You may not have heard of Goodnight Macaroon before, but it’s a small business operated, online women’s boutique that’s been quietly making a name for itself. With a growing community of loyal followers, it’s one of those little-known brands that seems to have sprouted overnight. Before it explodes (because I know it will), I wanted to invest in a few pieces and report to you about my experience.
ABOUT Goodnight Macaroon
So, what is Goodnight Macaroon?
It’s a clothing line cooked up by “an average woman” who got the idea of creating the brand one evening, nibbling on her favorite macaroons, searching for an affordable alternative to a $1,000 blazer. That night, she decided she would create a brand that “accommodates the modern, urban Pinterest loving woman” with carefully curated collections that can be mixed into any woman’s wardrobe — without breaking the bank.
To give you an idea of their offerings, here are some style pairings from them:
When I first went onto the website, I saw the clothes and instantly thought “These clothes look expensive.” But the price point isn’t overpriced, and I would go so far as to compare them to Anthropologie and Free People. I waited for a sale to shop because I still personally consider it slightly above my means, so on Labor Day Weekend my patience was rewarded – 40% off everything.
WHAT I ORDERED
If you read my Labor Day “want” post, you’ll know what I was staking these two cozy sweaters out. Goodnight Macaroon has so many chunky knits, one thing I’m always looking to add more of to my wardrobe.
Unfortunately, after placing my order, a representative contacted me and said the sweater in the color I wanted was sold out. So I got the color I second most wanted – this one:
I paid $117.60 altogether – and that’s after 40% off. It comes up to a dollar savings of $78.40. After this delightful two-piece haul, I ended up placing a second order, a blow to my whole “spending in moderation” thing, but worth it for these pretty little things (at least I hope!).
I love how dainty their clothing is! For two dresses, a bodysuit, and a top, I paid $129. Not exactly cheap, but my dollar stretched and got me four pieces – perfect for a haul review.
The Haul + Try-Ons
Time for the big reveal! How do the pieces look in-person?
‘Ellene’ Frilly Cami Bodysuit – I am living for this bodysuit. It’s so pretty, feminine, and fits like a glove. Not too tight, just smooth and snug. It also has a snap closures in the crotch so you can unbutton yourself down there if you need to use the bathroom.
It isn’t this pink, I’ll show you a photo of how it looked in a different light, on a different day.
Here it is in a different try-on session I tried. It’s a true blush pink. I think it’s a great wardrobe staple.
‘Drew’ Sweetheart Neckline Frilled Crop Top – This top is the daintiest, most delicate top ever. It’s so girly and prim and proper. I feel slightly like a milk maid while wearing this. Those sleeves!
It’s perfect for a shopping date or whenever you want to look uber put together and girly.
It makes me feel high-femme and precious. Nude Kate Spade bag + simply layering necklace = chic on a Sunday afternoon.
‘Stacy’ Fuzzy Sweater – Here’s the scoop – I didn’t have enough time the first photo session to shoot everything, so shooting commenced again a different day (and this time we have outside AND inside photos). So here’s the first sweater of the haul – thoughts?
I like a lot of things about it – the pink color, the cozy material, the stitched cuffed sleeves – but it does make me look a little bit chunky. I think I shouldn’t have sized up to a Medium.
It makes me look a bit wide and boxy. I’m curious to know what it would have looked like in a smaller size. So theoretically I love this one, but there are some aspects I wish were different.
‘Berti’ Chunky Knit Open Cardigan – This is the top I was most excited to receive. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have it. The ‘Berti’ cardigan costs $128, more than any other item in this haul, so even at 40% off, it was a significant sum. I was nervous about how it would look since there’s no photo of the sweater on a model. Here’s how it ended up looking on me.
It’s that quintessential chunky knit, just what I needed for my fall wardrobe. The only thing is – it looks a lot better with arms crossed than just hanging down. The balloon sleeves are more exaggerated and full than you’d think. Some might say it’s a wee bit cartoon-ish.
See what I mean? The craftsmanship is beautiful, I just wish the sleeves weren’t so massive. Another thing to note is that this is a “one size fits all” sweater so it really had to fit everyone – I suspect this might be part of why the design is the way it is.
‘Eliza’ Polka Dot Lace Mesh Mini Dress – I wasn’t planning on getting anything else, but seeing this dress made me change my mind. I loved the silhouette of it with the sheer flared sleeves ad the pink polka dotted flowy dress.
However, I was a bit disappointed at the construction of it. It almost looks like a night gown, and it’s not well fitted at all. The fabric is a flimsy material and the waist isn’t very cinched in — that tie is kind of loose and long, not really pulling it together much.
‘Hertha’ Gold Foil Polka Dot Pink Mini Dress – This was the most disappointing item out of the entire collection (and the one I was looking forward to the most after the ‘Berti’). When I unboxed it, it looked massive. I tried it on and it drowned me.
The tag said “Small” but I knew it must have been a mistake. It was just so big. So here’s what Goodnight Macaroon did about it after I sent them a short video demonstrating the dress’ largeness:
“Hi Katherine, Thank you for your reply. I’d like to offer a refund of store credit of $45 (cost of dress $39 + extra credits for courtesy) to you, let me know if that is agreeable.”
Can you believe that? What a class act. They didn’t even ask me to ship back the dress.
The shipping I experienced wasn’t the best or the worst. I placed my first order on August 29 and received my package ten days later on September 8. I placed my second order on September 3 and received my package nine days later on September 11.
However, I do know they’re a small business so I’m cutting them some slack. While tracking the shipping, I saw that at some point, both packages were in Hong Kong. I assumed it’d be shipping out of an American warehouse, so that gave me room for pause.
Overall, I was very happy with my Goodnight Macaroon purchase and am already contemplating my next purchase. I really respect that the customer support team made it right when I contacted them about a sizing oversight (that made one piece unwearable). They refunded me in store credit and even a few extra dollars for my inconvenience.
I’m impressed with this new brand and I hope if you’ve been wondering whether to try it too that this gives you a better idea. Thanks for tuning into my blog!