Ark Fashion Motel Rocks Outfits
OUTFITS // The Eye of Horus... And FriendsMonday, April 07, 2014
It's quite rare that I'll be wandering my way down the high street and come across an item of clothing that screams at me: ...
It's quite rare that I'll be wandering my way down the high street and come across an item of clothing that screams at me: 'online'. I've wrote about this quite a lot recently, but the high street retailers have developed this habit of sticking to 'safe' items, meaning their ranges are often quite inoffensive and generally just bland.
When I first moved to Manchester, I was obsessed with the clothing store Ark. It was always a bit like a cheaper, edgier version of Topshop, but for whatever reason I hadn't paid a visit for a year or so and all of a sudden I'm walking around inside the Arndale and realise they've actually relocated! They stock a wide variety of brands from Lavish Alice to RARE London as well as their own line too.
Whilst I was in there, this dress caught my eye. Full of all sorts of ancient symbolism that seemed to clash so much with itself it actually worked! Of course, I bought it, rushed home, threw it on and got some OOTD photos taken within the hour! As much as the symbols draw your attention, my favorite part of this dress is actually at the shoulders. It's not one of your average off-the-shoulder numbers, this is the perfect 'peek-a-boo'!
That being said, how can I not mention the print?! I absolutely lived and breathed Egyptology when I was at school and was determined to be the Asian female version of Howard Carter when I grew up and although I did manage to visit The Valley of The Kings, I didn't quite manage to find any hidden tombs sadly. No matter though, amongst the many symbols splashed on this dress is the Eye of Horus, which of course drew my attention instantly!
Black Savannah Hieroglyphics Symbols Print Cold Shoulder Dress - Motel // Cobalt Blue Heels - H&M // Black Wraparound Diamante Bracelet - H&M
Even though this dress is by Motel, it's exclusive to ARK so can only be purchased from them either in-store or online.
I've been wearing this to death since I bought it, both because I love it and its loose-fitting nature makes it so easy to wear. I find it goes great with almost anything, particularly white pumps...