Mustard with Pops of Blue: Bloom Pencil Skirt & LOFT Fall Preview

Old Navy Cobalt Blue Heels
Shirt: Express (similar), Skirt: LOFT, Shoes: Old Navy, Necklace: Wantable (similar), Bag: Balenciaga, Lips: Lady Danger

I was recently invited to my first TIFF party, hosted by L’Oreal at the Shangri-La Toronto. I was SO excited to attend a glam event, and wanted to wear something colorful and elegant to celebrate. I’ve been loving mustard this fall – so I chose this Autumn Bloom Pencil Skirt, and paired it with cream and gold accents, contrasted with pops of cobalt blue.

I first spotted this mustard skirt at the LOFT Fall preview – I loved its longer length (the regular is knee-length on me – I’m 5’4) and that it could be dressed down with a t-shirt or dressed up with a blouse. Scroll down for some of my other faves from the preview:

LOFT Tweed Zip Pocket Skirt 

Love this pairing of a light shirt with a burgundy tweed skirt – it’s a great way to bring chambray into the fall. I have some similar pieces in my wardrobe, and I’m definitely going to wear them like this!

This Piped shirtdress is so slinky – the white piping makes it look tailored and formal while the soft material is comfortable and casual – I’m also loving the shirt version of this dress.

The Snow Leopard Print Car Coat was a crowd favorite at the preview – it’s definitely a statement piece!

I don’t often wear heels with jeans – but if I did – these Peeptoe Booties would be my first choice – they’re gorgeous.

I hope you liked the sneak peek of my favourite LOFT pieces…one of the background items will be featured in our next LovePrettyXLOFT post! I’ll end with 2 Instagram pictures from the TIFF L’Oreal party:

Shirt: Express (similar), Skirt: LOFT, Shoes: Old Navy, Necklace: Wantable (similar), Bag: Balenciaga, Lips: Lady Danger

A quick selfie before I left the house!

With my Beauty Blogger babes: Nelle, Ashley, Elaine & Rema. We were all SO excited because Julianne Moore was hosting the event!

Which is your favorite piece from the LOFT preview?

DISCLAIMER: Skirt provided by LOFT.

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express. 


  1. Daily Express
    September 11, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Oh my, so many great pieces at LOFT! I can't start shopping there too or I'll go broke!! ha ha. Love your gorgeous outfit here, and the blue pumps are such a great accent to it. I also love that shirt dress with the contrast trim and those booties!!! Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 15, 2014 / 2:27 am

      There really are so many gorgeous pieces – I have my heart set on the black shirt with white piping – which reminds me of one of the portofino shirts at Express! And yes – the booties are FAB!

  2. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    September 11, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    That skirt is so beautiful on you! I've been debating it for weeks but can picture it paired with chunky sweaters and boots this fall!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 15, 2014 / 2:28 am

      Thanks Skylette – it was honestly love at first sight with this skirt – I can't wait to wear it with tights in the fall 🙂

  3. Lorna mai ltd
    September 13, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    I never would have teamed mustard with cobalt but it looks fantastic. Your outfit is stunning on you. I like your tips and ideas for the Autumn. I think I'll mix a chambray shirt with a tweed skirt!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 15, 2014 / 2:29 am

      Thanks Lorna – I absolutely loved LOFT's chambray & tweed pairing – we'll both be trying it out this fall 🙂

  4. ClosetConfections
    September 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Great roundup! Looks like LOFT has some fabulous pieces lined up. I love the mustard skirt you chose.Kendra

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2014 / 3:39 am

      Thanks Kendra! I'm really loving a lot of their fall pieces 🙂

  5. Tamara
    September 15, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    I love this mustard colored skirt with the bright blue shoes! It's perfect for fall :)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2014 / 3:42 am

      Thanks Tamara!

  6. Carylee
    September 16, 2014 / 3:32 am

    That skirt is gorgeous! I love it on you so much and the blue is a perfect pairing! Also drooling a bit on your bag! Carylee |

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 16, 2014 / 3:43 am

      Thanks Carylee – this was my first Balenciaga – I adore the small size – and it's held up pretty well – although I'm careful to never wear it with dark denim since it's a light bag 🙂

  7. Lauren Rutherford
    September 16, 2014 / 5:49 am

    You look super gorgeous!I love your bag, my first designer handbag purchased was a Balenciaga. Love at first site!www.lovelaurenxx.comLove Lauren xx

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2014 / 3:57 am

      They really are gorgeous bags – they're truly timeless!

  8. Grace in Style
    September 17, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    This is my favorite color mix 🙂 And I wore it to work today!! 😉 Love the entire look! Visiting from #manicmonday! Would love if you stopped by to say hi :)XOGrace in Style

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2014 / 3:58 am

      Thanks for stopping by from the link-up Grace!

  9. StelaD
    September 19, 2014 / 5:12 am

    Love the skirt + how you styled it!

  10. Lilly Style
    September 28, 2014 / 2:05 am

    This look…LOVE! Those peep toe booties are so pretty but already sold out 🙁

  11. Anonymous
    October 14, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    The skirt is beautiful!!! I love it and need to get it ASAP!! =)

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