Accidentally Vegan Favorites

Vegan Faux Snake Skin Textile BagNot too long ago, I received a question if I have accidentally vegan favorites. The answer is yes, of course! Accidentally vegan means products or brands, mainstream or not, that are not marketed or labeled as vegan but just happens to contain zero animal or its byproducts. For example, Lay’s Potato Chips (original/ barbecue), Wheat Thins, even Pringles (original). I’m not a huge snacker so these don’t obviously do not qualify as products I love or endorse with confidence. Reality is, you can be vegan but unhealthy by consuming calorie-dense junk food and that’s not the route I want you to undertake (read how to transition to plant-based).

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vegan faux leather handbag

While accidentally vegan generally pertains to food, I am expanding it to include some fashion staples you can add to your wardrobe and feel good about the fact that no animal was harmed. Such is the case with this textile (yes it is!) snake skin satchel-crossbody bag I snagged from Hautelook. It got me so creative that I tucked it in between the branches so it looks like a snake, sssssss.

vegan leather snakeskin bag

The ring holder gives it a modern vibe and the faux leather strap makes it a convenient crossbody bag when I am doing errands. At work, I prefer structured bags like Angelo Roi as featured from this post.

vegan slippers ted baker

Another accidentally vegan favorite is this pair of slippers from Ted Baker, again a great find from Hautelook. I live in Hawaii so slippahs (as we call it) like these are staples. C’mon, look how cute they are! I can’t wait to wear them more often, spring speed up!

When shopping for bags and shoes, I type in either vegan or faux leather in the search tab. Fake leather is cheap thus most are poorly made. But times are changing because with the rise of vegan demographics come lucrative market opportunities. If you’re looking for vegan luxury handbags other than Stella MacCartney, check out my handbag collection featuring Angela Roi.

Can we go back to food again? I don’t know about you guys but I love me some Tabasco or Sriracha sauce. I don’t use both all the time but in days I want to spice up my meal, it’s always nice to have something I can easily pull from the pantry. Accidentally vegan? ha I told you so.

accidentally vegan tabasco and sriracha

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  1. January 8, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Love that purse! I think I probably have some “accidentally vegan favorites” in my non-beauty items too.

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Pretty sure of that! Thanks

  2. January 8, 2018 / 10:13 am

    That is a very chic vegan bag! I never would have guessed it was vegan

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Thank you, my husband thought so

  3. January 8, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I love that bag, the print, the style and how you rock it!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Mahalo for your sweet comment

  4. January 8, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I’m seriously impressed with your faux snakeskin bag! I wouldn’t have known it was vegan without you saying something.

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Yes even my husband thought so

  5. January 8, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I love your sandals and Tabasco is my vice. I dump that stuff all over just about everything I eat.

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Can’t blame you, it’s so good

  6. January 8, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    BTW, I love what you’ve done with the place!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks much! Still learning WordPress

  7. January 8, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    That purse and those sandals are stunning!!!!!!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      Many thanks

  8. January 8, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    This is a really good point. A lot of people think that if something is vegan, it’s automatically cruelty free and/or “all natural” or vice versa. Really different things!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you. Exactly, we need to educate ourselves and not believe everything being claimed

  9. January 8, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    its always fun to find good surprises in your closet!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

      thank you!

  10. 25 Sweetpeas
    January 8, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I didn’t now Siracha was! I love that from time to time with some avocado!

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Yep it is!

  11. January 8, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I’ve never thought of fashion items as vegan but it makes perfect sense. Great series, I’m always looking for more ways to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      I’m glad you’re adopting a vegan lifestyle. Yes there are a lot of vegan options now even in fashion. Proof that vegans are growing in numbers

    • thefabzilla
      January 8, 2018 / 8:58 pm


  12. Ehmkay nails
    January 9, 2018 / 5:57 am

    I feel like most hot sauces are vegan!

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Not all so better read ingredients

  13. January 9, 2018 / 7:11 am

    Love the bag, it looks so luxe! And is that a jade bracelet? It’s beautiful 🙂

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thanks much! Yes, jade

  14. January 9, 2018 / 7:32 am

    I think these could be some favourites for everyone, vegan or not!

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Yes you’re right!

  15. Norah
    January 9, 2018 / 7:56 am

    I miss living in slipahhs (from my days in Singapore). And yes to the Sriracha and Tabasco, I always have it on hand.

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Oh yes, I love Singapore! Fave Asian country

  16. January 9, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Two super cute items! I love finding steals on Hautelook, you can’t beat the savings! P.S. – LOVE the new layout!

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:22 am

      I super agree, I always browse HauteLook on lunch breaks lol

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 9:23 am


  17. January 9, 2018 / 10:02 am

    I have some accidentally vegan favorites too. It’s always a nice bonus.

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Yes! Always a nice bonus for sure

  18. January 9, 2018 / 11:16 am

    cheers to all your vegan style & choices

    • thefabzilla
      January 9, 2018 / 11:28 am


  19. Jen Sky Walker
    January 9, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    That bag is spectacular! I love it!

  20. January 11, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I won’t do fake leather for shoes or handbags, but cloth is a good alternative. Now hot sauce I can get behind!

  21. January 12, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Hot sauce! Now you are talking my language!!! I love both of these brands!!

  22. January 25, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I love when I realize that things I love are accidentally vegan! That purse is so cool!

    • thefabzilla
      January 25, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      ey you’re back! I hope everything went well! Can’t wait to see the cute baby!

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