Week In Review

Week In Review | Cobalt Chronicles | Houston Style Blogger

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Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! Michael and I are leaving on Wednesday for a two week trip to Portugal and Morocco. So I spent my week running errands and prepping content to go live here on Cobalt Chronicles while I’m away. I’m planning on doing a lot of the same this weekend!


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September 2019 Amazon Favorites // So many great Amazon buys this month! I have to say my two favorites are the silicone straws (I use them daily) and the trench coat!

cabi New Arrivals! // I shared cabi’s Fall Collection in August, and this week, they released their New Arrivals! I styled two pieces from the New Arrivals and shared my other top picks from the pieces! So many cute items for fall/winter! One thing cabi really does right is quality. The quality of their pieces is unbeatable!


This week’s workouts …

  • Monday: Anytime Fitness weight workout + SoulCycle ride
  • Tuesday: 3 mile run – Week 8 Half Marathon Training!
  • Wednesday: Anytime Fitness weight workout
  • Thursday: 30 minute walk (feeling a bit under the weather)
  • Friday: Had a Anytime Fitness weight workout + SoulCycle ride scheduled, but still feeling under the weather so I took the day off to rest in preparation for 10 miles …
  • Weekend: 10 mile run Saturday morning


Since I work from home most days, I like to have a podcast on in the background. As a result, I listen to a lot of podcasts throughout the week. Most are business related, but some are just for fun. Here’s what I listened to this week …

Things to Note

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Fun Purchase // I mentioned last week that I caved and bought Away’s new Everywhere Bag (in navy canvas) to go along with my Bigger Carry On bag. I’ve been wanting a bag that fits nicely on top of my carry on bag, and you know I can’t say no to Away so here we are! I got it in, and it’s everything I’ve been looking for! It’s a nice size with room for my laptop and all of my other carry on items!


Michael and I are getting up bright and early on Saturday to run our long run for the week, 10 miles for half marathon training.

Later in the day, we’re attending a grand opening party for sweetgreen to celebrate its arrival to Houston – there are two locations in Houston now! I mentioned this last week, but sweetgreen ended up pushing the event to this weekend because of weather. 🙂


This week’s favorite things are items I’ve gotten in for our upcoming trip!

Joules Velour Striped Top c/o // This is the top shown in the photo above! It’s really soft, and I like the velour fabric and texture. The mustardy gold stripes are perfect for fall!

Teddy Fleece Lapel Coat c/o // I was blown away by this coat when I got it in. The quality is really great, and I love the caramel color! I can’t believe it’s only $59. I’ll have this piece on constant rotation all fall/winter! It’s available in several other colors too!

Tretorn Sneakers // I love, love, love the gold detailing on these easy sneakers! Can’t wait to pair them with jeans, dresses, and skirts! They’re currently on sale – use code STOCKUP19 for 20% off!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Rachel wrote:

    I haven’t listened to the BOP podcast yet but need to so bad! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! Love the everywhere bag from Away, I’ll have to pick it up before my next trip.


    Posted 9.27.19
    • Ashlee wrote:

      Oh you’ll love BOP podcast! Definitely put it on your binge list! And I’m so excited to use the Everywhere bag!

      Posted 9.28.19

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