Jessica Simpson was trendy in her military jacket as she left the Ritz Carlton in NYC earlier today. She's back in the Big Apple following a trip through the South that included a quick stop in her home state of Texas. Jess spent her Summer jetting around the country with her boyfriend, Eric Johnson, she stayed busy promoting her clothing line. She'll soon switch gears from fashion to music, though, as she gears up to show off her holiday album. Jess formerly had her best bud and hair stylist Ken Paves by her side for her travels, but now that they're going through a rough patch, it seems she's found someone new to tend to her tresses.