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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In my shopping bag today – sale at Macy’s

What's in my shopping bag? I just added $247.32 to my debt by purchasing some items (with credit) at Macys. The items in my shopping bag include some beauty products, a hat, a scarf and...
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So there’s this step where I have to fuse interfacing…

The red pant suit and jacket sewing project 2 Update January 23 2016: I have discovered since writing this post that I mis-read the cutting guide for the pattern. So I now know that I...

Closet updated: London Fog Michael Kors DL1961

Last month I added a few new items to my wardrobe, including a London Fog coat (#londonfog), a Michael Kors (#michaelkors) top and an INC International Concepts bag all of which I purchased on...
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What is a nap in sewing?

The other day I got setup to start working on making that red pants suit I mentioned in a previous post. As a quick recap, I am going to try to make an outfit...
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Making a red suit jacket and pants part 1

I've been wanting to try a red suit jacket and pants outfit for a while... So the other day I decided to purchase some fabric and a pattern to try a DIY red suit jacket...
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My Argan Oil Review after 2 months of use

I recently had an opportunity to try a Puritan's Pride Argan oil product. Specifically, I had a chance to try a 2 oz bottle of their Perfectly Pure Moroccan Argan Oil. Since it was...
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So what if I don’t have killer curves

I recently came across the Instagram page of a girl with a body to put Kim Kardashian to shame. She's ridiculously fit with jaw-dropping curves. She's a fitness coach who claims that it's possible...
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Styling the pink green purple orange floral silk blouse

The last time I went shopping at my local Goodwill, I found a floral silk blouse that I thought would come in handy for my style practice blog posts. It's probably not something the...
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Saturday night hot date dramatic eyes red lips makeup look

Going out on a hot date tonight (NOT). Actually staying in. Worked on this look for a different post about Halloween costumes; but that post was going nowhere. My Saturday night dramatic eyes red lips...
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Review: That Rogue COCO ultra hydrating Chanel lipstick

So I purchased a Chanel lipstick a couple of weeks ago. The specific lipstick that I purchased was a Chanel shade 442/Dimitri ROGUE COCO ultra hydrating lip color. I purchased the lipstick online via Nordstrom.com for...
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Natural Hair Good vs Bad – the Unwanted Kind of #naturalhair

You've probably noticed that I wear wigs in my blog photos. But when I'm not taking pictures for blog posts I strictly wear my hair in it's natural state. By natural, I mean the...
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Le Vernis Chanel nail polish – is it worth the $27?

I have used my Chanel nail polish so I guess I'm now officially a fool. I spent $27 on a bottle of #nailpolish I didn't need... But I'm not going to beat myself up. To be...
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Chanel nail polishes – LE VERNIS coquelicot mediterranee

Dear Diary, I kinda sorta neglected to mention in my previous confession that I also purchased a Chanel nail polish. Actually, I purchased two Chanel nail polishes. I purchased a bottle of CHANEL LE VERNIS...
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Chanel Rogue Coco Le Rogue ultra hydrating Lip color

Dear Diary, I bought myself a Chanel lipstick. To be specific, I bought a Chanel Rogue Coco Le Rogue ultra hydrating Lip color in the shade Dimitri. I ordered it from Nordstrom last week...
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Ole Henriksen sheer transformation 3 Little Wonders follow up review

I picked up some Ole Henriksen products from Sephora yesterday. I'm seriously loving what the Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders (sheer transformation, truth serum collagen booster, invigorating night treatment) have done for my face. After...
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Makeup practice with bhcosmetics BH Studio Pro HD Foundation

Yesterday I tried to do a photo session to showcase my trial of some products from BH Cosmetics. Yesterday was my second attempt to do a photo session to showcase my trial of products from...
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel foundation and Perfection Powder

It's been a long weekend for me. I have been very busy working on a number of creative projects. Part of my weekend was spent getting dolled up in order to capture some pictures for...
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My new Michael Kors red Hamilton tote bag

I purchased a Michael Kors red Hamilton tote bag. No, my financial situation has not changed. I am still penniless. So how did I manage to purchase a $358.00 #MichaelKors #totebag? With my credit card. Yeah I...

That annoying #nofilter hashtag

#nofilter #filter - what does it matter either way? I hate #makeup. I would love to never have to wear makeup. It would be awesome if I had the #perfectskin that makeup and #Photoshop help...
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Sorry but you’re not model material…

Are you someone who has wanted to be a model but have been told by one person or another that you're not model material? When I was a teenager I wanted to be a model....