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.

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Borrowed from the Boys

Jump feet-first into these 10 new menswear-inspired flats.

10/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Crowning Glory

Watch Solange's Stirring, Visually Stunning Ode to Black Hair

And why you should stop trying to touch it.

10/04/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style File

The 10 Best Looks from Runway Houston

Not including the fierce fashions seated on the front row.

09/30/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Houston Boutique Kissue Debuts A Deeply Cool New Line

The sisters behind Kissue love the lace-up look so much they designed their own label around it.

09/29/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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The Bomb Squad

As cooler temps beckon, rediscover the coolest jacket of all—the bomber.

09/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Strike a Pose: The Essential Guide to Houston's Fall Fashion Shows

New shows are ready to impress and familiar events are adding excitement.

09/27/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Stop Pinning and Start Crafting with Houston-Based Home Made Luxe

Blogger, mom and busy person Keitha Moseley-Dendy is making craft (and wine!) nights easier than ever.

09/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

Pillow Talk: Restoration Hardware Collaborates with Local Designer

Rusty Arena's Venice-inspired velvet textiles are silk-screened and embossed by hand in Houston.

09/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Decor

This Home Tour Will Give You Major House Envy

In its sixth year in Houston, the Modern Architecture + Design Society tour mixes new spaces and familiar names.

09/22/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q&A

Lizzie Fortunato on the Big, Bold Jewelry You Need For Fall

Exhibit A: The unabashedly artsy wares of Lizzie Fortunato, who visits Houston this week.

09/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Stylist Travis Cal on Houston Style and What Never Belongs in Your Closet

He agrees with Joan Crawford on at least one thing.

09/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Living Well, Texas-Style

Home on the Ridiculous Range

Watch Houstonian Reyne Hirsch explore America’s most awesome country estates.

09/16/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

So This Happened

Vivienne Tam's Love Letter to Houston Hits New York Fashion Week

The NASA logo has never before been this chic.

09/15/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Décor

This Sofa Is Major And Headed to Houston

Meet a gorgeous cultural artifact on the journey to our Netflix and chill lifestyle.

09/13/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sorry, Wallet

7 Stores to Shop in September

On our radar this month: Korean beauty, District debuts and new shopping from a major fitness studio.

09/12/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

RIP Old Montrose

Is This the End for Texas Junk Company?

The beloved Houston boot institution has been asked to vacate its Montrose location.

09/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

This Modern Life

Houston Man Has Hilariously Bad Day Captured on Google Maps

When Google Maps goes wrong. So wrong.

08/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Have You Seen Baybrook Mall Lately?

A massive, almost-complete expansion has made this mall in Friendswood a modern shopping destination.

08/29/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

You Must See This Snarky Takedown of a Houston McMansion

McMansion Hell has some thoughts on this giant fake turret and other disasters.

08/26/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

10 Ruffles You Need in Your Life Right Now

Every day we're rufflin'.

08/25/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen