Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Dresses for Everyone!

This summer, the weather seems to be getting hotter as the days go on! Staying cool and looking cool simultaneously is a hard job... but I have found the perfect solution, dresses! Throwing on a dress and sandals is the perfect way to stay cool in the heat and look stylish at the same time. Come check out some of our new dresses and you will be sure to be looking cute and staying cool this summer.
Have a great weekend! 

Save the Date: PopInShop

Starting July 11th, stop by Arcadia, Art Star, and Duke & Winston for a PopInShop event!

Celebrate summer with accessories from kyu mélange, Maxton Men, and OLD CALGARY. Find the perfect bag, wallet, travel case, and more to keep you stylish on your weekend trips. Stop by participating boutiques to get exclusive access to products never before available in stores. We'll be kicking things off on Thursday, July 11th, 5-8pm with refreshments, special guests, and discounts (take 15% off everything* inside Arcadia)!

Hope to see you all there!!

xx Arielle

*excluding vintage & jewelry

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DIY: Endless Summer Dress

A perfect dress for hot a summer day  like today! Here in Arcadia one of my favorite styled dress is one by Dolce Vita. It is a Tinsel Dress. It is great for the hot weather.It does not grab your body and flows a little when you walk! It
can take you a million places. From a
date, a wedding, the beach, a graduation,
and the list goes on. I found a way that you can make them yourself, and
 am so excited to try it out! The one we carry is on the dressy side, but the DIY is made from a t-shirt!! You could use it as a cover up, or something to throw on to meet someone for coffee or lunch!

 DIY: You will need two t-shirts. Use solid colors or patterned ones if you want to add some design!
You will also need a pair of scissors, pins, needle, and thread.

1. Cut straight across one of the t-shirts getting rid of the sleeves and the excess material.
2. Cut a little more off if  you would like to make it shorter, style the length the way that suites you best!
3. Sew and gather the fabric together to create a flowiness of the dress.
4. Take the uncut t-shirt and sew the "skirt" to the inside of the t-shirt to make it look flawless!

I am going to try making one this weekend and post pictures to let you know how it turned out! I can not wait to start this project!! After a trial run I hope maybe to even make one out of one of my favorite t-shirts or even a vintage concert t-shirts to wear to one of their concerts in the future!

Here is a visual that I found! It will help to get a better idea! If you try it let us know and good luck!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Beat the Heat

It's only Monday, but these hot Summer days have me looking forward to the weekend, or at the very least Happy Hour. Whip up something refreshing once it's quitting time, and enjoy! Here's a recipe of one of my favorite Summer-time cocktails:

   Bing Cherry Mojitos

Serves 12

    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (about 9 limes)
    • 3 pounds Bing cherries
    • 18 ounces best-quality black cherry or plain vodka
    • 1 bottle sparkling water (750 mL)

  1. Bring sugar and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool completely. (Makes about 2 cups syrup.) Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 1 month.
  2. Put lime juice into a medium nonreactive bowl. Halve and pit cherries; add to lime juice. Stir in syrup. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to overnight).
  3. Stir cherry mixture and vodka in a large serving bowl. Fill 12 glasses with ice. Spoon 1/2 cup cherry-vodka mixture into each glass. Top off with sparkling water. Serve immediately.
                                                                                xx Arielle

Friday, June 21, 2013

Firefly Music Festival

Anyone headed to the Firefly Music Festival? I know after looking at the lineup I wish I was going! Tying a head scarf or lightweight summer scarf around your hair is a good way to keep cool, and keep your hair off your face while still looking cute! Check out this guide to learn some cool and different ways to style your head scarf. Come check out our new lightweight summer scarfs before heading to the festival and try it out!



Have a great weekend! And to everyone attending the Firefly Music Festival, Have Fun!  

To The Beach!

We finally arrived to our first stop in Brigantine, NJ. Excited to run to the beach on Tuesday morning, we got there and it was a little too windy. We sat on the beach for a little bit before returning to our friends house where we were staying. The weather was not on our side and it started pouring rain all into the night! We had a girls night in lounging, listening to music, painting our nails, and catching up with one another. 

Wednesday looked beautiful outside, but the beach was still a little too windy! We sat on the beach for about an hour drinking our coffee and waking up before we decided to heard to AC to check out the outlets! Off the beach the weather was beautiful. We drove to AC and walked around, there are some great stores there for everyone!
Headed over to Avalon to check out my old stomping grounds of last summer. We parked by the Princeton and headed over to the Whitebrier in the mood for some amazing sushi!!! 
Below are the some awesome specials on sushi! Sushi Sunday sounds amazing and the entertainment is always fun! From live bands, special drinks, Quizzo, and Irish night with brach specials and irish dancers!!! Known for their happy hour you can swing by coming off the beach for "no shower happy hour". 

We sat outside in the Octopus Garden at the RedBull hightop tables, listened to some relaxing summer tunes and watched our sushi be prepared. We were so hungry we ate the rolls before I could even take a picture! The service is amazing everyone is friendy! My favorite rolls are the Atlantic Roll with shrimp tempura topped with spicy tuna and crunchy and the Romantic Roll with crunchy spicy crab topped with mango and caviar ! I love the mango on my sushi making it look beautiful and summery! I found a picture on their website to make your mouth water--it looks so good! The second one in is the Romantic Roll.

Before headed back to Brigantine, we stopped across the street at the Beach Burger! It has and AMAZING  black and white milkshake that is the key to my heart in the summertime! I love ice cream and this milkshake just hits the spot any summer day! 
Thursday was the most beautiful day we had out of our little trip. We jumped out of bed early and went to the beach to enjoy what we could before we had to hit the road back to Philly! People were out and about ready to hit the beach, catch some waves, and soak up the sun! My beach essential are Banana Boat Sun Screen and Sun In for my hair! I love it because it lighten ups my hair and gives it a summer glow! 

Headed out caught a beautiful view of the sun over the bay! Before we knew it the days have flown by and we were Philly bound listening to our favorite country tunes and dreaming about out next trip down!

Happy Friday! Have a fun weekend! Be adventurous!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Tops Under $40

Textured Lace Top $32

Chevron Button down Blouse $38

Summer goodies keep trickling in! Stop by and check out all the fun stuff we have right now :)

See you soon!! Betsy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tan Tote

I am so happy we got this bag in again! They sold out so fast the first time I wasn't able to get one for myself. A big tan tote bag looks amazing styled with all white for the summer. I love the coin purse and the roomy pockets inside. Stop by and check them out they are a steal at $56.
See you soon! Betsy

Monday, June 17, 2013

Looking around at all the beautiful colors in the store  makes it a little bit easier to be working on this beautiful day!! Stop by and check out all the new arrivals we have in rich jewel tones. From colorful cross body bags to bright red vintage flats we have you covered. 

See you soon! xoxo Betsy

Friday, June 14, 2013

Favorites Under $40!

Check out some of my favorites, all priced under $40!

Clockwise: Tassel Earrings from B'n Twined ($14), Arrow & Large Feather Bracelets from Charm City ($30), Mother of Pearl Dangle Earrings from Moon & Arrow ($24), Tiny Triangle Earrings from Moon & Arrow ($38), Sunglasses ($18.50)

Check out these great finds, and so much more!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Little Bit of Sparkle to Get You Through the Week

 Happy Wednesday! Its almost Friday and the weekend is near! Come in and check out our discounted Iosselliani jewelry. The stunning Tiger's Eye and Agate Statement Necklace and Jaspar and Malachite Cluster Ring are both handmade in Italy. Explore more pieces at the website and look at my favorite of their lines: The Indian Summer, the mix of silver and gold with a touch of turquoise blue color that makes it pop! Iosselliani is inspired by handcrafted wise and professional manufacturers, blending many semi precious stones  and adding extra sparkle with beautiful cuts of Swarovski cyststals! Stop in and see our Iosselliani pieces!! 
Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bonnaroo Essentials

Anyone going to Bonnaroo this weekend have fun and be safe! I am getting very jealous looking at the lineup :) xox Betsy

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Arcadia Designer Spotlight: 611

Celebrate all those stylish dad's in your life this Father's Day with duds from 611!

611 is a men’s and women's clothing and accessories brand inspired by Philadelphia’s iconic record store. Founder and designer, DJ Nigel Richards, created 611 envisioning two distinct collections: Luxe Life and DJ Life. The Luxe Life collection features fashion forward designs for the stylish buyer. The DJ Life collection features DJ culture and music inspired designs. 611 is distributed through e-commerce and in select boutiques nationwide.

Now available at Arcadia!

xx Arielle

Friday, June 7, 2013

Little Red Dress

Our new BB Dakota Anisa Dress is perfect for any summer occasion! For only $88 this dress will definitely spice up your wardrob! The flattering fit and the awesome red color will definitely have heads turning when you walk into any room. Come try it on yourself, and you'll be sure to fall in love!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reinvent Your Wardrobe

Nicole Richie has come such a long way since her days on The Simple Life.  I love the Metallic Marc Jacobs gown that she wore to the CDFA Fashion Awards last night. Summertime is a great season to reinvent your look!

Here are 5 Easy Ways to Reinvent Your Look:

* Bold Accessories Don't be afraid to wear a big statement necklace or a colorful clutch
*Don Red Lipstick Red is on of the most universally wearable lipstick shades
*Make peace with your closet Every time you buy something new, consignment something! You’ll find that having extra space in your closet encourages you to mix-and-match more, creating outfits that look brand new.
*Funky Footwear Fun shoes will inspire creative styling
*Smile Nothing is more attractive than confidence! 

xoxo Betsy

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Looks for $100 or Less!

Arcadia has some great summer looks for under $100 dollars, here are just a few options! The sun is out, try on some of our flowy dresses so you do not have clothes sticking to your body in the humidity and catch a little breeze! Come in today and check out all that is in the store! Happy saturday!