Taylor Swift gets locket for anniversary, proves she is the 8th-grader in all of us

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Taylor Swfit and Calvin Harris' 1-Year Anniversary

Taylor Swift celebrated her one-year anniversary with Calvin Harris in the most on-brand way possible: with a cute homemade cake and a locket. Reminiscent of a 13th-birthday party, this anniversary celebration is further evidence that Swift has perfected her brand as the ultimate middle-school girl. And she pulls it off flawlessly.

Let's examine the evidence:

• Swifty loves baking with her besties, a classic Friday-night activity for teens.

• She's the queen of dishing about boys, which people of all ages do, but is still an activity associated with the youth.

• Tay-Tay loves to show off her cats.

• She's formed an "It" girl squad reminiscent of my middle-school crew, the "Fab 4" or the "Fab 5," depending on who was out of favor.

• T-Swizzle publicly feuds with her rival alpha ladies.

• As demonstrated above, she has lots of quirky nicknames.

Tay's middle-school-girl brand makes her appealing to people of all ages because it's so accessible. There's an endearing girlishness to her baking her boyfriend a homemade cake for their anniversary. Instead of receiving flashy designer jewelry, Taylor got a simple locket. It's the best way to convey the message: She's just like us! And in a market full of over-the-top-sexy celebrities, it's a differentiator: T-Swizzle knows sex might sell, but sweetness is just as marketable.

We wish the couple a totally awesome anniversary. Can't wait to see what outfits they wear to the spring formal!

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Taylor Swift,Calvin Harris are seen in Tribeca on May 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Photo by: KGC-146/STAR MAX/IPx 5/26/15 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are seen in New York City. (NYC)
Photo by: KGC-146/STAR MAX/IPx 5/26/15 Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are seen in New York City. (NYC)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artists Taylor Swift (L) and Calvin Harris attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)
Taylor Swift, right, hugs Calvin Harris after winning the award for top billboard 200 album for “1989” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift, right, hugs Calvin Harris after winning the award for top billboard 200 album for “1989” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artist Taylor Swift embraces DJ/producer Calvin Harris after she won the Top Billboard 200 Album award during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift, right, hugs Calvin Harris after winning the award for top billboard 200 album for “1989” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift, right, hugs Calvin Harris after winning the award for top billboard 200 album for “1989” at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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