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  • - Hi everyone, it's your girl, Jen and welcome back today!

  • I have a fresh episode of favorites for you

  • and honestly I think I am one of the few people

  • who still do monthly favorites and I gotta tell you,

  • I need to thank you guys so much for watching them.

  • I think that's the only reason why I continue to film them.

  • But regardless, I've got all my favorites in a row for you

  • so let's get started.

  • So I'm gonna start with a fashion favorite first.

  • Here is this gorgeous tote from Oak + Fort.

  • I had the pleasure of visiting their store in Vancouver

  • and I picked this bag up there.

  • This is such a chic vegan leather purse

  • and I love that I can just dump all my belonging in there.

  • I am constantly on the go

  • and I just have a lot of stuff with me,

  • like my vlogging camera, my makeup bag,

  • accessories if I'm going to a shoot.

  • So I just wanted one large container to store everything.

  • There is a little magnetic enclosure

  • so it secures your belongings

  • and it just matches with everything.

  • And I just love how universal it is.

  • Next up I have a book favorite.

  • As you guys know I love sharing with you guys

  • what books I've read or audiobooks I've listened to

  • and that's why I'm so proud to announce

  • that this video is in partnership with Audible.

  • For those who don't know what Audible is,

  • it is a service that has an unmatched selection

  • of audiobooks, podcasts, shows, new, broadcasters,

  • just anything in their arena.

  • They have such a wide selection of everything.

  • So one audiobook that I finished was The Book Of Joy

  • by the Dali Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,

  • and Douglas Abrams.

  • I am continuing my journey on just bettering myself

  • and I love to consume enriching content

  • that is nourishing for my soul.

  • And since it's still the beginning of 2018

  • it's not too late to hop on the new year, new you train

  • and this book just came at such a great time.

  • This was highly recommended to me by Amy and Oprah,

  • two very important women in my life

  • and so I knew I had to listen to it.

  • So this book is a conversation

  • between two huge spiritual leaders in the world,

  • the Dali Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

  • They are really great friends

  • and for the Dali Lama's 80th birthday

  • they decided to get together

  • because this is probably the last time they'll ever meet

  • and they wanted to have a conversation about finding joy

  • in a world full of suffering.

  • And Douglas Abrams was there to help guide the conversation

  • and write the book.

  • And it was so enlightening

  • and one of my favorite quotes from the book was.

  • These days the idea of giving back to my sphere of reach

  • is so important and this book just reminded me

  • to stay kind, stay empathetic,

  • and to care about the wellbeing of other people.

  • Anyway there are a ton of more amazing lessons

  • that I've learned from this book

  • and I highly recommend that you listen to it.

  • Fee free to use my URL,

  • which is audible.com/clothes.

  • You get a free audiobook and a 30 day trial membership,

  • so definitely take advantage of it.

  • If you're more of a texter,

  • you can text clothes to 500-500 or just use my URL

  • it's audible.com slash C-L-O-T-H-E-S.

  • If this book doesn't interest you at all,

  • there are so many other books

  • that you can listen to on there.

  • They have a huge selection from sci-fi, business,

  • like romance, history, classics, everything.

  • Their library is your oyster so please go check it out.

  • Moving on to an accessory that I've been loving,

  • here are these heart locket earrings from Peter Do.

  • I thought that they were fitting for Valentine's Day season

  • because they're hearts and they're so functional.

  • You can open them and you can actually print out

  • a photo of people or things that you love.

  • I'm thinking about putting a picture of Cheeky on here

  • because she's always on my mind.

  • Or I can have Ben on the other side too.

  • You can wear them like both open.

  • You can wear one open, one closed.

  • Just depending on how you feel,

  • you can kind of adjust the earrings accordingly.

  • And they are very high quality

  • which means that they're a little bit more of an investment

  • but I'm at a point in my life

  • where I would just rather invest in jewelry

  • that I know won't just deteriorate in a year.

  • Next up I want to announce my very first artist favorite.

  • I wanted to put the spotlight on Takashi Murakami

  • because I had the honor of meeting him in real life

  • in Vancouver in February

  • and it was such a once in a lifetime experience

  • getting to meet him and look at his art in the flesh.

  • It was just incredible.

  • His exhibition is called The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

  • and he named it this because he admitted

  • that he's very critical of his own work

  • and this is like just a comprehensive collection

  • of all his work that he's done in the past, in the present,

  • and so when he saw all of it

  • he said it just looked like an octopus eating its own leg.

  • And being at that show was just really inspiring for me

  • because there was a point in my life when I loved to paint.

  • This was in middle school and high school,

  • because I've always had such difficulty expressing myself

  • through words, especially writing and speaking.

  • And so that's why a big release for me was through imagery

  • and I have always loved cartoons

  • and flat imagery that still has lots of depth

  • and I feel like Murakami's work really embodies that.

  • And so after I got back from Vancouver

  • it inspired me to go to a paint and sip class

  • with my brother and I ended up painting again

  • and it felt really, really good.

  • I'm definitely gonna go do more of them.

  • But anyway if you're in Vancouver

  • I highly recommend you guys go check out the exhibition.

  • It is playing like now till like March I want to say,

  • so you still got some time.

  • A pair of pants that I've been wearing nonstop

  • have been the Late Shift Trouser by Eggie,

  • which is my clothing line.

  • And no, I'm not just plugging this in

  • because it's my clothing line.

  • I have been really, genuinely wearing these pants

  • pretty often and it's because these days

  • I just really don't feel like squeezing into skinny jeans.

  • I love that these pants

  • are just kind of like a shape shifter.

  • They can be formal if you want them to

  • but casual if you're more in the mood for that.

  • With the chain it looks super bad-ass,

  • but without you just look like you're wearing

  • a nice formal trouser.

  • And these are super-soft, very comfortable,

  • and they're a little bit stretchy

  • so if you eat a lot it will expand to your stomach

  • which is always a plus for me.

  • So my last favorite is a lecture by Charlie Kaufman

  • and he is the writer of my favorite film of all time

  • which is Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

  • He also wrote Being John Malkovich,

  • which is also an incredible movie.

  • But yeah, he did a talk on how to write a screenplay,

  • but there's so much more depth that comes out of that talk.

  • It's around 41 minutes so it's pretty lengthy

  • but it is truly one of the most honest talks

  • that I've ever listened to

  • and after listening to it there's like so many times

  • where I just kept nodding my head and agreeing with him.

  • And he touches a lot on his insecurities

  • and his need to be liked

  • and feeling disgusting because he wants to be liked.

  • And I like that he admits things that most people

  • won't admit to, but feel.

  • And I love that he explains

  • when you are creating meaningful art, you have to be naked.

  • You have to be vulnerable

  • and it's inspiring me to push myself to create content

  • that is more meaningful, more vulnerable,

  • and more relatable for you guys

  • because I can do a video on like a lookbook

  • and all that stuff, and I do still enjoy that,

  • but these day I feel like I'm trying to create more content

  • that comes from deeper within my soul.

  • And it is a process that I am learning to do

  • and I just feel like this talk

  • was just really nourishing for my mind and soul.

  • And I really would love for you guys to listen to it.

  • I will leave a link in the description box,

  • so please go check it out.

  • All right guys, that is a wrap on my February favorites.

  • As always please comment down

  • what has inspired you in the month of February

  • in the comments down below.

  • Or just tell me how you're doing.

  • I truly love listen to what you guys have to say

  • and how you guys are

  • and I just want to thank you guys so much for watching.

  • And I'll see you guys in the next one.

  • Bye!

  • Muah!

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