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.


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.

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Perfectly Imperfect Women Who Inspire

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.

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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?

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Fashion Revere Shoes - great for Afo & orthotic wearers

Revere Shoes – great for Afo & orthotic wearers

I received two pairs of Revere Shoes at no charge & will get a small commission should you decide to use the links provided in this post. I created Trend-ABLE to help empower orthosis wearers & others with invisible disabilities to look & feel their best. All opinions are always my own.

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Beauty/FitnessGuest Posts Best Exercise Classes for Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder


I have an inherited neuromuscular disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (type 2A). Although CMT Disorder shows up differently for everyone, it generally causes a slow deterioration of a person’s peripheral nerves and muscle strength.

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Guest Posts How to wear and find adult size boots for afos and orthotics .


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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Guest Posts My new life after Guillain Barre Syndrome

My new life after Guillain Barre Syndrome

I was 31 years old, invincible and working full-time as a paralegal at a law firm, while going to nursing school full-time. Then one day, I started getting very tired easily and taking naps. I just figured I was exhausted from being so busy. It would be summer soon and I would be off from school. Well, summer came, and I felt no better.

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