Week In Review

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Brixton Hat (wearing XS) | Amazon Cover Up ($16) | Amazon Swimsuit (quality is fantastic, wearing Small $22) | Amazon Sunglasses (again, quality is great!) | Kendra Scott Necklace c/o | Amazon Bag (use for fruit at grocery too!) | Everlane Sandals c/o (TTS)

Happy Friday! I’ve had a bit of a whirlwind week, but all good things! Michael and I were in The Bahamas last Saturday through Tuesday celebrating our one year anniversary. I spent Wednesday playing catch up and getting my life organized. And then I hopped on a flight Thursday evening to head to San Diego for a fun work/play trip!

Our Bahamas trip was so nice! It was so relaxing and just so much fun! We hung by the beach and pool, ate lunch at the beach food trucks, drank too many spicy margaritas, went out to dinner, and danced at the piano bar. A great few days away!

I’m in San Diego for cabi‘s Scoop event, which they host every year this time of year to unveil their Spring Collection. It was a dream to work with cabi on their Fall Collection last year (if you missed it, check out my posts here!), so I was thrilled when they invited me to join them at the Scoop event! I’ll be with cabi all day today (Friday) – follow along on Instagram Stories for all of the behind the scenes!

THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS

Our Wedding at Baha Mar in The Bahamas // Like I mentioned, Michael and I celebrated our one-year anniversary over the weekend. I republished our wedding post, which includes a list of all of our vendors in The Bahamas and our wedding photos and video!

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Review // I’ve now been to the Baha Mar resort three times. I updated my review post as a few things have changed since I visited last year. The post is really comprehensive. If you’re considering booking a trip there (you should!), definitely check out the post!

Wedding Video Album – Papermotion // Apologies for the wedding-heaviness of this week’s posts, but I was so excited to introduce you to Papermotion! They’re doing something really cool, something I’ve never seen before – wedding video albums! You can use my code, COBALT, to receive $75 off your order! Discount code expires February 7th.

WORKOUTS

Even with all of my travel this week, I actually got a lot of workouts in!

  • Monday: Weight workout at Baha Mar gym + 10,000 steps
  • Tuesday: Weight workout at Baha Mar gym + 10,000 steps
  • Wednesday: SoulCycle
  • Thursday: Weight workout at Anytime Fitness
  • Friday: Hoping to get 10,000 steps in walking around San Diego and at the cabi Scoop event!

PODCASTS

Here’s what I listened to this week!

Bad on Paper Podcast: How we organize everything from our inboxes to our closets!

The Skinny Confidential: Gabby Reece Is Raw, Real, & Here To Tell Us How To Live – Relationship Advice, Parenting, Masculine & Feminine Energy, & How To Continue To Evolve

Be There in Five: Stuck in a Kayak with Hannah Berner (from Bravo’s Summer House)

Berning In Hell: Kate Kennedy: Building A Doormat Empire & Not Being A Doormat

Things to Note

Everlane Modern Loafers (almost) 50% OFF // Sadly, Everlane is retiring the first shoe it ever released. But the good news, they’re almost 50% off right now! And still in stock! I’ve had my pair of the Modern Loafers for almost 5 years! I purge my closet A LOT, so that’s saying something! They are the PERFECT loafer for work. The quality is amazing and they’re super chic. They run TTS and take about a week to break in (I kept mine at my office when breaking in and just wore them around during the day). Don’t miss your last chance to grab these beauties before they’re gone!

Beautycounter Flawless In Five Makeup Set // Beautycounter is currently running a special on its Flawless in Five set! I use these products all the time! You can find my everyday makeup tutorial saved to my Highlights – Easy Makeup. The Flawless in Five bundle is a set of 6 clean beauty products that you can use to get ready in 5 minutes or less. It’s a great way to swap out a few of your current products to clean, non-toxic products for 2020! Included in the set (you get to choose your shades):

  • Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation or Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
  • Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
  • Color Define Brow Pencil or Brilliant Brow Gel
  • Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
  • Satin Powder Blush
  • Lip Gloss

And right now, you’ll receive a free foundation brush with your Flawless in Five purchase!

Discount Codes

I currently have a few discount codes for some of my favorite services and products. I share these on Instagram Stories often (and try to save them in my highlights), but I figured I’d share them here too in case you missed them!

Rent the Runway Unlimited // You likely know I love RTR Unlimited, it’s the best! Weddings, wedding parties, winter trips, you name it, the Unlimited service is great! Use code RTRASHLEE for $200 off a 2 Month Trial ($100 off your first and second month) of RTR Unlimited. That’s more than a 60% discount!! I love using RTR Unlimited! You can read all about my experience with the service here!

Winc Wine // I’ve been using Winc, a wine delivery service, for the last few months (although I’m taking a break for Dry January). I love that they essentially pick out wines for you, based on a fun quiz, and ship them straight to your door! I usually end up switching a bottle or two out for something I’ve been specifically wanting to try, which you can totally do too! You can use my link to get $22 off your first order, which equals out to $39 for 4 bottles of wine! Click here to place your order: winc.mivh.net/cobalt

Equilibria CBD // I dipped my toes into the world of CBD in 2019, and I finally found a CBD company that I really trust, and I ‘m excited to be partnering with them. Equilibria is a women owned CBD company based in Chicago. I’ve use the pain relief cream on my hips and calves and other sore muscles after workouts and also used it recently for the first time for period cramps (it really worked!). One of the things I love most about Equilibria is that when you make a purchase, you are put in touch with a dosage specialist who can help you figure out what CBD dosage is best for you and your needs! They have a handful of products like daily drops and gel caps so that you can choose what’s best for you. You can use code cobaltchronicles for 15% off your first order!

Daily Harvest// My go-to, easy to make, at-home smoothies! These are great and so convenient! I love that they help me to mix up my smoothie game. When I’m left to my own devices, I tend to make the same combination smoothie day after day. Use code COBALT for $25 off your first order!

Territory Foods // (Still) BREAKING NEWS! Territory now delivers in Houston! (I’m really working on getting all of my DC favorites to Houston … so far I’ve succeeded with Sweetgreen and now Territory!). The BEST already prepared, meal delivery service! Use my code – COBALT – for $50 off across your first two orders ($25 off each order). I love using Territory when I know I have a busy week ahead or when Michael is traveling. The meals are already prepared, delicious, and healthy too!

WEEKEND PLANS

Like I mentioned above, I’m in San Diego through the weekend! I’ll be spending all day Friday with the cabi team. On Saturday, I’m excited to spend the day exploring San Diego (it’s my first time visiting) with one of my college BFFs – she lives nearby! And in a fun worlds colliding moment, my mom is actually in San Diego for the cabi event too! So we’re planning on grabbing dinner at a fun spot on Saturday night!

FAVORITE THINGS THIS WEEK

A few of my favorite things this week!

Amazon Sunglasses // See in the photo above. I purchased this pair of sunglasses before our Bahamas trip. They’re only $13 and SO GOOD! The quality is awesome and they fit really well (don’t slide off). Totally worth the price! And if you loose them or break them, no big deal!

Nisolo Sandals // Another item I got just in time for our trip. Seen here. Nisolo is a sustainable brand, which I’m happy to support. This pair of sandals is super cute! The quality is great, and they’re really comfortable too. I wore them multiple days/nights on our trip and love them! Currently on sale! They run TTS.

Wristlet Key Ring // Ok, I admit, I’ve seen these key rings for years, and never understood them. But I’ve been annoyed lately that I’m always digging for my keys. So I bit the bullet – the $9 bullet LOL – and I’m here to say I am ON BOARD! Not only can I find my keys easily in my bag now, being able to slip the ring on my wrist when I’m getting in and out of my car has been surprisingly such a luxury! It’s hard to explain how convenient this makes carrying things in and out and loading things in my car, but just trust me, and get yourself one! The ring is available in TONS of colors, and like I said, it’s only $9!

Have a great weekend!

3 Comments

  1. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    I am shocked those sunnies you were wearing were only $12! They looked like fancy designer sunglasses. MUST HAVE THEM! So great to see you this week in the bahamas. Already picked out a new birthday spot for January 2021 😂

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 1.24.20
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Right?! Apparently they’re a Celine dupe … I’m not a designer sunglasses kind of gal, so not sure on this, but the Amazon pair is awesome! So great seeing you too! Can’t wait to see where you’re ringing in year 34!

      Posted 1.24.20

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