Saturday, March 30, 2013

Get the Look: Layered Necklaces

Get this layered necklace look at Arcadia Boutique. Layering these Sultana Aschim and Nana Pat Project necklaces with a basic tee is a great way to stand out this spring! Have a great weekend everyone! Morghan 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Style Crush: Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson has great style! She has always been a celebrity style crush of mine. I love looking for similar looks for less of what she is wearing! Spring is here and Arcadia has some similar boho Spring dresses. Arcadia carries  two look-a-like dresses by Costa Blanca. A white short dress and a floral patterned maxi dress, both under the price of $65! Have fun wearing either dress anywhere from a walk in the park, an picnic dinner, or even a day in the city!
Happy Friday,

First Friday Fun!

Join us for our First Friday April 5th Vintage Garden Party & Trunk Show in our Northern Liberties shop. We'll have a big display of spring vintage clothing we love from Becky at Nana Pat Project & a trunk show from one of our favorite new jewelry designers, New Histories. Help us welcome Tessa and her amazing collection to Philadelphia. 

Swing by and meet 2 lovely, local designers, plus spring cocktails and snacks, and 15% off all of Arcadia's new spring clothes and shoes just as they arrive.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Third Eye Jewelry

Love this Third Eye Jewelry Collection by Nana Pat Project.  The "Eye of insight" located in the forehead  can be activated through the practice of Yoga.

Nana Pat Project Vintage Trunk Show is April 5th from 5:00-9:00 At our Nolibs location. Don't miss out!!! xoxo Betsy

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Mata Traders and Dusen Dusen!

I don't know about all of you, but I have a wicked case of Spring fever--and these new arrivals are making it even worse. All dressed up and no where to go? Let's hope that the weather starts to cooperate so we can wear some of our new favorites from Dusen Dusen, Mata Traders, and all the others!

Babydoll Dress from Dusen Dusen
Tennis Dress from Dusen Dusen
From Top left, clockwise: Sari Scarves, Garden Party Dress. Buttons and Bows Blouse, and Twist and Twirl Dress--all from Mata Traders.

xx Arielle

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy (Second Night of) Passover!

Passover has always been one of my favorite holidays for many reasons, one being the amazing Matzo ball soup my grandmother always made--and on days like today, nothing's better or more comforting than a hot bowl of soup!

INGREDIENTS: (Serves 10)
2 (10 ounce) packages matzo crackers
1/2 cup butter
6 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 onions, minced
5 ounces matzo meal
96 ounces chicken broth
2-3 Package of egg noodles
5-7 carrots, sliced
Dill for Garnish

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
2. Break matzo crackers into small pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add water to cover; allow to soak for a few minutes, until soft. Drain off excess water.
3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in drained matzos; stir until mixture is dry and slightly brown. Remove from heat, and mix in eggs, salt and pepper to taste, parsley, and onions.
4. Mix in just enough matzo meal to make mixture hold together. Roll one golf ball-size matzo ball. Place matzo ball in the boiling water to test the mixture. The ball must rise to the top of the water and not break apart. If it does not rise, then too much matzo meal was added. In this case, add another beaten egg to the mixture and try again. When desired consistency is reached, roll all of mixture into golf ball size spheres.
5.     Cook noodles according to package.
6. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth and carrots to a slow boil over medium heat; add balls to broth. Serve soup as the balls rise to the top of the broth with noodles and dill for garnish.


xx Arielle

Monday, March 25, 2013

New In Shop: Feral Childe

This weather makes this Monday feel even more blah--but our Spring shipment of Feral Childe is now in store, so not all is bad this cold and rainy day!

Rake Dress ($328)
Frost Blouse ($274)

xx Arielle

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Tease

It's officially Spring, and while Punxsutawney Phil got it all wrong (Hellooooo 4-6 inches of snow forecast for Monday)--it's hard not to feel like the Crocuses are starting to bloom inside Arcadia.

Just in for Spring, the Summer Print Maxi ($89) from Costa Blanca--the perfect maxi dress for those warmer days and nights! 

xx Arielle

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Jewelry Crush: Eleanor Zissou

Eleanor Zissou in the movie The Life Aquatic is giving me major jewelry envy!  Luckily we carry a very unique Italian Jewelry designer called Iosselliani at Arcadia Boutique to help me recreate her look. xoxo Betsy

Coral and Turquoise Jewelry

       Coral and Turquoise together is such a stunning combination! It has me daydreaming about the beach :)  
xoxo Betsy

Friday, March 22, 2013

All Around the World

Global prints are a huge trend for this Spring/Summer. Gorgeous patterns inspired by faraway destinations like Asia and Africa are all the rage, and we're enamored of this exotic infusion. Head scarves, colorful accessories and beaded motifs add some excitement to classic styles.

Woven Hoop Earrings from Pearl in Crown
Woven Bracelets from Pearl in Crown
Debralyn Peplum Dress from BB Dakota
Marti Top from BB Dakota

Turnaround Tie Top from Ace & Jig

Arts & Crafts Skirt from Mata Traders

Pom Cosmetic Bag from JADEtribe
Ricco Pouch from Collina Strada

 Check out this hot trend, and more, inside Arcadia!

xx Arielle

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Color of the Moment: Mint Julep

Our BB Dakota Clarendon Blouse with the peter pan collar is a staff favorite! We just got in a lace bandeau in mint julep that looks great layered with the blouse. Mint Julep is a perfect pop of color to accessorize with a neutral outfit. Stop by and check out all the great new colorful merchandise for spring!! xoxo Betsy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Philly's Best Dressed...

With so many stylish people here in Philadelphia, It would be hard to pick just 20. But here are the lucky few who made the cut according to One of the top best dressed shops at Arcadia :) Check it out here

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nana Pat Project Vintage

     I am so lucky to work with someone who has the gift of finding AMAZING vintage pieces! I always look forward to the new Nana Pat Project merchandise that Becky brings into Arcadia. Don't forget to come to our Vintage Garden Party Friday April 5th! xoxo Betsy

Nana Pat Project was sold on the Nasty Gal Web Site!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pi Day...

Today is national Pi day! Celebrating the mathematical constant π (pi)
Pi day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of Pi in the decimal form. Today is also Albert Einsteins birthday! I hear there is a celebration and even an Albert Einstein look alike contest in Princeton, NJ since Albert once lived there for more than 20 years!
Happy birthday Albert Einstein and happy Pi day!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trending: Sword Jewelry

   Sonnet of the Sword Earrings by Vanessa Mooney- Pewter long metal sword earrings are handmade in Los Angeles. They are so funky and dainty! The necklace is a great layered piece. 

Sword Trend:

We should be receiving a bunch of new Vanessa Mooney this week! Stop by and check out all the fun new jewelry :) xoxo Betsy

Saturday, March 9, 2013

New Birdqueen Designs!

BirdQueen Designs is Original, Affordable, Adorable and durable handmade plastic jewelry that is meant to make a statement wherever you go.

All jewelry items and images are designed and created by Philadelphia-based illustrator and fine artist Gretchen Diehl with assistance from production managers Melissa Magri and Michele Smith.

All pieces are made out of ink-jet shrink film and coated in a layer of clear acrylic for maximum durability.

                          Stop by Arcadia and check out all the great new pieces!! xox Betsy