Sometimes, when deciding what to wear to a game, I don’t know what I’m going to wear until the night before, or the morning of. There are other ensembles that I dream up several days before a home tilt that I fantasize about, swoon over, and cannot wait to wear out and about. Saturday night’s outfit was one of the latter.

I would be lying if I said that I don’t save up a really good outfit for a game that’s extra special. Since pretty much anytime the Sharks host the Ducks is a big deal–whether it’s due to fighting for a playoff seed or because a few players from each team are looking to punch each other–I saved this ensemble up for the Saturday night matchup.

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Yes, I am in fact wearing a red plaid school girl skirt. I am on a serious mission to bring all things “Clueless”-inspired articles of clothing of retirement if it’s the last thing I do. I have had this skirt for close to five years but haven’t worn it in quite a while.

I know I know: Not what you think of as work wear, right? Well, when layered up enough, it can be worn on even the coldest of game nights. I paired it with a heavy knit white H&M sweater, and a black shell cami underneath. (You can find good layering camis pretty much anywhere nowadays. Both H&M and Forever 21 typically have sales that are two-for-five or something like that.) For extra warmth, I put my favorite Bebe leather jacket over it all–hey, it gets cold at the Tank!!

Since the skirt is on the shorter side, my most opaque black tights are the way to go. And to keep my tootsies from freezing off mid-game, I tucked my black wool socks into my dark brown Reiker hiking boots.

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As if the outfit wasn’t enough, I got a little crazy with my jewelry. This bedazzled Betsey Johnson starfish cuff was begging to be worn and I thought “Hey! I can totally rock some sparkly blue accessories with an ensemble that features absolutely no blue in it!” On the left hand I wore a lapis lazuli ring my grandmother bought me in Turkey, and on the right hand I wore–drumroll please–my high school class ring. My birthstone is a sapphire, so it kind of fit the rest of my jewelry theme.)

Well, now that I spent all that energy picking out what to wear… I should probably get to work, huh?

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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 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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