Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 5

14th August 2009

Designer Courtney Skott does a high kick.

Jumper! Haaa-yah!

Courtney saw this BCBG Max Azaria pantsuit at Crossroads long before rompers came back in style. She couldn’t immediately figure out how to put it on, which she felt was a good sign. After some time wrangling in the dressing room, she decided to bring it home and figure it out.

Designer Courtney Skott in her living room.

Smart move, because it’s become Courtney’s version of the little black dress. That little diamond of exposed tummy skin is spot on. Courtney is smart about finding sexy clothes that don’t make her look too willing, if you know what I mean. She now thinks the jumper was an early sample, because she saw one at Nordstrom recently. She appears to be correct, because here it is. Did you pay $380 for yours, Skott? Yeah, I didn’t think so. High five.

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The leafy earrings are Eliza Page, an Austin-based jeweler owned by a friend of Courtney’s. Lots of great stuff there, by the way.

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Metallic sandals are Kenneth Cole Reaction.

And so Courtney Skott’s Mighty Closet comes to a close. Does anyone else feel like they could use a cigarette?

33 thoughts on “Mighty Closet: Courtney Skott, Outfit 5

  1. Jolie

    The Mighty Closet series might actually inspire me to wear something other than jeans and a polar fleece– maybe.

    I love it.

  2. dgm

    Bravo, Courtney and Maggie! That jumpsuit is da bomb. Unfortunately for me, the sexy triangle would hit exactly where I had a mole removed a few years ago, so it would call attention to a nice L-shaped scar. (Don’t ask me why the scar is shaped like an L when the mole was round. Ours is not to question why.) Ah well.

  3. G

    Hello,
    Great Skott!
    I love the gray paint on the walls. Would you be able to share painter company and particular shade? Gratzi!

  4. nelking

    Oh my f’in lord. I have never consider a jumpsuit since the rust colored corduroy one with cap sleeves I owned in fifth grade.

    This one? is.genius.

    Keep ’em coming Maggie!

  5. Laura

    I am LOVING Mighty Closet! This one was stupendous, Maggie. So.Much.Fun. I am totally inspired now. Hee! Thanks!

  6. Bea

    I LOVE these posts!

    I once had a black pantsuit that, sadly, I discarded once it was out of style. There are still moments now, like when I’m scrambling to find something to wear for an evening, that I lament my wicked hasty ways.

    This girl has style to spare – can I have some?!

  7. amanda

    I would like to formally request that you begin a new feature called, The Seasons of Courtney” or “Skott through the Seasons.”

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  9. Cheri

    Love the jumpsuit. Not sure I would be brave enough to have cocktails in it though, as I am just picturing myself a little tipsy trying to rope myself back into it. Might come out with one entire boob hanging out thus losing the allure of the single sexy triangle of skin!

  10. Courtney

    Maggie, I totally thought from the teaser yesterday that you were going to post the *other* jumper you photographed :-)

    The paint on the walls is Benjamin Moore Deep Space. Get the Aura paint — more expensive but guaranteed to cover in 2 coats, which is important with such a dark color, and it is low-VOC.

  11. amy

    absolutely! i am loving these mighty closets & this one has been uber-fabulous! ditto on amanda & maya – i could “follow” courtney’s daily wear the rest of the year and would love to see more of the equally fabulous background! (ps i have been questioning this romper/jumper trend but this black number? this is in its own class.)

  12. cee

    I love these posts but all your friends are skinny and as beautiful as models…do you even HAVE any regular-looking friends with good clothes?

  13. diane

    Ha, I was just going to echo Cee’s sentiment! The Mighty Closeteers look wonderful, but if you’d feature some chunky, slack-jawed ladies with skin problems, it would really help me relate much more. x

  14. Steph

    Thanks, Maggie. I, too, am inspired by Mighty Closet. I don’t like all the outfits (not for me), but it makes me feel like if I do like some oddball blouse or combination that I find in the thrift store, I can wear it with pride, instead of just keeping it in the closet and thinking about it.

  15. susie

    That? Is the first romper/jumper thing I have seen that I actually like. Love.

    I love the Mighty Closet posts – I have no innate fashion sense, so it’s nice to see how polished some funkier choices can look (though perhaps I ought to start running marathons before investing $400 in a jumper…)

  16. Elizabeth

    The Mighty Closet series is fantastic. I love every closet you’ve featured, and I love that each one is very different from the last. Can you feature a man’s Mighty Closet some time? It would be great to get a peek at guy’s fashion world. I would love to see what a guy’s version of a fabulous thrifted jumpsuit would be.

  17. libby

    I cannot decide which is more sublime- the outfit or the gorgeous background. Either way, it’s all fabulous!

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