Consciously Trending…Bad Girl Bag

Well friends, I have come to terms with the fact that I’m a bit of a bag monogamist. I basically have a rotation of the same 5 bags during the work week but I heavily heavily rely on a go to bag and for me that is a bad girl bag.

The above is my now retired bad girl bag. It served me well but honestly not as long as it should have in my opinion. While it looks pretty great from afar this bag caused all sorts of problems! The studs fell all over the place and would come loose so the prongs would get stuck on scarves, blouses, jackets, MY FINGERS! Not cute, friends.

So in the spirit of my resolution to consciously trend I looked for a new bad girl bag from an ethical provider and found this matt and nat bad girl bag via ethical ocean.

I adore my new go to bag, and matt and nat bags are really ethically pristine too! All linings are made from recycled plastic water bottles and the bags are cruelty free. A message inside of your bag will let you know exactly how many bottles were recycled to produce your accessory.

The lining in my bag is made of 21 recycled bottles….how about that!? 😀

I love a bad girl bag because i think it can add a bit of fashion/edge/sexy to any outfit and for me my new bag fits the bill. But I don’t just love how it looks, I need functionality and options in my go to bag…I want it to go to the office then to dinner and then out for drinks and the many ways this bag can be worn really make it fit in any situation.

Now friends, sadly my matt & nat bag is not available anymore on ethical ocean, but there are wonderful things at both sites so I highly recommend you checking them out! Or come take a lookie at these options :).

1) Where Fairtrade Leather- $97 2) Andrea Brueckner via Housing works-current bid $82.50 3) Gold & Silver studded clutch EbyEvelyn Designs-$38 4)Big Buddha J Pearl-$90 5) Chiang Mai Puzzle Bag by Novica-$68

A go to bad girl bag is really an investment piece for me. I where my new bag nearly every single day! And I have to say it makes me feel great that it  looks just like I want it to, it is also really well made and the ethics behind my beautiful new accessory is something to be admired :).




  1. Rocquelle February 17, 2012 / 9:24 am

    Your new bag is so cute, and I’m loving some of the options you’ve shared!!
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  2. Courtney February 17, 2012 / 10:19 am

    My requirement for any new handbag in my life is that it must be able be worn at least 2, if not 3 ways.

    I love your new bag!

  3. Aquí February 17, 2012 / 11:55 am

    I love your new bag! I really like the fringe on the sides and I agree that a bad gal bag adds a lot to any outfit! You and your boy are so cute! I know I’ve said it before but really, you’re such a cute couple!
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  4. Jenmarie February 17, 2012 / 12:29 pm

    Nice choice my dear! The fringe is way too fun!

  5. jesse.anne.o February 17, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    I do love M&N bags and have a few (my current everyday bag is the Nico) but I wish they would tell you what the outer material is made of. I’ve noticed that very few vegan brands do this aside from Cri de Coeur (they specify that their shoes are PU vs PVC, which is worse for the environment). You would think M&N would be more transparent about that point.

    Anyway, congrats on your new bag!
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  6. Sunny and Star February 18, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    I love love love your new bag. I like a bad girl bag too. Right now my go to bag is black with a bunch of zippers zig-zagging across the front.
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  7. Kimberlee February 18, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    Awesome bag! I have to say I loved your studded one though :) Too bad it gave you so many problems!
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  8. Fashnlvr February 19, 2012 / 9:55 am

    I love the fringe on your bag! It is very cute and bad girl at the same time. You and your man are adorable! You picture taking has so vastly improved!! So proud of you! Love the white dress with black tights and a “tough” bag. Great choices!
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  9. MJ February 20, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    I am definitely a handbag monogamist – I usually stick to three or four a rotate them every couple of months! A bad girl bag though, I’m going to have to add that one to my list! Yours is awesome by the way!
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  10. FASHION TALES February 24, 2012 / 2:22 am

    Adorable pictures hun, especially love that white lace! I have a couple of handbags that I seem to always revert to, because I know they’ll work for any occasion. I always adore Matt & Nat bags! Gosh, we need to shop together! -sigh! -xx Happy weekend dear.

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