It’s opening night in Phoenix, Arizona, everybody! The excitement is prevalent here in Gila River Arena. Fans are ready to see the puck drop for the Arizona Coyotes, I can tell you that much!

Considering Gila River is the coldest arena in the NHL, bundling up is pretty necessary (I am also a pretty big wimp when it comes to air conditioning). This great olive/army green color that has been everywhere this fall was a necessity for Opening Night, a touch of leather makes things just 200 times better!

It’s sometimes hard to “dress up” when you’re in a cold situation, but throwing on black, will pretty much always make things a bit more classy (there are exceptions so please don’t take my words the wrong way).

Being up at press level as a woman, you want to be taken seriously… therefore wearing something not practical for the situation automatically leads to judgement by peers. I mean, most of the men are in suits or at least a jacket and button down shirt, so you need to dress to a comparative level. By no means am I saying that a pant suit is what you NEED, but just stay classy, people. The critics are everywhere, so make sure you prove them wrong with your rockstar knowledge and wardrobe.

The debate for the shoes was my biggest thing tonight. Do I wear a pair of uncomfortable heels and want to cut my feet off on the first official night of Press Level for this season, or do I want to look put together with some nice heeled boots? I chose the latter tonight. A nice pair of boots can do wonders for an outfit, a bad pair can do just the same.

Honestly, this is my first season doing Media, so I’m still learning. Along with everything in your life, you’re probably going to make some mistakes….I would like to keep those to a minimum, but you have to realize that it’s inevitable


IMG_1248Press Level Tip: Scoop up a portable charger for use at the rink. Trust me, it is worth the mere $10 you might spend on it. It will save you life in so many situations. When you do Media stuff, chances are that you are on your phone bunches.. My iPhone 5s battery can only hold up for so long, so that extra charge that comes along with the little charging pod does wonders when you are in need. I always have mine in my bag, and can charge my phone in my back pocket! You never know, this may just save your life

Jacket: Marshalls, last year $50.00

Sweater: Gap, $30.00

Pants: J.Crew, $60.00

Boots: Target, $40.00

Necklace: H&M, $3.00


Sports and fashion are Allison's true passions. She grew up in the household of a professional athlete, and a family blessed with true athletic talent. She, on the other hand, must have been absent on the day that sport skills were passed out! Although, she does possess a zeal that most girls do not have for sports of all kinds, hockey has consumed her life in the most unexplainable way. Sports are such an integral part of who she is, and she is on journey of becoming a part of a professional sports organization. Growing up minutes from the Las Vegas Strip didn't leave Allison with many options for being a sports fan.Spending the majority of her summers on the East Coast, Allison became a fan of all things Boston, and her heart will always have a special place for the city (especially the Bruins). Allison currently is an employee of the Arizona Coyotes and falls more in love with the game each and every day. You can follow Allison on Twitter: @Alli_Galllagher and you can contact her by Email:


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