Mom-ify Me: Beautiful Fall Inspo Pics Turned into Mom-Friendly Style!

Did you guys know this is not my first rodeo when it comes to growing and running a blog?  I used to maintain a mommy blog with solid readership for many years, and one series that seemed to be a favorite of my readers was my “Mom-ify Me” series!  I’d take designer or super glam looks from Pinterest and then mom-ify them into something a little more manageable and realistic for a stylin’ mom on the go.  It was so much fun!  Thought I’d bring back this series over here on Cotton Stem for all my fashionista friends, and I hope you like it!

For our first Mom-ify Me post, I thought it would be fun to take a few gorgeous fall foliage, food and decor pics from some of my Instagram buddies and then use those color pairings and textures to inspire some stylin’ mama outfits for fall! fall mom outfits cement tile

(decor pic source – @the_rusticpallet)

Anytime I see these high contrast cement tiles, I get all swoony, so pair them with perfectly pale pumpkins, and I’m over here getting all verklempt! 😉  I loved the mix of the soft, pastel, creamy, muted fall colors on the pumpkins, especially that peach-almost-warm-peach one, and the black and white really added an unexpected punch!

 Utility jacket  |  Pink/peach cardigan  |  Plaid dress  |  Watch  |  Black ankle boot 
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(fall foliage pic from @loithai)

I can’t even handle the fall foliage juxtaposed with this navy lake house…gorgeous!!  The pale blue water and the soft grey sky add a dreamy, cozy aspect to this color combo, and I loved adding that pop of unexpected orange layered on top of neutrals like the navy vest and soft grey sweater.  Put me in this outfit and take me to this spot, pretty please!

Puffer vest  |  Scarf  |  Watch  |  Sweater  |  Skinny jeans  |  Flats
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(recipe ingredients pic from @karly_bakes)

We’ve done fall decor inspo, fall foliage inspo, and now…fall recipe inspo!  I was inspired by the warmth this picture created.  You just know this combo of yummy fall-ish ingredients is going to make a warm, delicious meal, and that inspired the components of this look!  Plus, those muted mushroom tones mixed with pops of warm metals, like copper and rose gold…YUM.  I’d eat this meal AND this look.😉

Tank top  |  Oversized cardigan  |  Watch  |  White skinnies  |  Copper mules  |  rose gold flats



Hope you buddies got some Mom-ify inspo for fall from this post!  I love to play with style and outfits as much as I love getting creative with home decor, and I’m so glad that my tribe seems to be into these two things, as well!  Tell me, which look are you drawn to the most from the three above?  Would you wear any of these looks while mommin’ this fall?  Thanks again for stopping by over here and chatting – you guys are AMAZING!! ❤️



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  1. Tina

    October 6th, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Love love your style pics!

  2. Denice Hicks

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Okay – I just LOVE this!! What a super idea…I say “More please!”

  3. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Yes ma’am!!!

  4. Pollie

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:33 am

    How super fun and cute! Such a creative idea!

  5. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks, Pollie!

  6. Kim

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:33 am

    This is so cool!! What a creative idea. I love your blog and adore you so much! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Aw that’s so kind, Kim!!!

  8. Nancy

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Obsessed with this!!!! Please continue, this is so inspiring.

  9. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you, Nancy!!

  10. Cassandra

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I am totally a vest/scarf/sweater girl in the fall! But I’m also so drawn to the colors in the first outfit! 😍
    Love it!

  11. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I might need that cutie orange scarf…….

  12. Stacey

    October 7th, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Fun!! I have lots of these individual pieces and now some inspiration to pull new outfits together. ❤️

  13. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Oh yay, that’s perfect!!

  14. Rachel

    October 7th, 2017 at 1:30 am

    I’m digging the second one… but I don’t know if it is the outfit or the pic 😍

  15. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I mean, right…..😍

  16. Erin W.

    October 7th, 2017 at 1:33 am

    I love this post! Thank you for the cute, affordable style options!

  17. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    For sure!!

  18. Jenn

    October 7th, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Love love love everything about this! Very creative idea.

  19. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for stopping by to see!

  20. Jaime B

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:42 am

    This is so fun!

  21. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks, Jamie!

  22. Savannah

    October 7th, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Love this series! Thank you for sharing 😘

  23. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for checking it out!

  24. Lisa

    October 7th, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    This is so creative and awesome! Love it! Definitely do more posts like this 🙂

  25. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome, thank you for leaving a little feedback!!!

  26. Andrea

    October 7th, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Love the blue, grey and burnt orange combo, and love its inspiration, that house, location and the leaves look A mazing! Love this blog idea, please do more.

  27. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 7th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Okay yay! Glad you liked it, and for reals….that house!!

  28. Melissa

    October 7th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Amazing idea! As a homeschooling, budget-friendly mom of 8 and home Decor girl who’s just lost almost 80lbs, I’m obsessed with this idea! Thank you!!!

  29. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 8th, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Yay, thank you Melissa!!!

  30. Erin Allan Price

    October 7th, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Erin, I keep meaning to share how much I enjoy your blog and Instagram!! Seriously, all the feels each and every day! 😊 Thank you for sharing your love for pretty things and your kind heart with us all! Love your new added series, one of each pls! 🙌
    Happy weekend!!

  31. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 8th, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Ahh yay! Thanks so much for taking a sec to leave feedback!!

  32. Heather

    October 7th, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Love that fall foliage outfit! Gorgeous color combo!

  33. Pollie Brandon

    October 7th, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Congrats Erin! I have nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award! Check out my latest blog post for details on accepting the award. Pollie from Pollie’s Place Blog

  34. Laura

    October 7th, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Not kidding….your creativity blows my mind girl! So inspiring ❤️🙌🏼👏🏻

  35. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 8th, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Well thank you so so much!!

  36. Brittney Peters

    October 8th, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    LOVE this idea!!! So fun! You are SO inspiring!

  37. Erin | Cotton Stem

    October 9th, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I sure appreciate that!!

  38. Magen

    October 9th, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I think this is so fun!

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