Once the massively unhip province of Nick at Nite TV moms like June or Donna, pretty femme aprons are staging something of a return. They have their own blogs, art exhibits, media attention, pages on Facebook.

The ultimate kiss of mod approval: the crafty clothing/housewares chain Anthropologie’s line of delicious vintage-look aprons. Every design would inspire one to throw dinner parties for the sole purpose of being seen in these beauties, but the Owl Invasion model has my credit card calling to me.

Owl Invasion Apron
, $38

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