Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 1

10th August 2009

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 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 1

  1. stephanie

    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.

  2. mary the pat

    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.

  3. Maren

    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.

  4. Kimba

    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.

  5. Courtney

    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!

  6. erin

    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.

  7. Kelly

    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.

  8. Michelle

    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.

  9. Abby

    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.

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