Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Perfectly Worded Valentine's Day

Looking for that perfect Valentine's day card? Not exactly sure what to say? Check out some of our favorite cards that say it all without saying too much. If you plan on ordering, hurry up! Most order deadlines are February 6th so it'll be here just in time and you won't look like you forgot again! Enjoy!

For that THING that's not really a THING

For displaying true love

For tiptoeing around the big 4 letter word

For bashful honesty

For the complete truth behind your love

For that special person

Need more ideas? Check out Etsy.com for more handmade cards that'll be here just in time!

Good luck picking a card, or two, or three!

Happy Valentine's Day! 
 -Arcadia Team xoxo

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Philly Restaurant Week is back!

It's back! Philly Restaurant Week has graced our presence yet again, foodies rejoice! When people say the holiday season is the best time of the year, I have to disagree. The actual best time of the year is restaurant week, where you can get $35 dinners and $20 lunches at the most luxurious restaurants in Philly. There is absolutely no excuse to miss out on this fantastic event. So make those reservations, get out those heels, and head on over to Center City for some posh nosh!
Click on this link for a full list of participating restaurants:
Philadelphia Restaurant Week

P.S. You're welcome!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

We Who Prey Jewelry

Linda Smyth is a jewelry designer and stylist who has lived in all corners of the United States, and has now found her home in Brooklyn, New York. Smyth is mindful of the importance of ecologically-minded production, and works with local manufacturing companies in New York City.
We Who Prey is a jewelry brand for the free-spirited wanderer, with statement pieces that are at home on both a bohemian drifter and an urban dweller. The collection is composed of elements found in nature to create bold pieces that are both whimsical and evocative of a melancholic beauty.

WE WHO PREY pieces that are often inspired by wildlife, represented both in life and death. Each collection is a study in flora or fauna that are significant to human culture by way of myth or legend.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Seven Blooms!

Learn more about Regina the owner and designer of Seven Blooms!

Wearable Eco Friendly Fashion ♥

I spent the 90s and early 2000's growing up in the Philippines. That's where I first got interested in clothing. I'd spend hours at my Grandpa's office learning all about fashion + fabric. I saw all the work that went into a single garment and learned to appreciate it. From designing to sampling to sewing to production, I was exposed to everything and knew that every garment had a story.

As I graduated to High School, I took a more active role in learning about the production process. I started drawing and designing and eventually found my way into the more technical aspects of production. In college I started drafting my own patterns and sewing some of my own clothes.

Fast forward to New York, 2009 when I first stumbled upon Etsy. I immediately opened my first shop and started selling! When I made my first sale, I was ecstatic! Someone thought my work was good enough to pay for it!

Fast forward to San Francisco, 2013 and Etsy is now my full time gig! I took what I learned from my past and have used it to create my present. I sincerely hope you enjoy my designs and the passion I put into each one of them!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Golden Globes Fashion: Hits & Misses

Red carpet season is in full swing and with it comes the always unique, often questionable fashion accompanied by the mass of critics in the media and at home. Here's what we thought about the fashion we saw at the Golden Globes!

The Best
(In no particular order)

We loved this colorful spin on Gwyneth Paltrow's cape style last year
Sofia Vergara always looks stunning, we're not surprised

This gorgeous dress gives us plenty of inspiration for mermaid season

Olivia Wilde looked fabulous in this sleek formfitting emerald dress
No matter what she's wearing, Emma Watson steals our hearts, we love her in anything!

...and the Worst

We were rather disappointed with Julia's style choice, not crazy about the white button down
This dress is like patches of several different dresses that don't even match
Sometimes less really is more
Can you say, total mess? We can!
Maybe Tina was too busy thinking of jokes & punchlines to find a better dress, either way we were not impressed.
Looking forward to all the rest of the red carpet events, check back to see our favorites of the season!

-The Arcadia Team

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Start 2014 Off Right!

Experience - Free - Beauty
Sounds good to me, 2014 is going to be an amazing year.
xoxo Betsy

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pre Spring BB Dakota Just in!

We just got some great transitional pieces from BB Dakota in the shop this week! My favorite is the Margo Jacket because it drapes beautifully in the front and is an affordable price at $92. The grey  v-neck Covina sweater ($72) is a light weight perfect for laying a printed scarf for a pop of color. I am not a huge fan of shorts in general, but these high waisted Nayan shorts ($69) are super flattering and feminine. The Perla tank ($58) is so chic with the high neckline and draped open back.
I always love going on Pinterest to get outfit inspiration, here are a few of my favorite ways to style the new pieces we just received. We are getting tons of shipments this month, stop by and say hi when you are in the neighborhood and check out the new merchandise!
See you soon! Betsy

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year! Let the Holiday Hangover Begin!

Surprise sales are the best kind of sales! Come check out the sale of the day!
Shoes? Clothes? Funky jewelry? We've got it all and you can get the best deals on it now through January 9th.

The holidays have come & gone and we've just begun a wonderful new year full of happiness and surprises. What better way to celebrate than by stopping by Arcadia for our annual Holiday Hangover Sale? Speaking of surprises, each day of the one week sale we will be having a surprise sale! What's the catch, you ask? No catch, all you have to do is follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out what the sale of the day is. Or you can take a chance & come in to the store to be pleasantly surprised.

Hoping your year is full of health, happiness, love, chocolate, and style!
Happy New Year, here's to 2014 & how wonderful of a year it will be for us all.

Hope to see you soon!

-The Arcadia Team