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

How to style and straighten your hair with disabilities like hand weakness and arthritis.

DISABILITY HACKS TO STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR

Straightening one’s hair when you have hand weakness and other disabilities is not only difficult, it’s downright dangerous! Believe me, I’ve probably bought every type of flat iron ever made and have the burn marks to prove it. Sure, wearing gloves can help, but not so much when you drop a 375° iron on your foot or accidentally brush it against your forehead

Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

LifestyleResources How to Be Happy and more confident When you have a disability and Neuropathy from a chronic condition like Muscular Sclerosis or Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.

HOW TO PHOTOSHOP YOUR SELF-IMAGE

Do you remember when we had to have our photos developed before viewing the images? The days when selfies weren’t even a thing and group shots didn’t involve a million retakes? Back then, we had no way of knowing if our arms looked flabby or if our leg braces were showing in photos until we picked up the physical prints.

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Fashion

FALL OUTFIT BOOTIE

I’m pretty sure fall gets the ”favorite season” award for people living with chronic conditions and disabilities. Personally, my body just works better with pumpkin spice lattes, crisp, not too hot & not too cold air, and the return of my favorite tv shows.

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Lifestyle 13 Apps To help people with chronic conditions and disability live happy lives

13 LIFE CHANGING APPS

There’s an app for almost everything these days. I’m by no means a techy, ( I couldn’t move past level 1 in Ms. Pac-Man and flunked high school typing) but in order to keep up with and track of my kids, I’ve evolved into an app connoisseur of sorts.

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Fashion How to find and wear stylish boots when you wear afos leg braces or orthotics and need wide width and comfort due to charcot marie tooth disease.

BOOTS ARE A B!TCH

A Foot-Challenged Girl’s Attempt To Find Mr. Right Pair Shoe shopping sucks in general. It’s a ton of work and rarely satisfying. My girlfriends (the ones with perfect arches and no cankles) appear to love shoe shopping as much (or maybe even more) than sex. Some women get a visible flushed face high from finding the perfect…

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Fashion trends and shoe styles that work when you have charcot marie tooth disease and/or wear leg braces afos or orthotics.

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S SHOES

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with shoes my entire life. Long before I started wearing leg braces (AFO’s), it was a struggle finding shoes that fit my high-arch, fused-ankle, drop-foot, callous-prone feet. I remember the day I picked up my first pair of leg braces. You can read more about my history in the blog Skinny…

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