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).

Carri patent peep toe nude Jessica Simpson pumps

The most recent addition to my closet are a pair of nude Jessica Simpson pumps. They have the honor of being my first fashion purchase in 2015. I found them on sale at Amazon.com...
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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...

Miley Cyrus’ Tom Ford AmFar gown for halloween

It's rough around the edges because I didn't sew it; but I had some time on my hands so I pinnned up some pieces of cloth on my mannequin as an experiment to see...
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Red top black leather skirt

Last week I picked up a handful of used clothing from my local Goodwill. Among the lot was a vintage Berman's black leather skirt. The skirt is in pretty decent condition. Just missing a...
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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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Ballet shoes or a Chanel bag?

I was thinking today about authenticity and truth as it pertains to the self. And in the midst of my thoughts I imagined being put on the spot and asked to choose between a...
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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...

Pink top purple skirt

Back in July I had planned to write a feature titled "Goodwill Hunting - Would you shop for clothes at Goodwill?". So I went to the local Goodwill and picked up some things for...
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Chanel dreams

My goals with "Monica's Closet" are a long way from truly getting started. One of my fantasies for the project is to be able to start buying designer things that I can blog about....
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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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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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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...

Spring summer shoe shopping

Shoe shopping can be tedious when your options are limited to what you can afford. All winter long I've been wearing my big old trusty faux suede 1-inch block heel Decree boots. They were...
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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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Grey black white animal print polka dot style

Had some time on my hands today so I decided to dress up the mannequin. She's just been standing in a corner in the living room for a while and I haven't been getting...
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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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How to wear blue high heel pumps

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently purchased some shoes from DSW. I needed to have more options to work with for my Style Practice blog posts. The shoes I purchased are...
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Dream closet chase diary entry 2

I live in a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse apartment. The closet in the master bedroom is pretty big for a closet in a 2 bedroom apartment. It's no dream closet. But it's what...
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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...
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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...