Ticking, tailor, apron, tie.

Extra-long aprons are all well and good, but for those of us who are ever-so-slightly challenged in the height department, a shorter cut is just perfect (and hey, it’s also good for taller folks who like more freedom of movement in the leg area). The extra-long waist tie is easy to wrap around (and around) and secure with a loop or a bow, and can we talk about how cute that dusky blue ticking stripe is? Let’s talk: It’s real cute. And so functional! Deep pockets made of brushed cotton hold your cell phone and other delicate tools, and have double-needle stitching reinforced with bar tacks (that’s the extra-thick bar of stitching you’ll find on the upper edges of heavy-use seams, like the back pockets of jeans). 100% cotton means it’s easy to throw in the wash and keep fresh and ready for all your kitchen escapades. And all this for under $35? You’ll want to get one for you and your bestie.