TODAY | September 07, 2012
>>> with today's whip. we're focusing on what's in for the new fall season.
>> we've got three experts to give us the scoop. first up fashion by lilliana vasquez. good morning.
>> good morning.
>> they have us separated because i tower over you.
>> keep the distance.
>> burst into fall, lace was huge this summer .
>> one of my favorite fabrics, also one of my favorites for the fall. looks good for texture, chunky sweater over lace dress or cassimere looks appropriate.
>> we love the pop of color. over here we have what you can do with handbags.
>> neon was a huge trend for the summer . you can carry them over but pair them with darker, richer colors, army green trending huge for fall, also navy blue . orange, navy blue one of my favorite color com boss. keep your neons and wear them all season long.
>> peplum was the big hit of the summer . you think if you have one you have to put it away.
>> sleeveless can go a long way. add a thin turtleneck underneath. these affordable, about $50.
>> i hate to put away my sandals, now you're telling me you don't have to.
>> people think socks and sandals are a huge faux pas they are. tights and sandals aren't. they are on sale. pair them with colored tights, patterned tights, i promise, trust me on this one, great trend for the fall.
>> have to see that one to believe it.
>> ankle bootie, seems like a transition piece.
>> buy now, wear now. we don't like to wait for fall purchases. they are huge, every celebrity is wearing them. these are $24.99 from kohl's. piper has a selection of color and pants, even shorts.
>> i love shocking hot pink lipstick the fall is a twist on this.
>> if you want one that's expensive, switch out coral and holt pink and do a plum or berry color, lip stain, lip gloss like i'm wearing. mulberry, my favorite color for the fall.
>> thank you, lilliana vasquez.
>> thanks, savannah. what's in with fall travel. digital projects editor for travel & leisure magazine . good morning.
>> good morning.
>> it's unofficially the end of summer but still summer . you like the beach for travel this year.
>> the beach is great in the fall. that's because the resorts are empty, serene, windswept.
>> not as crowded as july and august.
>> not as crowded. nantucket, rates start at $175, rooms recently renovated and have an outdoor pool heated year-round. white elephant , a great example, one of the best hotels, rates in the summer months $680. in october about $195.
>> take advantage of that. great opportunity to stay in a place you probably can't get into in the summer . also like to suggest people go to ski destinations during the fall months. why?
>> prices are not as high as they are when there's a powdery snow on the slopes. beaver creek , lover for people who love to hike and cycle and golf. pines lodge, incredible foliage. rates at $200 a night. excuse me, $100 a night. talk about a great value for something a little different in jackson hole , the bentwood inn has an incredible experience up close to the elks, mating call happens once a year, $233. that includes that excursion plus breakfast and evening appetiz appetizer.
>> you like san francisco , weather great.
>> hits about $70. hyatt regency across, start at $209, throw in passes. you can take public transportation which includes the classic cable cars . for something a little different, d.c., of course, all eyes on that city for the election year. rates at the liaison capitol hill are about $159. great way to celebrate inauguration. you'll be right across the mall.
>> from beaches to ski resorts to a couple great cities. good idea, sarah, appreciate it.
>> thank you.
>> here is al.
>> new season, exciting food selection. lifestyle expert and our "today" contributor. good to see you.
>> good-bye lemonade, hello cider.
>> this is so fun, different sizes. turn it around, blocks inside, load it up with apples. press it, delicious.
>> mill your own grain.
>> thank dan barber of blue hill stone barn created cool line of heirloom organic grains, get them from sonoma.
>> your own corn mill .
>> it's not only healthier keeps minerals and vitamins but also tastes even better.
>> candy buffet.
>> candy buffet, parties, what better time than fall when you've got new fall candies, these are from candy.com. buy based on size, type, shape, whatever you want . pottery barn.com.
>> does anybody really like candy corn .
>> i do.
>> there you go. beer.
>> going away from light beers going to the warmer ales, ales. pumpkin beer since the colonial time is having a resurgeon earns. there you go.