Coming Soon.. “Sitting Pretty” .. how to look chic while you roll ;)
I recently got a cute little wheelchair to help me with my pain and fatigue problems. When I’m on my feet for too long, the pain can be excruciating, and if I overdo, I am sometimes out for a few days. So, I’m going to be rolling instead of walking some of the time for awhile. I can’t use the wheelchair in the house (as this house is too little and I crash into everything!) but I’ll use it for walks and excursions out of the house – I’m excited that I’ll have the freedom to go along on family walks and outings again! If you’d like, you can read more about it on my other blog, Tracy’s Turret, HERE.
So, I thought it would be interesting to look at fashion from a wheeler’s perspective. I am lucky enough to only need a chair part time, but there are plenty of ladies out there who rely on their chairs daily, and all ladies like to look chic. If you happen to be a wheelchair user, I’d love to hear your input..check out your blog, etc.
I remember reading the book, ‘Joni,’ by Joni Eareckson (now Joni Eareckson Tada – I’m a BIG fan of her and her ministries) a long time ago. It’s an autobiography about her life, her diving accident at age 17 that left her a quadriplegic, and her journey of adjustment, etc., and I recall that she mentioned practical things like buying pants that are a few inches longer, so that they don’t look like highwaters when one is sitting. I purchased a couple of pairs of longer jeans on ebay, and I do feel that they look much better while I’m seated in my chair. I know that my adjustments will be minimal in comparison to many out there, so I’d love to hear from women who “sit pretty” every day
By the way, I have been on an ebay kick recently..trying to bring in some extra cash to cover my “fashion-y” pursuits *blush* – I have some cute things up..clothing items, a romantic vintage dress, shoes, a bisque doll, a brand new scrapbook….even a nice, new wheelchair seat cushion that turned out to be too big for my chair. Feel free to check them out HERE if you feel so inclined
xo and I hope to be back to posting more often soon!