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Star Spangled Chic
June 29, 2020

Featuring Guest Blogger, Julia Buschow with Little Piece of Chic!

Products available at Trader Joe’s and Madewell

Oh say can you chic! Happy early 4th of July! I am getting festive and ready for the 4th with Southlake Town Square and Trader Joe’s! From easy, crowd pleaser recipes to a 4th of July outfit that will carry you through the whole summer, I am here to get you ready to make this the best 4th yet with a little help from my friends at Trader Joe’s Southlake and Madewell Southlake! Scroll for recipes & style inspo with links to shop my look! Here’s to the red, white & blue and Trader Joe’s too haha!

Spiked Watermelon Sparkler


½ cup (6-8 cubes) TJ’s Watermelon, plus a few more cubes for garnish

TJ’s Fresh Mint

4 ounces TJ’s Versatile Spirit Vodka(we used Gin)

1 can TJ’s Sparkling Watermelon Juice (seasonal)

1 TJ’s Fresh Lime, sliced


Muddle watermelon and a few mint leaves in a 2-cup measuring glass. Divide mixture among 2 old fashioned glasses. Fill the glasses with ice. Divide vodka among glasses, top up with sparkling watermelon juice, and stir just until combined. Garnish with a watermelon cube, more fresh mint, and a squeeze of lime. Cheers!

*Serves 2(I doubled it), recipe found here!

American Flag Cheese Board

What you need (all from Trader Joe’s):

strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, Unexpected Cheddar Cheese, Heavenly marzano tomatoes, coconut cashews, truffle marcona almonds, 3 seed beet crackers, original savory thin mini crackers, uncured applewood smoked salami, blueberry vanilla chevre goat cheese, blue cheese & a tray!

Arrange into a flag pattern and top with cheddar cheese stars(I used a mini cookie cutter)

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake


1 jar TJ’s Organic Reduced Sugar Strawberry Preserves

1 package of fresh strawberries(washed and cut)

1 package TJ’s Buttermilk Biscuits, baked and cooled

TJ’s Whipped Cream or homemade(whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar)

TJ’s Super Premium French Vanilla Ice Cream(or any vanilla!)


In a small sauce pan, over low heat, heat the jam until syrupy. Fold in sliced strawberries and remove from heat.

Split biscuits in half, spread whipped cream on the bottom half and fill with strawberry mixture.

Top with a scoop of ice cream.

*Serves 6-8 Recipe from

Shop my 4th of July look below! Jumpsuits are the best way to stay comfy & chic, especially on hot summer days! I love this polka dot number from Madewell Southlake paired with chunky gold hoops and my favorite: a bright red lip! I kept it casual with sandals but it would be so cute dressed up with wedges for a whole new look!

Thanks for reading, I hope you are feeling inspired to try something new this 4th! Tag me if you try any of these recipes, can’t wait to see how you keep it chic this 4th of July! Happy Independence Day y’all! Thanks to Southlake Town Square for sponsoring this post! Head there for all your 4th of July and summer needs!



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