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.

Trend Piece

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Feminine, floppy and endlessly fun, the pussy bow is back for fall. Me-oww!

09/02/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Where To Buy

Have You Seen This Sweet Astros Blazer on Carlos Correa?

We can't say that these new team blazers are the cause of the Astros' AL West-leading season, but we can't eliminate the possibility either.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

City & Region

The Best of International Houston

An insider’s guide to the thriving local cultures of Houston’s 12 largest immigrant groups.

09/01/2015 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Nick Esquer, Marianella Orlando, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Interview: Skirts Illustrated

Fashion illustrator Rongrong DeVoe’s career has taken her from video game design to Viktor & Rolf.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Panda Expense

Korean Beauty Products: A Primer

South Koreans have salves, serums and sheet masks to suit just about every cosmetic need—and you can find them all over town.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Kiss and Break Up

Behind the Scenes of Houston’s First Gay Divorce

Same-sex marriage has its surprising discontents.

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

No Junk in this Trunk

From Handbags to Heiresses: September's 8 Most Exciting Trunk Shows

Designers, stylists and even a budding fashion mogul are making trips to Houston this month.

08/31/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

The Cutest Shop Dogs of Houston

These guys have employee of the month all wrapped up.

08/28/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Yoga Wherever You Want with Yoga-Spots

This Houston invention is perfect for travelers, beginners, or anyone who wants more yoga and less fuss.

08/27/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

Mid-Century Modern's New Gold Standard

Fifty years after the release of the original Platner Collection, the famous furnishings are getting a gorgeous, gilded makeover.

08/26/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Kit and Ace, the Lululemon of Streetwear, Heads to Houston

The family that got America to go everywhere and do everything in yoga pants is giving the humble t-shirt a luxury makeover with Kit and Ace.

08/24/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Recap

Astronaut Wives Club Recap: To The Moon

Is there anything more patriotic than going out with a bang?

08/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Shop Like a PYT at RF Lifestyles

The bargain boutique is alive in Montrose, full of fun, youthful fashions, shoes, handbags and accessories.

08/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

School House Rock

Once a backpack is in your accessories arsenal, you'll wonder how you ever went without one.

08/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen B

Everyone's Talking About Beyoncé's Vogue Cover

Queen B is showing the fashion world who's boss.

08/14/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Recap

Astronaut Wives Club Recap: The Dark Side

When it comes to fashion and serving your country, what risks are too big?

08/14/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Kissue Brings Houston Style to Memorial City Mall

Houston sisters Kailey Tissue McCollum and Kaygen Tissue are opening their first brick-and-mortar Kissue store in Memorial City Mall.

08/13/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

Get Your Eyebrows On Fleek for Fall

Lucky Cat Beauty's Aubrie Layne spills her best brow advice.

08/12/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

DuO Is Dunzo: Montrose Mainstay Clears Out

Ghosting: it's not just for your exes anymore.

08/11/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Celestial Bodies

Take fashion inspiration from the heavens with cosmically inspired clothes and accessories.

08/11/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen