Unlike many of my colleagues across the country who had games to cover Monday night, I took full advantage of not having to work on St. Patrick’s Day. And by full advantage, I mean the evening played out like the lyrics from a Ke$ha song.

Of course, one too many green Harps tends to lead to a green and sickly pallor the following morning.

So not ideal for trekking down to the Tank to cover the Sharks-Panthers tilt.

Therefore, tonight’s venture in fashion from the press perspective: What I did to look good and feel comfortable on a game night, even when I felt like Regina George right after she got hit by that big yellow school bus.

In fact, “yellow” is an excellent starting point…yellow

THE SACK DRESS: Yes, I am completely and un-apologetically addicted to form-fitting shift dresses from H&M.

But there’s a secret weapon in my wardrobe arsenal that I have morphed from a casual frock into a occasional work piece. Behold!-my canary yellow American Apparel sack dress.

(It has an open back, so I must keep a jacket on at all times–but I’m also sitting above an icy hockey rink, so that’s not too difficult.)

The punchy color lifts my mood. The fit is as forgiving as a pair of sweatpants.

Seriously, it’s this beat-up little sportswriters best friend.

There are, however, a few tricks to make this little number work in the workplace…

KEEP THE REST CLEAN, CRISP & NEUTRAL: Since the dress is so voluminous, I paired it with a snug-fitting mushroom colored cardigan. A structured blazer or tight moto jacket would have worked well in this case too.

I stayed away from printed stockings and opted for opaque black tights and basic black ballet flats.

yellow-1**MAKEUP TIP: Whether you’re doing a TV spot during the game or hiding behind your recorder during the media scrums, a little extra under-eye concealer and mascara, and some highlighter on your cheeks, nose and inner eyes will keep you looking awake from warmups until the final buzzer.

Want to talk hockey and fashion with me? Hit me up at @ChelenaGoldman on Twitter; I would love to hear from you.

Until next puck drop,

The Girl In The Black Tights

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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