How I spent $14 on 2 Pairs of Trousers, 2 belts, 1 sweater, and 4 blouses at the Gap and Banana Republic

Michelle in clothes from the GapI’m a Bay Area native, I work for a San Francisco non-profit, and I live in Oakland. What does this mean? It means I live frugally in one of the wealthiest and most expensive places on the planet. To top it off my job entails meeting face-to-face everyday with affluent clients, and I need to look the part. I make my lifestyle and professional wardrobe work by a variety of means, currently one highly successful shopping method I use for clothes involves combining The Gap credit card rewards points system with shopping at Gap family stores (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic) during their frequent sales periods.