Lazy Sunday & Colorblocked Sweater

girls reads illustration, watercolor drawing, watercolor painting, children illustration by Elena Fay

Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater, long comfy sweater, fashion blog by Elena Fay, weekend and stripes

Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater, long comfy sweater, fashion blog by Elena Fay, weekend and stripes

Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater, long comfy sweater, fashion blog by Elena Fay, weekend and stripes

cute kitten, the cutest cat, Isaac, exotic short hair kitten

matherhood book by heather Alexander

Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater, long comfy sweater, fashion blog by Elena Fay, weekend and stripes

Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater, long comfy sweater, fashion blog by Elena Fay, weekend and stripes

Wearing: Anthropologie colorblocked sweater, H&M leggings

After several days of rain with snow, cold wind and gray sky we can finally enjoy beautiful sunny weather again. The view from my balcony is gorgeous and I decided to forget about Sunday routine and spend some morning hours with delicious tea and great book. And what can be better than relaxing in your favorite comfy sweater and reading something super fun?

Since the first months of pregnancy my book selection changed-the pile of boring maternity books grew very fast. Finally I stumbled upon the Secrets of The Mommyhood: Everything I wish someone had told me about pregnancy, childbirth and having a baby by Heather Alexander, book that is very informative and hilarious at the same time! It gave me exactly what I needed- a good laugh on those days when the hormones have really kicked in and I wanted to break somebody’s hand:) I also like books with illustrations and whimsical playful artwork by Heather Hopp-Bruce made the read even better!!! This book has become my number one gift for all future baby showers I attend and I know my friends will thank me for it!

How did you spend this weekend and what is your current read???

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  • Looking wonderful and so comfy & cozy. Hope you are feeling well and enjoying every moment of the process!
    xo K

    • elena

      This is the most amazing period of my life!!!!:) Thank you so much for your lovely wishes!!!!

  • Okay, its unbelievably cool that you did an illustration related to the book. Thank you for that and for spreading the word and linking to the talented Heather Hopp-Bruce.

    You look beautiful (love Anthropologie), and can I just say that your cat has the BEST face!

    Have a fantastic day, Elena!

    • elena

      I’m really glad you like it Heather, and it is my pleasure to tell everyone about your beautiful book!

  • Ani

    Elena, your baby is growing so fast, I bet you are so excited to be a soon to be momy. Do you already shop for clothes? 🙂
    You look super cute in that oversized sweater 🙂

    • elena

      I feel like a soap bubble:)) My boy is getting bigger and stronger every single day. I got some cute items but need to get more!!!:) Thanks a lot for your sweet words Ani!

  • What a cozy weekend! You look adorable pregnant. Cheers!

    • elena

      Thanks a lot Rachel!!!

  • Thanks for your sweet comment girl! I love your drawing! That top is so cute and fun!

    • elena

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  • You look absolutely gorgeous! I love that sweater and the colors!


    • elena

      Ohhh thank you very much!

  • Amy

    Love your drawing!! Great sweater:) I needed that book during my pregnancies!

    • elena

      Thank you Amy! Trust me, this book would be your favorite!!!

  • Right now I’m a little obsessed with color blocking…hence I love your sweater! And btw, thanks for visiting my blog.


    • elena

      Thank you very much Jane, I love this sweater too-it’s hard to see real color on these pics- they are so bright and cheerful!

  • I love the color blocking! Plus your cat is adorable.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights
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    • elena

      Thank you Jessica! I agree, my cat is the cutest 🙂

  • love the sweater!!

    • elena

      Thank you dear! Great to hear from you! How are you?

  • You look great! I’m a bride-to-be and I’m so looking forward to having kids! What a nice blog you’ve got here! Would you like to follow each other? 🙂

    xx Olivia

    Olivia’s choice

    • elena

      Thank you very much Olivia and congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see your wedding photos!

  • Ahh, your cat is absolutely adorable 🙂
    And I love love love that sweater, looks super comfy!


    • elena

      Thank you Kristina, my cat is the funniest and cutest baby ever:))

  • Miriam

    These photos are so stunning and precious x

    • elena

      Thank you very much Miriam, it’s so sweet of you!

  • So lovely pictures and drawing too! you are so lovely !

    • elena

      Thank you very much Matea!

  • Well,hello gorgeous!;)

    • elena

      🙂 hello dear

  • You are so beautiful with that sweet baby bump.

    A book that absolutely changed my life with the boys was “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” It made them great sleepers (which saved me)!

    • elena

      Thank you very much Ashley! I will definitely check these books out! I’m already scared of sleepless nights:)

    • Ashley, (I’m the author) ME TOO! I loved that book and recommend it by name in Secrets of The Mommyhood.

      I learned some really important and useful things from that book.

  • adorable look! pretty colors!
    That cat of yours is too precious for words!


    • elena

      🙂 Thank you Arianex!

  • That colorblocked sweater is adorable on you! I am so glad it is finally warmer and sunny in the NE!

    The Tiny Heart
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    • elena

      Thank you Sharon! The weather is incredible in DC today, I even spent an hour trying to get some tan:)

  • You look amazing!!

    • elena

      Thanks a lot darling!!!

  • I LOVE this illustration. You look SO gorgeous. You are definitely glowing and you look so happy. 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • elena

      Aw thank you so much Yi-chia, I’m still waiting for glowing period, my hair is a mess:)))

  • Lovely sweater 🙂

    • elena

      Thank you Carmen for stopping by!

  • look at that bump, you are glowing!!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

    • elena

      🙂 Thank you honey!

    • elena

      Thank you Iliyana!

  • What a sweet illustration…You make an adorable little pregnant lady!

  • Gorgeous sweater! I wish we had Anthropologie over here in NZ. Your bump looks lovely! I’m 27 weeks on myself – with number 3! Stopping by via Wardrobe Wednesday 🙂 Jen

  • I love that colorblock sweater, it’s beautiful! Your cat cracks me up, that face! visiting from Wardrobe Wednesday link up today 🙂



  • Your sweater is so cute and cozy!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

  • Great sweater

  • You look beautiful!


  • That sweater is beyond cozy & lovely…..more power Elena!!!


  • Cute sweater, and that view is gorgeous! So glad you are feeling great and doing well… enjoy!

  • What a gorgeous sweater and you look amazing! You are so happy and glowing 🙂 Love it!

    Pearls & Paws

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  • Found you over at TheMommyhood! Your drawings are beautiful! Have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  • Grunge Queen

    Elena, that dress, and your drawings, and your kitty, are all gorg! You look stunning too. Right now I’m reading the classic, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” but the pregnancy book that’s been most useful in this new culture in which my hubby and I find ourselves was written by an American and is called “French Kids Don’t Throw Food” – a very interesting cultural examination of the differences between French and North American attitudes towards having a baby and child-raising. It has def helped me understand the French ethic a little better! xo

  • Oh my goodness that sweater is stunning! And your bump is just gorgeous. I love your blog xo

  • Annie

    You look so gorgeous in these photos! And I love love love that sweater on you – so cute 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Not sure how I missed this post! I really like that sweater, especially for maternity clothing!