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.

Menswear

You Can Officially Dress Like JJ Watt Now

The defensive end's first shirt collection is a Texans fan dream come true.

07/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Neighborhood Guide

12 Must-Hit Shops in River Oaks

This tony neighborhood is surrounded by stylish boutiques and major retailers with price tags to match.

07/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Add to Calendar

Houstonia's Summer Pop-Up Is The Shopping Event of the Season

With nearly 100 vendors, three bars and VIP swag bags worth $500, we think we hit it out of the park.

07/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

It's Wes Anderson's World and We're Just Living in It

A fascinating subreddit seeks out the director's offbeat aesthetic in the real world.

07/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q & A

Camille Styles Shares Her Summer Party Secrets

How to keep kids busy, avoid getting stuck in the kitchen and upgrade your backyard's vibe in an instant.

07/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

The Galleria's Revamped Saks Wing Is Now Open

The first wave of stores in the former Saks space include Coach, Tumi, Sam Edelman and Ted Baker.

07/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

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 B...

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

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