Well, the time has come for me to close the shop.
Yup, you read it right. Mustard + Molasses Boutique, just 2 years old, is closing.
“Why?” (of course) is always the response.
I’ll answer it in the shortest way possible and with great summary: I’m tired.
The longer version involves me telling you what I thought of the last 12 months, of the deep effects of a society in fear, of isolation, of smile-hiding, of the weight of managing a household, of hopes and dreams on standstill while constant repair + maintenance is needed.
BUT what I do know is I still love clothes + shoes. Maybe now more than ever: I appreciate YOU. For being here. For reading this. When I pack up your orders, I always think of you wearing the shirt. Where will you wear it? What great things will happen in it? What joy or comfort will it bring to you? Will it make you feel more like YOU? Will it inspire you to be a better version of yourself? How many compliments will you get? How self-assured will you feel?
AND whatever the “standard advice” is, I like to challenge it. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Well, I looked around me and for the first time in my entire life I see amazing options for skirts and dresses and modest wear all around. I’m too tired to compete. I’m too tired to try to stand out and be different.
If you can’t beat ‘em, play another game.
Thanks for being here.
I know the clothing you already have will serve you well.