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.

Final Act

At Rice University, a Legend Retires

Famously energetic English professor J. Dennis Huston exits the stage after 50 years of teaching.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

10 Awesome Things About the New Galleria Saks Fifth Avenue

There are stores, and then there are art-filled, beautifully designed temples of consumerism. This is the latter.

04/27/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

6 to Watch: These Top Design Trends Will Be Hot in 2017

Fresh from her turn as a Style Spotter at High Point Market, Houston designer Marie Flanigan shares her favorite new looks, from wood to wallpaper.

04/25/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Pintuck Invents the All-American Guayabera

Houstonian Julie Shuford has transformed the Latin menswear staple into a versatile look for women.

04/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

Eat, Pray, Caftan: How Two Houston Sisters Launched a Brand with Global Style

Mirth makes caftans that evoke relaxation, sourced from and inspired by India.

04/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Get Me Bodied

5 Things to Know About Beyoncé's Ivy Park Line

Queen B's athleisure brand is now in stores.

04/15/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Sharing Economy

The Spring of My Endless Closet

I tried Rent The Runway's Unlimited subscription. Suddenly my life was filled with fancy possibilities.

04/15/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On The Town

The Sugar and Cloth Color Wall Is Houston's Newest Instagram Hot Spot

Grab your selfie stick and strike a pose.

04/08/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bene Fêtes

Fashion Al Fresco at Bayou Bend

Splendor in the garden at the Bayou Bend Fashion Show & Luncheon.

04/07/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Men of Style

Scott Kelly Is the Latest Astronaut to Get in the Watch Endorsement Game

Why pay Roger Federer when science's biggest rockstars will wear your watches in space?

04/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Miranda Lambert Slays the Red Carpet in Hot Pink Pistol Heels

The fashion moment of the night at the Academy of Country Music Awards belonged to Lambert and Houstonian Joyce Echols' 'Come and Take It' heels.

04/04/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On The Town

5 Fashionable Reasons to Hit Runway Houston

This fashion show has everything: local designers, Project Runway alums, fanciful art installations, supermodel shout-outs and more.

04/04/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Get Me Bodied

Beyoncé's New Athleisure Line, Ivy Park, Has Houston Roots

In true Beyoncé fashion, it includes a fitness leotard/body suit.

04/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Praising the Bar

Meet the Lady Who Lives in an Ice House

Just 10 days after Mack’s Icehouse closed down, Ann Herbage moved in. Now the bar counter remains at center stage.

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reality TV

From BET to TLC, Houston Is Getting Its Own Set of Shows

Who needs The Real Housewives of Dallas when we have Billion Dollar Buyer—and a whole new crop of shows featuring actual, interesting Houstonians?

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Local Design

Steve Guthrie Is All-In on Houston-Made Fashion

The HCC fashion student turned HCC fashion professor has launched a new line to champion manufacturing in Houston.

03/30/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shop For A Cause

Hooray, Guilt-Free Spring Shopping Is Here

The Shop With Heart card means discounts at local stores, spas and restaurants and supports a great cause.

03/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

9 Shop-tastic New Reasons to Hit the Galleria

Get ready for new and remodeled stores and a couple of big names making their Houston debut.

03/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Treat Yo Self

Pillow Talk: Casper Brings Free Naps to Houston

Because you know you're going to need one by Friday.

03/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen