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    Blake Lively Shared A "Gossip Girl" Throwback Photo And It's One Of The Most '07 Things I've Ever Seen

    "Class of '07."

    So I know there are plenty of millennials who probably think that 2007 was, like, just last year. Well, I hate to break it to you — but it was actually 13 years ago. THIRTEEN.

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    There are kids born that year who are now getting mortgages, or something.

    One person who really just hammered that point home is Blake Lively, who posted an unbelievably nostalgic Gossip Girl throwback with the caption, "Class of '07."

    Now, there are a few things I'd like to dissect here. First, there's the general graininess of the photo — giving the photo that glorious '07 digital-camera-in-the-club aesthetic.

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    Try and make THAT an Instagram filter (please, don't).

    Then there's the fact that Blake and Leighton Meester are holding hands, which, aww:

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    There's Chace Crawford's Zac Efron bowl cut of the late '00s:

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    Well, it was a relic of the '00s until quarantine hit.

    ALL the neon plastic jewelry:

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    Personal fact that nobody asked for: I used to wear a very similar neon-pink watch with my uniform in '07, and my school changed their dress code in order to formally ban it. Just another way that Gossip Girl is unrealistic, bah!

    And the headbands, which are already back in fashion because we are SO OLD:

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    TL;DR: Time is fleeting.

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