About Us


Let me introduce myself, my name is Mariah Wagner. I live in Southeast Missouri & I have the most perfect husband and children. I am a nurse by trade, but all things fashion have always had my heart. I love being creative and "making something out of nothing". 

Rust & Rose has been a dream of mine for many years, and it is beyond surreal that it has finally come true. I am a one man band around here, so please keep that in mind when trying to communicate. I have dedicated a lot of time, effort, and love into this shop and I do not plan on changing this anytime soon! 


Too easily compared to every other young girl, I struggled with self-esteem & confidence beginning in my early Junior High years. It wasn't until after having my second child (about 12 years later!!!!) did I truly learn to love and appreciate myself and my body. In this experience I learned that it is the small "self love" acts that make the biggest difference. 

**que Rust & Rose**

Since working in retail in high school I have had a dream of owning my own boutique. Although I never thought it would truly happen until my husband pushed me to do it one day & I've honestly never been more thankful. Through Rust & Rose, my mission is to help empower and increase the confidence in women, young adults, and everyone in between! Who doesn't feel AMAZING after putting on an amazing, perfectly fitted, new outfit?? 

If I can assist in making just one female feel good about themselves- whether it be for a major event, party, or even a workout in the gym, or just a night at home in some super cute loungewear- I feel like I have succeeded.

Clothes have always been an outlet for me. I've hid behind them, I've celebrated in them &, every event in between. I can only hope I can help be an outlet for someone else. 

If you need assistance, questions, have recommendations, a little pick me up, or even just an ear to listen never hesitate to reach out! 

I hope to hear from you soon, babes!