I’m Ana-Maria, a lifestyle blogger and a passionate personal stylist living in New Canaan, Connecticut.  After years of sharing my ideas and advice with friends and family, I finally decided to start my own blog.  Having easy access to NYC, one of the most fashionable cities in the world, as well as other amazing neighboring suburbs, has given me unlimited resources.  As a devotee of fashion, home decor and beauty, my lifestyle blog is sure to inspire some of you.  Let Spruced + Styled add a little beauty in your life.

Welcome to my space! I hope this blog inspires you to explore a new you.  Feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media.


I have spent 15 years in fashion culminating with the launch of Spruced & Styled in early 2015. In 1999, my mother and I launched Marlena-Maree (www.marlena-maree.com), a sophisticated, hand-made clothing label based in Chicago.  Carrying four complete seasons per year, our designer ready-to wear label sold to nearly 30 leading boutiques across the United States. In 2006, Marlena-Maree was selected as best up-and-coming designer by GENArt and led a runway show to the press and over 500 people in the fashion week tents of downtown Chicago.  Since Marlena-Maree, I led the launch of Majestic Filature (www.majesticfilatures.com) at Bergdorf-Goodman.