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.

Shoesday

Discover Houston's New, Authentically French Espadrilles

Atelier Aliénor brings a luxuriously modern take on a classic sandal.

06/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Loungewear Goes Luxe with Heidi Houston

"If you're going to spend money on a robe, you should be able to wear it not just in bed."

06/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Internet Famous

Houston Mom Knows How to Live

This troll is so good it's almost worth having a kid, raising it for 18 years and paying for in-state tuition just to let it play out.

06/22/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Meet the First Lady of Texas Cannabis Law

Houston native Lisa L. Pittman is the state's first attorney specializing in medical marijuana law.

06/22/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

8 All-American Swimsuits for Summer

Because red, white and blue is nautical by nature.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

Calling Hou: The Bayou City's Biggest and Best Pop Culture Moments

Our city has exerted more influence on the American mass media landscape than you may realize—and we're not just talking about Beyoncé (but also definitely Beyoncé).

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Katharine Shilcutt, and Gwendolyn Zepeda

Pop Culture Handbook

So...What's the Deal with Drake?

And when did he become so obsessed with H-Town?

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

These Are the 4 Must-Jam Houston Playlists for Fans of Every Genre

Make your own old-school mix-tape of these classic Houston tracks, or check out our curated Spotify playlists.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

Ranking Houston's 6 Biggest Reality TV Moments

From our proudest points to our most painful, from Project Runway to personal astrologers.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

The 6 Buzziest Times Beyoncé Broke the Internet

We're all still crazy in love with Queen B.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Imperial Jewels

From Russia, With Love: Fabergé to Open Retail Store in Houston

The favorite jeweler of the Romanovs is heading to the Galleria this fall.

06/20/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shake It Like a Polaroid

Everyone Needs a Fierce Folding Fan

No other accessory is this practical and this fab.

06/20/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture Handbook

8 Iconic Houston-Filmed Movies, Mapped

Plus: The top 3 times we've seen Houston get blown up on the big screen.

06/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

B Day

Praise B! Sources Say Beyoncé's Twins Have Arrived

It's time to release the doves you've been saving for the occasion.

06/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear

J.J. Watt Teases His Forthcoming Fashion Collection

The defensive end is flexing his design muscles this summer.

06/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

How to Find the Perfect Straw Hat for Your Summer Style

Six chic ways to be the ultimate shade queen.

06/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fitness Friday

Downtown's Campiest Free Workout is Body by Broadway

Nobody's gonna rain on this fitness parade.

06/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear

Matt Bomer Is Tuxedo Perfection at the CFDA Fashion Awards

The Spring native proves menswear doesn't have to be boring.

06/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sorry, Wallet

6 Houston Stores to Shop in June

From a revamped Father's Day destination to Galveston's newest dose of luxury. (Did we mention the sales?)

06/07/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen