Jessica Simpson  was in black for a night out in NYC yesterday. She's enjoyed a few days in the Big Apple in order to see Ashlee's big Broadway debut in Chicago . Jess has her head high after a year of ups and downs , which she's gotten through with her usual great attitude. She treated herself to a special holiday mani/pedi yesterday  before hitting the town. Jess also wished her BFF CaCee Cobb a happy birthday, twittering , "I love you more than words!!"