Patti + Ricky

Patti + Ricky

PATTI + RICKY is an online shopping experience that offers stylish and functional designer products for individuals with disabilities. I was sent this gorgeous Rain Cape in Electric Houndstooth by Cleverhood to review. Initially used by cyclists this piece's design makes it ideal for use with many mobility aides.

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Liftware Level

Liftware Level

One of the biggest problems people with certain spinal cord injuries and some forms of Cerebral Palsy, among other disabilities, face is keeping their meals off of their clothes. If your arms and hands are weak or unsteady it can be difficult to maneuver a fork or spoonful of food from the plate into your mouth without at least some of it dripping or dropping on your outfit. Enter Liftware Level, a self-leveling utensil base that keeps the spoon or fork attachment horizontal. 

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Svelte Leggings

Svelte Leggings

Svelte sent me these leggings to review but the opinions are all mine. Let's be honest. Leggings are rarely worn correctly anymore. Too many women are guilty of trying to pass off what are essentially cheap spandex footless tights as pants that hug every lump, bump and ripple. Women with disabilities who are wheelchair dependent are especially guilty of this. They think the chair hides these problems; it doesn't. 

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Marmi Shoes Revisited

Marmi Shoes Revisited

Last year I introduced you to Marmi shoes, a store that features extended sizes and alternate widths. They specialize in fashionable, European influenced footwear and accessories, including Italian brands Vaneli and Sesto Meucci in sizes 4-13 and Super-Slim to Wide widths. These Kaila boots by Vaneli are an edgy, Italian take on a cowboy boot. They come in narrow, medium and wide widths - which means I can wear them comfortably - and, c'mon, they're just gorgeous!

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Xpandasox Revisited

Xpandasox Revisited

Last November I introduced you to a fabulously clever and stylish hosiery brand called Xpandasox. Read my original post about Xpandasox that I styled with an Amanda Valentine tunic, and this outfit is also featured in their 2016 lookbook. The concept of an expandable calf was originally conceived for plus-sized and athletic women with wide, muscular calves. But Xpandasox has earned a place in the adaptive clothing market as well.

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Baciano

Baciano

As big as I am on shopping locally whenever possible, sometimes circumstances dictate otherwise. Los Angeles based clothier Baciano recently contacted me to try two pieces - the Mallory and the Eleanor -  from their online collection and do a little show-and-tell for my readers. I received these pieces for free to showcase and review, but the opinions are my own.

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