Every house needs a cute apron. As a baker, mine has about a dozen!
I thought you might like to see my "collection" of aprons. My husband and I have a tradition of baking Christmas cookies with our seven nieces and nephews and wearing an apron is a big part of the ritual. Each child could start baking with us when they turned four years old. The kids are now: 19, 19, 17, 17, 15, 15 and 12 (and all but two are taller than me)!
Needless to say, everyone has a favorite apron. I remember the day that William (now 17), first noticed the blue Williams-Sonoma apron when he was a little boy and thought that surely it was made just for him. He's worn it every year since and when he gets married, I'm going to wrap it up and give it to him as a shower gift!
I have cute aprons from cooking schools (my one from Patricia Wells' class is still at my parents from Thanksgiving!), aprons that were gifts (I received the cream embroidered heart one when I was 17!) and aprons that I have made for myself (ANA). They all are pretty, sentimental and help me get the job done.
When was the last time you bought yourself a pretty apron?