Overpriced Lattes and Backhanded Compliments

Shirt: Missoni for Target, Skirt: The Limited, Shoes: Aldo, Purse: H&M, Necklaces: Stella & Dot and Target, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: Marthe Pinaire (photos: Carrie Hawkins Foust)
So....I have been working REALLY hard on breaking my Starbucks addiction. I used to get 2, $5 lattes a day...do the math...$10/day, 5 work days a week and 1 on Saturday. Holy canoli...That is $55 a WEEK...an EVER LOVING WEEK!!!!!!!!! What the...that is like having 2 extra utility bills a MONTH. So, needles to say I have been trying (really hard) to give up Starbucks. I went cold turkey. I have probably had 4 Starbucks drinks (liquid crack) since January. However, this morning, I was early to work, had heard on the radio that I had a solid hour commute awaiting me on the highway and I caved. I broke down and drove straight to the the stand alone Starbucks that is directly in front of my house. After I sheepishly explained to the girl at the drive-thru window that I had not moved, but that I had given up my morning ritual (because frankly, I'd rather spend that money on clothes), we got to talking. Mid sentence she gave me a compliment (or at least I think that is what she meant to do). She said, "Awww....you look so pretty today. Very Austin Powers". STOP the music. Very what??? Austin Powers???? I mean, I get that I am wearing a psychedelic print on my shirt, but Austin Powers? Really? I made up my mind that she meant my shaggy bangs were very (Stevie Nicks) 1970's and NOT that I looked like a freak show in thrift shop polyester. Aaaaa--Neeyyy-Waaaay...this is what I wore today. Just sharing, on the off chance you like it, or that it inspires you to wear copious amounts of color and print. On top of the back handed compliment, the girl at Starbucks got my drink order wrong and gave me some caramel thing with whip creme on it. It tasted like a Werther's Original, dipped in marshmallow, topped with Cool Whip. GAG. It was disgusting. I threw it out. I wasted $5 (aka: 1/3 of a new shirt from Forever 21). Unacceptable. Tomorrow, back on the wagon....and break room coffee.

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