The fashionable life of Maria, the busy lady behind Dainty and Decadent, has changed greatly since she became a mommy. Now, she dresses for comfort and running around, but you’ll never catch her looking boring. A scroll through her diligent posts shows laidback looks, as well as office chic ensembles ready for work days as an attorney. Visit Dainty and Decadent for a little bit of everything, including snaps of her sweet son Lucas. Learn more about Maria through Blogspotter.

  1. You started blogging as a way to document the end of your twenties. Were there any other reasons you started? What made you continue?

    I guess to hold me accountable. That’s a strange way of putting it but I found myself in a rut and thought if I starting documenting my life, outfits, etc., I wouldn’t get so lazy. Now, that I’m a mom, I want to document every aspect of my son’s life so I never forget these moments. So I continue blogging to document this awesome time right now and because I love connecting with readers.

  2. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

    The name, honestly, came about because I liked both words. I wish there was a deeper reason!

  3. Has being a mommy changed your fashion choices at all?

    Absolutely! I get dressed before my son wakes up so I always choose to wear something comfortable because I know as soon as he’s up, I’m going to be running around.

  4. How would you describe your personal style?

    I would say classic and comfortable. Sometimes people associate the word comfortable with boring but I think, at least for myself, if I’m not comfortable, I’m not going to feel great which will translate into whatever I’m wearing.

  5. What item(s) in your wardrobe could you never live without?

    Tory Burch flats, Maxi Dress, Boyfriend Cardigan, Louis Vuitton Speedy, Chanel Flap (totally not practical but it’s my love!)

  6. "My advice is to try not to be like anyone else but yourself."— Maria
  7. What are your most-loved color and texture combinations?

    Black and White. Simple and Classic.

  8. As an attorney, does your work style differ from your normal, everyday style?

    My normal, everyday style is very relaxed versus what I wear to work which is usually a pencil skirt and top. You never know if there’s going to be an emergency hearing so I always dress for work with that in mind and know that I can throw a blazer on and be ready to go.

  9. What is the coolest thing that’s happened since you started blogging?

    I had my son! I loved blogging my pregnancy outfits and sometimes go back through my archives just to see my massive preggo belly!

  10. What was the process of starting your blog like?

    Thankfully, my husband is supportive and tech savvy. He very much built the blog for me and taught me how to manage it.

  11. What has maintaining a blog taught you?

    Diligence. Sometimes I skip days here and there in posting but then I get the urge to want to do 5 posts in a row. I just love blogging and getting inspiration from others too.

  12. Tell us about the Modcloth Uniquely You campaign and what that entailed. Have you been involved in any similar projects?

    The Modcloth Uniquely You campaign was so much fun because it was like I got to shop and create my perfect outfit! I’ve never been involved with another project like that before but I certainly will enjoy the opportunity to get to do it again.

  13. Do you have any plans for your blog’s future?

    My life is certainly changing (for the best) and so I hope to share more about being a working mother, sharing outfit ideas, and, of course, my little fashionable son, Lucas.

  14. Any advice for aspiring mommy bloggers?

    Mommy blogs are definitely one of my favorites to read and I love when mommy bloggers are honest. My advice is to try not to be like anyone else but yourself.