By Victoria

September 5, 2017

Black & White

My close friend & pledge brother was chosen as the new member educator for his fraternity, Lambda Phi Epsilon, at the University of Houston. We brain stormed all summer on what we wanted his "theme" to be. We agreed on black & white & simplicity. 

Below are examples of my outfit for our idea coming to life. Attire was black & white only with a street style vibe. My top is a copy cat Are You Am I "Tiiu Top." The Are You Am I version retails for a whopping $119. 

I didn't think a top with such little material was worth that much so I did some research & googled around to find the exact same top for less. I bought my top on AliExpress for only $8! When purchasing dupes, be smart! Do your research as cheap websites such as AliExpress don't always offer the best quality. You don't want to be excited for a package to come in and your clothes aren't made like how the pictures were. 

I paired my top with black distressed high waisted shorts from American Eagle and Adidas Black & White Superstars. For just a subtle extra touch, I also added a black choker to my look. These gorgeous pictures were taken by Penny Nguyen of Alpha Kappa Delta Phi at the University of Houston. Her photography account is @PennyTNguyen on Instagram if you are interested in booking. 


  1. Wow! that's amazing you got such a steal on the same kind of top, it's crazy how such little fabric can cost so much. Those photos look amazing by the way!

  2. $8 on a top that would have been over $100? I can’t believe it... You definitely have given me some good insight for my future online shopping!


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