Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.


Graphic from Frugal Foodie Mama

Readers, you may not know this about me, but I consider myself a coupon queen.

You won’t fine me on an episode of “Extreme Couponing” anytime soon, but I do pride myself on being able to save big using coupons – especially in my weekly food shopping. (Hilariously, the coupons I have the most trouble with being scanned are usually from the supermarket itself, scanning issues caused by low ink in the machines that print them at the register.)

I always check for coupon codes before buying anything online, and see if I can find coupons to print or show on my phone before shopping at a retail location or heading to a chain restaurant.

I recently found out Groupon Coupons. You already know Groupon can save you money on experiences. (The Groupon Health & Fitness section is my favorite.)

Now, they can save you money with coupons too – often with exclusive coupons!

I can see myself using the Groupon Coupons section for Fitness & Diet and Clothing quite often. You can also search Groupon Coupons by store, like Lane Bryant, for example.

Who doesn’t like a great deal? Groupon Coupons will definitely be added to my list of must search sites before shopping.

All the Groupon Coupons are free to use and you don’t have to be a Groupon member to view them. Best part is, most coupons can be scanned straight from your phone, eliminating scanning issues at the register and saving your printer ink!

Have you used Groupon Coupons yet? If so, what’s your favorite coupon find from Groupon?

Ladies Night Out at University Station


Last week, I attended a fun women bloggers night out at University Station in Westwood.


First, we got manicures at Miniluxe.

I’m a huge fan of Miniluxe and when I lived in Boston I had my nails done at their Newbury Street location nearly weekly. It’s great to see them have a location closer to me on the South Shore.

Next we visited Nordstrom Rack, where the manager pulled some clothes to show us examples of the brand names at discounted prices available at their store. I bought myself a new pair of flats.

Finally, we headed over to Not Your Average Joe’s for some appetizers and met with their executive chef for the whole chain. It’s a different space for Not Your Average Joe’s – but in a good way. The restaurant was packed even though it was a Wednesday night.

I’m a Not Your Average Joe’s fan – since I love that their cooking is from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. You can usually find me at the Randolph location though – so this was a nice change of pace.

Thanks to Miniluxe, Nordstrom Rack, Not Your Average Joe’s, and University Station for hosting us!

Holiday Glamour Swap at Cambridgeside Galleria

One of the things I love about the blogger community in MA is how many in person events there are where I can meet fellow bloggers. It really adds to feeling that we are a community!

Last week, Cambridgeside Galleria hosted a Glamour Swap event for bloggers. It was great to see some new faces, and spend time with bloggers who’ve become my friends.

Here are some photos from the night.





Beautiful fashions were on display from stores in Cambridgeside Galleria


A Yankee Swap was held & I ended up with a snazy new wallet thanks to New York & Company

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Santa stopped by for some photos


Jodi, Erica, & I enjoyed the photo props

A huge thank you to Cambridgeside Galleria for hosting us and the stores for donating prizes for the Yankee Swap.

I’ll be back soon to finish up some holiday gift shopping (and probably buy some clothes for myself as well).

Gwynnie Bee – Still Loving the Clothes

Gwynnie Bee: Clothing Rental Subscription Box. Sizes 10-32. 30 Day free Trial.

It’s been a few months since I posted about Gwynnie Bee and I am still loving the clothes I get sent each week!

You may remember from a previous post, I am an affiliate for the awesome clothing rental company Gwynnie Bee.

They fit sizes 10-32.

For a flat fee, they send you plus size clothing to rent. If you love it, you can keep it, for a low additional charge.

You pick every item that’s added to your virtual closet, and the size for each item. (Which is great! Ladies know there’s no such thing as universal sizing in women’s clothes.) There are size charts for each item recommending which size to choose based on body measurements.

For me, this nearly guarantees that I’ll like the dresses & tops I’m mailed. (I’ve only had 1 item that the fit was off for.)

Let me know if you have any questions about Gwynnie Bee. I love them and would be happy to talk through their process for you.

Use my affiliate links above for a 30 day free trial.

Here are some of the items I’ve been sent recently:


Triste Radiant Juniper Fit & Flare Dress


Isabel + Alice Marbled Magenta Hi-lo top


 Spruce & Sage Baroque Print Ruched dress


Dorothy Perkins Geo Side Panel Pencil dress


Isabel + Alice Floral Sweetheart Peplum Top


Isabel + Alice Trellis Printed Peplum Top


Leota Sweetheart Dress in Bright Abstract


Left: Triste Painted Abstract Ruched dress

Right: Isabel + Alice Colorblock Floral A-Line dress


Jete Cozumel Print Peplum top


Jete Abstract Floral Notched tunic

I’m holding my weeks old new cousin. Isn’t he adorable?!


Conference chic thanks to Gwynnie Bee – both for my work NORD Rare Disease Summit

and Association of Fundraising Professionals MA Conference

Left: Jessica Howard Boatneck Dress in Ikat Print

Middle: Triste Abstract Cityscape Shift dress

Right: Jessica Howard Fit & Flare Dress in Tile Check Print –

I love the Jessica Howard Fit & Flare Dress in Tile Check Print so much I’m thinking of buying it to keep. It has pockets!

I’ve worn it 3 times to networking/work events and it’s been a huge hit.


London Times Sheath Dress in Abstract Floral Print


Left: Elvi Navy Lace Print Faux Wrap shirt

Right: Jete Abstract Printed Faux Wrap dress

The above are only a small selection of the 50 clothing items I’ve been sent so far in my 3 months of Gwynnie Bee membership. I started my 1st month on the 3 items per box plan, but have upped it to a 5 items per box plan for the last 2 months.

Once you’re done with an item, you mail it back in a postage paid bag provided by Gwynnie Bee. You’ll get a new item within about 4 days of mailing an item back.

I feel fashionable every day I’m wearing a Gwynnie Bee item & it’s made my work wardrobe pretty much hassle free!

I pair the tops with jeans on weekends.

As a plus sized woman, I’m used to wearing items that fit but aren’t my style. To be able to stay stylish and professional with Gwynnie Bee is a world altering shift for the better for me! I would sing their praises as a happy customer, even if I wasn’t an affiliate.

And I do often! Even in supposedly unfriendly Boston, I get stopped by other women on the subway to ask about my beautiful Gwynnie Bee dresses. I tell them the website without getting any affiliate credit.

I also love that I pick out the clothes and get multiple items throughout the month, as opposed to 1 box of items curated by someone else like other boxed clothing services.

The clothing rental aspect of Gwynnie Bee works for me! It makes me look like I have enough clothes in my closet to be a model and I can send the items back when I want something new.

CambridgeSide Fall into Fall Fashion Blogger Cruise

Last Sunday, I had the wonderful opportunity to join fellow bloggers for CambridgeSide Galleria Fall into Fall Fashion Blogger Cruise.

Here are some of the outfits and accessories they featured:



Thank you to Forever 21 for the gorgeous accessories to take home and enjoy!

I also got to take in some beautiful views of Cambridge and Boston from the Charles River:

Post cruise, Janelle and I headed to CambridgeSide to shop!

We checked out Roster, Francesca’s, and then hit up Cheesecake Factory for a slice to go,

I’ll definitely be back at CambridgeSide soon to get a shopping fix!

Gwynnie Bee – 3rd & 4th shippments

You may remember from a previous post, I am now an affiliate for the awesome clothing rental company Gwynnie Bee. They fit sizes 10-32.

For a flat fee, they send you plus size clothing to rent. If you love it, you can keep it, for a low additional charge.

Here are the items I got in my last 2 shipments:


Triste Chic Retro Floral Shift Dress

I wasn’t a big fan of the fit on this dress, but the colors were awesome for the MassBio event I wore it to.


Jete Spotted Tie Dye Peplum Top


Triste Purple Tie-Dye Shift Dress


Triste Bold & Bright Rose Shift Dress

The rose shift dress was my favorite of everything Gwynnie Bee has shipped me so far and I wore it more than once

Use any of the links in this post to try out Gwynnie Bee for free for 30 days.

Disclosure: the links are affiliate links but all opinions on Gwynnie Bee are very much my own!

Gwynnie Bee – 2nd shippment

You may remember from a previous post, I have become an affiliate for the awesome clothing rental company Gwynnie Bee. They fit sizes 10-32.

For a flat fee, they send you plus size clothing to rent. If you love it, you can keep it, for a low additional charge.

Since I’ve been wearing Gwynnie Bee clothes this month & blogging about them, a bunch of friends have asked what makes them different than other services that mail boxes of clothes.

A difference that I didn’t mention in my last post is you get multiple boxes of clothing throughout the month, not just one box. New items of clothing ship out to you as soon as you click that you’ve returned an item on the Gwynnie Bee website. (Returns are wicked easy, using the shipping bag provided, and the US mail.)

Here are the items I got in my 2nd box:



Windmill Print Fit & Flare Dress



Monochrome Spotted Peplum Top



3/4 Sleeve Top In Secret Garden

Another thing I love about Gwynnie Bee is people comment on how well the clothes fit me in addition to how great the clothing looks! This is because I pick the size for each item of clothing that will be sent to me, and they have size charts for each item.

Use any of the links above to try out Gwynnie Bee for free for 30 days.

Disclosure: the links are affiliate links but all opinions on Gwynnie Bee are very much my own!

Gwynnie Bee

Gwynnie Bee: Clothing Rental Subscription Box. Sizes 10-32. 30 Day free Trial.

I have become an affiliate for the awesome clothing rental company Gwynnie Bee.

For a flat fee, they send you plus size clothing to rent. If you love it, you can keep it, for a low additional charge.

I met the stylish staff of Gwynnie Bee at Blogger Bash NYC.


I was very impressed by the quality and style of the clothing.

News flash fashion designers, plus sized women like to look stylish too! 

I’ve been having fun letting Gwynnie Bee spice up my work wardrobe.

Here are some of the items I was sent in my 1st box:


This beautiful dress got lots of complements at a MassBio program I attended last week


I loved that this blouse went from office wear to night out so easily


I wore this wrap dress to a dinner in the North End of Boston

with other Blog & Tweet Boston bloggers

(The lacy insert is something I added.)

I’ve tried other clothing services that ship you a box of clothes, without success.

A few things make Gwynnie Bee different:

1) They’re specifically designed for plus sized women so the clothes actually fit well!

2) You get to select items from the Gwynnie Bee catalog to be in your virtual closet. Those are the items you will be shipped.

3) Since you’re self selecting, you can read sizing charts for every item to pick the size that will work best for you

4) You can review the clothing after you’ve worn it, so other women can see what others thought of the fit & select their size accordingly

5) Once you mail the clothes back, you’ll be shipped more items from your virtual closet. There is no set number of clothes you can receive each month, so you can wear items more than once, or ship them back right away and get new clothes sent over.

If you’re interested in trying Gwynnie Bee out, please use my links to get a 30 day free trial.

Let me know if you sign up!

I hope you’ll love Gwynnie Bee as much as I do.

Disclosure: the links are affiliate links but all opinions on Gwynnie Bee are very much my own!

Fashion in Bloom – CambridgeSide Galleria

On Thursday night, I got to join some bloggers for a wicked fun event at CambridgeSide Galleria!

Cambridgeside Fashion In Bloom

I was one of the 1st bloggers to arrive, and I grabbed some photos of their photo wall set up & props.



I loved the clothing displays!




Delicious food was provided by California Pizza Kitchen


There were beauty stations set up to get makeup & hair done

My 1st stop was Sephora, where they gave me a bold, bright lip color.

Next, I stopped at Shisiedo and they moisturized my hands.


Then, I stopped by Clinique for some eye makeup


And off to Dellaria Salons for some curls to be added to my hair


Here’s my friend Janelle getting her hair done:


Here’s my friend Jodi at Shisiedo:


My last stop was Lancome for foundation and mascara


I wish I had thought to ask a friend to take a close up shot of me after the event.

I don’t wear makeup normally, so it’s a look you won’t see on me again for a while.

My friend Erica did get a shot of me after I won a prize from Shisiedo & was picking the next winner though:


It was autism awareness day, and I was pleasantly surprised at how many bloggers chose to wear blue in honor of that.

(I was rocking a blue – in honor of my awesome Godson. Yes, I even wore a blue Fit Bit wristband & blue sneakers.)

Jodi's Photo

El, Janelle, Jodi, Me, & Erica – with our hair and makeup done

Thanks CambridgeSide Galleria for a wonderful night out!

I’ll definitely be back for more shopping soon.