Our next stylish contributor to our new summer series is Liz Lange, whose eponymous maternity line changed the face of fashion forever for those who are expecting.

Liz designs the best-selling maternity line for Target, which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary; has a non-maternity collection, Completely Me by Liz Lange, with HSN; and runs the fun shopping site Shopafrolic, which she co-founded with her sister Jane.

Liz spends most summer weekends in the Hamptons, where she loves to entertain and catch up on her reading.

 

Favorite Summer Destination: Locally, it’s East Hampton. For vacation, I’m dreaming of Capri.

Current Summer Reading: Summer is all about reading, and my list is LONG! Next up: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

What to Wear to a Summer Party: A little dress with strappy wedges (traditional high heels will stick in the grass at summer parties, so wedges are a must).

Completely Me, by Liz Lange Handkerchief Hem Dress with Steve Madden Wedges

Favorite Summer Fragrance: I don’t wear fragrance, but I love the smell of NARS Body Oil. I use it instead of body moisturizer, and it smells like Bain de Soleil.

Necessary Summer Indulgence: Self-tanner; everyone looks better with a touch of color.  My fave is Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer for legs (Tip: I use it on my entire body and face, too).

Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: Weekly manicures and pedicures.  This summer I am favoring an orangey-red color.

Clambake, a perfect creamy orangey-red, by Essie

Favorite House Gift for a Summer Weekend Invitation: A fresh pie from Round Swamp, in East Hampton

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Favorite Summer Entertaining Tips: I love entertaining outdoors in East Hampton over the summer.  I like to keep it very casual. I always make a big batch of guacamole, a signature fun drink like a Pimm’s or a sangria, and we always grill.

 

Preferred Summer Accessories: I love chunky jewelry, so for the summer I would sport stacks of costume bangles, statement necklaces, big earrings.

Glass Bead Medallion Necklace at Open Sky; Garbo Earrings at DANNIJO; Linked Loop Cuff Bracelet at Oscar de la Renta Fashion Jewelry; Juko Resin Flower Cuff at Open Sky 

Current Film on Your List to See This Summer: This summer I want to see The Intouchables and the new Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom.