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9 Things We All Did In Middle School During The 2000s

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Middle school. The most embarrassing years of my life. I look back at my pictures and just wonder why in the world would I do that? Why did I look like that? How did someone let me do that? But to be honest, I wouldn't want it any other way because I wouldn't have something to look back on today. Just about every middle school girl can relate to this:

SEE ALSO: 15 Food Items Every 2000s Middle Schooler Was Addicted To

1. Getting "married"

I don't know about you but I took my "marriage" very seriously. We had a 25 cent ring and everything. We called each other "wifey's" to top it all off. Believe it or not, we even had a wedding video. It was pretty legit. Then I found out she was also married to another friend in our friend group. It was a sad breakup but we worked through it and she's my best friend to this day.


2. Duck lips

The legendary duck lips. The bigger the lips the better. I went through a phase where I don't think I ever took a picture with my teeth showing. Why did we think this was cool? I wish I knew.

3. Atrocious wardrobe

Sophie shorts ring a bell? I think I had one in at least every color. Oh and don't forget about my soccer ball ones that I just HAD to wear to soccer practice. What about tying your shirt to the side or tucking in the front of your t-shirt to your shorts? For some reason, this was a long-running style. I am not sure how.

4. Forward messages

Those messages were so annoying yet fun. If I didn't forward those I swear I thought something was actually going to happen to me.

5. Learning everything on the bus

From bad words to inappropriate anything. You learned what things were and where things came from. I learned more things on the bus than I ever did in school.

6. Festivals

They were the best thing to do on a summer weekend. You couldn't miss it. Although no on really rode the rides or played games. It was basically a giant get together for your side of town with a bunch of middle school drama.

7. Awkward mirror selfies

Don't lie, we've all taken them at some point.

8. Edited pictures

There were edited pictures with irrelevant words surrounding our faces. Or writing the words "BFF's" around it to make sure everyone knew that you guys were best friends. At some points, I would actually have people like my status for me to make them an edited picture. Consider yourself lucky if you didn't. Pic Monkey was my life.

9. Webcam pictures

What're you doing tonight? Oh, just taking pics on my webcam.

SEE ALSO: A Playlist Of A Middle Schooler From 2007

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4 Coachella Look Books That Manage To NOT Appropriate Cultures

If you're going to Coachella leave your faux headdress in the trash.

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April is the unofficial start to festival season. Coachella, Stage Coach, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and more happen every year when the weather is warm and the party doesn't stop. One of everyone's favorite parts is the boho, chic fashion-forward outfits. Bodysuits and body glitter are all the rave, yet people love to go to their local costume store and buy something representative of someone else's culture.

If you are unaware of what cultural appropriation is, it is the adoption of an underrepresented group's customs or ideas usually by a more dominant group. For example, a headdress, that has serious meaning to certain Native American tribes, is worn by white festival goers because it looks good to them. Or a white person installing dreadlocks, a protective style for black people, for a festival when black people lose their jobs over their "unprofessional" or "ghetto" hairdos.

Festival season is not the time for cultural appropriation — it's never that time.

Don't be that person with the headdress or the bindi or the sombrero or the dreadlocks. If it isn't a part of your culture, don't think about doing it, wearing it, or even buying it. It's not going to ruin your Instagram pictures if you aren't appropriating a culture, but it can ruin an important message a group is trying to let be heard.

Here are some of the top four look books on YouTube that you should watch for stylish outfit ideas.

1. Festival Looks by Nayomi Boyer.

Nayomi's looks are a mix between boho and boujee, if that's what you're going for give it a view!

2. Ethan and Grayson Dolan Coachella Outfits.

The Dolan twins shopped for each other at some high-end places but you could definitely take some inspo from their video.

3. Buzzfeed's sister channel As/Is Outfits.

Two women go thrift shopping to find affordable looks that you can definitely put together for Coachella.

4. OneDapperStreet looks.

OneDapperStreet puts together 3-6 looks for festivals, give it a view if you're want some ideas.

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