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!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cozy Outfit Ideas

Hello lovely Arcadia Customers!

Grab your umbrella and venture out into this crazy weather we have going on this month. A yummy latte at one of the various coffee shops in Nolibs helps on dreary days like today. We have so many to choose from, Soy Cafe, Cafe Lamaude, One Shot, and Higher Ground. It's the perfect neighborhood for coffee shop hopping to stay warm!  

Stop by and check out the coziest clothes we have in stock right now. Our staff and customer favorite that we just received this week are the Halley high waisted stretchy jeans for $54. Another personal favorite is the Prairie Underground winged victory tunic made out of 100% organic cotton and hemp for $176.

See you soon!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Shop for Good, Shop for CHOP

Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Arcadia Boutique, along with several other shops in the Philly area, is working with Friends of CHOP to raise money for the children's hospital which has given our community so much. Come on out and shop for a good cause, shop for CHOP!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To: Me, From: Me

Valentine's Day is this Friday and whether you're sick of expecting a perfect night, believe it's a meaningless Hallmark holiday, or are simply choosing to spend it alone, there are a ton of ways to make this holiday an enjoyable one overall. Solution? Be your own valentine! It gives you every possible excuse to pamper, spoil, and treat yourself without the pressure of whether someone else will like it. So without further ado, here are some wonderful ways to be the ultimate valentine to yourself:

1. Start off with a perfectly honest card

2. Take a long hot bath with beautifully scented bath bombs and essential oils

3. Buy yourself {expensive} chocolate. That means no Hershey's or Nestle, I'm talking Godiva!

4. Send yourself flowers at work

5. Order a heart shaped pizza all for you, no need to argue over toppings!

Sounds like a perfect day huh? Some quality time to appreciate and spoil oneself is always good. Whichever way you choose to spend it; alone, together, out to dinner, or eating chocolate at home, we would like to wish you a very happy Valentine's Day! Here's to many more to come!

-Arcadia Team xoxo

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple: An American Icon

We are deeply saddened to hear that American Icon and arguably one of the most popular child stars in American history, Shirley Temple, has passed away last night, February 10th 2014. Shirley was an inspiration to all young kids, curly haired girls, and people around the world as a whole. She managed to tap-dance her way into the hearts of Americans during a particularly difficult time in our country's economy. 
America's Sweetheart will be greatly missed.

Check out this great article on Shirley's impact on young girls and the country's morale during her younger years.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Pure (Barre) Love

I haaaaate working out. I hate exercising. I'd just rather not. But of course I should, so I do--but I'm not happy about it. That was all until I walked in to my first Pure Barre class and fell in love. This low-impact, high-intensity workout will make you sore the next day (and the next), but for whatever reason doesn't make you feel like you're actually doing a lot of "work". I highly recommend these classes to anyone who feels the same way as I do about the gym. I've only taken ten classes so far, but I already see a difference! So I say treat yourself this Valentine's Day to some Pure Barre love! 

Dress for class in style with basics from Alternative Apparel and Toggery--comfortable, stylish pieces that work well with yoga pants--and just so happen to be available at Arcadia!

Also, stop by Sunday (2/9) for our Sweetheart Trunk Show featuring treats from Niki Leist and New Histories Jewelry! Also, take 20% off all new Spring merchandise! 


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Vintage Love!

I love this vintage tee and jean jacket with studs on the shoulders in our vintage section right now. Stop by and find some great hidden treasures! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome to Philadelphia!

This hilarious map of Philly is actually pretty accurate, stop by Hipster Haven and check out our new spring merchandise!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Gift Guide & The Pre-Sale

Need some gift inspiration for your lovebird? Let us help!
Meet & mingle with some of our favorite designers and get to purchase their unique jewelry.
Valentine's Day is almost here and so is our Sweetheart Trunk Show. Come out to Arcadia on Sunday February 9th, enjoy some snacks, sip on mimosas, & get to check out some lovely jewelry from the designers that have stolen our hearts this year! Not enough of a reason to come out? We'll also be having our one day Spring PreSale, which means you get to take 20% off our brand new spring collection! This snow will be gone soon (we hope) and when it disappears you'll need some cute spring clothes to wear! While you're here, pick up some beautiful pieces of jewelry for your honey (or yourself, we won't judge) and it's a win-win for everyone!

See you there!
-Arcadia Team xoxo

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