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.

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

Want/Need/Love

6 Spring Style Collabs You Need To Know About

From Jeff Koons for Louis Vuitton to Charlotte Gainsbourg's makeup palette for NARS.

04/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

Namu Shop Brings Stylish Japanese Minimalism to Houston

A natural ethos and timeless, elevated aesthetic define this new online boutique.

04/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Just Asking Questions

Does This Drag Queen Look Like a Houston News Anchor?

On RuPaul's Drag Race, Trinity Taylor gave us us full Dominique-Sachse-behind-the-anchor-desk realness.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hill Country Guide

In Lockhart, a Texas Barbecue Pilgrimage Takes Place

From brisket to sausage to, yes, pork chops, Lockhart is a meat-lover’s mecca.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Houston Restaurant Menus Got You Experiencing Déjà Food?

You're not alone—though who can argue against the merits of fancy chicken-fried steak or red velvet pancakes?

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

Skip Town With These Awesome Travel Essentials

Get out of here. With help.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Katie Scott's Jewelry Brings the Joy and Pain of Easter to Life

The thorn collection is a modern rumination on Christ's suffering that's subtle enough to wear every day.

04/14/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Politics of Fashion

The Houston Model Caught in Trump's Business Collapse

Will the modeling agency's closure hurt it-girl Katie Moore's career?

04/13/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Bling Ring

Houston Start-Up Do Amore Wants to Shake Up the Engagement Ring Industry

Do Amore makes affordable, ethical rings and wants to save the world, too.

04/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Men's Fashion

George H.W. Bush Still President of Awesome Socks Club

You do not want to sleep on 41's sock game.

04/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Real Estate

The View from Market Square Tower's Pool Will Totally Freak You Out

This is what looking down 42 stories feels like.

04/07/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Where to Shop Now

8 New Stores to Shop in April

April showers bring an Aussie skincare line, NYX's cheap makeup thrills and a Biscuit fresh out the oven.

04/07/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

5 to Try

Five All-Natural Ingredients for Acne-Free Skin

Because wacky, unpredictable spring weather is like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride as far as your skin is concerned.

04/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen 🐝

Beyoncé Is the Official Queen of Instagram

The data merely confirms what we already knew.

04/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen