Channel It: Bye Bye Birdie

I recently had the pleasure of reindulging in one of my favorite childhood classic musicals, Bye Bye Birdie. I love Ann Margret’s youthful, feminine portrayal of Kim McAffee in this movie – especially the scene in which she changes out of her school clothes into her cozy home clothes while belting out “How Lovely to be a Woman.” Having just been pinned by her dreamy, wimpy boyfriend, Hugo Peabody, she can hardly contain her womanly giddiness.

My favorite part about this whole sequence is how she’s singing about how she loves dressing up and putting lipstick on, all the while changing into such a cozy, ungirly outfit. It has all the quintessential “nesting” staples: oversized sweater, boyfriend jeans, arygle socks, baseball cap.

Channel It: Bye Bye Birdie


If you haven’t seen this film, rent it immediately, and make sure you’re wearing your uniform (above). I guarantee you’ll love it.


  1. Christine 01/12/2010 Reply

    I am LOVING “Channel It”! Needless to say, I cast my vote for the next movie to be “life-styled”.

    We love you Catherine…oh yes we do…we don’t love anyone as much as you..

  2. Love it, love it, love it!

    Marilyn Monroe – Some Like It Hot – she was such a sexy woman with real womanly curves.

  3. What about the mismatched pinks nightclub outfit??

  4. YES!!! I too have heard about Hugo and Kim. So cute.