By Mari Kasanuki
Updated Nov 06, 2014 @ 10:18 am
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Taylor Swift has a full-blown case of nostalgia, and we're loving it! Not only did she channel a past decade with her new album, 1989, but now she's throwing back to her pre-teen years. The superstar just shared the most adorable photo of herself from when she was 12 and rocking her long wavy tresses in cornrows:

She explained the shot in her caption: "The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did first week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going through my 'braids phase'. #nofilternecessary." Now 24 years old, the singer also reclaimed the No. 1 song in the U.S. this week with "Shake It Off" and is on track to have the best-selling album of the year.