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.

Red Carpet

The 5 Best Style Trends from the Golden Globes

These looks deserve their own awards.

01/11/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Strike A Pose

Beyoncé's Stylist Wants to Raise Your Selfie Game

The Ty-Lite phone case is designed to make your selfies more beautylicious.

01/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

The Sale with 50 Boutiques and Bargains

Save more than money this weekend at Bayou City Event Center.

01/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best of Houstonia

On the Road Again: 53 Weekend Getaways for 2016

We’ve got a road trip for every weekend of the year, and every occasion you can imagine.

01/05/2016 By Layne Lynch, Marianella Orlando, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Brittanie Shey

Space City

East Meets Garden Oaks

Incorporating traditional Japanese architectural elements, one couple builds a house that stands out, but still fits in.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Photography by Divya Pande

Intersections

Intersections: Canal & Navigation

Diving into the East End neighborhood that’s a hub for tamales, tree-shaded parks and viral t-shirts.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Pop Culture

Surprise! Lyle Lovett is a Downton Abbey Superfan

The country superstar was a guest on the Manor of Speaking couch on Sunday.

01/04/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Houston's Coolest 10 New Stores of 2015

From trendy looks to taxidermy, new Houston boutiques did it all in 2015.

12/31/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Self-Improvement

5 Beauty Resolutions You Might Actually Keep

What's easier (and more fun) than going on a diet? Literally everything.

12/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Two Of A Kind

Houston Jewelry Designer Unhappy with Lookalike Stella McCartney Necklace

Shopnonhuman's lucite knot necklace looks a lot like the version in McCartney's Resort 2016 collection.

12/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Glitter on the Dance Floor: 15 Ways to Sparkle in Style on New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year with sequins and shine.

12/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

Houston's 5 Most Interesting Holiday Store Windows

From Tiffany & Co.'s Frozen elegance to Hermès' holiday buffalo.

12/22/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Statement Piece: 10 Sweaters That Tell It Like It Is

Your style says a lot about you. Sometimes literally. 

12/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Houston Design

Jonathan Blake Switches Gears and Takes the Road of Accessories

Known for his evening wear, this designer now wants everyone toting his handbags.

12/18/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

9 Gift Hot Spots to Finish Off Your Holiday Shopping

This weekend is your last chance for holiday shopping, so don't let everyone down.

12/16/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Closet Cues

How To Protect Your Prada

AIG has created a new insurance for couture collections, and Texas is one of the first states to launch it.

12/14/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

Houston's Chicest Holiday Pop-Up Shop Is Back

Fashionable sisters Saba and Sarah Jawda have gathered one of the most fun and eclectic collections of gifts at their Montrose studio.

12/10/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

5 Unexpected Gift Destinations to Make Life Easier

Grab all the gifts you need while getting your errands done, your nails done, a dinner out or a enjoying a day of culture.

12/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

Deck the Halls, Y'all: 5 New Houston Home Stores to Hit

These new shops will make your home merry and bright.

12/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Please?

10 Stores That Need to Open in Houston

Santa baby, can't you bring us a Uniqlo?

12/03/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen