Hi everyone! My name is Maria, an accountant living in sunny Florida with my husband Mike. I’m a wife, a mother to two fur babies, and a little sister to four big brothers.

I started The Classified Chic as a creative outlet; a place to document all the things I love. I’ve always had an interest in art and design, fashion being one of my passions since I was a little girl. I attribute this mostly to my mother, she is an amazing woman, who taught me to sew early on in life. Her mentorship has given me an admiration of so many things, everything from fashion to food to decorating to gardening. She is my best friend, and I love her tremendously. Most importantly, she taught me that life is about enjoying each moment because it’s a precious gift.

I have a serious sweet tooth. My nephew Doniven named a diet after me – The Maria Diet (otherwise known as the all Cs diet). It consists of cookies, cake, ice cream, and cheesecake. Oh, and, anything chocolate is a must! All kidding aside, I do love chocolate. You will find sweet recipes sprinkled in here and there, like this one.




I also love animals, and my two puppies hold a special of place in my heart. My two little ones are: a Miniature Schnauzer named Bailey (aka Bailey-Boo or Boo-Bear) and a Miniature Australian Shepard named Brody (aka Doodles or Captain White-Paw). So, yes, I have three men in my life; my husband, Bailey, and Brody. The three of them make me smile each and every day, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. I am so very thankful to them, my friends, and family for all their love and support. I feel truly blessed.




Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoy my creative musings.

Xo, Maria


Don’t forget to follow me via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest


For inquires regarding collaborations and partnerships please email theclassifiedchic@gmail.com


    • July 20, 2014 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much for the complement. I’m new to blogging as well. My site went live this month and I’m so excited to meet other people that share my interests.

      I visited your site and enjoyed it very much. I really look forward to your future posts!

      xo, Maria

    • August 30, 2014 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so sweet of you to nominate me.

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    November 9, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    Thanks for following me!
    I really like your blog as well (:

    • November 10, 2014 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much! 😉

  2. November 14, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Hi Maria! Thanks so much for following itsybitsyellen! And I’m even more glad because it’s introduced me to your blog! I love it! So happy to add another blog to my list of ones I love to read.


  3. November 20, 2014 / 11:04 am

    Thanks for inviting me to check out your blog. I’m loving it already. I am new to blogging and your blog has inspired me for future posts. I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

  4. December 31, 2014 / 9:03 am

    You have a lovely blog here; I will have to come back for inspiration in my art!
    Thank you for following me at Lemon’s Tree.
    Happy New Year!

  5. January 2, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Maria, I read your About page and knew I had to follow you. I used to be a personal trainer but I, too, love chocolate. I scrolled down and saw your fur babies, especially the mini-Schnauzzer and that was it. I was searching for the follow. I have a mini-Schnauzzer named Ozzy. I love drawing fashion illustrations. I’m looking forward to reading your posts in 2015.

  6. January 5, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Maria, you are so gorgeous and after reading your “About Me” I knew I had to follow along. Definitely going to be stopping by routinely from now on! Keep up the amazing work!

    Love Megan <3


  7. January 10, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Hi, my original response my have gotten lost. Nevertheless, thank you for the follow. Take care now.

  8. January 13, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Hi Maria! Your blog is beautiful! I especially like your two little dogs 🙂

  9. January 13, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    Hi and thank you for enjoying my ”Dress Rehearsal” blog. Gosh, your fashion pictures are something else. Take care now.

  10. January 13, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Hi and thank you for the ”like.” Take care now.

  11. January 18, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking a post.

  12. January 22, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Thanks for following my blog Maria, I love yours, and you’re a dog person so I have returned the compliment! Perfect 🙂

  13. January 27, 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Hi Maria! Thank you so much for the follow. I’m so excited to start this new journey of blogging and hopefully meet some wonderful people along the way who share the same interests. I hope we can support one another in this cyber world 🙂 I’m your newest follower on Instagram & Facebook, hope you’d like to follow back! Blessings x Love.

  14. January 29, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Hey Maria!!!!!!
    This is a lovely and praiseworthy blog and I really loved the way you explain yourself, your likes and each word touched my heart��

  15. February 3, 2015 / 10:30 am

    thanks for the follow maria! you’re adorbs! i can’t wait to catch up on you & your life.

  16. February 9, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    As you are sitting with such delightful posture, ‘waiting at the station’ sort of speak – those are the moments when I am happy I can attempt to transcribe my thoughts to the page … 🙂

  17. March 10, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Your site looks interesting. I am not much for following fashion but I would say that you tend to like the classic styles and I think you have chosen well, in my opinion. I would say that you might tend towards the european style, but then I spend several months in France each year so I am used to seeing the difference. I’ll have to come back and take a more detailed look at your food page, it interests me since I cook or play chef, if you like.

  18. March 27, 2015 / 6:31 am

    What CUTE shoes!!!

  19. March 28, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    You are gorgeous. Love your blog although being on a diet, will be avoiding your yummy food section…:-) Looking forward to reading more. Thank you so much for following my blog. As a new blogger, it means a lot to me. Have a great weekend. x

  20. April 21, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I so agree with you: life is such previous gift! So happy I found you! Looking forward to connecting more. Another Florida girl. 🙂

  21. May 18, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    Your blog appeared in the “You May Like” feed and it was correct! Your blog looks beautiful, fashion and food is a real winner. I’m looking forward to exploring your posts further and seeing new ones pop up in my reader! 🙂


  22. May 20, 2015 / 1:50 am

    Hi Maria! Thank you for stopping by and for the follow! You’ve got such a great blog! loving each and every post. Looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    P.S. your pups are such cuties!