This may be a weird question, but I thought I would ask it anyway. I've lived in Chicago for a long time - 8 years total, and San Francisco for 2. So I've got a pretty good sense of what makes Chicago and SF style. However, there is a very good possibility (fingers crossed) that Mr. Bitty will be relocating us to LA. I've heard so many stories about LA fashionwise that I'm practically paralyzed. There was a fab McQueen jacket on sale at NM but it was an investment piece, and I didn't want to get it unless it was "LA style." So, ladies, is LA structured or non-structured? Floaty or tailored? My floaty SF tops turned up noses here in Chicago, which is currently embracing more NYC looks. My student showed up for her dissertation defense here in Chicago in a plunging neckline and huge chunky necklace. Totally inappropriate for here (and the occasion) but she has been living in LA for over a year. She told me that LA girls are into plunging necklines and even her bosses at a non-profit tell her to "check out" an interviewee's clothes to see if "they're well put together." She also told me that everything has to "match." Does anyone have any thoughts for me? I tend to buy expensive and classic pieces that last for a very long time (I just purged some '97 stuff), but I'm afraid to take advantage of the great sales!!! HELP!