Tracey Jackson

SO, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT  NOT SHOPPING THING?

SO, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT  NOT SHOPPING THING?

On April 30th, I announced I would go for one year without buying anything new. I had many reasons for doing it.  All of which are listed in some of the blogs following my bellowing commitment to a full year of non-consumerism. I took bets on how long I could last.  Some… Read More

Aug 1 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

#NOMOREINSTAGRAM

#NOMOREINSTAGRAM

  I disabled my Instagram account today.  I can reable it whenever I desire. But I’m going to stay off  it for two months. This year thing is a long time.  So, I’m denying myself things in smaller chunks of time. I have been flirting with the idea of leaving Instagram for… Read More

Jul 11 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

BUT FIRST THE PURGE

BUT FIRST THE PURGE

  Five weeks into my #TraceyStopsShopping and I have to say it’s getting easier. Easier to say no to my impulses. Easier to choose not to look at things online and if I do, it’s easier to turn away from them. I tend not to go in stores for entertainment. I do… Read More

Jun 19 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME

WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME

  I am one month into my one year of not shopping pledge. Let me tell you something about a year, it’s very long in some ways and very short in others.  Like when I think of Lucy leaving for college in a year it feels like about four hours.  When I… Read More

Jun 13 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

SHOPPING AS THE FINAL ACT?

SHOPPING AS THE FINAL ACT?

  I was introduced to someone yesterday and the person who introduced us said,  “Tracey is doing this interesting, thing she is not buying anything for a year.” The man I was being introduced to looked at me with a combination of disgust and judgment and said, “I’m down to the last… Read More

Jun 7 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

I NEVER PLANNED ON THIS

I NEVER PLANNED ON THIS

  I am now in the third week of my year-long non-shopping experiment. Experiment makes it sound like I’m in a lab surrounded by petri dishes, wearing goggles while trying to figure out some molecular structure. When in fact I’m merely walking up and down Madison Avenue, passed the world’s great shops… Read More

Jun 5 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WEEKEND UPDATE

WEEKEND UPDATE

  So, I am into week three of #TraceyStopsShopping.  It’s hard and it’s easy. It’s like life.  Totally unpredictable. There are the moments when you high five yourself for saying no to temptation and moments when you jump to life is short why am I torturing myself. Old habits die hard is… Read More

May 29 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

FROM MARIE KONDO TO CARTIER

FROM MARIE KONDO TO CARTIER

I sold a watch.  I didn’t have to sell the watch. I chose to sell the watch. I have sold 3 watches since I started my non-shopping – purgathon. It was a watch I didn’t wear. A watch I no longer liked. A watch that when I bought I it, I wanted… Read More

May 24 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WHAT TRIGGERS US TO BUY 

WHAT TRIGGERS US TO BUY 

  When someone near my age dies it’s almost a given I will buy something that day. Whatever I might have been secretly longing for, whatever my momentary obsession might be, that consumer itch will surely be scratched if I hear someone within ten years of my age has died. Yesterday it… Read More

May 17 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

363 DAYS TO GO – BUT WHO’S COUNTING?

363 DAYS TO GO – BUT WHO’S COUNTING?

  I got through the weekend. Two days no shopping. OK, I bought a book I need for research for a project I am working on. But, I got it for my KINDLE as it was cheaper. And I am allowed research books. Before I go further I want to take a… Read More

May 14 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

#BEAUTYSELLS

#BEAUTYSELLS

  Only two days to go. And I would have to say I’m not buying much. Not at all. I’m transitioning I suppose. At least I was until about one o’clock this afternoon. I had a normal morning went to the gym, came home, showered and went to the office and worked.… Read More

May 10 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

FIFTY HOURS AND SHOPPING – I MEAN COUNTING

FIFTY HOURS AND SHOPPING – I MEAN COUNTING

I had  lunch with my friend Linda today. She took me to Bergdorf’s in honor of my birthday.  After she made me put on a silly hat she gave me a bag of gifts for the girl who stops shopping. She gave me a silly little purse, she said was so ugly it… Read More

May 9 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

MONA LISA’S HANDBAG

MONA LISA’S HANDBAG

I just started purging, like really purging. Like not the clearly half assed purging I have been doing for the last five or six years.  Like OK YOU DO NOT NEED four grey purses purging. So pick two and two go. It’s funny because people ask me if I’m nervous and I’m… Read More

May 7 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

WHAT STAYS &  WHAT GOES

WHAT STAYS &  WHAT GOES

    The purse in the photo went away today.  I know it’s cool. I loved it. But the truth is I never ever used it. I had it a year. I wore it once. It didn’t feel like me. I put it in a bag at the top of the closet.… Read More

May 3 2017 | Comments | Share Share on Facebook Tweet More...

JUMPIN BLACK JUMPSUIT

JUMPIN BLACK JUMPSUIT

  Ten days to go until the shopping faucet is turned off. Today I got a lot of emails  “Are you OK?.”  “I will send you stuff if you want.”  “I will love you without shopping bags.”  Very sweet sentiments. I’m fine. I really am. But this is about something bigger than… Read More

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