Sarah may be a native of Dallas/Fort Worth, but today she’s loyal to Houston. (She still loves the Cowboys.) She joined the Houstonia team in October 2014, heading up fashion, style and design coverage and covering other beats including the local drag queen scene and all things Matthew McConaughey.

A Rice alum, she previously worked for CultureMap and the Houston Chronicle.

Trend Piece

12 Go Big or Go Home Boots to Wear This Winter

You've got about 90 days to enjoy boot season. Better make them count.

11/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

How to Design a Vacation Lifestyle Like the Novogratz

A new book peeks inside their bohemian getaway—and shares how to make your home an exotic escape.

11/03/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Want, Need, Love

We Dare You Not To Fall in Love with These Vintage Kimonos

Tina Zulu has turned her vintage kimono obsession into a gorgeous, modern collection.

11/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Aisle Style

6 Surprise Beauty Products Every Budget Bride Needs

Seriously, no one tells you this stuff.

10/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Future of Fashion

I Hate to Not Love Gwynnie Bee

An endless closet has less appeal when it's just the same stuff, over and over again.

10/27/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

All That Sparkles

6 Giftable Jewelry Trends for 2016

From minimalist adornments to modern pearls, these are the statement pieces to invest in this year.

10/26/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

Kicks

The James Harden Signature Shoe Has Arrived

Is anyone surprised the $200 million man has pushed the sneaker envelope both stylistically and technologically?

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

All That Sparkles

A Houston Jewelry-Buying Guide

Everything you need to know to purchase brilliant baubles for the holidays and beyond.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

Beyoncé’s Father Builds a Brand-New Girl Group

With Blushhh Music now making the airwaves, Mathew Knowles wonders if destiny can strike twice.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Charting the demise of the Inner Loop dive bar, an increasingly endangered species

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

When It Comes to Holiday Tablescapes, Purple Reigns

There’s nothing like a royal hue to up the wow factor at your glam holiday gathering.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hidden Houston

Houston Life Hacks: 5 Famous Locals Share Their Tips

On where to park downtown, how to fight the sun, and why to ride your bike

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

All That Sparkles

How to Buy a Diamond

It’s about more than just the fabled 4Cs.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Jeanne Lyons Davis

All That Sparkles

Chic on the Cheap

Our favorite Houston stores for scoring fab costume jewelry

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

How to Hook a Whale

A tongue-firmly-in-cheek guide to landing a billionaire in the Bayou City.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

10 Stylish Stores Heading to the Galleria's Revamped Saks Wing

Including FLOTUS-beloved formalwear and your soon-to-be-fave spot for workwear under $100.

10/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

What's New Is Old Again on Houston's Most Prestigious Home Tour

A contemporary Heights house with hints of vintage charm is one of nine standouts on the annual AIA Houston Home Tour.

10/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

on the runway

Fashion X Houston Strikes a Glam Pose

Silver Street Studios was the perfect backdrop for a proper catwalk during the inaugural Fashion X Houston three-night event.

10/17/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Localebrities

The Married to Medicine Houston Trailer Is Here and It Looks Totally Insane

Starring drama bigger than a Kentucky Derby hat.

10/14/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

4 Ways to Wear Velvet (When the Weather Won't Cooperate)

Don't let an Indian summer keep you away from the fall's hottest fabric.

10/13/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen