Just because it's fall doesn't mean you have to put your skirts away. Pair a flared skirt with tights and add a double breasted coat for a Victorian vibe. And me being who I am, I would the skirt to hit just above my knees (so about two inches longer).
I love the dress, the scarf, the cardigan, the shooooes; everything BUT the tights! This could have been perfect. I just don't like printed tights, I think they make an outfit look wild. But who knows, I might have a change of mind in the future.
Love this button up / sweater combo with statement necklace- have never been able to put something like this together but always admired the look! No light colored sweater though, teaching can make you a little warm and wouldn't want it to show through!