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.

HACK

7 hacks for orthotics & afos

7 hacks for orthotics & afos

Being a full time leg brace wearer can be annoying & frustrating at times, but I’m grateful for them as I would not be able to do all that I can do without their help. So, when it comes to AFOS, the good definitely outweighs the bad, especially when you know hacks to make them more tolerable. What follows are 7 common Afo & orthotic problems and their solutions.

Read more

Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

Lifestyle Hiding afos or showing them. Which is better?

TO SHOW OR NOT TO SHOW (YOUR LEG BRACES)

Before launching Trend-Able, only my immediate family (and a few men I dated postdivorce -TMI?) had actually seen me in my afos (ankle-foot orthosis). I mostly kept them hidden under my clothing, not so much out of shame (age & Xanax helped with that) but more because, here comes the cliché, they don’t define me.

Read more
FashionLifestyle How to look & feel sexy on Valentine's Day with an invisible disability, afos and neuropathy.

Date Night Valentines Day

There is no better excuse than Valentine’s Day to channel your inner Beyonce and act like the sexy goddess you are. Whether you’re planning a romantic night out, dinner with girlfriends, or a date night with Netflix & some cheap champagne, February 14th is all about looking and feeling red hot – disability, or not.

Read more
Lifestyle How to improve your life and make New Years resolutions With An Invisible Disability like Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure (CYA) books from the 80’s 90’s? I know I’m totally dating myself but I was soooo into them (for about a minute) in between Judy Bloom books (hijacked copy of Wifey not included) & the Sweet Valley High series.

Read more
Guest Posts Charcot Marie tooth & A Vintage Fashion Blogger

A Vintage Nerd with CMT Disorder

When Lainie asked me to share my story about living with CMT I jumped at the chance. Then I realized that I have never shared my journey with having CMT. I struggled with this post for weeks because of that reason and decided that I will share with you all what I can.

Read more
Lifestyle How to balance Christmas parties & life an invisible disability like Charcot Marie Tooth, MS, Cerebral Palsy, & neuropathy.

Holiday Survival

The Holiday Season isn’t all jingle bells and sleigh rides when you have an invisible disability. As temps begin falling and your calendar starts filling, the stress and worry about how the hell you’ll make it through it all, rears it’s Scrooge like head. Of course this time of year can be stressful for everyone. There is a ton of pressure to be merry and create picture perfect, Norman Rockwell like moments, to then post on Facebook of course.

Read more
FashionLifestyle 2019 Best Holiday Gifts For People With CMT & Other Disabilities

2019 Best Holiday Gifts For People With CMT & Other Disabilities

As a person living with disabilities due to CMT Disorder, (read more about me here) the gifts I’ve curated below are ones that I want (hopefully my family reads my blogs😂) and that I would be blown away to receive. Although some of the items may have a higher price tag than usual, their reported impact on some (real) reviewers lives has been life-changing. And, ‘‘tis the season to splurge, anyway, right?

Read more