Anna Gragert
Updated Jul 04, 2016 @ 10:51 am
ABC Upfront Soiree at Cipriani's
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2002 was 14 year ago – isn’t that insane? I mean, it feels like just yesterday we were using Lizzie McGuire as our early 2000s fashion inspiration. Then again, when looking back on the early years of the 21st century, it makes sense that times have indeed changed.

Just take a look at this 2002 photo of The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco:

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Everything about Kaley’s outfit screams 2002 – in the best way, of course. She went all-out in an all-white ensemble, one that was paired with the frilly, metallic scarf that was a staple in every millennial’s closet. Then, there are the pointy heels, which are covered by the flare of Kaley’s pants (enough said). And how could we ignore her french tips? This nail design is basically a beautiful artifact from the early 2000s.

What may be even more shocking is that The Big Bang Theory didn’t exist at that time. Instead, Kaley was playing Bridget Hennessy on the TV show 8 Simple Rules (which should definitely be on Netflix by now, right?). Then, a mere two years after this program ended in 2005, Kaley would become a regular on The Big Bang Theory.

Yup. Times have definitely changed:

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However, here’s one thing that hasn’t changed: The fact that Kaley Cuoco is an A+ human being.