My Muchtastic trip to the Mall

Last week I went to the mall for the first time in, um, uuummm, well…. um…….. that long.

I’m not terribly fond of the mall because I kinda hate spending money on finished stuff. Imagine that. I love the art store. The craft store. Love the hardware store. Love Target and thrift shops because everything is affordable enough to muchify and ‘finish’ cooler than it is. That’s not to say I don’t spend money on finished stuff. It’s just to say I’d rather spend it on something inspiring to me rather than something that represents someone else’s inspiration. I think that’s why, at the depths of my loss of Muchness, I felt invisible. Because I was so entirely uninspired by life, but still not interested in spending money to represent myself in a way that felt like someone else’s inspiration. So, instead, I just wore crap I could buy cheap and quick.

***Editors Note*** Even I, at the height of my "wear this crap because it's cheap, easy and comfortable," phase, would not be caught dead in these.

Back to the point. Liat needed shoes. I went to the Mall. And I was honestly pleasantly surprised by the amount of Muchy shoes I found there! I didn’t buy any because the ones I loved the most are a few weeks salary but I took some pics!

These Brain Atwood shoes were just gorgeous. True Story.

These were super expensive but screamed DIY!!!

Neon Hotness that is everywhere this season…. And boy do I have a plan for this trend. Stay tuned!

These were actually super cute and affordable, but if I’m gonna buy shoes in March, it ain’t gonna be booties that I can’t wear ’till September. NEXT!

Ditto to what I wrote above…. but now that I’m looking at them in the picture, it occurred to me that since these are suede and so light colored, they’d actually be a great base to tie-die in a blendy kinda look of turqs, purples and fuschias… but also, I think they were Steve Madden and my feet are allergic to his shoes….aka- they are so incredibly uncomfortable I can’t stand it. No matter how cute they are on the shelf, they always look ugly to me after I come home limping because of them.

I’m on the fence about these. I kinda super love them, but I also feel like something is not quite right and I can’t put my finger on what it is. It’s like they wanna be …something…. I don’t know what… and obviously they’d bankrupt me.

These were cheap. I think they were in Forever 21. I thought about getting them. I thought if I got them, I’d totally glitterize that sole with a Mod Podge Concoction. But then I talked myself out of them. After looking at them for 45 seconds, I could feel the inevitable blisters forming on my baby toe and on the back of my heel.

Then  saw this and thought “Oh, how ironic! I’m gonna snap a pic of it to put at the end of my blog post about all the shoes I saw at the mall!”

Alas. Here we are.

And, As is always the case when I leave the mall empty handed except for a phone full of pictures, there is the “Damn, I shoulda bought these” pic:

No. Really. I shoulda. I guess this makes this an “I’m gonna Make it!” post!

I’m gonna make it!! LOVE this Muchy Dress!


One of the best things about the new site is the “Muchness Moment” tool that lets you blog any little muchness Moment that strikes you on online in like, 12 seconds. I don’t even have to be on this site! I just dragged the button to my browser menu bar and now, when I see gems like this I can just blog it. I love it because I can keep all my “I’m Gonna Make it!” inspirations in one place!!

Ok- This dress is AWESOME!!! So Muchtastic. I think I can make this so easily. A tank dress, stretchy sequins by the yard and some fusible tape. Yeah- I don’t even think I need to sew.

That’s my plan. I’ll get back to you with the results…

ASOS | ASOS Midi Dress In Sequin Stripe at ASOS.

Much or too much?


I’m thinking I seriously want these. Thoughts? (look- they’re gold! That practically makes them a neutral! I can wear them with practically anything!! I’m thinking they might be among the most practical pieces I will buy this summer. The arch is only 3.75″ which is totally commutable for me. My other Jeffery Campbell Much or Too Much shoes were the same and they were shockingly comfortable. Seriously. Help me justify this before they’re sold out…)

Forget Platform in Shoes at Nasty Gal.

I’m gonna make it!



via: tuula: Metallics.

I am in love with this skirt. I’m gonna make one. I actually have some soft gold leather in my basement. (who doesnt?) I used it to make this awesome bag a couple of years ago:

PROJECT!!! (I hope I have enough left-overs to make this skirt… will post the results when it’s done!)

And IGNORE THAT MESS!!!! That is how I get my work done at the office. I can’t be fancier than I am…

Sequins For SALE!!! Muchness for YOU!!!

Does This picture make you want a gold sequined skirt?…or Silver? Or Blue?? Or Black???

I took this Muchness pic of the day last week. I found this skirt by Romeo and Juliet Couture at a sample sale and I fell in love. The original retail price was $130! On Bluefly it was $78 but it’s all sold out. But I found it for less than that!!! So I bought it in 4 colors. Unfortunately, they only had 4 colors. If they had it in other colors, well, you know they’d be mine.
But I loved it so much I couldn’t contain myself!! Ya know, I love to share The Muchness!!! I went back the next day, before they ran out of stock, (sample sale- when it’s gone, it’s gone…) and bought more. Like, a bunch more… well, not a WHOLE bunch but more than I alone need. Because I know that finding not tacky and not úber expensive sequins is hard. And these skirts are not tacky. Nor, at this steal of a price, terribly expensive. And I thought I’d see if anyone wants one!! They are so awesomely perfect for the Holidays! They have a nice, casual fit and an elastic waist so you can eat as much Christmas Ham or Chanukkah Latkes as you want and still look Muchtastic!!

And- they’re just $40!!! !!!and I’ll include FREE shipping!!

Note- these run pretty small so order a size up. I didn’t even buy the small since I wear a small and it was snug on me. 

If you want one, just buy it here!! How convenient is that?? I’ve only got one or two in each color / size listed so don’t hold back! When they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Here’s some more pics of the ACTUAL skirt, since, ya know, My Muchness pic of the day isn’t exactly like the Nordstrom’s Website. haha.

Sequin Skirt:
Gold Medium


Silver Medium CLICK TO BUY

Silver Large CLICK TO BUY


Black Large CLICK TO BUY

(More me Muchness Pics)


…..ummmm, wait. Theres something else. I also got leggings there!!!! Shhhh!!! I only have like, 4 pairs!!! Silver or gold!! I haven’t even worn mine yet, but Sarah wore hers!!! (Yes, she saw mine and HAD to have a pair of her own, but of course!) These also run a little small but have a cozy elastic waist and retail online for as much as $125!!! That’s NUTS!!! $35 bucks with FREE shipping and they’re ALL YOURS!!

But don’t hesitate. I have two of each color in each size. 


Sequined Leggings:
Medium Silver CLICK TO BUY
Large Silver CLICK TO BUY
Medium Gold CLICK TO BUY