red cable knit jumper

I bought this oversized red Zara jumper in the sale the other day and I fell in love with it at first sight. To be fair though, that first look of look was when it was on the hanger.

I quickly tried it on over a thin sweater, just glancing in the mirror before purchasing because a) I was freezing at the time and under-dressed for the sudden icy temps that hit Windsor and b) I’m a sucker for all things red and c) my kids were BORED. Sold to the harassed parent.  I picked it up along with a few other unnecessary bits I didn’t try on either aka another scarf (that’s a beautiful purple I’ll share soon) that I definitely don’t need and a leopard print blouse of dreams that ended up being huge on le bosoms and has since been returned.

Fear not though, I picked up some more dresses in the sale to make up for the return. As you can see, I have a serious Zara problem that needs curbing pronto.

Anyway, off I went in my HUGE red jumper for fun at the Windsor Winterland, grabbing these twinkly shots as we went, and while I do love the style, feel and hue of the knit, I realise it’s not the most flattering number to be fair (this is a small too). Being a 32E bust does make me wonder if I can carry off oversized anything?!

Honest Mum in Zara

On reflection, I ate to my heart’s content over Christmas and whilst I’m still a UK size 10 (just), I was wearing 8s before the feasting began and I’d like to lose the excess and return to a comfortable 10 at least.  It’s not about size, of course, but what feels right for the individual body and frame and a small 10 suits me.

In the meanwhile, I suppose this red jumper hides the multitude of mince pies consumed.

style post by Honest Mum

Outfit details: hat Topshop 2017, boots Daniel Footwear 2016, Spanx leggings (current) and earrings EK project

What say you, yay or nay?

Answers in the comments.

Either way I’ll still wear it, just mostly indoors over a onesie if you all hate it. I just can’t decide.

Thanks x


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11 Responses

  1. Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    I’d love one, but it minds me of those jumper dresses that were around in the 80’s. Wonder if its the start of those coming back

  2. Susan Jane Gray

    I Love oversized jumpers but I do prefer a cowl neck. Although this jumper is gorgeous too

  3. Alison Parker

    I think you look absolutely fabulous in this – the colour suits you, the fit suits you, you look great! Do keep wearing it! It’s so much better than the usual drab black-and-grey everyone wears this time of year.

  4. Soffy

    Definitely a yay from me! I love oversized jumpers, I feel so comfortable in them and cosy! And you look absolutely lovely!


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