Woman with Disability & Social Anxiety

5 COCKTAIL PARTY SURVIVAL TIPS FOR UNSTEADY GIRLS

I love parties. Getting an evite or that rare old school paper invite in the mail, is exciting.
It always feels good to be included.

Most parties these days are casual. If a dress code is mentioned, it typically says “Saturday Night Snazzy” or something else implying “Look Like You Give A Shit” but anything goes.

But, getting the rare “Cocktail Party Attire” invite used to cause me great anxiety and stress. With an invisible physical disability I have worries most people never even think about.

What will I wear that will cover my AFO’s? How long will I have to stand in place?
Will they even have a sit down dinner? How will I hold a plate and a drink?

Maybe it’s age or planning ahead, but I don’t stress as much anymore.

Women with Arthritis and CMT Buttoning Shirt

SAY BUH-BYE TO BUTTON BATTLES

A great fitted white shirt is a staple in every fashionista’s wardrobe. But,

when you have fine motor issues, all fasteners are a pain in the a##; especially buttons.

You can use a button helper (metal tool found at home health type stores. But,  they are time consuming to use. Instead,  I have all my button downs sewn up permanently by a local seamstress. I always leave a few open at the top and buy shirts with plenty of stretch in the fabric so that I can easily slip them over my head.