Fall is here, and so is my desire to stay warm and cozy all the time in comfy layers. But a lot of times, adding layers is better for me in theory than it is in reality. Anything too tight or too bulky is really hard for me to move around in, and it often ends up getting really bunched up around my waist, because things fit differently when you're seated. But this Addison Bay Crewneck, with zippers on both sides, is an accidentally adaptive solution to my problems!
I know that the end of August is not necessarily the ideal time to be posting a pair of sandals, but I just bought these recently and was so excited that I wanted to share. I saw these Brooklyn Buckle Crocs sandals online and placed an order almost immediately. They're incredibly comfortable, surprisingly cute, and adjustable and adaptive, too.
I am not necessarily the most skilled at doing my own makeup, but it is something I enjoy doing. It's fun to play around with new products and shades, and try out different looks. It's one of the few steps of the getting ready process that I can still do mostly independently, but I've had to come up with little hacks and workarounds to make it work for me and my mobility. One of the products I've found that makes it a little easier for me is my Artis foundation brush.
I think today's post might be the first real "Accidentally Adaptive" thing I started using in my own life, many many years ago! Really, the concept of accidentally adaptive came around out of necessity - there aren't that many purposefully adaptive things now, and there were even fewer 10 or 20 years ago. So I found products that already existed to fill the hole of a need in my life - like this cup holder.
It is almost Memorial Day, and to me, that's always felt like the sign that summer is on it's way. It might not be summer temperatures yet in Pittsburgh, but it's still always felt like the sign on the calendar that summer sun will be here soon. Which also means it's time for me to be (even more) vigilant about sunscreen application. This summer, I have a new tool to make things a little easier: the SolarBuddies Sunscreen Applicator.
Just like almost everyone else my age, I like to have my phone on me at basically all times, especially when I'm out and about. Putting it away somewhere in a bag is hard for me, though - I have to have something close enough that I can physically lift the phone in and out of, which is actually a struggle for me. So I usually just leave it sitting on my lap, which works for the most part... until I have to drive over a particularly rough patch of sidewalk and my phone slips to the ground. But this Bandolier crossbody phone case has solved this problem for me!
I love using micellar water to take off my makeup and cleanse my face. I landed on this automatic dispenser and have been using it daily for over a month now. It's not necessarily designed with easier, adaptive dispensing of micellar water in mind, but WOW it works so well!
I love candles year round, but there's something especially cozy about them in the winter - the warmth and the flickering flame really set the mood. I already shared an Accidentally Adaptive post about my electric candle lighter, which helps me light the candle independently, but then there's always the question of putting the candle out. Enter this candle snuffer from Hotel Lobby Candle - the solution to my problem.
I love the look of a cardigan over a dress, but I often struggle with actually making it work. It can be tricky to make a cardigan look nice while seated - if they're too tight, they end up bunched and keep rolling up, and if I leave it unbuttoned, it has to stretch around the supports of my wheelchair and it just won't stay put. Plus, my shoulders are so narrow that if I leave something unbuttoned, it tends to keep sliding off my shoulders. But I like the warmth of a sweater! So when I saw this Madewell sweater with one button, I was so excited.
Even a casual reader here or viewer on my Instagram knows that I am a coffee person. I think I could rival Lorelai Gilmore in my love for it - coffee, cappuccino, macchiato, I love them all, and I drink them basically all day long. I finally found the perfect mug that is incredibly light and also really well insulated - these double-walled glass mugs from JoyJolt!