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  1. Kerry LifeandLoves says

    Im so glad you were brave and went! I turned down so many events because I was afraid to go alone. You looked gorgeous, loved your outfit. You know how I feel about blooming mobile phones, social media, the disconnect from each other we all have, but I am old haha! It looks like a great event so I am thrilled for you that you got to experience it, anxiety and all!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Kerry! I admittedly didn’t stay for long, but it felt good knowing I managed to walk in by myself.
      I thought it was really sad that there were all these interesting people in one place, and hardly anyone had the social skills to come out and introduce themselves. I also think phones allow us to be selfish and have a more ‘me’ mentality. I was at one event, and one girl was so focused on getting her photo taken behind one of those red carpet media walls, that she pushed and accidently spilt red wine on her friends dress. Then wouldn’t go to the toilets with her, as she wanted her photo. Shocking right!
      Thank you for reading! xxx

    • LauraJ says

      I should have invited you! It was so last-minute (literally invitations 2 days before), and everyone I asked had plans. I didn’t end up staying long because no one was really talking outside of who they came with. xx

  2. Megala says

    It is so great that you have come out of the comfort zone and started mingling with people. I don’t mind going out alone anywhere but I generally avoid visiting the place where I cant relate myself with those people.

    • LauraJ says

      It did feel like a big step for me. I understand what you mean. I’ve been in situations before where people are nice, but it’s awkward because we have nothing in common.

  3. K.M. Sutton says

    I can completely relate to this! I feel the same way as you do. I was painfully introverted when I was young and even now if I am going to be with people I don’t know I feel my anxiety and insecurities come roaring back. I am so proud of you that you went to this event. You are inspiration beauty! I loved your look and that necklace is divine! <3

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you beauty! The necklace is really cute. I never usually wear them, but it’s dainty enough for me to like. x

  4. thatfeelinginside says

    This looks so lovely with the cocktails and such a nice opportunity but such a shame people were so anti social. MAkes me so sad how obsessed we are with out phones in this day and age, think it’s definitely made us more anti social and sort of stick to ourselves. At first I always feel a bit awkward going alone but after a while I can usually mingle with people xx

    • LauraJ says

      It is sad! I couldn’t even mingle with people, because everyone looked so closed-off. I’m all for taking photos and of course, I did them at the event, but there’s come a point when you stop. Some people it seemed, were snapping the entire time they were there. xx

  5. thelonelyauthorblog says

    First, you were a lovely outfit for the event. Second, I have always felt uncomfortable attending certain functions without the plus 1. It looked like a lovely event. What struck me as most interesting was your observation on how people are no longer interacting in this age of cell phones and social media. People are so worried about missing something in social media, yet they don’t realize what they are missing right before their eyes. Strange and in many ways sad phenomena.

    • LauraJ says

      It reminds me when I was on holiday last year, and my sister told me to put my phone away and just enjoy the sunset. And it did make me think then, how much am I not taking in, because I’m carried away trying to capture it all?
      I’m a very introverted person, and I guess I will never be comfortable enough to fully attend events on my own.