Hi, I’m Lainie

If you just stumbled here (literally for some) you are definitely in the right place.

I am soooo happy you found this site and can’t wait to meet you.

I can be controlling (picture my husband and kid’s enthusiastically nodding) at times
and rarely put myself in vulnerable situations.
Taking the pictures you see of me with my leg braces showing was really scary.
Posting those pictures for the world to see is beyond TERRIFYING.

Those of us with invisible (not so obvious) physical disabilities have unique fashion and every day life challenges.
I started Trend-ABLE because I am passionate about helping other PERFECTLY IMPERFECT women feel and look their best.

Tweaks & Trends

Disability Hack for people with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder CMT or other Neuromuscular disorders

”STICK IT” TO ”PICK IT” UP!

If you have fine motor issues, then you know all too well the struggle of pulling, gripping, and sliding any type of card. In my post, ”How To Get A Grip When You Literally Can’t”, I talk about the daily challenges I encounter just running basic errands with hand neuropathy.

Whenever I’m asked to show my drivers license I cringe.

Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Women who has a disability & chronic pain from POTS & EDS Syndromes

Meet Alexa Chronister

Alexa Chronister is not your stereotypical college student. She doesn’t spend the weekend tailgating before football games or playing beer pong at fraternity parties. Alexa suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS); two chronic, painful and often debilitating conditions. As a college freshman, Alexa felt isolated as she struggled to manage the symptoms of her chronic…

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Lifestyle Invisible Disability, Self-Esteem & Body Confidence

BODY CONFIDENCE

When I was 15 years old, I went to ”fat camp”. It was the mid 80’s and after several failed attempts to lose weight via kids’ Weight Watchers’ meetings and ”the grapefruit diet”, I begged my mom to send me to this diet camp I had seen advertised in a teen fashion magazine.  The camp,…

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Fashion WEDDING GUEST FASHION & LEG BRACES DUE TO INVISIBLE DISSBILITY

WHAT TO WEAR TO A SUMMER WEDDING

Everyone loves a summer wedding, right? There’s nothing more romantic than a breathtakingly gorgeous garden or beachfront wedding; waves crashing in the backdrop while a couple pledges their undying love. It’s the cliched wedding fantasy little girls (some boys too) dream about their whole lives; the happy ending of a sappy Lifetime movie. Upon receiving…

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Lifestyle Fashion, Style & other tips for summer wedding & party guests with disabilities like charcot marie tooth disorder, MS & other neuromuscular or neurological conditions.

Do’s & don’ts for weddings

We learn lessons from the moment we can comprehend. Some are taught in books and classrooms, and some are learned from experience.
I was diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disorder in 2nd grade. No one ever taught me how to actually live with the physical challenges of having Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder.

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Fashion Comfortable and fashionable wide width shoes for orthotics and afos leg braces. CMT

TOP SANDAL PICKS

I’ve scoured the internet and poured through hundreds of reviews to find the most comfortable and trendiest shoes of the season. I had to pick 16 (no easy feat) because, even though Molly Ringwald has absolutely nothing to do with comfort sandals, I liked the sound of it and couldn’t let it go.

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