Jessica Simpson carried a large animal print bag making her way through a terminal at LAX earlier today. She opted to go through the bodyscan machine at security before casually making her way to a departing gate. Jess is normally accompanied by fiancé Eric Johnson when she travels, like during last weekend's quick trip to San Francisco, but for this flight she was joined by a friend. Last month the engaged couple visited Cabo where Eric, Jessica, and her sister, Ashlee, partied with birthday girl Nicole Richie. Ashlee also recently celebrated a birthday and got a heartfelt "I love you to the moon and back" tweet from her big sister. The Simpson girls are working together on a new fashion line, but Jessica's stepping out solo in her latest business venture. Jessica partnered with Beautymint on a skincare collaboration that launches later this month.