of a lady I follow whose style I love. The bag looked so opulent...
monica designs green mesh sequin satin gown

Let’s make a green mesh sequin satin gown

Good day all. How has your day been going? I hope you're all filled with joy and excitement as December 25th approaches. Hope you've been able to afford to buy presents for your loved...
So I made myself a red satin dress

So I made myself a red satin dress

Back in late September of this year I made myself a red satin dress. I don't think it came out badly considering my sewing skills are still basically beginner level and I don't know...
lancome visionnaire review

Lancome Visionnaire (advanced skin corrector) Review

This Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector review is based on my trial of the product. I paid for the product with my own money. The first time I heard about Lancome Visionnaire I was desperate...
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Yellow top blue skirt silver accessories

Yellow top blue skirt silver accessories outfit details: yellow long sleeved polyester top with blue and yellow print no-sew wrap skirt, blue #justfab pumps, and silver bangles fashioned into hoop earrings and hoops necklace....

Playing dress-up #JustFab Mannon floral pumps

I know shoes have to be #Louboutins and such to be considered Instagram worthy, but I'm showing off my cheap new pumps anyway because I think they're gorgeous. #floral #heels...
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Latest closet additions – the JustFab print wrap dress

Hello all. Summer came and is soon to go. I haven't been updating much, but I'm hoping that will change soon. Here's a quick "Latest Closet Additions" post to showcase one of the items...

Into the blue

I never thought I had a favorite color, but ever since I started using Instagram I've noticed that I wear a lot of blue. And I've also come to realize that I feel more...
Grace Karin fruits flowers print skater skirt outfits

The fruits and flowers flared print skirt

Back in April I purchased some items of clothing at Amazon.com. One of the items I purchased was a fruit and flowers flared print skirt. The skirt is described on Amazon as a "High...
Blue knit skater skirt short flared amazon tom ford

The Convertible blue skater skirt

A few weeks back I purchased this skirt from Amazon in a yellow. I liked it so much that I bought another in purple a few days later, and a few days after that...
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In my shopping bag today #MACYS sale

Dear Diary, I've just spent $116.51 at #MACYS. Did I have $116.51 to spend on beauty and fashion purchases? No, I did not. But you know what? It occurs to me that I've been...
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The red and white polka dot skirt

Bought some skirts on Amazon.com recently. Among the lot was a red and white polka dot skirt (found here) I paid $13.99 for the skirt. Knowing there are people who would never wear something that...
diy black pleated skirt with colorful scarf worn as top

Made a black pleated skirt

I'm supposed to be making a red jacket and pants suit outfit (since last year!) but I'm still struggling with it, so I decided to make myself a black pleated skirt in the meantime. This...
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#RANBonusBox DAWGS blue t-shirt red tank top

Earlier in March I received the 2016 Q1 Bonus Box (#RANBonusBox) from Rakuten Affiliate Network. ( @RakutenMKTG_US via twitter or on Instagram via @RakutenAffiliateNetwork). Among the items inside the box was a gift certificate...
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Styling with #Macys #Energie black long sleeve top

I recently purchased this #Energie black long sleeve top from #Macys. The Energie Juniors' Judy Shimmer Layering Top was on clearance sale, and I was looking for a black long sleeve top, so I...
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The Black and white polka dot skirt

I recently purchased this black and white polka dot skirt from Amazon. It's only $16.99 which is pretty cheap; but it turned out to be a surprisingly decent quality for the price. By decent...