I don’t know about the rest of you, but it those few days before the first round of the playoffs kicked off on Wednesday seemed to drag on forever!

Not to mention that the anticipation for the matchup between the Sharks and Kings is pretty intense. And using the term “intense” is basically an understatement.

I was so overcome with excitement over the should-be-bloody series that I ran out and bought myself a new dress:


Your first thought is going to be Holy toledo, Chelena, where are your black tights?!

Here’s the story. Found this mixed-pastel-chevron-print DVF-inspired wrap dress and was like “omigod, dress, I am SO wearing you for Game 1!”

Only problem is that this little number is not so little and short as everything else that I wear. And when paired with black tights, my athletic 5-foot-4 frame looked very cut up and not-so-cute. And it’s not as if I can just throw on heels; with a bad knee and five flights of stairs to climb, big pumps weren’t an option. I felt so short and frumpy that I could cry.

The solution? Sheer nylons and nude-colored shoes. Let the print on the dress do the talking. Makes me feel way more “Mad Men.”

What are your playoff duds? You can let me know on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

Until the next puck drops,

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 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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