Honeymoon Haul + Wedding Bits

As some of you may or may not know, Bryan and I are going to Bali for our honeymoon. We leave on a red eye basically 24 hours after we say “I DO” and could not be more excited.

We figured since we’re putting ourselves through that crazy red-eye, Hep A shots (which were a little B, btw), typhoid vaccinations, and the possibility of Bali Belly, we deserved a few odds and ends to make our stay a little more comfortable and yes, stylish.

Bry hit the mother-load at the Rack, procuring himself swim trunks, a few tee shirts and maybe the odd tank top. My trousseau shall be filled with travel-friendly (read: comfortable) and fun (read: cheap) vacation-wear. In addition was the SAS at Victoria’s Secret and a pair of falsies spotted at Sephora that I just HAD to try.

Here are the goods!

From Target:

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I chose this bikini for two reasons. One, the top is push-up and two, the bottoms ARE NOT string-tie. Why doesn’t target have a 30 years + swim section?

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I am usually not a fan of maxi skirts (ON ME) because I always end up feeling like they are a bit too short and I don’t think it is appropriate to “sag” your maxi skirt. This one however, I am excited to wear with, wait for it…CROP TOPS. Yes, m’friends. I shall don a crop top and bare my upper tum-tum to the world!

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I decided to grab this little white pocket crop-top to pair not only with the tulip skirt but also with a pair of shorts to wear possibly over a swim suit. We shall see how I feel about it.

From T.J Maxx

There is the classiest T.J Maxx downtown Portland. You wouldn’t think it, but every time I go, I am treated to perfectly arranged clothing racks, sparkling dressing rooms and a well-stocked candle section. A + downtown T.J. A+.

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Boring navy tank. I SWEAR this brand from T.J Maxx makes the softest tees and tank tops. They are always under $7.99 and I mean, you just CANNOT beat that.

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Shorts like these were all over the store. And being the true Maxxinista that I am, I had to partake. Dare I say, they look a bit like pajamas but I feel like Bali will welcome this look. Plus, they have a stretchy waist band. YES please!

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They had a TON of makeup brushes this time around. Some off-brands that I had never heard of, but also ones by Borghese and Models Own. I decided to grab this little blending brush because it was $2.99 and it looked decent.

Sephora & Victoria’s Secret

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I spotted these at Sephora a few weeks ago and was all, “yeah right”, they cannot be real mink. Well, jury’s still out. I haven’t the slightest idea of what they are truly made of, but really, I don’t care. Just look at that crazy lash action. I think these might be a wedding-day contender, and at $10, they didn’t break the bank.

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I spent a mere $13 on ALL of these goodies (gotta love that SAS). A VS Heavenly (my FAVE VS scent) body wash, Lip Plumper in Baby Pink, purse-sized Heavenly Body Mist and a nail polish in String Bikini. Don’t mind if I do!

And that’s it for my haul – check back soon for a re-cap of our awesome weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Honeymoon Haul + Wedding Bits

  1. kelsey says:

    hey lady! i have seen your name about the blogosphere and just realized that you’re friend’s with my cousin melissa of prettywednesday (she emailed me about her trip to PDX) and that you live right nearby me (possibly in the same complex) on the SW waterfront in pdx. the world is SO small. thought i’d drop by and say hello!

    also digging that target bikini! i definitely need a “no strings on the side” bikini bottom, too!

    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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    • The Natalie Diaries says:

      Hi Kelsey!
      I have been reading your blog for a while now and I have been meaning to reach out to you ever since we moved here! I love Mel, and yes – It is SUCH a small world that you live so close to us!

      I would love to meet up sometime for a drink or whatever! My fiancé and I are still figuring out this city and we need all the help we can get 🙂

      SO great to “meet” you finally!

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  2. This Northern Belle says:

    OMG. Honeymooning is the best. People may hit me for saying this, but it was the best part of the whole wedding extravaganza. I mean saying “I do” was reallyyyy the best but we had the most fun when we peaced out and had some serious beach time. So excited for you. I bet Bali is gonna be GORGEOUS! And those shorts. I lovee those shorts. T.J. Maxx here I come! Have fun prepping 🙂

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