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).

Orange black bandage dress made of rhythmic gymnastics ribbons fimg

Orange black bandage dress made of rhythmic gymnastics ribbons

Today while looking around in my closet for something I could take apart and use as fabric I found some rhythmic gymnastics ribbons that I bought a few years back for a project. "Hmm",...
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Shimmer salmon crepe de chine tie straps maxi dress

The newest addition to my closet is a tie straps maxi dress in shimmer salmon crepe de chine. It so happens to be a dress I made a few days ago from some of...
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Sunday in red white brown blue black

The mannequin is already proving quite useful for other purposes than she was bought to serve. I can work on work on putting together some outfit ideas from my closet just for fun or...

Making a tiered dress in shimmer salmon crepe de chine part 3

My mannequin has arrived. And I've been working on my shimmer salmon crepe de chine dress all afternoon. By working on the dress I mean I've been draping cloth this way and that way...
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A review of my Fresh trends Online Body Jewelry clipon cartilage earring

Last week I wrote about my purchase of what I thought were two triple steel illusion clipon cartilage earrings (The Duchess of Cambridge would never pierce her…). Turns out I only purchased one. The...
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Making a tiered dress in shimmer salmon crepe de chine part 2

The shimmer salmon crepe de chine fabric that I ordered to make a tiered dress has arrived. It actually arrived earlier in the week. 8 yards of it. That's a lot of cloth. At...
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Making a tiered dress in shimmer salmon crepe de chine part 1

So I have decided I want to try to make a dress because why not right? I keep looking for things to grab my interest so I can start on the "Monica's Closet" life...
Calvin Klein Women's Mesh Collar Vest

Calvin Klein Women’s Mesh Collar Vest

The newest addition to my closet is a mesh collar vest from Calvin Klein. I purchased it via amazon.com last week along with a white long sleeved t-shirt top to wear under it. I...
h&m black leather ankle boots on floor

A day of hell in a pair of H&M black leather ankle boots

I bought these shoes last year and wore them once. The experience was horrific enough that I never wore them again. But today I decided to give them another try. After all they are...
my bag slouchy quilted satchel bag monica august 14th 2014

Ode to my 2 year old black faux leather Quilted Satchel bag

I was reading that the bucket bag and the backpack are the happening styles for the upcoming fall season, and I was browsing some pictures of the top designer bucket bags and backpacks and...
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Circus by Sam Edelman Women’s Bryn Sandals

I saw these shoes on Reese Witherspoon the other day. I liked the look so I went searching to find them and discovered they were actually quite affordable. I was considering possibly purchasing a...
Gap yellow stretch pants folded on table

Add some yellow to your wardrobe for Spring and Summer 2014

Aside from a pastel yellow short-sleeved shirt that I bought a couple years ago I can't think of anything yellow that I have in my wardrobe. I decided to change that today...