July Recap, Look Ahead to August

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How is it almost August?! Even though I know the summer heat is bound to stick around for a while here in Houston, I feel like fall is right around the corner. Before jumping into August, let’s take a look back at July and chat about the blog posts you loved, the items you clicked on the most, and more! And if you missed my June recap, you can check it out here!


July was another busy travel month. I was out of town for 13 days this month. I spent time in Mobile, Destin, and Shreveport.

Cover Up | Quay Sunglasses | Swimsuit (similar) | Headband (old, similar) | Everlane Sandals (TTS)

I spent a weekend in Mobile for a friend’s baby shower, a week at the beach with my family in Destin, and I made a trip to Shreveport to support the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway (raffle tickets for the Dream Home are still available!). You can read about the event here!

Swimsuit (TTS) | Kimono (old from Jac Clothing) | Brixton Hat (wearing XS) | Kendra Scott Earrings | Quay Sunglasses

The highlight of July was definitely spending 7 nights in Destin with my family on our annual beach trip. You can read all about it here!


Wellness is always something I’m working on and these posts are an easy way to not only keep myself accountable, but hopefully a place to share a bit of inspiration and a dose of reality as well.


I mentioned last month that I’ve been incorporating more weight lifting into my workouts. I joined a new gym, Anytime Fitness, this month! It’s near my house and relatively inexpensive while still having everything I need.

Outdoor Voices Top (old, similar) | Outdoor Voices 7/8 Leggings (wearing size Small) | Yoga Mat | Quay Sunglasses

I’ve still be going to SoulCycle and YogaWorks classes. If you’re interested in my weekly workout schedules, check out my Week In Review posts each Friday – I share my workouts from each day of the week!

Makeup & Skincare

I published my second YouTube video this month! I’m trying to dip my toes into more video content creation, and this month I filmed my everyday clean makeup routine tutorial. You can watch it here! It includes 8 steps that I use to get ready in under 15 minutes everyday. The items I use in the tutorial are linked in the notes under the video.

Clean Beauty Makeup Routine Tutorial | Cobalt Chronicles | Houston Style Blogger

Most Read Blog Posts

I always find it interesting to see what you’re enjoying reading the most! This month’s most read posts were a mixed bag!

5 Things I Love About Houston, TX | Cobalt Chronicles | Houston Style Blogger
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Listen Up Ladies Tee (wearing Small) | Everlane Shorts (wearing 4) | Everlane Sandals (TTS) | Amazon Circle Straw Bag |Quay Sunglasses | Timex Watch | Mejuri Strength Necklace | Kendra Scott Stud Earrings (use code COBALT for 15% off!)
  1. Top 10 Picks Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Sale ends THIS Sunday!)
  2. 6 Things I’m Loving Right Now
  3. Beach Day Essentials
  4. Shopbop Summer Sale – Under $100!
  5. 5 Things I Love About Houston, TX

Most Clicked Items

Along with the most read blog posts of the month, I also wanted to share the most clicked items as well! This helps me to know what y’all are shopping for and what items are catching your attention the most! 

  1. UGG Perforated Slip-On Platform Sneaker (currently on sale for $65!)
  2. Long Sleeve Floral Midi Dress
  3. Summersalt Swimsuit
  4. Quay After Hours Sunglasses
  5. Target Leopard Swimsuit

A Look Ahead to August

I’m excited to have a few trips on tap for this month, including a trip back to DC! I’m hosting a workshop in DC and will be there the week of August 6th. I’m also teaching a workshop at The Blog Societies Conference in Atlanta later in the month – both workshops are for my Contracts for Creatives business.

Cheers to the last month of summer and the new month ahead!


  1. Ok ordering that suit now!!! Love these recaps!


    Posted 7.30.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Thanks Molly! The suit will look so cute on you!

      Posted 7.30.19
  2. Katie wrote:

    Sounds like you had a fun July!! I’m a big Fall lover, so I’m ready for the summer to be over myself 🙂 Katie Actually

    Posted 7.31.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      I’m excited for fall too!

      Posted 8.2.19

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