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.

Sale

A Sale That's Music to Your Ears

Head to Baytown for hot deals on instruments and more.

03/05/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

How Not to Waste Money on Makeup

When it comes to mascara, makeup artists love budget-friendly brands.

03/03/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail Therapy

Hey Hey, Monkees Is Open

The North Carolina-based boutique brand has debuted its first Texas store.

03/02/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Chloe Dao's Spring Awakening

Charming prints abound for spring at Chloe Dao.

02/26/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Designers

Houston's Alexa DiBiasio Makes a Fashion Week Debut

The former intern for Chloe Dao and David Peck repped Houston on the Lincoln Center runways.

02/25/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shoes

Art and Sole: Hanh Tran Debuts Sandals

Houston artist Hanh Tran takes her work to unexpected places—like the soles of your feet.

02/23/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

events

Support Houston Art with South African Jewelry

This bead-centric pop-up shop on Saturday is raising funds for Selven O'Keef Jarmon's ambitious public art installation.

02/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Design

Biscuit's in Bloom with New Collection

Check out this pretty pair of patterns, inspired by modern art and color.

02/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sale

Sale Season Continues at Sam & Lilli

This time the bargains are at Belvedere.

02/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Escape to Marfa with Elaine Turner's Resort Collection

Think matte gold, woven texture, and plenty of python.

02/17/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Closings

Say Good-bye to Settlement Goods

The Montrose store is closing with a super sale and a farewell party.

02/16/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Rare Gems Come Alive for Jill Reno

Need some Valentine's Day sparkle? Just ask Houstonian Jill Reno.

02/12/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Closings

Another One Bites the Dust: Dryden Kreps Closes in CityCentre

Is this the end of independent boutiques in CityCenter?

02/10/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail Therapy

Shop Like a Designer at Manor

Decorating Houstonian Beth Delozier-Hayes stocks all things glamorous and fun in her new online shop.

02/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

Slideshow: The Cream of the Crop

Picks (or gift ideas!) for the well-attired gardener and garden

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

Plant This Now!

No, really—here are five Houston-friendly plants you need to put in the ground this spring.

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

Foolproof Flora: 5 Plants That Even You Can’t Kill

Not only are these plants easy to grow, they’re also useful (or even delicious).

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Uncommon Threads: an Interview With Tidbits’ Allison Bagley

The Houston-based CEO of Tidbits loves finding fashion in unexpected places.

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Affordable Art

Skateboard Art That Really Moves You

ArtDeckCo's mix of skater culture and art is on display in Houston for the first time this weekend.

02/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

Slideshow: Complements of the House

When it comes to the perfect gift, opposites attract.

02/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen