Even before the Jets and Kings won their respective games elsewhere, it was pretty much a give that Monday night’s tilt was going to be the Sharks last home game of the season.

Which is a bummer, given how electric the playoff atmosphere is in San Jose. Also, because that meant the last super fun hockey night outfit for a couple of months. Oh the agony!

The occasion required me to go out with a bang, of sorts. Here’s what the finished product looked like.


The Dress: Nevermind big labels or an expensive haul for this outfit. As is well-documented, I’m a big fan of the shift dress, and I got this little department store number marked down to eight bucks. Which is awesome because 1) Any dress under $10 is ridiculous and 2) I felt darn pretty. While horizontal stripes can make the body look wider, the color block along with the varying thickness of the stripes gave more of a “coke bottle” effect. (Plus the colors are spring-y and fantastic. Score!) Although there wasn’t any black in the dress, the cooler dark gray stripes helped pull the ensemble together with black tights and flats.


The Coat Situation: Of course, beiing that my frock was short-sleeved, I needed to bundle up under a jacket while up above ice level. I went with this neutral H&M peacoat because the color didn’t distract from the dress. Also the proportions were jut so: Since the dress hit a little closer to my knees and I was wearing flats, I needed a jacket that was a bit shorter so I didn’t look like I was standing in a hole. (Plus, how do you not love that jacket collar?)


The Arm Party: This dress definitely called for silver jewelry. I went to grab for my big silver menswear watch when I remembered that I had this pink-and-rhinestoned Aldo watch buried somewhere in my mountain of accessories! The pink matched perfectly with the dress–but really, doesn’t pink go with everything?–and I was able to stack a couple extra silver-y bangles on with it and add a multi-knuckle ring to give this girly look some attitude.


And with a long, sad sigh, I bid the winter office adieu fora  couple months. See you July-ish for prospect camp, kids. Or maybe before that, you never know. It’s going to be a very interesting summer in Teal Town…

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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