Blake Lively hasn’t always been sleek and stylish like Selena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl; she hasn’t even always been the serious and styled actress we’ve seen lately in Age of Adaline, Green Lantern, and The Town. Now, you rarely see her without the perfect dress and perfect hair and perfect arm candy in Ryan Reynolds.

But back in 2005, when Blake Lively was just becoming a household name for Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, times were much simpler. And at the same time, SO much more confusing.

Like WOAH. She’s still adorable, and of course can’t take all the blame because as we all well know, the aughts were dark days for fashion. Pink pointed-toe heels! With a matching pink belt! Plus, light wash jeans CUFFED WITHIN AN INCH OF THEIR LIFE!

Blake’s not alone in this, however. Just look at the waist belt. The blazer. The FLARE JEANS.

Blake Lively and her sisters look precious, don’t get us wrong, but we can’t BELIEVE the difference between 2005 and 2016.

Check out a side-by-side comparison. WOW.

We’re totally, totally speechless. Much as we love nostalgia, we’re happy we’ve made strides past jeans on a red carpet in the fashion world.