27 August 2017

OUTFIT | Denim for Days, and thoughts on entering Sixth Year

What I love about this denim jacket is that it is so easy to throw over any outfit, but will it just be as easy to throw my school bag over my shoulder and get my head stuck down for the Leaving Cert?

These shots of my outfit were taken on a windy evening, evidently, before a meal out the other week in Connemara. This outfit includes pieces that I wore again and again throughout my three weeks in the Gaeltacht (very enjoyable by the way, Coláiste Chamuis Ros' a Mhíl abú!)

The black top and bralette work wonderfully together, and contrasted with the white jeans, and then again with my black runners, it is a perfect monochromatic, simple, but classy look.


I hadn't had a denim jacket since I was nine years old with pretty crooked teeth and a bob, and, wow, after buying this one quite last minute in the States, I have realised how much I missed that denim fix.  The denim blue hues adds colour to the black and white outfit. The jacket truly makes any outfit effortlessly put-together - without it, I am Jane. With the jacket, I am Jane but with a denim jacket. 

It's hard to explain, but I hope you get my drift.

With my last year of secondary school (or, you could say, the most important school year of my life and future, so far) starting on Monday, I can't help but think about it.

The answer to the opening question? Yeah, I think it will be just as easy to get back into the groove of things. I'm quite a fan of routine. Obviously the whole Leaving Cert thing is scaring me just a little bit, but I need to start the year with my head high. I will work hard, and try to keep a good mindset about it. I want to do my family, but most importantly myself, proud, and do the best I can with a bit of luck.

Unfortunately, it does mean that Queen of Quirk, the blog and YouTube, will be taking a backseat in my life. As much as I dislike doing my hobbies less, I also don't like announcing a 'break' of sorts, because, probably, thoughout the year I will be doing the odd video and blogpost. Maybe in these next few months I might be frequently posting, but from December until May, expect a little less from your quirkiest queen.

Do stay tuned however - I most certainly will still be using the ol' social media!


  1. Nice post! I am in the same situation as you, I'm going into 6th year. I'm not looking forward to it at all as I don't want to feel stressed for the year and be miserable but I have to be brave and go for it.

  2. Good luck, Jane! You'll be absolutely fine. It is a stressful year, but there is something kind of satisfying about getting stuff done. But you'll probably be totally sick of school and everyone in it by the end! Time is about to speed up crazily for you, so just take your time and establish a good routine before Christmas. :)

  3. I know you will do so well! And we all look forward to hearing from you/seeing you whenever you have time to post. <3

  4. Gal I feel you - I'm going into my last year too. Good luck!


  5. Good Luck Jane!! I am also after starting sixth year and although it has only been two weeks, I am already so exhausted! We will power through - less than a year to go! :)



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