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

Red in the City

Not sure if you can tell… But red is my favorite color, and this red Lilac and Lilies dress was one of the most flattering pieces I wore during my NYFW events. And it perfectly paired with the Frida Kahlo purse, which I received endless compliments on.

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Dress | Lilac and Lilies Boutique 

Coat | Zara

Shoes | ShuShop Shoes

Purse | Livin’ the MAD Life

 

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

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

After creating my blog, I have realized just how much my style varies! This outfit represents more of my everyday Florida style, especially on those 90 degree weather days.
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Top// Garage Clothing

Shorts// Garage Clothing

Cardigan// Loft

Shoes & Backpack// Marshalls

Watch// Daniel Wellington

Rings// Wrenn Jewelry

 

Hope you have a fabulous day!

xoxo

All Moved In

All Moved In

Today I moved into my new apartment on campus at FGCU. It was pretty much an all day event, but I am finally settled in and everything is looking great! Not to mention our apartment sits right by a beautiful lake, for an on campus apartment I am very pleased.
I am a transfer student (junior) so this Monday will be my first day as the new girl on campus. Let’s see how It goes!

My desk and shelves
My desk and shelves
Bed
Bed
Bedside dresser and Bed
Bedside dresser and Bed

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Walk in closet
Walk in closet

I live with two other girls, one who I share a room with and the other is a Resident Assistant. We also have a living area, full kitchen, and two bathrooms.

Back to School Room Decorations

Back to School Room Decorations

It is about that time again when we gather our stuff and head back to school, or maybe this is our first time leaving home for college. Either way, it’s always fun to redecorate or add a few new pieces to your room.

I used to be in LOVE with pink and the past two years while at college my room was veryyyy pink! haha

I have grown out of the pink, though it is still one of my favorite colors. But I have strayed towards the more beachy colors such as turquoise, tan and even purples!

So this time around I got quite a few new things for our room. And I would love to share a couple of my favorite new decorations!

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Elephants are my favorite animal, and this little box will be perfect for storing little odd and ends.

The tray will also be a good way to stay organized, It would be good for storing papers, or lotions and perfumes.

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Turquoise tray

Elephant Storage Box

My favorite item has still yet to arrive, but I am so looking forward to this gorgeous tapestry.

All of these items are from denydesigns.com. They have a ton of awesome decorations for your home or house!