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

The 5 Handbags Every Woman Needs

In honor of National Handbag Day, which should honestly be every day.

10/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

New Age

It's Not A True Selfie Unless You Can See Your Aura

Amber is the color of your energy—or is it blue? Find out at MOODxMOSS's Houston pop-up.

10/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Charity

Jewelers for Texas Is the Sparkliest Harvey Fundraiser

An online jewelry auction is hoping to raise serious funds for hurricane victims.

10/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Want/Need/Love

Pinto Ranch's Boots Just Got a Little More Baller

The Houston-based Western store is collaborating with Black Jack Boots on an exclusive, exotic-heavy line.

10/04/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Aunt Game Strong

What in the World Do You Give a 1 Year Old?

We asked the experts—parents—and came up with over a dozen fool-proof ideas.

10/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

Put a Pin In It With These Houston-Made Designs

Enamel pins are having a moment, and local artists and designers have taken notice.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Jeff Shell, Face of the Neal Hamil Agency

Chickens, metallic platform shoes, coconut oil, and other essentials for the modern Houston man.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Susan Brock: The Cleanup Crew

How one woman in Meyerland forged a path through destruction

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Happenings

Space Montrose Is Throwing an Artsy Harvey Benefit

Help Harvey victims by bidding on some local art at A Night for Harvey.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Our Long List of Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Many, many people and organizations rescued lives and gave their time and money to help Houston—these are just a few.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Being a Hostess Just Got Way Easier with Mostess

Have more fun IRL with this Houston-based party in a box.

09/28/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear News

Local Retail Legend Al's Formal Wear Sold to Iowa Company

Al and Lillian Gaylor opened the first Al's in Houston in 1957, renting tuxes for $5.95.

09/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Nick Bell

Retail

6 Exciting New Shops for September

Heights Mercantile stores are up and running, a pure Houston-based beauty source and—hold my spandex—a Lululemon outlet approaches.

09/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Breaking News

Nothing to See Here, Just Some Sexy Male Dancers Holding Kittens

The Thunder from Down Under stopped by the Houston Humane Society, with adorable results.

09/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Behind the Scenes with Hunter Bell's New Spring Collection

The Houston-based designer was in a mood to celebrate for spring.

09/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Décor

This Houston-Designed Rug Is a Real Winner

After earning lots of Instagram love, Cedar Hill Farmhouse blogger Anita Joyce's vintage grain sack design will debut in 2018.

09/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Architecture

To Repair or Rebuild? One Local Architect's Advice

StudioMET spent two years designing a modern, elevated house to replace a flooded Meyerland property. This is what they learned.

09/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Solange Slays at New York Fashion Week's Coolest Show

How to steal the show: introduce platinum blonde braids.

09/13/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Green Space

What Will Happen to the New Buffalo Bayou?

The status of the Cistern, the trails and the other destinations, post-Harvey.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen