Tax Free Weekend at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City


PSA — this upcoming weekend is Tax Free Weekend at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City! Starting Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5, you can shop tax free on items under $100! Growing up in Northern Virginia, my mom and I would always take advantage of the weekend for back to school shopping, but the specials are open to everyone! It’s the perfect time to revamp your fall wardrobe or snag summer styles at a discount. I’m eyeing some new sandals (for some reason I really want Birkenstocks??) and definitely want to stock up on basics like cotton tanks and a new pair of black jeans from TopShop at Nordstrom.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is also offering a free backpack to shoppers who spend $150 or more at any store in the mall as well as hosting a backpack drive! The drive is being held August 4 from 1-4 pm and they are accepting both backpacks and school supplies.

The perks of shopping at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City don’t end there — it’s only a few Metro stops from DC (it only took us 12 minutes to get there from Shaw!) and there are some great dining options in the mall. Gerald and I stopped into Sugar Factory for pre-dinner drinks and then carbo-loaded at MatchBox after scoping out the fall offerings at some of my favorite retailers. There’s also a Shake Shack AND a honeygrow!

Check out some of my favorite retailers the mall below, all with a plethora of items under $100 and eligible for the tax free weekend specials. (PS. You can shop my entire outfit at the end of this post. I picked up the cami from the Forever 21 at Pentagon City and the jeans are available in the Madewell section of Nordstrom!)


t.b.d  at Nordstrom – I used to work at the Nordstrom in Tysons, and always day-dreamed of being cool enough to shop in this section. At the time, my college income wasn’t sufficient enough to nab the dreamy Free People and designer denim the section carries, but now they’ve added in some amazing and more affordable brands like Madewell and TopShop! Madewell and TopShop are my go-tos for denim, and you know I love me a boho piece from Free People.



Forever 21 – located in the ground floor of Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, this is one of the most well-organized Forever 21s I’ve ever been in. I’m used to going to the one downtown that just gets slammed with tourists and it’s so refreshing to walk into this location! Head straight to the back of the store for boho-inspired pieces and hook a right for their contemporary style section.

DSC06348Ann Taylor – I feel like Ann Taylor gets overlooked a lot, but they have amazing staples for work! All of their products are polished and high-quality, perfect for stocking up for your fall work wardrobe. They also have some pretty stellar shoe options! One of my favorite pairs of peep toe booties are from Ann Taylor and have held up amazingly well over 4 years.


GAP – I adore GAP. My mom has always loved it and it’s seriously the best spot for basics. From ripped boyfriend jeans to cute and breathable workout clothes to high-quality flannels, some of my most worn items are from this retailer! GAP’s not just for the girls either, Gerald really likes the way their slim fit jeans look and we both love the price tags on their pieces.

Shop  My Look 

Top | Forever 21

Jeans | Madewell

Necklace | Sugarfix by Bauble Bar (similar)

Shoes | Forever 21

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