This Is Your Blog, Too!

This blog is meant to relay my experiences in the hopes that they will be helpful to someone else. Unfortunately, my advice can’t take every variable into account because my circumstances are unique to me. That’s where you come in. I need your input. I need you to let me know what your challenges are when it comes to finding and wearing clothes so that this blog can be a valuable resource for all of us. If you have body image issues, if you are not the “perfect” size, if you are disabled – I think I’ve just covered everyone alive – I want to know what trips you up when it comes to looking your best.

Won’t you help me make Spashionista Report a great resource for everyone, especially for everyone with a disability? Sound off by commenting on the blog posts or on my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, or send me an email. Please, make this your blog, too!

11 thoughts on “This Is Your Blog, Too!”

  1. I love what you’re doing here. Looking forward to connecting and blogging with you. Happy Blogging Darling!

  2. Hi, thanks so much for this blog! I have a question: what do you wear during winter? This year, due to increasing trouble with hip dysplasia, I switched from a cane to an elbow crutch, and sleeves are becoming awkward as the weather gets colder and more layers become necessary. Do you wear big sleeves that go over the arm cuff, small ones that squeeze inside, something else?

    • Thank you for asking such a great question!
      There are several solutions that work well when you’re using elbow crutches. During the fall, when temps are not yet frigid, I suggest you invest in a good quality wrap, cape, or poncho. These are very much in vogue right now. Likewise dolman-sleeved sweaters are all the rage and these are wide enough to fit over your crutch cuffs. When it comes to full-on winter outerwear I suggest that you find a great coat you love and have the sleeves tailored to 3/4 length, or just below the elbow. Keep the chill out by wearing elbow-length gloves. Avoid quilted, “puffer” jackets and anything else that causes uncomfortable, bunching bulk around your forearm.
      Remember it’s better to buy one perfect, high quality piece than three or four so-so garments that kind of work, or are almost warm, or look just okay.
      Are these suggestions helpful? I’ll explore this in a future Fashion Friday. I hope you keep reading – I greatly appreciate your input!

      • Thanks for replying. The idea of having a coat’s sleeves tailored to 3/4 length would probably be most compatible with simultaneous use of crutch(es) and a backpack. I am a fat American who teaches English in Korea, so finding clothes is a bit tricky. I’ll probably order a coat online or maybe have a traditional Korean coat made for me. (There’s a little shop in Seoul whose owner is very nice about tailoring for foreigners who speak horrible Korean.)

  3. Hi, I’ve just found your blog thanks to a link from Already Pretty. I’m looking forward to reading more – thank you for writing!

  4. carol larson said:

    Finally a site I can relate to. I have Post Polio and lots of other problems. I am 66 and have been using a walker for five years.I take so much medication that it has affected my hair and skin. This week I get a brace for one leg. It makes me feel disfigured but it will help me walk. My big goal is to move from a walker to a cane. I am in lots of pain and rarely leave my apartment but I still care about how I look.

    • Carol, I’ve met many wonderful women with and without disabilities on this blog. While I value each and every one of them I started writing specifically for ladies like you. I can relate to being in pain. I can relate to a metabolism ravaged by medication. I can relate to feeling disfigured. It doesn’t make us “less than” anyone else. It doesn’t mean we should stop caring about how we look.
      I hope that you will continue reading and commenting. I’m so glad you found me! πŸ™‚

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