Oh the joy of being back from the Olympic break.

So nice to actually have games to attend, and not have to wake up at o’dark-thirty to get my puck fix.

But my absolute favorite part about getting back into the swing of things? Picking out my game day outfits. (Not that watching hockey in my pajamas sans makeup wasn’t a nice change of pace of a couple of weeks.)

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To ease back into my usual micro-minis and tights routine, I chose comfy separates for the Sharks’ mid-week home tilts. Both Tuesday and Thursday nights I wore a different cotton-jersey skirt—they’re occasionally two-for-ten dollars in Victoria’s Secret magazine!—with a different pair of black stockings. For the first game back I opted for a more comfortable long-sleeved cotton top, then got more formal on Thursday and rocked a tight button-down with the large red American Apparel cardigan on top.

And yes, I took my on picture on Thursday in the ladies’ room at the arena. What can ya do.

Needing to ease back into the routine of dressing up for work also called for more comfortable footwear: Ballet flats on Tuesday, biker boots on Thursday. At this rate, I might not rock a pair of heels again until playoffs.

FESTIVE TIPS: It’s no secret that I can’t turn down an opportunity to dress festively.

Don’t believe me? Check out my Pinterest, or the bagillions of pictures that I take on holidays year-round.

As fate would have it, the Sharks first game back fell on Mardi Gras. And while it wouldn’t have been appropriate to dawn anything extra skimpy and throw beads into the crowd from the press box—although you have to admit, that would have been hysterical—I still found a way to rock a little Fat Tuesday flair.

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(Jewelry notes: Betsey Johnson earrings; Indie Shop sugar skull bracelet; Gucci watch; jade ring from my mom; Greek puzzle “midi” ring from my grandmother.)

Chelena Goldman grew up in a sports-obsessed family on a street where the boys played street hockey, so the life of a sportswriter is nothing but the perfect fit. The Bay Area native and fashion nut got her start covering the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL, and has just entered her third season of covering the San Jose Sharks--newly for Bay Area sports hub BayAreaSportsGuy.com She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion.

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