Channel It: Bye Bye Birdie

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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.

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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.