Some years you can’t wait to head out to paint the town on NYE, and some year’s you just want to light a fire and stay home with a few close friends to toast at midnight. We’ve got you covered no matter what your ideal New Year’s Eve celebration this year ~ our picks on where to go out this year are here. And for those of you staying in this year? We recently gathered with a few of our favorite Charlotte Fashion Influencers at our favorite place for beautiful tabletop, Elizabeth Bruns in The Specialty Shops in Southpark, to shoot some inspiration for an elegant dinner at home.

Hosting an Elegant Dinner Party with Elizabeth Bruns, where you’ll find Charlotte’s most beautiful selection of china, crystal, flatware and tabletop. Plus, the jewelry is nothing short of spectacular.

Left to Right, our CLT Fashion Influencers pictured are Emily Cline (@scoopcharlotte), Erika Taylor (@tayloringstyle), Anna De Leon (@pepperedinstyle) and Lauren Schwaiger (@lauren_schwaiger)

China by Haviland Parlon, Herend & Anna Weatherly Crystal by William Yeoward & Carlo Moretti. Mix styles formal and informal, high and low, new and old, and don’t be afraid of color. It’s a celebration after all!

In addition to the requisite New Year’s Bubblies, we included sponsor Diet Coke’s stylish new cans and flavors ~ Feisty Cherry, Twisted Mango, Ginger Lime, and Zesty Blood Orange. Read about the MOCKTAILS we mixed using them here

Caviar bowls, wine holders, ice buckets, decanters and vases, plus so many gorgeous glasses to toast with.

The flowers are from Harris Teeter, so don’t overthink things. Two crystal pieces stacked, vase on top of a cake stand or footed compote, with some pretty ornaments for glitz and even MORE color.

The ladies had a blast trying on beautiful jewelry by Temple St. Clair, Brent Neale, Gumuchian and other international designers to compliment their party outfits. Style for a New Year’s Eve dinner at a friend’s home (or your own) is all about adding some sparkle and gleam without going over the top. You’re not going clubbing after all 🙂

Look for a metallic skirt with a dressed down top like these Influencers did ~ works every time. A jumpsuit or sequined jacket over jeans would also do the trick. 

However, since we were partying at a jewelry store, we did indulge a bit on the baubles…

Emily’s Skirt from KKBloom boutique – Show Me Your Mumu MICK DOUBLE SLIT SKIRT $212 BUY HERE

These pearls tho. Double strand with diamonds.

Anna’s Outfit: Top Buy Here
Skirt ~ similar here or here 
Shoes Here


Lauren’s Outfit: Scalloped Strappy Cami 
Suede Stiletto Ankle Booties (similar)
Pleated Silver Skirt (super similar
Pleated Metallic Skirt in Gold (silver no longer available in this brand)


These girls were looking good for the NY. What are you up to this New Year’s Eve? Have a safe and happy one wherever you go!