Sunday, April 28, 2013

Slimdown Drink

As the weather gets warmer and the skirts get shorter, I become hyper-aware of all the little things I can do to cut back and get bikini ready for the summer. Even though I may make healthier and lighter choices for my meals, I can have a hard time getting back into the habit of not eating until I'm immobile (thanks, winter), so I was so happy to find this super easy recipe for a slimdown drink by Dr. Oz! It's made up of all stuff I already had in my kitchen, and drinking one before each meal everyday not only helps you feel fuller before sitting down to eat, but can even help you burn fat faster! Check it out below.

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1 Cup Grapefruit Juice
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey (if needed)

Simply mix the grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar, stir, and enjoy! If you find the drink a bit too tart, go ahead and add a teaspoon of honey, which only adds 20 calories, to sweeten it up a bit. The drink is loaded with Vitamin C, which helps you burn fat faster (people with adequate levels of Vitamin C burn fat up to 30% faster), which can make for a much more productive work out. In addition, the acetic acid in the vinegar can even switch on fat-burning genes your body needs to pump out fat-burning proteins.

Check out more slimdown tips on!

Happy slimming!
xo Bonnie

Friday, April 26, 2013

NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale THIS WEEKEND!

Join Arcadia and many of your other favorite Northern Liberties boutiques and shops THIS WEEKEND ( 4/27 & 4/28) for our Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale! Celebrate the warmer weather with discounts up to 75% off!! Stop by Arcadia and sip sangria while you save 15% off all NEW Spring merchandise, and additional markdowns on Fall/Winter Sale! Can't make it in? Shop online with promo code EXTRA15 and save!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Arcadia DIY: Coconut Oil & Ginger Body Scrub

The mercury is finally starting to rise, and with that, we shed all those unwelcome layers of clothing . Unfortunately, our skin may not be as ready as we are--so here's a recipe for an all natural body scrub that will have you ready for tank tops and short shorts in no time flat. 

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup cold-pressed oil (tea seed, grape seed, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 cup granulated or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1-4 drops essential oil (I used lemongrass)

In a small saucepan over low heat heat the coconut oil and ginger pieces. Continue heating for 5-10 minutes until ginger scent and juice has transferred into the oil. Remove from heat and press through a fine mesh sieve or through a coffee filter.

While the oil is still warm, mix together with cold-pressed oil. Stir to combine and allow to come to room temperature. Stir in sugar and salt. Scent with essential oils as desired. Pack into a container.

To Use: Massage into damp skin and allow to sit 2-4 minutes. Using a washcloth covered in warm water, steam over face or stand in a steamy shower for a minute. Using the wet washcloth, wipe excess from skin. Rinse and repeat until oil is washed away.

Makes approximately 8 ounces sugar body scrub.

Show off your glowing skin in the Debralyn Dress from BB Dakota!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Margarita Madness

The week is halfway over--celebrate making it to Wednesday with one of my favorite drinks, the Blackberry Margarita.

What you'll need:
(Makes 4 margaritas)
lime wedges/blackberries (for garnish)
1 cup tequila
1 cup blackberry juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Cointreau
ice cubes
On a small plate spread salt.  With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.
In a pitcher combine tequila, blackberry juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices and/or blackberries.

Now enjoy in your Ace & Jig Turnaround Top like I am! 

xx Arielle

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Feral Childe S/S 2013

Shop Feral Childe On our Website!

Feral Childe is the design duo of Moriah Carlson (of Brooklyn) and Alice Wu of (of Oakland, California). Each season, their collaborative drawings form the basis of the collection's textile prints. The designers have a set of criteria to make sure that our prints stand out from the rest. Images are generated with hand-made elements – drawing, painting, or collage for instance – and digital manipulation must be used sparingly. Feral Childe uses the prints to tell the story of the collection. The designers also combine thoughtful choice of sustainable materials and attention to quality construction to make smart, wearable silhouettes. The line is proudly manufactured in NYC.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Love Yourself and the World Around You! Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Appreciate the nature around you as well as your own true beauty! Here is an awesome TED video I found from a supermodel herself, Cameron Russell talk about her life! Love yourself and do what makes you happy!
Happy Monday,

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Yesterday we had a visit at the Arcadia Rittenhouse location from Skai Blue Media and a group of fashion bloggers, writers, and editors from NYC and Toronto who came for a tour of all the amazing Philly phashion!
We told them all about the amazing jewelry and clothing lines we have that are all locally made. There are some great stories behind some of the lines we carry, so feel free to ask us about it next time you stop in!

We gifted them all these Sultana Maria necklaces made from Howlite. Such great colors!
Karen Kwan of the blog Health & Swellness loved Sultana's jewelry so much she bought one of her rings. Check out this awesome pic she posted on her instagram!

 Check out Karen's blog, and follow her on Instagram, @healthandswellness.

Thanks so much to Skai Blue Media for bringing all these awesome fashionistas to Arcadia so we could show them what Philly has to offer!
Look up the hashtag, #phillymade, on Instagram for more photos from Skai Blue Media's Philly phashion tour!

Happy shopping!
xo Bonnie

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Get the Look: Jumpsuits

Perfect for Spring and Summer these trendy jumpsuits will keep you cool in the hot weather, and  paired with a sweater or a scarf, warm on the windy days of the spring.  With sandals and some layered necklaces you are sure to step into Spring with great style. Come try out our new BB Dakota navy blue jumpsuit and tell us what you think! Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mary Meyer: Hi-Low Dress!

Come in and try on a Mary Meyer dress! The dress is so comfortable you will not want to take it off! It is high in the front with a little bit more length in the back. Now with Spring almost in full bloom this dress will show off your legs!  You can never have too many dresses or sandals!  Come into Arcadia and check out our dresses, sandals, and jewelry!
Happy Friday xox,

Mood Booster

Recent world events have left us all feeling a little worse for wear. It's important during these difficult times, that we remind ourselves of all the good that's still out there, of all the wonderful things we have to look forward to, and how lucky we are.

When your mood may be especially dark, surround yourself with colors that boost your mood--those that give you the energy to keep going, or provide a little comfort on those extra stressful days.

 Energy: redsThese two stimulating colors boost your energy level by causing your body to pump out more adrenaline, says Leslie Harrington, a founder of LH Color, a color-consulting and research firm in Old Greenwich, Conn. One British study found that when evenly matched Olympic athletes competed, those wearing red won significantly more than their blue-wearing opponents. 

Porcelana top from Greylin, Olivia skirt by Hazel, Stag necklace from Charm City

Happy: greens and yellowsWant to feel more upbeat? Bring in the colors of sunshine and spring fields. In a study from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, adults reported feeling happier around these two colors. 

Turnaround Mini from Ace & Jig, Short necklace from Sultana, Feather and Agate necklace from Moon and Arrow

Calm: bluesMost of us choose blue as our favorite color, and it’s really no wonder. Blue is a very soothing hue—it’s the color of the sky and the sea—and we can all use soothing touches of it in our hectic lives. In one of Stone’s studies, she found that people who were faced with difficult tasks felt less anxious after they saw something blue. 
Necklace from Seven Blooms, Misha Blazer from BB Dakota, Snapdragon Dress from Feral Childe
 Find the best color for you based on your birthday at!

Here's to better days ahead!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Betsy's Jewelry Wishlist

Here are my top 4 favorite layering necklace looks in the shop right now. Local loves Nana Pat Project, Sultana Aschim,  and Moon and Arrow are going to burn a hole in my wallet this Spring! Can you really ever have enough jewelry? My jewelry box looks like pirates booty! That doesn't seem to slow me down :) xoxo Betsy 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Romantic Outfits!

Lots of lace and feminine silhouettes in the shop right now. We have so many beautiful dresses for Spring weddings and date nights. You wont have any trouble finding unique accessories at Arcadia while searching for the perfect dress!
See you soon xox Betsy 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Perfect Day for Prairie Underground

Prairie Underground is an independent clothing line, made in Seattle and created with sustainable materials made of organic cotton and hemp. Prairie mixes feminine silhouettes with practical styles  that are made to last. My long cloak hoodie has become somewhat of a uniform. It gets more and more comfortable with each wear! This dreary cold weather is the perfect day to get your first Prairie! Stop by and see us :) xox Betsy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oh, the places you'll go! Resort wear at Arcadia

With the weather heating up, now is the perfect time to go on that vacation you've been waiting all winter for. At Arcadia, we've got tons of great pieces that will keep you cool and comfy wherever you may go!

DV by Dolce Vita Hanni Dress

Collection Summer Print dress
Ace & Jig Turnaround Dress

Monoreno Crocheted Dress
Ace & Jig Isle Skirt

Happy Shopping!
xo Bonnie

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Get the Look: Spring Dresses

Debralyn Dress

As we all begin to get used to the Spring weather I think every girl should try out a spring dress after wearing pants for so long this winter! Celebrate the season by pairing a maxi or short mini dress with a cardigan or leather jacket. I also love these dresses paired with strappy sandals or combat boots. Whether your out shopping in the city, going out to dinner, or even going to work try    out a spring dress and you will be sure to stand out in the crowd! 
Have a great weekend everyone! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Moon and Arrow Jewelry

Just in today, Moon and Arrow necklaces! Handmade by a local Philly girl herself, Chelsea Pearce! She is inspired through nature, geometry and color that is present in her beautiful jewelry. There are statement pieces that can also be layered with a longer pennants. Pairing gold with any color can always spice up an outfit. Come into Arcadia and check out the Moon and Arrow Jewelry!
Happy Friday,

The Perfect Fit: Articles of Society Denim

New to Arcadia is the brand Articles of Society Denim--a premium denim line at an incredible price! 

Mya Skinny in Mercer ($56)

Revolutionary to its kind, Articles of Society has adopted a unique role in the premium denim industry as the first brand to offer consumers superior jeans at an affordable price.  The company launched in 2012 after recognizing this missing element in the denim market and refusing to compromise quality for value.
With it’s headquarters based in downtown Los Angeles, Articles of Society uses the same high-quality fabrics, fit standards and craftsmanship as its contenders, whose jeans retail for up to four times the AOS price.  As veterans in the denim industry with prior ties to HudsonAntik DenimTheory and Vince, the AOS team brings a wealth of insider knowledge and practicality to the business, lending the company a significant edge over its industry peers.
AOS made its first statement with the Mya Skinny; an original fit whose popularity inspired multiple styles and growth within the collection.  Symbolic to the brand is the signature gel A embossed into the back pocket of every AOS jean – a visual testament to the company’s mission to offer classic, quality designs that are always on trend.
Since its launch, Articles of Society has taken the denim market by storm, selling at major retail locations across the world and garnering the attention of industry professionals and experts.   In pursuit of cultivating a unique and influential brand, AOS has committed itself to transforming the denim industry from the inside-out. The Brand satisfies a fashionable, budget-conscious generation with denim that is cutting-edge, versatile, and above all iconic.
Articles of Society
Classic design, iconic fit
I've already fallen in love with them--so hurry up and try on what's sure to be your new favorite pair! 

xx Arielle

Thursday, April 11, 2013

BB Dakota Adara Blouse Styling

This rose printed chiffon blouse has long sleeves with button tab for rolling. Its slight gauzy sheerness gives this over-sized blouse some subtle feminiity. I think this blouse would also look great worn open as a duster with high waisted shorts and a bandeau! xox Betsy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Color Crush: Turquoise

One of my favorite colors to wear when the temperature heats up is turquoise. Not only is it an excellent way to compliment a new tan, the color turquoise is also believed to produce a calming effect. Check out all the accessories we have in one of my favorite colors for Spring and Summer!

From top left, clockwise: Small Stone Ring from Sultana ($28), Tibetan Silver Ring ($18), Vintage Bell & Turquoise Necklace from Sulatana ($110), Vertical Turquoise Arrow Necklace from Nana Pat Project ($38), Oleda Earrings from Vanessa Mooney ($42), Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Jill Ellen ($50)

xx Arielle

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coachell Music Festival Attire...

Once again, it's time for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Idio, Ca. There is a pretty amazing line up this year. Check it out below. Here are two perfect outfits to beat that desert heat and still look fashionable. All items available at our Rittenhouse shop location.
Have a good day!
Besos! Becky
White tunic by Monoreno $64, Purse by Collina Strada $348, Sandals by Dolcevita $64, Feather Necklace by Sultana $88, Stone triangle necklace by Nana Pat Project $38

Tank top by Alternative apparel $14, Shirt by Ace & Jig $147, shoes by dolcevita $78, Purse $28, Jewels by Sultana $50, turquoise stone triangle necklace by Nana Pat Project $38

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Arrivals from DV by Dolce Vita!

Slip on some of that Spring style with these new arrivals from DV by Dolce Vita!

Adyn in Nude

Adira Romper

Dania Sandal in Rose Gold

Julianna Top
Lunna Flat in Blush Pink
Fana Sandal in Black

Hope you're all out enjoying this incredible weather!

xx Arielle

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Celebrate Spring with Flirty Florals

Marti Top
Celebrate the beautiful weather and the spring season with flirty floral prints! Enjoy the weather and have a great weekend! -Morghan 
floral shirtFloral shirt & asymmetrical skirt