As a student enrolled in the “Sport Venue and Event Management” graduate program at Syracuse University, it is safe to say that both my time and finances are on a budget. Currently I am completing my practicum work with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. I am working mostly with Sponsorship Services, however like most interns, I assist where I can and need to be ready for any task at a moments notice. Especially in the AHL, I have learned that no matter your role, it can be all hands on deck. You also never know who you will meet at games, and for someone entering the sports business job market at the beginning of this coming Summer, “dress to impress” takes on a new meaning every game. This, combined with the frigid, snowy Central New York Winters can make dressing professionally for each game tricky.

Fortunately, prior to enrolling in my Masters program, I spent some time as a retail manager, therefore I have been able to reinvent my wardrobe a few times. For me, I have found it is not the quantity of pieces I own, but the quality, that serves me best. If you continue to follow my fashion journey through the back half of this AHL season, you will see that I tend to repeat pieces, however I will also switch it up. I like to mix high-end with low-end, vintage and hand-made, both for clothing and accessories.

01.10.15This is a photo montage of what I put together for my first home game of this Spring semester (01.10.15) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. I paired a sheer black long sleeve shirt with a slight scoop neck from Lands’ End with a grey tweed pencil skirt from Lauren, by Ralph Lauren. I added black stockings to compliment the sheer shirt and wore my black Ellen Tracy kitten heel shoes to complete the look. For accessories, I kept it simple and professional with a gold link watch by Nixon, a thick gold chain necklace from Anthropologie, and delicate emerald (my birth stone) and gold post earrings, ring and bracelet from a local jeweler. Even working from the press box, I like to have a purse with me. For this look I added a black, leather envelope clutch from Kate Spade. For make-up, I went with a clean look, however added color with a slight red lip gloss.

Kristen is currently an Account Executive with the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club (AHL). She just completed her M.S. in the "Sport Venue and Event Management" program at Syracuse University. Previous to this venture, Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of Oswego in Public Relations, with a brief stint in Broadcasting, both with a sports emphasis. Another passion that Kristen has is fashion. She spent several years working in the retail management industry, most recently with Anthropologie.



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