Putting together an outfit for the first day of class is no easy task, but I was able to make it less daunting by using myself as inspiration. This outfit almost made it to my favorites of 2015, but it just lacked that something special it needed in order to be a favorite. Nonetheless, it gave me the starting point for this outfit. I took the same base, but made it more appropriate for cold weather by opting for tights and a shirt with longer sleeves. To give it the something special it lacked last time, I opted for my firework necklace.
Moral of the story? Don't forget about your almost-favorites. With a little change, they can become your actual-favorites.
Shirt: The Limited | exact
Dress: Old Navy | very similar
Necklace: Shy Boutique | option
Belt: The Limited | option
Tights: (c/o Mom) Gap | similar