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.

12 Gifts A-Gifting

H-Town Gift Guide: 6 Sweet T-Shirt Shops

Trust us, there's a perfect Houston tee for everyone on your list.

11/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bey Remains Bae

Beyoncé Finds Perfect Model for New Ivy Park Collection (It's Beyoncé)

Check out all of Queen B's looks and some behind-the-scenes snaps.

11/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Store Report

Where to Find High-Design Global Goods, Curated Locally: Ark + Nomad

This new online shop stocks artisan-made goods from Houston to South Africa.

11/22/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Shannon LaBove: Rice University’s Great Debater

Everyone talks, but few know how to turn a speech into a work of art.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sorry, Wallet

7 New Stores to Shop This Month

A major Dallas import, Texas pride and Palm Beach prep arrive in Houston.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

The Old-School Trick to Make Your Hair Shower-Proof

A new generation of shower caps are making day 3 hair great again—no dry shampoo required.

11/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Comfy Canvases

Rebecca Vizard is the Patron Saint of Pretty Pillows

She's showcasing her talent for antique textiles in Houston this week at a pair of special events.

11/17/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q&A

Christian Siriano Hits Houston

The designer on Solange, what actresses he wants to dress, and the best thing about his job.

11/16/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holidaze

6 Must-Hit Holiday Shopping Events

All the gifts, none of the Galleria parking.

11/15/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

5 (More) Home Design Trends to Watch in 2017

Interior designer Marie Flanigan spills what she spotted at the country's biggest home furnishings expo.

11/14/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Is this reality?

What You Missed at the Married to Medicine: Houston Launch Party

Houston's highest-profile reality show got a swanky debut in Midtown.

11/11/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

4 Perfectly Pouty Lipsticks for the Next Four Years of Resting Bitch Face

We're not going to smile. Stop asking.

11/09/2016 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

All That Sparkles

Inside Karat 22, a Hidden Gem on Hillcroft

Anant Patel’s stunning family store has been a gold-filled fixture in the Mahatma Gandhi District since 1985.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

All That Sparkles

Faux Real: What’s the Deal with Lab-Created Diamonds?

The cost isn’t the only significant difference you’ll find.

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

Put a Ring on It

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

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

Q&A

The Elite Matchmaker's Guide to Dating

Step one: Look up from your phone. Step two: Never mention Trump.

09/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Double Your Earring Fun with 10 Awesome Ear Jackets

Because the real estate behind your ear deserves some sparkle, too.

09/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen