Mighty Life List
Aug 10 2009

Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 1

Courtney Skott

This is my ludicrously talented friend Courtney Skott. Fear her! She is a force. Courtney is so smart and creative, I’m always kind of surprised to know her. She has style, is a genius interior decorator, and can make gorgeous things with a table saw. Courtney is a furniture designer who currently works with Steelcase, though I’m continually lobbying for a line of Courtney Skott originals. Please sign the petition below.

This outfit is Courtney’s “cute daywear,” she wore it to a friend’s baby shower brunch recently. Jeans are Gap, but I forgot to ask who makes the jacket (Courtney, will you let us know in comments?). I know you guys will ask about that amazing red shelf, which is by CB2. Lacquer red is a signature accent color, as you’ll see in lots of these photos, which were all taken in the San Francisco apartment she shares with her husband Lane.

Courtney Skott

Speaking of signature reds, Courtney’s lipstick is Mac’s Ruby Woo. Her earrings are Forever 21, and the necklace was a Rare Device purchase — it’s a resin encased vertebrae by Faryn Davis.

Courtney Skott

Courtney is also a marathon runner, which explains that body. My lord, people. She could look good in a paper sack. In fact, if I worked that hard on my body, I wouldn’t even bother with a paper sack. Courtney, why are you spending money on clothing? Is it an office dress code thing? Shirt is by H&M.

Rainbow Shoes

Her versatile rainbow shoes are Very Volatile, and she got them at Piperlime. Little Leprechauns follow her everywhere.

Tomorrow, please tune in for office casual day! Man, I love doing these.

37 Responses to “Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 1”

  • steph Says:

    I love reading them! Love the shoes. I wish I could pull off red lipstick!

  • Deanna Says:

    *gasp* Shoes, come to me. I’ll give you a good home.

  • Nothing But Bonfires Says:

    I’m not sure which to try and find first — her shoes, her shirt, or her lipstick. Seriously, I need three hands to Google them all.

  • supa (mary beth) Says:

    God, i love this series.

  • Daniel Says:

    Those are some sweet shoes indeed.

  • PositivelyAnna Says:

    And we love reading them! You read my mind about the shelf.

  • ginevra Says:

    Court is just the loveliest. She always looks impeccably awesome. <3.

  • stephanie Says:

    Yay! A hairstyle that matches my hair type that I can adopt *and* someone else who wears Ruby Woo. Although she does it with more panache than I currently do (still feel like I am channeling a sixties housewife in modern clothes). Good on you Maggie for this series and even more kudos to your models. Awesome, each one of them.

  • Lauren From Texas Says:

    HOT!! love it.

  • Amy Says:

    This series is amazing. And Courtney’s style is impeccable! You’re both incredible.

  • Maggie Says:

    The earrings. Where are the earrings from? I am a jewelry hog. PLEASE. Where are the earrings from?

  • mary the pat Says:

    With a gorgeous smile like that, you can make any outfit look amazing…although, props to the outfit picker outer. So classy and casual. I’m in love.

  • Sara Says:

    The link doesn’t show me her shoes. I have got to have those shoes. Help!

  • Heather B. Says:

    Mighty Closet makes my week.

  • Alyia Says:

    Ummmm…. yeah. I think I need to get married wearing those shoes.

  • Alyia Says:

    There appears to be one pair of 7.5’s at http://www.endless.com/dp/B001H9N7JE/ref=asc_df_B001H9N7JE757325?tag=endlesscj-20&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B001H9N7JE

    I tell you this knowing that should you find a pair in a 10, you will forward the karmic reimbursement and immediately alert me.

  • bethany actually Says:

    These Mighty Closet posts are so fun to read! You do a great job with them. :-)

  • Alyia Says:

    Last one, I promise! I found some more at http://www.trashydiva.com/TrashyDivaBoutiqueItems/vv1.html . And they have a ten! The shoe gods have smiled upon me!

  • Emily Says:

    Perfect start to the week. Love these posts.

  • samantha Says:

    i really like her style… so simple but with a twist!

  • cee Says:

    i wear ruby woo too. the perfect red!

  • Maren Says:

    Forget the shoes (don’t forget the shoes) — I want to know her hairstylist’s name. That is exactly the short cut I have always wanted.

  • nelking Says:

    This is my favorite Mighty empire feature. and now look, community personal shopping going on!

  • Kimba Says:

    She looks amazing, but I could NOT take my eyes off that CB2 shelf!

    And does that red promise to look as good on me? I’ve been dying to find a red lipstick I can wear.

  • Courtney Says:

    The jacket is from The Gap from several years ago. I don’t shop there that often, but I sure am wearing a lot of it in this outfit!

    The etagere is actually Crate & Barrel, but I don’t think they have it any longer.

    And I truly believe there is a red lipstick for everyone. Or two. I am loving this one right now, but I also wear MAC Dubonnet quite often, which is a little darker.

    Hairstylist: the phenomenal Kristen Luna at Grasshopper in San Francisco, the only stylist I’ve ever been to for more than 2 cuts. I’ve been going to Kristen for about 5 years now, ever since Maggie found her!

  • Melinda Says:

    I love this series, please keep it up.

  • Renee Says:

    Cute, cute

  • Stacey Ball Says:

    Great style, those shoes are to DIE FOR! Probably the only rainbow item I would wear.

  • amanda Says:

    Adding her hair to my covet list.

  • Up Mama's Wall Says:

    I love the Mighty Closet posts so much. And I love the women you’ve covered. Also, rainbow shoes? It’s genius.

  • Kelli Says:

    I love, love, love these posts! I look forward to them like I can’t even tell you.

  • erin Says:

    longtime reader delurking to say: please keep up with the mighty closet posts. you are really onto something here! i find them so inspiring– all of the girly decadence of poring over a fashion magazine, but with real people adapting things to their actual lives. it’s brilliant.

  • Kelly Says:

    Keep these coming, Maggie! I’m going to a dinner-do tonight and had no idea what to wear, but I think I just got a sartorial shot in the arm.

  • Michelle Says:

    The shoes! I must have them. I’ll take the marathon-runner’s bod, too, but something tells me that will be more difficult to obtain.

  • Amanda Blog and Kiss Says:

    Absolutely perfect outfit! Top to bottom. Kudos, thumbs up…the works!

  • hippittee Says:

    i echo the sentiments above: love the series, love the red shelf, and the hair cut too.

  • Abby Says:

    I LOVE these posts.

    And maybe someone else asked, or I missed it in the post, but could I possibly learn the name of that paint on the walls? Please? Thanks SO much.