Keeping warm is all about wrapping up and layering on the clothes until you look like an Eskimo, isn’t it? So how do you stay warm and look sexy? With thermal underwear? Really?

Sexy is perhaps not the first word that comes to mind when you think of thermal underwear but then you might not have seen Bella Di Notte yet! Bella Di Notte are a British company who work exclusively with an artisan family business just north of Milan to create stunning thermal underwear from natural Merino wool.

Bella Di Notte sent me the very beautiful Rosella long sleeved vest to review. The vest arrived perfectly gift wrapped in tissue paper and a lovely burgundy box complete with ribbon which made me really excited. It is so special when it’s all wrapped up gorgeously isn’t it? But the real surprise was waiting inside. I was delighted!

Made out of a mix of merino wool and  silk the first thing I will tell you, it is soft, veeeery soft, I couldn’t wait to get it on! As soon as I had it on I received several compliments from my admiring husband ;) The shape is very flattering with a wide deep V neck. The stunning Italian lace details adds a really special, modern, feminine touch.

So it passed the looks test with flying colours but did it keep me warm? Did it! It was fantastic :) I never realised how good it feels to be super warm and cosy at skin level without sweating in 5 layers! I put the Rosella vest to the ultimate test and wore it underneath my outfit that I wore for the charity Halloween carwash this weekend. Outside, washing cars for nearly 4 hours with cold water and those UK based readers will know how chilly it was on Saturday! Amazingly though I was not cold at all, the only part of me that felt it was my poor little fingers!

The Rosella vest can be worn in a variety of ways, as sleep wear, underneath a cardigan or other outfit, it is even gorgeous enough to be worn on its own! I did not own a single pair of thermals but if they look and feel this good I might have to start adding to the collection.

They really do make a difference and I think this piece is going to be totally invaluable going into these winter months, sooo looking forward to staying snuggly and warm and looking hot!

The lovely team at Bella Di Notte are offering the chance to WIN one long sleeved Rosella vest in your colour of preference. Just in time for the cold weather. All you need to do to enter is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below and share with your friends. Leave a comment for an extra entry and tell me your winter warming tip :) Good luck everyone.

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