Friday, August 31, 2012


We'll be closing our stores Sept. 1st-3rd to celebrate Labor Day Weekend!

But don't be bummed! We're offering 20% OFF EVERYTHING online on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with promo code LABORDAY20! Start shopping now at!

What to Wear: Music Festival Edition

This weekend I'll be one of the thousands to attend Jay-Z's Made in America music festival in Philadelphia. I couldn't be more excited--great music right in our backyard! However, I'm completely stumped as to what I should wear to this two day music fest featuring artists like Run DMC, Santigold, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, and many more. So I turned to Arcadia for a little inspiration...

Cruz High Waisted Short from DV by Dolce Vita, now on SALE

Keala Floral Tank by BB Dakota, now on SALE

Tux Dress by Mary Meyer, now on SALE

Cora Bag by Collina Strada

Blue Stone Fringe Earrings by iosselliani

Pleated Mini Dress by Ace & Jig

Joust Ankle Boot from DV by Dolce Vita
Fall Turnaround Dress by Ace & Jig
See you guys there!



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back Detail






Moni Full-Zip Skirt

BB Dakota
Price: $69.00
A classic knee-length pencil skirt with a feisty full-zip back. Length of 25"




Jaiden Lace Cutout Romper

DV by Dolce Vita
Price: $139.00
This long-sleeved scoop-neck lace romper features on-seam hip pockets, slit back with two-button keyhole, and is trimmed with an overlay on the shorts.
 xoxo Betsy

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Arcadia Designer Spotlight : Hyden Yoo

Sasha Silk Blouse

Price: $218.00
Silk button-down by Hyden Yoo. Features colorblocked black and sheer floral print, oversized front pockets, and hidden button placket. 100% Silk

Hyden Yoo is an amazing self- taught Fashion Designer! He learned the ropes of the fashion world through friends, and interning/freelancing with a bunch of companies.  Originally he only designed menswear, but lucky for us he now designs for women!

What inspires Hyden Yoo:
"What really inspires me are short biographies of successful people. Like watching a story of a guy without legs competing in the iron man, that’s really inspiring. Or seeing how other designers built their business from nothing is really cool".




Crawford Layered Top

Hyden Yoo
Price: $208.00
Sheer layered top by Hyden Yoo. Features blue floral watercolor pattern, cap sleeves, and loose, boxy fit. 100% Silk

Hyden Yoo on the fashion business:
"Never give up. There are so many ups and downs, but you have to stick with it. It takes a while to get the wheel turning, but once it does, the momentum takes you along for the ride. It's just getting that damn wheel to start turning".

Sheridan Silk Skirt

Price: $218.00

Silk skirt by Hyden Yoo. Features subtle textured pattern and uneven hem.

Come on in and check out all his beautiful pieces!! xoxo Betsy

Favorite Sale Merch $50 and Under!

MJ Dress with Hood by Mary Meyer Original Price: $144 Sale Price: $50
Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.
We love the cool galaxy print on this dress, but we're more enthralled by the fabric!  Waffle-cotton reminds us of our childhood wearing long-johns in the winter.  Nothing better than pearing this ankle-length dress with some heavy-duty boots!




 Circle Of Life Shorts

Original Price: $66.00
Sale Price: $39.00
These shorts would look great layered with tights and boots! The Mink Pink Circle of Life shorts are  an on trend printed short with high waist styling. Pair it with your favorite blouse or tank!


Brooklyn Stripe Tee
Original Price: $52.00
Sale Price: $39.00
Striped nautical tee with cut out shoulders.
A great t-shirt for layering that will transition into fall!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fall Uniform

Uri Toggle Sweater by BB Dakota

Outfit Inspiration

Micaela Greg Nightfall zip Cardigan is inspired by the iconic silhouettes of Art Deco skylines, the Nightfall Zip Cardigan is created in the image of architectural geometric patterning and linear symmetry. With cropped above-the-wrist sleeves and a cozy fit, this sweater is a perfect addition to any outfit!

Joust ankle Boot Burnished leather bootie with stacked heel, rounded toe, and long leather zipper pull.

xoxo Betsy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Philly Naked Bike Ride?!

NAKED, Yes, I said naked. If you are looking for some excitement today, get on your bike and join this group on the Philly naked bike ride! Finally I don't have to worry about what to wear. Talk about total freedom! Haha! And I thought I had seen it all...
Hope you have a great weekend!
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Outfit Envy

Lauren Moffatt

James Jeans
Melissa Plastic Dreamsxoxo Betsy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

End of Summer Sale!!!!

Sale On Sale! Additional 20% Off!!!!

Amazing Sale Section at our Northern Liberties Store! The whole back room at our Rittenhouse location is sale!!!!
20% Off our featured Designer BB Dakota this weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pretty Women Cocktail Dress

Julia Roberts memorably went searching for a dress for a night out in Pretty Woman. ”I got a dress,” she proudly tells Richard Gere. “A cocktail one.”

 Black Lace Lena Dress by TBA
  Very very very soft. Two separate lace designs, joined at the middle with a ruffled elastic waistline. Straight sleeves, a binded neckline and all hems with the curve of the lace. Fully lined in a contrasting nude. Mixed laces with 100% silk lining.

The feminine elegance of this dress brought back memories from one of my favorite movies Pretty Women!

xoxo Betsy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Little Black Dress


Hymore Mini Dress DV by Dolce Vita 

You'll look stunning in this mini dress with its curve defining silhouette and open triangle back! Features a concealed side zipper and round neck.

Folly Draped Dress

Loose and light draped dress by Nicholas K. Features  rounded neckline, cutout and lined side slits, 
and hi-lo swallowtail hem.

Marilyn Dress 
This soft draped dress by Hyden Yoo features a flattering gathered waist, simple crew neck, and asymmetrical hem. A comfortable and form-fitting take on the little black dress!

 xoxo Betsy

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Mantra...

"You can do it"
Arcadia Monday Mantra..
"You can do it"
Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Arcadia Designer Spotlight: ace & jig

Welcome the newest addition to Arcadia, ace & jig! Started by Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, they're goal was to produce a seasonless women's collection.
Atelier Striped Shirt

 "A fabric that could lead many lives, and tell many stories. We wanted to create effortless clothes where the fabric could speak for itself. "-- ace & jig
Field Jacket

After making their way to India where the ladies drew much inspiration, they also partnered with a manufacturer who not only works with an ancient hand loom on site, but also takes great care of its community!
Fall Turnaround Dress

"We wanted to manipulate this cloth into aesthetically beautiful yet functional items. Accessible clothes that are not overstyled, pieces that you keep forever and love. Our silhouettes hope to be quintessential pieces that live and travel with you." -- ace & jig 

 Stop by Arcadia and check out all the great finds we have from ace & jig!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arcadia Designer Spotlight: Seven Blooms

 Seve Blooms is an eco-friendly, local brand that has surely become a favorite amongst us at Arcadia! These lovely dresses just arrived in store, and it's been hard to keep them there!

SevenBlooms' multi-strand beaded necklace is the ultimate accessory. I can say from personal experience, that this necklace will get you noticed. I've had strangers stop me on the street to ask about it! The good news is it comes in many different colors, the not-so-good news is that they sell out fast!

Be sure to stop in and check out all the SevenBlooms merchandise found only at Arcadia!



Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Feet

What's the opposite of Spring Fever? Because that's definitely what I've got! So as a result of these uncomfortably high temps and the super cute boots we just got in from DV by Dolce Vita, I've been killing time dreaming up the perfect Fall wardrobe.

Lujan Leather Riding Boot
Joust Ankle Boot
Mini Lace Up Oxford
All the above would look aaaaamazing with these awesome sweaters we also just got in from BB Dakota!!

David Cable Knit Sweater
Schrader Wool Jacket
Uri Sweater

Keanu Sweater
Here's to boot weather, apple cider, and no humidity!