Welcome to the Stadium Series, Pink Puck Land!

There’s no snowy weather and the rink takes a little extra work to keep frozen. But that hasn’t stopped the NHL from putting an outdoor game on in super sunny Northern California.

While the rest of the country is like “holy cow, it’s freaking cold!” crews have been hard at work to keep this rink from turning into a swimming pool before the Sharks and Kings do battle in the Bay Area’s first dose of pondy.

Being that this is no ordinary outdoor game, you can bet that my ensemble was not your ordinary, well, outdoor game outfit. I mean, when I got to Levi’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, it was definitely 70-degrees with little puffy clouds overhead. It felt like I was out covering a baseball game! (Well if the MLB had a less-strict dress code and allowed me to wear half of the things I get away with wearing to Sharks games.) So without further ado, here’s how a California kid dresses for the Stadium Series game:

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I wanted something a little dressy and was pretty sure I had exhausted all of my black-and-white outfits. I went with a deep wine-red shift dress from Forever 21: A neutral color–not teal or purple or anything that could be mistaken as matching the players’ sweaters–but a punch above basic black. Like all my H&M dresses, this little number is light-weight and is easy to layer a jacket and scarf over. (Not that I needed a jacket until well into the evening, but you get the idea.) Paired that with striped black tight and ballet flats, and ka-boom!–perfect for covering your warmer-than-average outdoor game.

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Topped off with an extra festive manicure and sparkly jewelry–and yes, the tie necklace.

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Jeez, the Tank is going to seem so cold after this!

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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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