From the moment I splash water on my face in the morning until I slip back into my sleepwear at bedtime, I'm in some form of street clothes. That includes while I'm home and attending to such tasks as cooking, cleaning, grooming the dogs, etc. This can be tough on clothing.
It's only been in the last year or so that I've (re)discovered aprons. It wasn't that I didn't have any; I did. Freebies that came with other purchases, gifts at one time or another, they languished in my linen closet. I'll admit that until recently, I didn't give them much thought. Aprons were, in my consciousness, an artifact of a retrograde Donna Reed kind of femininity, and were the province of our mothers' generation. We stirred our pots of organic lentil soup--and later boeuf bourguignon-- unarmored, clad only in our jeans and tee shirts. But then, I got tired of dabbing stain remover on splatters on my favorite tees and one morning while cooking breakfast sausage I extricated one of my aprons from cold storage, and have never looked back. These days I'm rarely without one while at home.
It occured to me recently, after having seen some really cute options at a kitchen store, that they might make really nice holiday or hostess gifts. I prefer "full coverage" aprons, so that's what I've selected here. Pearls and heels optional.
For the very practical and no-nonsense types, one of these striped and pocketed numbers from west elm is just the thing.
|west elm striped apron|
|Kitchen gadgets apron|
|Modcloth. Trés charmant, non?|
|Modcloth again. Can't Stand The Hoot apron in Plus|
this is just too darn cute!
For the baker on your list:
As always, Etsy contains multitudes...
|Fuji Afternoon apron|
LUURRVE this print!
|Coffee cup lined apron|
|More retro fun.|
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