On a recent thrifting expedition, I bought a dress that has become my favorite item of clothing. It’s an peasant-y empire thing with 3/4 length sleeves that is both flattering and so comfortable I feel like I’m wearing pajamas. In the week and half that I’ve owned it, I’ve worn it to work twice.
Last night, as I headed into the kitchen to make dinner, I pulled on an apron to protect this precious new-to-me dress and thought of many the apron stories you all shared. I just loved reading about your mothers, grandmothers and friends who played a role in each of your kitchen histories. I also enjoyed your apron confessions and was relieved to know that there are lots of you who are apron-ambivalent (like I so often am).
“I didn’t start wearing aprons regularly until I started culinary school, and now I feel naked if I cook without one. My every day favorite is plain white heavy cotton, easy to bleach, but my fun favorite is from my mother in law, it’s red and says “bling in the holidays” and its covered with rhinestones. It’s not me at ALL but it’s so her, and I wear it for our annual New Year’s Day brunch.”
Congratulations Adrienne! And for all of you who didn’t win, stay tuned. I’ll have another giveaway for you next Monday.