Don’t blame the writer for Yahoo! Style! She’s a fashion writer, not a mathematician. OK, so it doesn’t take great math skills (or even third-grade arithmetic skills) to know that 2004 isn’t “nearly a decade ago.” It’s more than a decade ago:
I’m not trying to get into this writer’s head, but I can imagine she thinks that nearly means “a little more or a little less.” It doesn’t. It means “almost but not quite” (according to the American Heritage Dictionary).