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.

H-Town Life

The 10 Best Things Overheard at Brasserie 19

"Do you think it's okay to order the oysters even though Saturn is in retrograde?"

05/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On the Scene

Socialite-Turned-Author Plum Sykes Parties in Houston

Houston's bold names headed to Burberry to celebrate the debut of Party Girls Die in Pearls.

05/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Guide

What to Wear to Every Wedding Event This Summer

Muse's Lindsay Mousoudakis talks bachelorette bathing suits, rompers at rehearsals and the flattering dress trend every guest can get behind.

05/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Rainbow Magic

10 Ways to Get More Unicorn in Your Life

No food coloring required.

05/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

DesignHive Is Bringing the Stylish Office of the Future to Houston

Four innovative architecture firms have designed cutting-edge workspaces inside 1600 Smith.

05/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Television

The Property Brothers Are Taking on Galveston—and Each Other

The fifth season of HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother heads to the Gulf Coast.

05/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear

Dickies Are Suddenly Cool Again—Just Ask Reserve Supply Co.

The Houston store has expanded its exclusive collaboration with the legendary Texas workwear brand.

05/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Rice Village Is Getting an Artful, Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover (Again)

Goodbye, pink brick; hello, stylish storefronts.

05/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

8 New Spots to Shop in Houston This Month

From a spa pop-up to an East End spot for south-of-the-border finds.

05/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion Designers

Vivienne Tam on Why Orange is the New Houston

The fashion designer was fêted in Houston as she debuted her H-Town-inspired collection at Baanou.

05/08/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Mommy Issues

5 Bad Gift Ideas for Mother's Day (and What to Get Instead)

Put down the fuzzy slippers and slowly walk away.

05/04/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop-Up Shops

The Weeknd Is Popping Up in Houston This Weekend

The Canadian crooner is the latest musical act to drop limited-edition apparel.

05/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

5 to Try

5 Mexican Designers You Need to Know

Consider it a more chic way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

05/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Red Carpet

9 People and Objects That Inspired Solange's Met Gala Look

From Grace Jones to a pair of ice skates.

05/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen B

Beyoncé Is Slaying Pregnancy Style and It's Kind Of A Big Deal

"She’s holding it down for so many other women that are with child and showing them, OK, still be as fierce as you feel and as you can."

05/01/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Guide

How (and Why) to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

"The fewer clothes you have in your closet, the better you know your clothes," says designer Merin Guthrie.

04/28/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fun Times

Did This Houstonian Just Reinvent the Board Game?

Neal Murthy says Sedis is the first new physical game platform—think cards or dominoes—in 600 years.

04/27/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sorry, Wallet

7 Good Reasons to Spend with the Shop With Heart Card

They raise money for charity, you have an excuse to buy a bunch of stuff. That's called a win-win.

04/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping Trips

Shop 'Til You Literally Drop at Bangkok's Chatuchak Market

I left with arms full of goodies, feeling both conqueror and conquered.

04/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Deals

It's Not Too Late to Shop River Oaks' Classiest Closets

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is opening its Chic Boutique to the public through Saturday.

04/20/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen