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Your New Favorite Coffee Shop

Your New Favorite Coffee Shop

The Plein Air Café has just opened for the spring season and already there are pins featuring the café’s inverted triangle logo sprinkled on backpacks and jackets across campus. If you haven’t yet done so, now is the time to find out why. Plein Air sits nestled between the Seminary...
Eggs for Easter

Eggs for Easter

 Easter Sunday is quickly approaching, its time to make your reservations! Plan to celebrate the holiday at one of the many Chicago restaurants with Easter brunch specials! (Image via) Sepia  123 N Jefferson Street // 312-441-1920 Sepia’s Easter menu features a three course brunch from 10 AM to 3 PM...
MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show

MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show

The MODA Blog partnered with Rent the Runway for an on-campus trunk show featuring RTR’s latest spring fashions. Those gathered enjoyed snacks, music, and giveaways from L’Oreal. Check out the photos here and be sure to look at RTR’s online catalogue for upcoming spring events!
Coachella Week 1: Fashion Highlights

Coachella Week 1: Fashion Highlights

Yes, we love the music, the booze, the celebrity sightings, and the general air of why-the-f@*# not?! that characterizes a typical day at Coachella. But we are also forgetting one thing: outfits. Whether you’re a festival-goer, a performer, or an unlucky livestream-viewer stuck at home, Coachella is a great moment...
Spring Sanguinity

Spring Sanguinity

Spring is a particularly tricky season in Chicago; one day it could be 30 degrees and rainy, and the next it could be in the high 50’s without a cloud in the sky. Despite being as used to these fluctuations as possible, it makes getting dressed just that much more...
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MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show-- TODAY!

MODA Blog + RTR Trunk Show– TODAY!

While today’s weather may not be indicative, spring is in the air and it’s time to start planning your warm-weather wardrobe. Join us today (Wednesday, May 16th) from 6-7:30pm  in South Lounge where the MODA Blog will be teaming with RTR to  showcase dresses from Rent the Runway’s Online Catalog. There will a variety of...
I Spied: Rose Gold Ring

I Spied: Rose Gold Ring

Want some rose gold ring to match your rose gold headphone bling? Look no further: check out this 14K open rose gold ring with pointed black diamonds to sprinkle some “spikes and sparkle” into your outfit. It’s available for $1085 at Heirlumé, a Chicago startup that uses quantitative data to take the guesswork out of...
Leather Weather: Jackets for the Spring

Leather Weather: Jackets for the Spring

It’s almost that time of year again for bare legs, strolling along the quad for fun, and gazing towards the downtown skyline from the Point. Leather jackets are the perfect type of outerwear for this transitional phase from winter to spring. Here are three leather jackets that Zara has perfected: black, brown, or pastel, these...
Fit and Fashionable

Fit and Fashionable

Going to the gym isn’t meant to be a fashion show, but it surely doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for sloppy sweats and sneakers! Sportswear companies have transitioned from boring black spandex tights to super fashionable yet very sweat proof gear, complete with embellishments, bright colors, and funky patterns! Some styles are even...
Decadent (and HEALTHY!) Chocolate Frosting

Decadent (and HEALTHY!) Chocolate Frosting

I love chocolate frosting! Who doesn’t? Sometimes, I even get cupcakes just to eat the frosting. Sprinkles Cupcakes even has this thing called a “frosting shot,” AKA just a shot glass full of frosting. Best idea ever. Of course, eating lots of frosting makes me feel a little guilty… so here’s a recipe for all...
Where & Wear: The $100 Grilled Cheese

Where & Wear: The $100 Grilled Cheese

Sometimes, the dining hall grilled-cheese is just not enough. Sometimes you need “thinly sliced black Iberico ham, sourced from pigs living primarily in the south of Spain, allowed to roam free in the pasture eating acorns until they are of proper size…then salted and air-dried for six weeks followed by a minimum curing process of...
Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

This Sunday, April 13, the hit period drama “Mad Men” returns for its seventh and final season. Though the promotional photos are typically vague and lacking in spoilers, the clothes make up for it. Costume designer Janie Bryant artfully uses clothing to underscore the subtly written story and make us wish we lived in this stylish world....
Artist to Watch: Mac Demarco

Artist to Watch: Mac Demarco

  With the success of his first full-length album, 2, Mac Demarco found a comfy nook inside the hearts of music lovers with an affinity for the unorthodox. Something about his carefree stage presence and amusing personality has drawn in an ever-growing fanbase. And now, as of April 1st, Demarco is at it again–this time...
Coachella Ready

Coachella Ready

Coachella, one of the most infamous music and art festivals, is coming up in the next few weeks! Coachella Valley becomes quite the scene, attracting music lovers, celebs and people from all over the country. While the music is the absolutely the best part of the weekend, the fashion definitely comes in at a close...
Friday Links: Health and Fitness Edition

Friday Links: Health and Fitness Edition

Now that spring is finally here and it’s no longer acceptable to spend all day in bed because it’s too cold to venture outside, it’s time to start thinking about things like working out and eating fresh healthy food. We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorite sites, articles, and the like to get you...
Treat Yourself to Truffles

Treat Yourself to Truffles

As someone who is culinary challenged, making the decision to attempt to make chocolate truffles was an ambitious and risky one.  Good news is, this story has a happy ending; the truffles turned out great and they’re actually ridiculously easy to make.  So easy that even I couldn’t mess up.   To make 30 truffles...
I Spied: The Perfect Spring Top

I Spied: The Perfect Spring Top

With temperatures finally staying above freezing, it seems that spring really has arrived. Naturally, this means it’s time to start stocking up on spring staples, like this top from Zara. The skinny straps, textured fabric, and peplum shape give it an upgrade from your basic tank and the white hue is perfect for showing off your spring...