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

Loop Socks

I had one of those, Why didn’t I think of that?” kinda moments when I stumbled upon a photo of a pair of EZ Sox on Pinterest. My mom, when she was alive, would have loved this product. Due to Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder, the neuromuscular disease that I too inherited, my mom had curled…

Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Interview with An Inspiring Woman With An Invisible Disability

Meet Lauren Rowe

Lauren Rowe has battled Cystic Fibrosis since birth. When she was 19 she had less than 2 weeks left to live and received a double lung transplant. Although this transplant added years to her life, Lauren has been living off of 30% lung capacity. Lauren created a not-for-profit organization in Australia called, “Gifted Life” to provide support for other transplant…

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LifestyleResources Unexpected Priveledged Problems When You have disabilities, Wear AFO’S /Leg Braces & Have A Neuromuscular Disease Like Charcot Marie Tooth or MS.

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS

Disclaimer: All problems are relative to the person, situation, demographic, & resources . The following “problems” are those faced by me, an admittedly privileged suburban woman with invisible (not obvious) physical challenges due to an inherited neuromuscular disorder called Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT). The hashtag #firstworldproblems refers to those everyday, non life-threatening, and sometimes superficial  ”problems”…

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Fashion fashion & style for afo wearers & those with disability

4 Disability Friendly Outfit Ideas for Your End-of-Summer Vacation

I am loving this summer and I just managed to sneak in a short late summer vacation.

Are you eeking out the last month of summer? Do you have a summer vacation planned?

Whether it’s a day trip in the car, a weekend at a lake house, or a luxurious destination on your bucket list, planning well regarding clothing and accessories can make or break it for those of us with chronic conditions.

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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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