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Trend Alert: Polka Dot

If you're seeing spots everywhere, you're not imagining things. Polka dots are suddenly the hottest thing since jalapenos and much easier to appreciate. So how will you adopt this trend? Check out our favorite ideas...

Nails

Dotted nails are cute and playful!Dotted nails are cute and playful!Courtesy of Bieber Gaul

Spotted on fingers and toes everywhere, polka-dotted nails are so cute and easy to do.

Accessories

Turn a plain outfit into a fashion statement with a polka dot scarfTurn a plain outfit into a fashion statement with a polka dot scarfCourtesy of Forever21

What dresses up an ordinary outfit in a snap? The answer is as clear as black and white... a polka dotted scarf like this one from Forever 21. For $8.80, it's the easiest way we can think of to turn a t-shirt and jeans into a fashion statement!

Shoes

Dot your tootsies with these cute Superga sneakersDot your tootsies with these cute Superga sneakersCourtesy of JCrew

Polka dots on your toes are like the dot on your fashion exclamation point. Put another way, polka dotted sneakers make just about any outfit cute! Superga sneakers are hot (and comfortable) but at $80 from JCrew, they may set you back more than your average teen budget. Luckily you have other options...Madewell sells them for about $65 and Toms features polka dot shoes for under $50 and Converse go for under $40.

Jeans

Pac Sun skinny jeans with dotsPac Sun skinny jeans with dotsCourtesy of Pac Sun
 

Colored skinny jeans are big. Add spots and you have a fashion explosion. These jeans from PacSun go for under $50. Piperlime, Old Navy and Madewell have them, too in various price ranges.  

Tips for Wearing Polka Dots

When you love a trend, wear it! But don't go overboard. Too much of a good thing is still too much. Wearing a polka dot scarf? Then keep the polka dot jeans at home! Wearing a polka dot shirt? Top it with a denim jacket and definitely don't wear it with any other print. A few dots speak volumes, so one dotted item at a time is loud enough for most people!

Have Your Say

How do you sport the dots? Share your ideas in the comments below!

 

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drowning posted in Friends:
Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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My dog, Loki, was old and had cancer. He was 14. My mom healed one of his cancer spots but not even a month later, she put him down. He had life in him. He played like a puppy. If she healed one spot, why couldnt she heal the rest? He could have lived right? He was like my little brother, I loved him like one. He was family. Every since he passed, Ive been depressed. Losing weight and not wanting to go out and hangout with friends. Me and my mom get into fights more. At some points, I hate her for what she did. I dont dare tell anyone about my depression and I cry every night until 3:30 am. I have considered cutting but I dont want anyone to judge me. Im not going to but I just want someone to understand what his loss did to my heart. Ive had him since i was a baby. He was my best friend. And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help? I was mad. Can anyone relate? Can someone help me? ( im not going to a therapist btw ) UGH WHAT DO I DO?!  
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Sometimes Video Games can Cheer you up as well. Happy, Vibrant Games: New Super Mario Bros. U Pokemon Shuffle Any of the Mario Party games. Minecraft Super Mario 3d world (Wow, a ton of Mario games :p) Jak and Daxter Super Mario 64 These are useful for making this :e into this  =(
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