30 Unforgettable Things All Early-’00s Teen Girls Did In The Summer
Back when you rocked platform sandals with gaucho pants and smelled like Pearberry body splash.
Begging your parents to allow you to get ~sunkissed~ chunky highlights.
Talking to your BFF all day long over AIM and complaining about not having anything to do.
Watching Sex and the City behind your parents' back.
Wearing your Soffees around the house or whenever you went to the beach, lake, or pool.
Playing The Sims for hours and naming characters after your friends and crushes.
Watching MTV's Summer House and being jealous of the people that were there.
Strutting around in a pair of these basically every single day of summer.
Or rocking a pair of these when you wanted to wear something "dressy."
Wearing flowy AF gaucho pants if you needed to wear pants somewhere.
Having lightly tinted sunglasses that did nothing to protect your eyes from bright rays.
Having a bunch of body sprays from Bath & Body Works that you kept in the fridge so that you could spray yourself whenever you were hot.
Slathering yourself in self-tanner so that you looked EXTRA tanned.
Wearing some body bling by putting on a flashy crystal tattoo — which you usually wore on a spot that your parents couldn't see.
Cutting up your old magazines to make collages to decorate the walls of your bedroom.
Getting shorts, sweaters, or T-shirts airbrushed at your local fair.
Ditching your purse all summer in favor of a wrist wallet.
Stalking all your crushes and frenemies on Myspace and seeing what they were up to.
Begging your parents to allow you to get your belly button pierced, so that you could show it off while wearing your crop tops.
Downloading every single new song you heard on LimeWire...
...and then making a ton of "mood" mix CDs with them.
Perfectly flat-ironing your hair, even though you knew it would start to curl the minute you walked outside your house.
Going through your Delia's or Alloy catalog and beginning to pick out your back-to-school outfits.
Trying to maintain your acrylic square shaped French tips in good shape (despite the heat and all the swimming).
Layering your tanks, and having the bottom one be the type with the built in bra.
Wanting a Juicy Couture velour shorts set.
Having a version of a striped dress as your "going out" outfit.
Smearing your lips with sparkly lipgloss, CONSTANTLY.
Basically visiting Blockbuster every other day to rent a new movie (or the same ones, AGAIN).
Drinking like 12 of these a day.
And finally, wearing Uggs with short denim skirts, even though it was a 100 degrees outside.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF