Why I’m wearing my maternity clothes again…

Yesterday I went into manhattan to meet, for the first time, an online friend who was instrumental in my Muchness journey. If you watched my speech last week, I mentioned her- the woman who let me know she had an event that she didn’t want to go to so she bought herself a sparkly headband and it made it just a little bit better. That was the day I thought to myself “Oh! You mean this sparkle thing works on other people also?” And my brain started whirling with the possibilities.

I was picking my outfit yesterday morning and felt drawn back to those early Muchness making days, and pulled this sequins shirt from my maternity clothes bin.

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It’s actually a plus size tank top from target that, when I first saw it in the store, I was intimidated by its loudness and thought it was beyond tacky.  (Of course, I never claimed not to appreciate a good dose of tacky with my muchness … on occasion.  And yes- I realize my perspective on “tacky” is highly subjective…) Anyway, it made me smile, So I bought it. To test my boundaries and push my comfort zones. Because that was the kinda mood I was in.  I was about 6 months pregnant with liat the first time I wore it. I felt a bit shy and loud but I wore it anyway. I stepped into the elevator in my dreary office building and a bunch of dreary office workers looked up at the sparkling pregnant disco queen (this was technically pre-Muchness)  that had just stepped on the elevator. One dude made a joke about how I should spin in circles and turn the elevator into a mini disco party and we all laughed and by the time the elevator hit the ground floor, the dreariness had lifted.
That was when I first understood  how it felt to know you had brightened someone’s day just by showing up in their world. When I knew that doing that could immeasurably brighten your own day.

I hope you all have an opportunity to brighten someone’s day just by showing up in it.


This is me and my beautiful friend Dana yesterday in front of Freedom Tower in downtown manhattan.

What an amazing, gratitude filled day.

#MuchnessMoment – Feeding my spirit

It’s been about 5 weeks since I started working from home. (2 weeks displaced by Sandy) I needed a change of scenery and perspective. Starting to feel like a hamster in a cage. So today I’m treating myself at a local cafe.

I feel like such a clichè posting a picture of my breakfast but screw that! The muffin is friggin warm!!!
Mmmnmm… Civilization feels nice. 🙂
PS – look at this Muchness in the display case. My theory is if I photograph it Maybe I’ll avoid buying it…


Muchness Pic of the day- Laughs in my fancy red pants

I wore these pants and found myself walking directly behind someone wearing the exact same shade of red pants. It was weird for me. She didn’t notice. A girl passed by and looked at her pants. Then she looked at my pants and confirmed my initial thought. Two strangers in identical happy red pants = Awkward. Either way, this outfit made me feel happy!

Make yourself feel happy!


Tova’s Muchness Pic of the Day + Muchness Hunting!

This past weekend I went to a Bar Mitzvah and I wore some super Muchtastic Muchness:

Because I got a bunch of compliments and was told I looked like a breath of fresh air, (and because it’s fun for me :-)) I went looking online for similar Muchy looks to share with you!!

Check it out!





Love this- I think it’s so fun and forgiving.
DKNY Short Sleeve Sequin Shift Dress by DKNY – $276















And of course, My Muchness Band!



Balance… Something I’ve been looking for a lot lately. (Especially on that chair. 😉 )


Muchness meets photography- day 15 – home

Today’s challenge:
“Take a picture of a place where you feel at home. Hypothetical, theoretical, metaphorical, theological— all acceptable perspectives…”
—yes, this is my (cluttered, messy) home. But it’s the man that IS my home.

The way he lets those girls knock him down and they giggle like lunatics— that can take place anywhere- and that’s my vision of “home.”