Polka Dotted

If this doesn’t scream the perfect polka dotted dress, I don’t know what does!

Actually in love with this new found site SugarHigh, it hits all of the yes’s; affordable, cute and quality.

Dress // SugarHigh

Sandals // Melissa

Watch // Daniel Wellington

 

xoxox

The Big City

This night in NYC was a particularly freezing one, that my Miami blood was not prepared for. But that aside, we watched one of the most entertaining fashion shows, the YEROC by Corey Woods. The pieces were fantastic and the performance was one for the books.

We found another amazing vegan restaurant, that I wish would make its way down South. Blossoms, was my all time favorite restaurant for the trip, the full menu was vegan and their Truffle, Mushroom Pizza was insanely delicious!

My look for this nights show was one of my favorite pieces from Lilac and Lilies Boutique, in Fort Lauderdale Florida, this flattering white dress. Paired with our Livin’ the MAD Life “Winter Sparkle” tote.

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Blazer | Zara (similar)

Dress | Lilac and Lilies

Purse | Livin’ the MAD Life

Shoes | Gianni Bini (similar)

 

xoxox

Livin’ the MAD Life

Exciting news everyone! My mom and I have decided to start our own purse and bag company. But there’s a twist! We wanted to bring our personal values into the brand, Livin’ the MAD Life, and have decided to keep it all vegan, cruelty free, sustainable and focused on empowering designs.

For those of you who do not know, my mother is a world renowned artist, who has sold hundreds of thousands of art pieces and has collectors from around the world. Her art has been featured in popular media streams such as the “O” Oprah Magazine, was the cover image for the Interior Design Magazine, and the featured artist and cover for the Spectrum Art Basel in 2015. She also has her art sold in various retail stores across the country such as, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. Not only that, but she also has art in major hotels, TV shows, celebrity homes and restaurants around the country.

Okay, so enough bragging about how awesome of an artist my mom is.. But that’s what makes the brand even better! My mother will design each bag and we even have original, hand painted purses!

Pretty cool, huh? Well it’s even cooler, because all of our hand painted bags are on thrifted, upcyled bags! Not sure if you knew this or not, but the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, only behind the oil industry. Purchasing second hand and thrifted fashion items is a great way to keep sustainable and help reduce the fashion industries, and your, carbon footprint. We have thrifted bags from brands such as Chloe, Steve Madden, Samsonite and more! Some of the pieces date back to the 1950’s, making them a vintage masterpiece!

Although our other collections are not on thrifted bags, they will be designed with the colorful workings of my mom, which makes them a collectors piece and not fast fashion.

What’s even more, is we will never sell a bag that is not vegan or cruelty free. The majority of our bags will be made from PU faux leather.

There’s so much more to learn about our products and how they embody empowerment and what a MAD symbol stands for. To read more and check out all of our products visit www.livinthemadlife.com and keep in touch via social media @LivinTheMADLife.

Here are a few of our bags that you can purchase! Side note| I will also be modeling for the brand, so stay tuned for our other fun and exciting campaigns, that are already in the works!

Thanks for your support guys! Can’t wait to see where this takes us next!

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xoxo

 

Now I feel there might be one question you all have… what does MAD stand for?

It’s simple, its our initials! Megan Aroon Duncanson

Biggest Beauty Secret

I am sure you have all heard of this amazing secret, that even the top of the top models swear by. It’s good for your skin, fitness and overall health. And it is one of the most important necessities for life. Have you figured it out yet?

It is water!

Yes water, we all need it, but most people don’t make it a habit to drink enough. I myself set a personal goal to finish, at minimum, one full gallon jug of water. I usually tend to go a little over a gallon. But boy when I don’t drink my gallon, if I’m super busy that day or travelling, I notice a huge difference in the way I feel, perform and look.

So if there was one thing I would recommend everyone to do, it would be to challenge yourself to drink a gallon of water a day, and you’ll see a huge difference within a week!

That being said, fall is upon us, and it is never to early to start working towards that summer bod. Rather than waiting till spring and feeling the need to workout excessively and track your foods.

With that in mind, I’ve found an amazing new water that is perfect for those days when you need an extra boost of energy, and a good way to fill that gallon up. It’s called 3 Water! I use it before my workout because there is some caffeine, which gives me a little pick me up. It’s Ph balanced, which is always my preferred choice of water, and of course it has tons of electrolytes! So why not switch things up a bit and try water that is ever better than regular water!

Perfect for pre workout, or a day by the pool! You can honestly never have enough water!

Fun tip: I use 3 water and mix it with my preworkout before, for an extra boost of energy!

xoxo

21 Things About Me for My 21st Birthday

21 Things About Me for My 21st Birthday

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This past weekend, the 14th of September, I celebrated my 21st birthday, which is why I have been MIA. (Sorry about that)

I went back home which was a three and a half hour drive, and just returned to school, so I will start getting back on track this week! I decided to do something fun for this post since it was my 21st, I thought I would do 21 fun facts about me!

  1. I used to paint my nails everyday in high school to match my outfit for the day
  2. I have never left the country
  3. I have lived in 12 different places, but only two states (Florida and Alaska)
  4. I played college volleyball for two years
  5. I am obsessed with Australian Shepard’s and can not wait to have one
  6. I do not have a favorite sports team, or really watch sports in general
  7. I can not stand doughnuts, I can only eat one jelly filled doughnut and that’s it!
  8. My favorite color has changed a lot but right now it is blue
  9. I am 6ft tall
  10. I love the water, oceans, lakes, springs
  11. I have a big heart for animals, any kind
  12. I can not stand it when the kitchen is dirty
  13. My favorite food is white chocolate
  14. Favorite snack is pretzels or green grapes
  15. I do not like anything spicy
  16. I like to sleep when the room is freezing cold
  17. I love to hike, If Florida had mountains it would be perfect
  18. I really want a percheron horse
  19. I do not wear a lot of makeup and did not start until my Junior year of high school
  20. I have only ever been in one serious relationship my whole life and am still in it
  21. I love vampires, the real vampires not the Cullens. I loveeee the Underworld Series, Van Helsing, etc.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxox

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I would like to thank the lovely Simply Davelyn for nominating me. 😀 Her blog is super cute, check it out if you get a chance!

The Liebster Award is sort of like a chain letter, but it allows us bloggers to get to know a little bit more about each other and ask other fellow bloggers some questions! Hope you enjoy!

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  • 1. Do your family and friends know that you are blogging?

It was actually my mother idea to start blogging. 🙂 It it known to all of my social media friends on facebook, instagram and twitter that I am blogging, so pretty much everyone I have ever talked too know I am blogging!

  • 2. What is one of your biggest goals?

I would loveee to work for myself, and I hope to one day start my own clothing boutique!

  • 3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Thailand! The culture seems beautiful. And Thai food is my favorite! I really would love to go canoeing through all of the caves and around the islands.

  • 4. What is one of your favorite songs and why?

One of my favorite songs is called “Sunshine” by Matisyahu. This song just makes me so happy! And It makes me feel like I’m in the tropics or something! hahah. I also loveee reggae, and this song has a reggae feel to it.

  • 5. What is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to you?

Going to Rollins college has been an amazing experience that is because I have met the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. The kind of friends that you keep for life. ❤

  • 6. Have you ever lied (for Truth) in Truth or Dare?

I can not even remember the last time I played Truth or Dare. But I am sure I have lied once a while ago to avoid embarrassment.

  • 7. Do you save old greeting cards and letters or throw them away?

I usually save them, and then once I go through and clean up my room I end up tossing them out. I do feel guilty when I throw them out, but I just feel like it adds clutter and makes me feel messy.

  • 8. What is one of your biggest fears?

I have a very crazy imagination and always think I hear things in my house. So someone breaking in while I was home would probably be one of my greatest fears.

  • 9. Do you have a catchphrase?

Toodles Poodles (Bye)

  • 10. Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?

I do not

  • 11. What is your favorite thing about blogging so far?

I love being apart of this great community and reading other fashion tips, recipes, travel stories, etc. I think it is a great way to learn new things and I enjoy sharing my ideas and thoughts with others 🙂

 

I would like to nominate:

missLAnnis

Jessica&Love

Kylie Souder

 

My Questions for You:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What kind of blogs are your favorite?
  3. If you could live in any country, which would it be?
  4. Favorite childhood memory?
  5. What is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you?
  6. What is one of your biggest goals in life?
  7. If you could be anyone, who would it be?
  8. Favorite movie, and why?
  9. Favorite food?
  10. Are you a morning person or night person?
  11. Favorite thing about being a blogger?

 

Rules

  • Write a post answering the questions you have been given
  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you in them
  • Nominate five to eleven other bloggers for this “award”

Thank you again Simply Davelyn for nominating me, and I hope you guys have fun!