Lexington blogger Beth Parker of Seersucker and Saddles won the grand prize in the Shop Your Closet competition hosted by Of Wit and Will, a San Francisco-based online magazine geared toward women.
Her prize: a $1,000 shopping spree at Lexington boutiques with Of Wit and Will founder Suzy Kellems Dominik.
Parker posts photos of herself wearing everything from J. Crew to Gucci for her blog, Seersuckerandsaddles.blogspot.com. Her prize-winning look for the contest — a striped sweater, slim-fit pants, a Kate Spade clutch and Gucci sunglasses — was a feminine take on the Burberry men's collection for fall.
On Tuesday, Suzy Kellems Dominik, who collects couture fashion and wore her own Hermes necklace with a vintage dress she discovered in Phoenix, offered fashion tips to Parker as they shopped in stores including Street Scene and Feather Your Next antique mall.
Kellems Dominik suggested that you create your own style by using a mix of pieces. "It's all about being original," she said, "and wearing the clothes instead of them wearing you."
Find Of Wit and Will at Ofwitandwill.com.
More shopping news
■ In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, Lucia's World Friendly Boutique, 523 East High Street, will have a store-wide sale 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
■ Save up to 90 percent on bed linens, throws, lighting, handbags, rugs and more at Mulberry & Lime, 215 North Limestone. The store's yard sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
■ The Athens Schoolhouse Antiques Show, at 6270 Athens Walnut Hill Pike, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2, free for ages 11 and younger. Call (859) 255-7309 or go to Antiqueskentucky.com.
■ Carl Meyers, 111 Clay Avenue, will host a trunk show of Weill of France dresses, coats, suits and sportswear from Friday through May 18. Sizes run from 2 to 18.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20, the store will show sweaters and dresses from Magaschoni, including cashmere. For appointments, call (859) 252-2004.
■ The shops of Greentree Close, 525 West Short Street, will have a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 and 18. Stores offering discounts will be L.V. Harkness, Belle Maison, Trillium and Greentree Antiques.
Harriett Hendren: (859) 231-3324. Blog: fashfood.bloginky.com