Knit Shirt 9 -Fabrizio Gianni

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Knit Shirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart Version

Quote of the day: “The important thing is this:  To be able, at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”  – Charles Dubois

The task of taking these easy to style shirts from Fabrizio-Gianni, and making them appropriate for the workplace isn’t hard at all. Especially since the neckline on these shirts isn’t revealing, it is a modest and good looking shirt that can be worn in any environment. We wore these exact same knit shirts for a casual day here, and a dressier occasion here.

I don’t always think about where my clothing is made, but ever since meeting Ana, of Mrs. American Made blog, I have been more conscious of the fact, that there are some wonderful Made in the USA brands! Fabrizio-Gianni is definitely one of those brands. And even though the clothing is more expensive than what you can get at Target or Kohl’s, it is nice to splurge occasionally with the knowledge that you are benefiting US workers. Do you ever consider where the clothing company is located and where you clothing is made? I wouldn’t have even though of it before blogging!

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Even though these trousers are made of a jean material, I think the cut and style really makes them look professional.

I love this vest because it’s so different (the designer is actually here in Denver!!). It’s still available on her website although I admit, I got it when Whorl Boutique was going out of business, so my cost was less. Looking at these pictures now, I can see that the necklace competes with the zipper detail of the vest. Maybe I should have left out the necklace or gone with a brooch instead?

Jeans: Banana Republic-thrifted (similar here)~~Vest: Stephanie O (here)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: J. Renee(similar here all leopard)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.  Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: You may not consider capris office appropriate, but of course, it depends on your situation. Since the fit on Nancy’s capris are not real tight, they aren’t much different than culottes, except for the material.

We did have Nancy add in her leopard cardigan, since most offices tend to have the A/C blaring in the hotter months, right?

Pants: Sonoma (similar here although these seem more casual because of the side pocket)~~Cardigan: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here as a sandal)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: What mom loves about this sweater is that each button matches the color of stripe it’s on! And what I love about this ensemble, is that the cardigan doesn’t match the outfit, yet it goes together nicely. There isn’t any pink in the sweater, but since all of the stripes are a lighter version of colors, I think the pink works!

Pants: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Cardigan: Orvis-thrifted (similar here a brighter version and here more muted)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Ellen Tracy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

I know I’ve said it before, but I really appreciate the time you take to read and comment!!

Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

The link up parties I participate in can be found here!

Having a great bag can up the “smart” factor—any of these tickle your fancy?

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Your outfit is stunning in every detail. Charlotte’s is charming – I would snap that darling sweater up at full price, which is rare for me. Nancy looks adorable in her ensemble, though I consider hers smart-casual. (I REALLY love that striped sweater with those stripe-matching buttons – It is the cutest sweater I’ve ever seen.)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kathleen!!
      Isn’t that sweater the greatest? Because since mom likes to match so much–it really goes with everything, right?

  • all very smart indeed. especially you Jodie, love that top. i think that the necklace looks just fine and jean trousers are fabulous. thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, these are all great outfits. I love your vest and remember you styled it before. I like the way the color of the shirt peeks out the bottom. Great pants and perfect shoes for this outfit. Nancy looks so cool and confident and Mom’s outfit looks so chic and put together, even with the tee a different color than any of the sweater colors. The gray beads are perfect to pull the whole piece together. Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! Sometimes, I think the “smart” category ones are the easiest, because when you layer a jacket or cardigan over a shirt—it’s an easy fix!!

  • Three great looks, Jodie – I love, love your avant garde vest! Thanks for linking, and have a lovely week, xo


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It definitely is a vest that not everyone has, right? Hopefully I will wear the heck out of it!

  • That striped sweater is too cute. Even the buttons coordinate!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Fun, huh? It’d be really funny, if I switched the buttons on mom, for a joke???

  • Peggy Nolan

    Nicely put together outfits!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Peggy!! I appreciate that!

  • Lovely outfits, love your mums striped cardi. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Your vest is clearly a hit. How about a bandana in a color that replicates or compliments the green of your top? Bandanas are not as serious as a full on scarf and I think would go well with the casual feel of the vest.
    Nancy’s shoes are so cute and the pnk and green give a preppy vibe.
    Charlotte’s funky glasses are so cute on her and her sweater is so versatile. She’s right about the buttons being an exceptionally cool detail!
    These knit tops are definite keepers!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      We have really enjoyed these tops—it was so nice of the company to send them even though I was showcasing their jeans at the time!
      A bandana is a super idea—I even have one that is a green print, and super casual!! You have such fabulous ideas, Jude!!
      Nancy’s shoes just got a new home in my closet—ha ha!! Her feet hated these shoes, so I’m going to see if they work better for me!! They are so cute!!

  • Those thrifted pants of yours and those leopard heels…#everything!
    I want your vest. #just sayin’
    Also, I can’t believe how versatile that color shirt of yours turned out to be! #yougogirl
    Man, Nancy has a great profile!
    I love your mom’s cardigan too. It looks like fruit stripe gum!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I used to love fruit stripe gum!!
      How funny you say that!!
      Thanks for all the nice words of encouragement!!

  • Your vest gets me every time, Jodie. Every. Single. Time. Although it would take a lot to convince me to spend that much on a single item of clothing though, but that’s just me 🙂 and I too would’ve left off the necklace. Perhaps adorned the sleeves of the vests with collar tips to echo the metallic glint of your zipper.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m very much a thrifty shopper too Sheela. But I admit to certain times of “splurging”. This local boutique owned by a young woman who I had gotten to know through the blogging, was closing it’s doors. It was more about helping her out than going shopping since I need nothing in the way of new clothing….but I’m a sucker for a good cause and unique pieces! (I ended up getting the vest for about half price—still not a super deal, but better than original price)
      I love your idea about adding to the sleeves for adornment—now that’s a creative thought!

  • Smart and trendy the three of you. Love Charlotte´s stripe jacket.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sacramento!! Mom loves color just like I do—so this was naturally a hit for her when we went shopping!!

  • PetiteOver40

    That VEST!! I may have to go check out that link. I just love it! And your mom’s sweater is so fun — for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Nancy would be right at home in the offices here in Seattle. They all have a bit of a casual feel to them these days and her look walks that perfect line between office ready and business casual.

    I love how versatile those tops are!

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny, because when I bought the vest it was a kinda crazy time at the store since it was a store closing sale (lots of people, lots of craziness). So I’m not sure I really appreciated the interestingness of this vest. And since it’s black (which I try to steer away from) I was planning on wearing it more in the cooler months! But I’m glad I pulled it out these last couple of times, as I really think it’s quite cool!!
      I have really enjoyed this shirt—and I know Nancy loves hers. (Mom has so many shirts, that I don’t think she’s worn hers quite as much)! It’s really quite a basic for my closet, but since I don’t have many things in this color, it’s been more versatile than I thought!!
      Thanks for the continued love, Sherry!!

  • Perfect styling! Love these layered looks, especially your outfit and that vest!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jill!

  • Great looks Jodie!
    Your mum’s cardigan is a great find and I am loving your layering.
    Nancy would certainly need her cardi here….although I can’t blame AC (very few places have it here).

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You guys don’t need the A/C, huh? And I don’t mean to complain about it, since it is nice at times (especially when it gets to 90 degrees), but I’ve just learned to be prepared!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I am in love with your mother’s sweater. The stripes and buttons are awesome 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they so fun, Janet?? And really you could wear it with so much!!

  • I think the necklace is a great addition to the outfit because it is big but not loud! It seems to blend in with your tee. You all look lovely again. Have a great weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nancy!! It’s nice to hear different opinions—and besides, even if the necklace was wrong with this outfit—-it’s all good. It’s not like I’m going to lose my blogger status, (hopefully)!!

  • Mother Daughter

    Great looks Jodie. I have the jean trousers that you are wearing, and really like them. Yes the necklace might compete with the zipper but I wouldn’t have noticed. lol I to prefer to buy American made if possible.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t notice the necklace competing at first either—so I’m glad I’m not the only one!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Great styling. Your look is amazing. Love the vest and the statement the zipper makes. I would have left the necklace off.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Bernadette!! I think this vest is so interesting—I’ll have to remember to let it stand by itself in the future (although I’ll probably try a brooch at some time—I have that addiction to accessories, you know?)