I have a friend. He's from California (which I try not to hold against him). He lives in Eugene (hippy central). And he's opinionated... shocking, I know.
His latest opinion is to comment on the difference between women in California and women in Oregon (Eugene, specifically).
California: Won't step foot outside without hair done, make-up on and dressed to the nines.
Oregon: Going outside in slippers, PJ's, hair not combed and no make-up is totally status-quo.
Personally, I'm somewhere in the middle. Every morning I get up, put on my sweats, walk the dogs, feed the horses and then get ready for work... which consists of putting on jeans, a hoody and flip-flops. No make-up. I do usually curl my hair unless it's going to rain all day, then I don't bother.
I have been know to go to the store in my sweats and muddy/crap encrusted barn boots. But, hell, the store is on the way, so why not? Do I really need to go home and get all gussied up just to pick up some groceries? I think not.
And although I've been told that I do clean up well (and will do so if it is warranted), I'm just fine hanging out in my "coastal" uniform. My closet is full of jeans and hoodys... just the way I like it.
My opinion? If the California style of woman is what you're looking for, then go back to California. I promise, we won't miss you...