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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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.

Read More

Details On Wheels: Shoes, Bags & Accessories

Details On Wheels: Shoes, Bags & Accessories

Lately, it seems the Universe is steering my message in a specific direction, so I'm doing my best to thankfully, joyously go with the flow. Check out my latest article as Disability Horizons resident Fashion Guru. This time it's about what accessories can do to add trendiness and personality to your outfits. As always, the advice is geared toward wheelchair users but can apply to anyone. 

Read More

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

The outfit, is basic, classic and neutral. That doesn't mean it's frumpy or boring. Neither am I, nor am I brave, lazy, or an opportunist because of my disability. These are perceptions that need to change. This is the year we change Nashville's perceptions about people with disabilities in a big, big way. I'm cooking something up, and I'll tell you all about it right after Nashville Fashion Week. Speaking of which, do you have your all-access pass yet? If not, get it here.

Read More

Black White And Shades Of Grey

Black White And Shades Of Grey

The star of this simple outfit is the Margaret Ellis Jewelry beaded necklace. A beautiful string of shapes and shimmer in black, white and grey, this was a holiday gift that I will wear often. You can expect to see more stunning creations designed by McLaine Richardson - who owns Margaret Ellis Jewelry - in the future. I'll bet you thought my "shades of grey" title was a click-bait reference to fetishism.  Well, sort of. It's not meant to deceive. What I'm about to tell you really happened.

Read More