Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Green Spaces of Northern Liberties

 With all of the development happening in Northern Liberties, I find myself looking for ways to escape the construction. Embrace the beauty at Liberty Lands with the flowers in full bloom. They are stunning!
Xoxo Betsy 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nolibs Love: Cafe Chismosa

 Cafe Chismosa is located  on the corner of 4th and Poplar in Northern Liberties. If you're in need of a quick cup of coffee or a delicious Cuban sandwich, this is the place to go. Not to mention, is it one of the few BYOB's left in Nolibs. 

This is one of my go to weekend spots, if you have a sweet tooth try the affogato. 

xoxo Betsy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Boutique Spotlight: Style Camp

 8433 Germantown Ave
STYLE CAMP is a shop in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, owned and curated by mother and daughter Bitsy and Natalie Rhoda.

As I was arriving in Chestnut Hill, the windy and woodsy Lincoln Drive gave me a feeling reminiscent of going to summer camp!  I had the best shopping experience thanks to Bitsy and Natalie, they make such a great team. The shop is aesthetically pleasing from the flower boxes outside to the adorable fitting rooms. I left with a couple of summer wardrobe staples officially making me a happy Style Camper! 

xoxo Betsy

Friday, May 23, 2014

We're Keeping Our Blog!

It has been too hard for Ali and me to say good bye to Arcadia Boutique completely so we've decided to keep the blog and instagram going! We would like to keep you in touch with all our favorite local artists that we've carried at Arcadia. The blog will let you know what other boutiques will continue to carry their amazing designs, and a look behind the scenes with the talented designers that we've built relationships with. 

We both share a love for everything local especially fashion and food! Whether it's blogging about our favorite pair of shoes from Bus Stop Boutique or a delicious new salad from Cafe Lamaude, we hope you will all stay tuned as we continue our journey after closing the shop. 

xoxo Betsy

Friday, March 28, 2014

Trend Alert!


Scy Designs

Scy Designs is beautifully handmade jewelry by Sharon Yee in Philadelphia. She does very intricate wire wrapping detail on gold fill chain,  and the color combinations she uses with the beads and pendants are always spot on. Come check out all the great pieces we have from her S/S 2014 Collection!

Her jewelry is a perfect way to achieve the necklace layering look with a basic tee.
Here is some Pinspiration for styling:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Looking for some festive inspiration? Check out Philly Mag's post on 4 Ways to Wear Green (that work even after St. Patty's day!) Now you can celebrate all year long!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Toggery Brand Tee Shirt Dress


 Get the look at Arcadia:
I love this Toggery tee shirt dress that is made in Philadelphia.  It is a super soft lightweight cotton, and it looks great a statement necklace like this brass chevron necklace by Moon and Arrow.

Spring Kickoff Sale!

Spring is basically here & we're ready to celebrate! Come kickoff the start of a beautiful season by taking 15% off all dresses (excluding vintage)!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

It's Almost Spring!

Last night at 2:00 am our clocks skipped one hour ahead to 3:00 am. As I watched the time on my phone flip from 1:59 to 3:00, I realized it was bed time. But more importantly, I realized that this is the beginning of spring. This winter has been a harsh one; bitter cold temperatures and weekly snow storms have taken a toll on all our moods. Nonetheless, we're in the home stretch, only 11 more days until the first day of spring. That means 11 more days until sundresses, flowers, and free Rita's water ice! So in the grand scheme of things to come, losing an hour of sleep doesn't seem so bad, does it?


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Chanel Grocery Store Runway Show

Karl Lagerfeld combined my two favorite things for his F/W 2014 show in Paris this week, food and fashion! The cities Grand Palais was transformed into a grocery store with models strolling through the isles. I love all of the details down to the signature Chanel chain on the grocery basket. Don't be surprised if you see me walking through Whole Foods doing my cat walk.

xoxo Betsy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mary Meyer Spring Shipment

Come check out our spring shipment from our favorite Brooklyn designer Mary Meyer.  We have crop tops, biggie tees, maxi dresses, and shirt dresses.  My personal favorite is the biggie tee!
Do you follow Arcadia Boutique on Pinterest?  It is a great tool for buying, styling, and merchandising inspiration.

Philadelphia Flower Show Window Award

Lyssia's hard work on the window really paid off. Way to go!!! :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Best & Most Beautiful of Oscars Fashion!

Everyone looked glamorous at the Oscars, but here are our top looks of the night!

Angelina Jolie

Kelly Osbourne

Sandra Bullock

Jennifer Lawrence

Meryl Streep

Lupita Nyong'o

Emma Watson

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Charlize Theron

Amy Adams

Cate Blanchett

Let us know what you think of our favorites!

xoxo Arcadia Team

Monday, February 24, 2014

DIY Denim

Looking for a fun way to revamp your old jeans? Look no further. We've got the best tips to make that wardrobe of yours spring ready!

1. Take your scissors to those ripped up jeans that you can't quite throw away & end up with a perfectly comfortable and stylish pair of shorts

2. A touch of lace can do wonders for adding feminism to basic jean shorts.

3. Want to add an edge to a boring jean jacket? Studs & spikes are your best friends!

4. Jeans can go from boring to chic in 10 minutes with fun patterns painted right on.

5. If all else fails, a dip in some bleach can do a world of wonders!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Spring Fever 2014

These past two days have been a welcome respite from the cold, bitter Winter. Spring has sprung (at least in my mind), and I'm ready to fill my closet with pastels and prints. Transition into Spring by adding one of the trends to your wardrobe, and come April--you'll be good to go! 

(L) Malva top and (R) Elma top, both from BB Dakota, now in stock and on trend!

Stop by Arcadia and check out our NEW Spring merchandise, arriving daily!

xx Arielle

Friday, February 21, 2014

Flower Bombed!

In honor of the annual Philly Flower show we've Flower Bombed our window! Stop by & tell us what you think!

Spring is Almost Here!

Spring is just around the corner & it's time for you to revamp your wardrobe. Stop by for new things daily!