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.

Stacks On Deck

The Bold Boot Is Back

Stomp all over town in style with stacked heels.

11/03/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

TV

Houston's SWAG Essentials Checks in on Shark Tank

Aesthetician and entrepreneur Lydia Evans didn't get a deal, but that hasn't slowed her down.

11/02/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q & A

Party Like a Frock Star

Fashion designer (and Texan!) Lela Rose throws an amazing party. She hit Houston to show us how.

10/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

How to Shop the Bonobos Guideshop

It looks like a typical men's store, but Bonobos does things differently.

10/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Tour

Best in Class: Montrose's Modern Marvel

Eight homes enthralled design-lovers on the AIA Houston home tour, but only one can claim to be Houstonia readers' favorite.

10/28/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Houston's Wearable Art Trend Goes International with Rozendove

Up your accessories game with scarves designed by local and international artists.

10/26/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Decor

OMG, Ladies: Kate Spade Furniture Is Here

The designer is taking her feminine, preppy look and splashing it all over your house.

10/23/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Go Get 'Em, Tiger

Holiday Shopping (Card) Season Starts Now

Because shopping, fighting cancer and saving money are three of our favorite things.

10/22/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Tour

It's A Small World, After All

Among the modern mansions on the AIA Houston Home Tour is a surprising Sixth Ward Victorian built in 1880.

10/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Iko Iko Brings Boutique Shopping to North Main

Before dining next door at Foreign Correspondents, check out Camella Clement's youthful, relaxed fashions fit for a yogi.

10/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Delivery

Amazon Prime Now Is Amazing

How one promptly delivered package can change your night, your apartment and your life.

10/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Houston Airport Getting a Little More Texan with Pinto Ranch

Jot this down on the list of all-time great airport ideas.

10/15/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

School Spirit

The Ultimate Tailgate Bracelets

Natalie Hightower's simple, chic bracelets in college-colored gemstones are a must-have for football season.

10/13/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shops

The Addams Family Comes to Houston: Discover The Wilde Collection

The balance between the weird and creepy objects on display and their opulent gothic surroundings at The Wilde Collection is pitch-perfect.

10/12/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Explainer

What's Going On at River Oaks District

Is it open? Is everything expensive? Should you care? All the news about Houston's newest luxury shopping destination, explained.

10/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Lainie Line Debuts Jewelry for Your Sweet Tooth

Grapefruit, cinnamon sticks and other sweets are featured in the latest designs by West U's Rachel Teichman.

10/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion Victim

David Peck Files For Bankruptcy

The Houston fashion designer will liquidate his company, with outstanding debts approaching $2 million.

10/05/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shop for a Cause

Solange's Latest Release Is a Design for Kiehl's

Every purchase of the limited-edition packaging supports three charities, including one chosen by the buyer.

10/02/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Crimin'

Orange Is the New Black for Houston Jewelry Designer

She's wearing cuffs of a different kind after being charged with money laundering.

10/02/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear

How Custom Is Your Custom Suit?

Balani Custom Clothiers wants to upgrade the Houston suiting experience.

10/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen