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Jessica Simpson

Born on July 10, 1980 in Dallas, Texas to Baptist minister Joe Truett and Sunday School teacher Tina Ann Drew, Jessica Simpson was raised in a strict Christian home. She was discovered singing at a church camp by a head of a small contemporary Christian record label and recorded an album over the next three years, however, the label folded and the album was never officially released. In 1999, Columbia Records released Simpson’s first official album, Sweet Kisses.

In 2001, Simpson released her second effort, Irresistible, which reached the top ten of the Billboard 200. She has since recorded five albums, with the most recently recorded And the Band Played On set to be released in Fall, 2006. Perhaps the largest contributer to Jessica’s fame was the MTV show, Newlyweds, which featured Jessica Simpson and her former husband, Nick Lachey.

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Designers She Wears

Jessica Simpson has been seen wearing True Religion, Antoinette Lee Designs, Aristocrat, Bellekat, Cake Couture, Carla Mancini, Catherine Malandrino, Citizens of Humanity, Diesel, Ecoganik, Ella Moss, Frankie B., IISLI, J Brand, James Cured by Seun, Joe's Jeans, Kasil Jeans, Kooba, LaROK, Linea Pelle, Maya Brenner Designs, Moe Bags, Nour, Oliver Peoples, Paper Denim & Cloth, Pierce Jeans, Rebecca Norman Jewelry, Rebel Yell, Saint Grace, Signorelli, The Secession, Ya-Ya,

True Religion Antoinette Lee Designs Aristocrat Bellekat Cake Couture Carla Mancini Catherine Malandrino Citizens of Humanity Diesel Ecoganik Ella Moss Frankie B. IISLI J Brand James Cured by Seun Joe's Jeans Kasil Jeans Kooba LaROK Linea Pelle Maya Brenner Designs Moe Bags Nour Oliver Peoples Paper Denim & Cloth Pierce Jeans Rebecca Norman Jewelry Rebel Yell Saint Grace Signorelli The Secession Ya-Ya

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1. Jess pulls an Ashlee

Jess pulls an AshleeWhen Jessica Simpson appeared on "The View" to perform and be interviewed with new host Rosie O'Donnel, Simpson sounded crystal clear and perfect although she had just lost her voice with laryngitis a few days earlier. A miracle recovery? Nah. After she was done performing, Rosie came over an asked Jess a few questions, to which Simpson responded very quietly. Her mic was off? Impossible! Well, not really. The Simpson family is no stranger to lip-synching (hello, Ashlee!) so Jess must have just bit the bullet and karaoked her way through her own song, which is definitely better than her recent warble-fest on the "Today Show"!

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2. Blonde moment

Blonde momentWhile at LAX recently, Jessica Simpson lives up to her dumb blonde stereotype by seeming to place her dog Daisy onto the x-ray conveyer belt. Because who knows what she could be smuggling inside of Daisy...

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3. CaCee & Jessica, BBF

CaCee & Jessica, BBFCaCee Cobb, Jessica’s bestest friend that does everything for her is quitting her long time paid friendship. Maybe she got caught between the love feud between Nick and Jessica.

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4. Orange Look

Orange LookJessica Simpson showed up at the ALMA awards show to present the award for Outstanding Actress. She went with the monochromatic look: orange hair, orange skin, and an orange dress to match. Orange you glad you didn’t miss it? Is that her real hair or is that a wig that she is sporting to pull off the look.

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JESS LOOKS LOVELY IN YELLOW

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 13 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson was seen showing off her svelte physique in a bright yellow dress at the 2014 John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit that was held at the John Varvatos store yesterday, April 14, in LA. In addition to her figure-hugging frock, Jessica accessorized with a pair of pointed toe white platform pumps and a bit of delicate silver jewelry. To emulate Jessica's sunny style here, try pairing Trina Turk's Crew Jumper Dress in Yellow with a gorgeous pair of stud earrings (like Avanessi's Large Stud Earrings in White Gold), and then add on several silver bangles to complete your look. We love Nialaya's Puma Bangle in Silver and Satya Jewelry's Small Silver Bangle Cuff. Do you like JS' style on this occasion, readers? While at the event, Jessica dished to the press about her most recent weight loss (she is in fact a Weight Watchers spokeswoman) and how her children constantly motivates her. Said Jess: "I really do feel this need to be the best role model for my children. I want [Maxwell] to look up to me and want to be like me... I don't want to give her any false perception of what is real and what's important." Very wise, Jessica!

SNOOKI WANTS TO BE JUST LIKE JESS

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 03 2011 in New York, NY. Going about her business in NYC, Jessica Simpson was spotted heading into an office building with her fiancé Eric Johnson on March 3. Jess arrived in the Big Apple the day before, reportedly to take a meeting with Simon Cowell, who is rumored to have offered her a judging gig on the US version of his hit show The X-Factor. I personally think Jess has been much more successful in her fashion endeavors than music, so maybe she should stick to that! Jessica got her day started in a pair of distressed flare jeans (like Work Custom Jeans' Gidget Flare in Riviera) with a pair of wood wedges (try Farylrobin's Iris Platform Wedge in Black) and a black coat with a plush fur collar keeping her cozy (check out June's Asymmetric Lamb Jacket in Black). Jessica kept covered up in black sunnies, carrying her trademark monstrous black tote over her arm (add an edge with Alexander Wang's zipper trimmed Trudy Tote in Smoke). What do you think of Jessica's casual ensemble, does she look like she means business? Jess makes sitting through a day of meetings look easy, and apparently Snooki from Jersey Shore has taken notice. In her recent Rolling Stone coverstory, she shared with the mag her dreams for the future: “What I’d like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions. I’m trying to build an empire, because after this I can’t get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk?” I couldn't turn a page past the awful cover image featuring Snooki riding a rocket, so I'm completely aghast at this statement. Then again, does Snooki ever say anything that makes sense?

MOGUL TIME

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 13 2011 in Brentwood, CA. Enjoying a romantic pre-Valentine's Day outing, Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson walk hand-in-hand in Brentwood after grabbing lunch at R+D Kitchen on February 13. The lovey dovey couple put their best foot forward in coordinated plaid looks, with Jess starting out layering her oversized plaid button-down over a sheer white tank (try Joes Jean's Relaxed Button Down Shirt in Ombre Charcoal with Splendid's Very Light Vee Tee in White) with rolled denim shorts (check out Work Custom Jeans' Beatnik Short in Medium Riviera). As usual Jessica wore a pair of towering strappy wedge heels (similar to Loeffler Randall's Mabel Strappy Platform in Papaya), but I can't help but notice how short she still looks in comparison to her man. Either he's really tall or she's deceptively short! Jessica's man strolled next to her in a similar button-down plaid shirt (try John Varvatos Star USA's Slim Gunmetal Plaid in Gunmetal for the man in your life) and a pair of black pants (like Joes Jeans' Brixton Trouser in Eclipse) with brown loafers. What do you think of this plaid pair, do their checkered choices suit them? I think Eric looks fine, but Jess is having a hard time pulling off the shirt – it's just not really her style, IMO. Maybe a longer inseam on her shorts would have helped, proportion-wise! In other Simpson news, it's reported the Jessica Simpson Collection is on track to gross over $1 billion this year, which puts Jess in the company of Michael Kors, among other established designers. Jess chatted with NY Magazine: “I never thought I’d be some fashion mogul.” Her business manager continued with an explanation of the concept behind the brand: "A girl could go to the shopping mall with her mother and she’d have a great new outfit and still have some money left for lunch at McDonald’s. She can look like Jessica Simpson, smell like Jessica Simpson, and she can afford it.” So… Jessica Simpson smells like McDonalds? I'm a little confused here!

BRAVING THE BLIZZ

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 07 2011 in New York, NY. After learning her lesson the day before, a fully bundled up Jessica Simpson makes her way out the Ritz Carlton Hotel in NYC on January 7. Jess spent the better part of last week tending to her burgeoning apparel business, which is expected to have sales over $1 billion this year. In contrast to the day before when Jessica left her hotel slipping and sliding in towering heeled boots, she went with a more practical zip front wedge boot on this occasion (be prepared for all elements with Hunter Boots' Original Tall Boots in Black with the Leopard Welly Sock in Black to keep you cozy) with a pair of matching fur trimmed gloves with the same nailhead design. Jess kept warm in a pair of black jeans tucked in (try Paige Premium Denim's Verdugo Jegging in Vinyl) and a roomy turtleneck poncho (similar to Line's Kevin Drape Turtleneck in Grey). As a finishing touch Jessica carried her favorite leopard print Prada bag (get your animal on with Whiting & Davis' Asymmetrical Hobo in Leopard) and covered up with a pair of stealthy black shades. What do you think of Jessica's winter style, is this what you'd wear on a chilly day in the city? I love the stud detailing on the gloves and boots, so I think this one wins for me. When she's not running the show at Jessica Simpson Collection headquarters in NYC, an insider recently revealed Jess has been taking vegan cooking lessons to get ready for her married life with fiancé Eric Johnson, who is living on the opposite end of Jessica's "real girls eat meat" Texas upbringing. A friend revealed: “She hardly ever prepared meals when she and ex-hubby Nick Lachey were together. Jessica is determined to be more of a domestic goddess this time in regards to her marriage." I can already see this turning into a new reality show! Have any of you experimented with going meat-free for 2011?

SLIP N' SIDEWALKS

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 06 2011 in New York, NY. Getting back to business, Jessica Simpson carefully exits her hotel in New York City on January 6 with the help of an amused doorman. She was definitely having some trouble making her way across the pavement without falling – which is exactly why you shouldn't be wearing 5 inch heels when icy streets are involved! Jess bundled up in a boxy button up sweater (stay cozy in Line's Kevin Drape Turtleneck in Grey) over black leggings (add extra warmth than your average legging with Ella Moss' French terry Paz Legging in Black) and the aforementioned boots (play it safe with a non-slip sole like Farylrobin's Mandy Tall Lug Sole Boot in Black), which are actually the same pair Eva Longoria was spotted wearing to dinner in Hollywood two nights prior. Who do you think wore them best? Jessica added the finishing touches to her look with a shiny gunmetal and crimson bag (add some bling with Whiting & Davis' Deco Mesh Tote in Pewter) and a pair of silver hoops (try Lena Bernard's new Etruscan Ball Earring in Silver). What do you think of Jessica's blizzard-ready look? Jessica returned to NYC the night before after spending a week in Aspen with fiancé Eric Johnson, spending some quality romantic time together after a raucous Christmas with the Simpsons. After surviving the first holiday season together, Eric's soon-to-be brother-in-law Pete Wentz had nothing but nice things to share with People: “The great thing about being part of the Simpson family is that they’re really welcoming – you feel right at home right away. I only know [Eric] from being around Jessica and I know he makes [her] really happy so that’s the best thing in the world." Looks like Jess has finally found someone to keep her smiling – I can't help but wish them the best!

SNOWY SHOPPER

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 31 2010 in Aspen, CO. Getting ready to ring in the New Year, Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson were spotted taking a snowy stroll in Aspen, Colorado on December 31. Both Jess and her man were completely decked out in snow gear, almost to the point where it seemed more appropriate for them to hit the slopes than the shops! Jessica bundled up in a belted parka with a furry trimmed hood (stay toasty in Twisted Heart's Chantal Puff Jacket in Black or Hard Tail's refined yet casual Fleece Fur Collar Jacket in Black) with reindeer accented leggings and fur lined snow boots (keep your chic in slightly less extreme weather with KORS Michael Kors' Stormy Rain Boots in Black). As usual Jess couldn't leave home without an unnecessarily large purse, this time with a unique quilted texture and chain lock accent (try Linea Pelle Collection's modestly sized yet roomy Dylan Perforated Shoulder Bag in Black). What do you think of Jessica's snowy style, does it suit her? I'm sure you're all going to hate the leggings, but I have to say I think they're kind of fun. There are only so many activities that give you the opportunity to dress and act like a little kid, and playing in the snow is definitely one of them! While checking out the shopping scene in Aspen, Jessica headed straight for the Fendi boutique, where her man waited patiently while she browsed the racks. According to a witness: "She was in a good mood and seemed eager to shop. She walked straight over to Fendi where she spent a long time trying on coats and looking at bags." While my boyfriend panics anytime we go near a designer store, Jessica's man has nothing to worry about after the recent news that her fashion endeavors have seriously paid off this year. WWD reported a few weeks ago that all of the shoes, accessories, denim, swimwear, and so on that make up the Jessica Simpson Collection have raked in over $750 million this year! Vince Camuto, a footwear designer who is the master licensee behind Jessica's brand, summed up his thoughts on Jess's success: “She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her. People like her. People look at her as a style icon.” With goofy looks like this I can't say I fully agree, but she's definitely doing something right!

BLESSINGS FROM THE BOYS

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 03 2010 in West Hollywood, CA. Always down for a party, a tipsy Jessica Simpson is escorted out of Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, CA by fiancé Eric Johnson on December 3. The newly engaged couple were at the restaurant celebrating Jess's BFF CaCee Cobb's birthday, and later headed to Trousdale to continue the celebration. Judging from Jessica's disheveled hair and teetering walk, it looks like she might have had one too many at dinner but still managed to send her pal a birthday tweet en route to the club – typical! For the dinner Jessica dressed up in a checkered pencil mini (try Wit's Banded Mini Skirt in Grey or Bailey 44's Close Out Skirt in Mercer/Black with unique asymmetrical details to stand out this winter) with sheer stockings, a black tank, black tuxedo jacket (like Tart's Marquis Jacket in Black) and black heels (add a little spunk with Farylrobin's Beth Ankle Boot in Black). Jess carried her fav embossed Louis Vuitton tote (opt for Julie K Handbag's Robin in Black) and accessorized with a pair of silver disc earrings (try Kuo Ting's organic Wavy Disc Earrings in Gold/Silver). What do you think of Jessica's look, would you try something similar for dinner and a night out on the town? I think her hair needs a little help, but otherwise she looks happy and confident out with her man. While initial reports hinted Jessica's family and friends weren't thrilled about her quick engagement, it seems both Joe Simpson and brother-in-law Pete Wentz have grown quite fond of Jessica's future hubby. Pete chatted with E! News: "Eric's a really great guy and I think the greatest aspect of Eric is that he makes Jessica genuinely happy. He puts a smile on her face when he's around… I think he's really good guy and really smart and a great match." Papa Joe continued on Access Hollywood: “I am so thrilled as a father to see my baby so very happy… I have two daughters who are in love with two wonderful guys. I couldn’t be happier as a father. I think he’s a wonderful guy and I’m so blessed that he’s chosen the most beautiful girl in the world.” With such positive words from the closest men in her life, I have to wish these two the best!

HIDDEN IN A SHOE

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 24 2010 in New York, NY. Celebrating Turkey Day early, Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson head out with his parents for an Italian feast at Coppola's in New York City on November 24. Jess was occupied on the actual holiday performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, belting out her new single "My Only Wish" off her just released Happy Christmas holiday album. For her night out with her future in-laws, Jessica channeled the fall military trend in a cropped button jacket (try Willow & Clay's Military Jacket in Black) and charcoal skinnies with black tape running down the side seams (check out Level 99's ultra comfy Skinny Jegging in Collection) with black buckled ankle boots (similar to Farylrobin's Valenta Platform Bootie in Black). Jess carried a shimmering gunmetal tote (add some shine with Jalda's Fabric Masha in Black) but added the most sparkle with her ruby and diamond engagement ring, on full display this evening unlike her last outing with her fiancé. As a finishing touch Jessica added a simple pair of hoop earrings (put a twist on the classic with a doubled design like PM Designs Jewelry by Pamela Minton's Ibiza Earring in Sterling) and a deep ruby manicure to complement the aforementioned engagement ring. What do you think of Jessica's polished look, is she making a good impression on the rents? Jess has been pretty busy on the press trail over the past few weeks, promoting her new Christmas album and getting plenty of time to gush about how her man popped the question: “I absolutely had no idea. He had talked to my mom and dad and my sister [Ashlee] three weeks before he asked me. He had the ring in his shoe at my house somewhere. I was like, why hide it in a shoe, but it worked. He got down on his knee and I had to sit down on it because I was so shocked… It was definitely one of those moments where I’ve never felt that way before, ever… We met in my house, it was amazing that he proposed to me in my house.” Awww, congrats to the two of them!

NOT LOVING THE RING?

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 21 2010 in New York, NY. Newly engaged Jessica Simpson makes some funny faces at the photogs after a late night landing in NYC with fiancé Eric Johnson on November 21. Jess flew into town for an appearance on The Early Show the following morning to promote her new Christmas album and dish about her engagement – more to come on that later! For her flight Jessica dressed in cozy neutral tones, layering up with a brown cardi (like Elizabeth Gillett's Imelda Dolman Cocoon in Brown), loose white tee (try Monrow's Seamed Oversized Tee in White), black leggings and espresso suede knee high boots (love Farylrobin's Elsbeth Platform Wedge Suede Knee-High in Taupe). Jess carried a monstrous leopard tote with her, adding a few mixed stone necklaces (like Amy DiGregorio's Truro in Coral) to complete the look. As you can see on her left hand, Jessica kept her sweater covering her new ring and kept her hand firmly tucked under Eric's arm. What's she hiding? Jess and Eric celebrated their engagement with a laidback party at her parents house on Thursday night, where sources say it was apparent Jess might not be so smitten with her unorthodox ruby ring. A server at the party (who is pretty much guaranteed never to be employed by the Simpsons again) told the paps she witnessed Jessica's insecurity at the party: "At one point, she asked one of the servers what she thought of the ring. When the server said it was beautiful, Jessica snapped, 'You don't mean that!'” Yikes! Whether or not she's as in love with the ring as she is with her man, Jess chatted on The Early Show about how surprised she was when Eric got down on one knee. In regards to the ring, she added: "I've already done the traditional thing. I wanted to do something that was different. Eric had a plan a long time ago, He had a [sit-down] with my mom and dad about it...He was a gentleman about it." With mom and dad on their side it looks like these soon-to-be-newlyweds are off to a good start – wonder if there will be a reality show accompanying them down the aisle??

ENGAGED COINCIDENCE?

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 13 2010 in Overland Park, KS. With a beaming post-engagement glow, Jessica Simpson makes an appearance at an autograph signing event at Dillard's in Overland Park, Kansas on November 13. Jess stepped out in a casual wintery look, layering a grey pocket vest (like Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Drape Tie Vest in Grey) over a long sleeve black top (try Corson's Long Sleeve Pocket Crew in Black) and a pair of slimming black leggings (check out Tag Jeans' Brentwood Skinny in Black). Jess added a little bling with a long tassel chain necklace and a mirrored bangle set (just like Amrita Singh's Allie Bangle Set in Multi), polishing off the look with glossy pointy toe pumps (try KORS Michael Kors' Julian Patent Pump in Black). What do you think of Jessica's neutral look, do you like the way she's layered the vest over her tee? I'd say it does a great job of deflecting the constant criticism of her weight! At the event, Jessica showed off her sparkly ruby and diamond engagement ring bestowed upon her by her ex-NFL player beau Eric Johnson, who popped the question over the weekend after dating for a mere six months. Everyone from Jess to her new fiancé to papa Joe Simpson have come out praising the engagement, but I have to wonder if their sudden serious move has anything to do with Jess being down about ex-hubby Nick Lachey getting engaged last week. Call me crazy, but it seems a little fishy for her to get engaged out of the blue! However a source alleges Eric planned the engagement for "awhile," saying: “The date of the engagement was a special date for them.” I have to wonder what could make a date so special if you've never shared it together! Thoughts??

NOT SURPRISED BY THE ENGAGEMENT

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 07 2010 in Washington, DC. Jessica Simpson travels in style with beau Eric Johnson at her side on their way to catch a flight out of Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. on November 7. Jess and her man spent the weekend in the nation's capital, looking like they had a great time as they jetted off holding hands and sharing a laugh despite the pap presence. Jess got cozy for her flight in a bolding printed Native American inspired poncho (similar to Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Navajo Sweater in Brown) worn over body hugging black jeggings (like Habitual Jeans' Cinch in Cold Black) with sassy black ankle booties (opt for Farylrobin's Valenta Platform Bootie in Black). Jess toted her in-flight essentials in a black crossbody tote (like Foley + Corinna's Dumonde Mid City Tote in Black), adding a pair of silver hoops and a simple silver bangle to complete the look. What do you think of Jessica's native inspired look, are you a fan of the print? I'm not that big of a fan of the color scheme, but I do like that she's taking a chance in such a comfy way. After enjoying a fun weekend getaway with her man, Jessica returned to LA to find out ex-hubby Nick Lachey popped the question to long-time girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo in Mexico over the weekend. While Jess has publicly said she's out of touch with her ex – they bumped into each other at Red O a few weeks ago, and neither attempted to say hi – a friend dished that it still isn't easy for her to see her former flame moving on. While the engagement doesn't come as a surprise to Jess, the insider explains: "Even though Jessica wants to be happy for Nick, this is a very difficult time for her. Nick was the love of her life then and he was her first, so she will always have a very special place in her heart for him. She's deeply saddened." Awww, when is she ever going to get a lucky break?

AWKWARD RED O RUN-IN

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 21 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Enjoying a night out with her new love, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson were spotted exiting Red O restaurant in Los Angeles on October 21 after a spicy Mexican meal. I don't know about you, but when I go out for a date I tend to comb my hair and leave the camo at home – but that's just me! Jess layered up in a black scoop neck top (like Tylie Malibu's Key Sleeve Top in Black) with a long gold necklace (I'm loving Amrita Singh's Xilo Necklace in Gold) and an oversized camo parka with fur cuffs (channel the military trend with Kill City's Military Coat in Army Green). Jess carried her trademark oversized tote (try Rough Roses' Francesca Tote with Double Handle in Black) and showed off her legs with sexy over the knee boots (like Rock & Republic's Able Platform Boots in Black). Gold Chanel logo earrings and a messy up 'do complete the look – what are your thoughts? While Jess and Eric enjoyed their meal, they had a nice little surprise halfway through the meal – ex Nick Lachey showed up with longtime love Vanessa Minnillo. Though they didn't talk, Jess confirmed in an interview last week that they did indeed dine at the same restaurant, and it wasn't planned. Awkward! Even with the pain of her past failed relationships, Jess seems to be looking toward the positive with her current beau: "He definitely makes me very happy. He brings out a lot of light in me and makes me very comfortable being who I am. It's nice to be with somebody who praises you for the right reasons." Oooh, is that a little dig at Nick? Either way I'm glad she's moved on!

IS HE THE ONE?

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 13 2010 in New York, NY. Getting in the business frame of mind, Jessica Simpson heads to a meeting at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC on October 13. Jess flew into the Big Apple two days prior with beau Eric Johnson at her side, who is now officially divorced (which should hopefully put an end to the jokes about their romance). Jessica stepped out in a divine new pair of lace up open toe boots (check out Farylrobin's Lance Knee High Boot in Black) with black leggings (try C&C California's super comfy Full Length Legging in Black) and a cleavage baring grey top (like Aude's Gale Short Sleeve V Neck in Heather Grey). Jess polished off the look with a tailored blazer (like Tt Collection's Dylan in Black) with a patent logo Louis Vuitton handbag on her arm (check out Julie K's Nikki in Black) and a few silver jewelry accents (I'm loving Amrita Singh's Milintica Bracelet in Silver). Big sunnies and a messy bun complete Jessica's daytime look – what do you think of her basic black style? I'm not sure how I feel about the boots being open toe, but I do love the lace up detail. Thoughts? Jess is back in NYC after finishing recording on her new Christmas album, enjoying some time with her new love in the big city prior to the holiday season. Now that Jess is officially able to declare her love for her non-married man, she's making her feelings known. After People asked if Eric is "the one" for Jess, she replied: "I'm not gonna jinx my own self. He's the one for me right now! I'm very happy. I'm in a great place, and if right now could last forever, I'd take it." Awww – looks like things are finally looking up for her!

INSPIRED BY THE TROOPS

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 30 2010 in New York, NY. Going about her daily business, Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving the Ritz Carlton Hotel in NYC on September 29, signing a few autographs for fans before hopping in her SUV. Jess was en route to catch a flight out of LaGuardia Airport, heading overseas to pay a visit to the troops. Drawing inspiration from her impending travels, Jess channeled fall's military trend with a fitted brass buttoned jacket (check out Walter's Double Breasted Sailor Coat in Black) paired with a long white tank and faded skinny jeans (similar to Artisan de Luxe's Rider in Snow Blue). Jess headed out in navy suede booties (check out Rock & Republic's edgy Nahlo Booties in Grey) and brightened the look with turquoise hoop earrings (try Michele Michel's Chalcedony and Silver Hoops in Silver), carrying one of her signature monstrous totes over her arm (tone it down without sacrificing style with Carla Mancini's Tall Shopper with Braided Handles in Taupe). What do you think of Jessica's look, are you also diving into military inspired pieces for fall? While Jessica tweeted how excited she was to head to the Persian Gulf, things took a slightly different turn once she boarded the USS Harry S. Truman on October 1 to hang out with the sailors and perform some of her hit songs. According to Us Weekly, Jess was having trouble coping with the 97 degree heat and fell ill while performing, reporting: "She was dehydrated and got sick before she performed, and even got an IV. The doctor told her not to sing, but she did anyway." Poor Jess! While the above is true, the gossip mag also added a few falsehoods to jazz up the story, including that Jess chugged 3 Red Bulls and only performed one song before vomiting and leaving the stage. Gossip Cop sets the record straight here – and according to the United States Navy report, Jess had a great time with the troops: "I've been on many USO trips, and I always enjoy sitting and talking with service members. To be on board Truman has been a blessing… I can't express enough how much I appreciate the sacrifices you make for our country." That sounds more like the Texas sweetheart than skipping out on a performance!

LOVE ME, HATE ME

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 17 2010 in Charlotte, NC. Taking her new denim collection to go, Jessica Simpson lands in Charlotte, NC on September 17 with supportive beau Eric Johnson at her side. Jess dropped her luggage off at her hotel before heading out for a romantic dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, enjoying a hearty meal before getting down to business the following day. For her outing Jess donned a casual professional look, pairing a camel blazer over a white tank (try Wilt's flattering Hi Lo Cotton Tank in White with Suzabelle's Nicolet Trench Coat in Classic Taupe) with dark skinny jeans (try Chip & Pepper's slimming Navy Jegging in Navy) and some ferocious Christian Louboutin spotted booties. As always Jessica toted an oversized handbag (try a smaller version with a similar quilted texture like Rough Roses' Jewel Tote in Black), accessorizing with a long tassel necklace and shiny silver teardrop earrings (love the droplet design of Anna Beck's Wide Sterling Silver Drop Earring in Silver). What do you think of Jessica's look, does this work for her? The shoes definitely hold this one together, but they're so adorable I can't beat her up too much about this one. Her Twitter followers are already doing that! After receiving some negative responses as Jess promoted her new denim line by posting fans wearing their new pairs, Jessica responded confidently: "Just to let everyone know... I appreciate you...ALL of you! Love me Hate me...you are Loved and I'm Grateful! XO" Can't hold her down!

REJOICE ROUND II

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 10 2010 in New York, NY. Jessica Simpson has business on her mind while leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in NYC on September 10 with beau Eric Johnson at her side. After spending a few days in the Big Apple to promote the launch of her new denim line, Jessica seems to have skipped out on the rest of the Fashion Week festivities – at least so far! The happy couple was spotted catching a flight out of JFK later that afternoon, returning to LA to get back to work on her new album. Jess strolled out ready for autumn in a black floral button down blouse (opt for Jenny Han's Kimono Sleeve Tunic in Black Floral or Smitten's Flower Print Ruffle Blouse in Black), wearing slimming black jeggings (love Hudson's Collin Signature Skinny in Holy Well) and chocolate brown boots. Jess carried an eye-catching leopard print tote (unleash your inner animal with Carla Mancini's gorgeous new Tote with Twisted Handles in Tan Python) and dressed up the look with a mix of gold necklaces (add a personal touch with Christie Martin's Long Gold Separated Disc Necklace in Gold), wearing tinted aviators to shade her peepers. What do you think of Jessica's fall ready style, are you finding this more flattering than her denim look she sported at her showroom on Tuesday? As Jess wraps up her NYC fashion duties, she revealed to the press she's been hard at work on a new Christmas album to debut this holiday season: “[My assistant Cacee Cobb] is working on it with me. She A&R’ed my country record and my record before that. And I’m working with The Dream and Tricky Stewart who are amazing producers. They just did like Katy Perry’s last record." Jess confirmed she will covering more classics as she did on her last album ReJoyce, but she continued: “I’m writing as well. I’ve already had a Christmas record so I’m gonna write some new material. And there are some huge surprises that are gonna happen. Duets!” I have to admit, her duet with little sis Ashlee singing "Little Drummer Boy" still remains one of my fav Christmas songs. Can't wait to hear what else she has planned for us! Are you a fan of Jessica's holiday tunes?

GOT YOUR BOOTY COVERED

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 07 2010 in New York, NY. Showing her sister some love, Jessica Simpson hugs little sis Ashlee Simpson as they celebrate the launch of the new Jessica Simpson denim collection at her New York City showroom on September 7. Jess gave fashion insiders a peek at her Spring 2011 collection and styled many of her BFF's (including Ash) in pieces selected from the new line. At the event, Jessica kept her look casual in a chambray zip up dress (love Fidelity Denim's Henley Den Dress in Blue) and a colorful blue scarf tied around her hair. Jess paid tribute to her love of heels in shiny gunmetal slingbacks (add a mod touch with Coye Nokes' Grace Wedge in Black Patent), revamping her look with a super dark tan and freshly lightened blonde locks. She's making Ash look like a ghost! Jess styled her sister in a black ruffled mini skirt (like David Lerner's Double Ruched Skirt in Black) with an indigo button down tucked in (check out the similar military details on Joe's Jeans' Sexy Military Shirt in Monty) and sexy black peeptoe booties (get the look with Apepazza's Lisbona in Black). What do you think of the Simpson sisters' light and dark looks, which one is your favorite? They're so different I can't decide! At Jessica's fashion week kick-off party, Ashlee's hubby Pete Wentz took control of the tunes and new beau Eric Johnson came to support Jess's hard work on launching the latest division of the JS brand, telling attendees: “I am so excited to share my new denim line with everyone! It is comfortable, affordable and trend-right. I am already wearing them and loving them!” Will you give Jessica's new designs a try? I think I'm still too in love with 7 For All Mankind and Hudson's booty flattering fit to part with them!

NO BARBIE DOLL

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 06 2010 in New York, NY. Jessica Simpson takes a night time stroll in NYC after jetting east on a flight from LAX earlier in the day on September 6. Jess ended her Labor Day weekend festivities with a dinner in the Big Apple, arriving at the eatery in a casual black and white ensemble. Jessica started with booty flattering bootcut jeans (like Hudson Jeans' Signature Boot in Buckingham) with spiky pumps peeking out of the bottom, adding a low cut black tank (similar to PGD Style's Pleated Tunic in Black) topped with a black and white tweed jacket (love the unique detail of The Battalion's Asymmetric Boho Jacket in White). Jess carried a quilted black tote (love Linea Pelle's new Perry Woven Tote in Black) and finished the look with a classy pair of stud earrings (add a unique twist with Amrita Singh's ornate Kanesh Earring in Gold/Silver). What do you think of Jessica's NYC style? I'm loving the jacket but the boxy cut is making her looking wider than she is, coupled with the light colored jeans I can already hear critics ripping her apart for gaining a few pounds. After years of media scrutiny over her weight, Jess has finally come to terms with her body: “We all obsess over looking like the perfect Barbie type, and that’s not always what’s beautiful. It’s about making peace with yourself.” She continued candidly: "I have a white girl booty. I don't have a big butt. I'd rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit." In a perfect world, Barbie girl!

DOS LOVERS

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 27 2010 in New York, NY. Still going strong with her new man, Jessica Simpson dines out with former NFL player Eric Johnson at one of her favorite Mexican restaurants, Dos Caminos in NYC on July 27. The two snuggled over chips, salsa and a few margies, as an onlooker pointed out their intimate affection for one another: “He always had a hand on her back, touching her hair and kissing her head. They made out a few times. She looked super happy. And he was very attentive to her. They looked like they’ve been dating for ages.” Cute! Jessica strolled out in a very laidback look for their date, wearing super long distressed flares (like Rock & Republic's Kasandra in Curse) with a classy white top (love Tt Collection's versatile Shannen Top in White) and cozy black and grey scarf (Raw 7's Long Shredded Scarf comes in both Black and Grey and is great for layering). Jess stayed warm in a beige cardi (similar to T by Alexander Wang's Draped Front Cardi in Bark), carrying an enormous black and tan bag at her side. Jess went for a natural look with light makeup and loose waves in her hair, adding a pair of diamond shaped silver earrings (check out Michele Michel's Rococco Earrings in Sterling Silver) to complete the look. What are your thoughts, does this work for a casual dinner date or should she have played it differently? Though they've only been dating for two months, outings like this are just further proof that Jess is head over heels in L-O-V-E. She even Tweeted a cheesy photo of she and her man smooching over the weekend, prompting a little criticism that this kind of up close and personal documentation just isn't necessary! Are you big on the PDA or do you prefer to keep your relationships private?

JESS' S NOT-SO-MARRIED MAN

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 18 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Looking pretty and polished a few days after her 30th birthday, Jessica Simpson steps out to lunch at the Ivy restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA on July 18. Jess was accompanied by new love Eric Johnson, just returning from a European vacation celebrating Jess's birthday. How happy does she look – she's practically glowing! For their lunch date Jess wore a short printed skirt (love Free People's breezy Multi Color Skirt in Multi) with a loose white top (check out James Perse's Utility Shirt in White) and a pair of sassy yellow heels (I can totally see Jess wearing Farylrobin's colorful Owen in Red). Jess carried a flashy gold handbag (check out Rough Roses' Francesca Carry All in Camel) and accessorized with a gold watch and gold braided necklace (like CC Skye's Devin Necklace in Gold). What do you think of Jessica's style, are things looking up for her these days? While it seems for the time being Jess has finally found love, the tabloids won't let her live happily ever just yet. A recent issue of US Weekly loudly proclaimed on the cover that Jess is sleeping with a married man! The story is actually true – Eric filed for divorce from his wife in January, and is still legally married – he and Jess didn't start dating until June, when mutual friends introduced them at a party Jess threw at her LA casa. I think it's safe to say she's aware of his past! Do you think she's rushing into things to get involved with him so quickly?

HOLIDAY BINGE?

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 13 2010 in Rome, Italy. Continuing her birthday adventures, Jessica Simpson checks out the sights in Rome, Italy with new beau Eric Johnson on July 13. The lovey dovey couple strolled the Spanish Steps hand in hand, later spotted enjoying a romantic dinner on their last night in Europe following a week-long sojourn celebrating Jessica's 30th birthday. In typical Simpson fashion, Jess strolled the city in platform wedges (check out Farylrobin's fun new Issie Wedge in Dark Brown) and a bold printed maxi dress (go for a more condensed, slimming print like RaMona LaRue's Stella Dress in Alligator or Shumaq's Paisley Halter Dress in Orange), which doesn't exactly have the most flattering fit. After months of fighting to get her body back, this dress isn't doing her any favors! Jess accessorized the look with gold hoop earrings (love Robyn Rhodes' Trixie in Multi) with a mixed bangle set (like Amrita Singh's Alanna Bangle Set in Gold). Jess pulled her hair back in a messy side braid and stayed hydrated while strolling the city in the hot summer weather. What do you think of her look, is the dress forgivable or is this a complete miss? While Jess has definitely taken some time off from the gym, she did recently spend some time in a courtroom settling a lawsuit over a work-out video Jess shot in 2005 for Speedfit LLC. Jessica's legal team sued the fitness producers to prevent the video's release, which they claimed was unfit for sale even after over a year of editing. She lost the case, but Speedfit's owner counter-sued last year for $10 million, alleging Jess arrived at the shoot a bit "tipsy" and was the reason the shoot went awry. Scandalous! Jess recently prevailed in the second case, with her lawyer announcing to the press, “My clients are extremely pleased with the arbitrator’s decision and are fully confident that the award will be confirmed by the court.” At least something is going well for the former pop princess!

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER,        ANOTHER NEW BEAU

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 09 2010 in Capri, Italy. For the first time in awhile, Jessica Simpson looks elated while seeing the sights in Capri, Italy on a vacation celebrating her 30th birthday on July 9. Jess walked hand in hand with new boyfriend Eric Johnson, a former NFL player, making a few stops to shop as they made their way around the city. Jessica wore a fabulous flowy caftan (brighten up in Rachel Pally's Caftan Dress in Salmon or Woo's Kym Dress in Coral) with a matching halter top, checking out the city in wooden platforms (get elevated this summer in Farylrobin's Imogen in Brown) with a playful braid in her hair. Jess added a pair of sparkly hoop earrings (love the island vibe of Calico Juno's Fresh Water Pearl Hoops in Gold) and protected her peeps with dark sunnies, letting her over-the-top cover-up billow around her. What do you think of Jessica's bold daytime look, does it work for her? I think if anything the bright, sunny hue reflects her new happiness with her new man. While Jess has certainly had her share of downer ex's, it looks like things are going well with this one. A few friends also came on the Capri trip with the couple, and were spotted surprising Jess with a cake and singing "Happy Birthday" the following day. Too cute! Although she looks super happy while hanging with her man, some of Jessica's girlfriends are worried she's taking things too fast with her new man, telling the paps: “Jess is definitely rushing into this.” She added Eric has even introduced Jessica to his family at his grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary party – talk about a big entrance! Do you readers like to get close with your boyfriend's family right away or would you rather take it slow?

ADDING DENIM TO HER REPERTOIRE

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 23 2010 in New York, NY. Getting back to business in NYC, Jessica Simspon looks fresh and fit as she leaves the Ritz Carlton hotel on June 23 to catch a flight back to LA. The songstress turned entrepreneur spent a few days in the Big Apple previewing her brand new Jessica Simpson Jeanswear collection to a select few at her NYC showroom. After all the meetings Jess headed home in casual cropped cargo pants (love the silky feel of Rich & Skinny's Cool Cargo Crop in Army) with a fun Willie Nelson tee (put a new spin on the graphic tee with Yvette Mandell's distressed Peacock Feather Boyfriend Tee in Grey) and a bleached denim jacket to keep her warm on her flight. Jess carried her trademark oversized bag (just like CC Skye's Love82 in Lamb Black) and her essential platform heels (check out Gwyneth Shoes' Tanya in Black to strut your stuff this summer). Lastly Jess piled on the shine with a flashy bangle set (like Amrita Singh's Allie Bangle Set in Multi) and some flirty gold hoops (love the cascading chains on Calico Juno's Hammered Drops Cluster Chain in Gold), wearing rhinestone studded aviators to complete the look. What do you think readers, does this casual look work for her? I'm loving the cropped pants with the heels, I just wish the tee and jacket worked a little bit better. In other JS news, after wrapping her show The Price of Beauty Jess attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner, where she chatted with US Weekly about her health regimen: “For me, it’s just eat whatever makes you feel good. Work out whenever you want to. Just take care of yourself. I think when we’re in love, when we have love in our life, that’s when we look beautiful.” So… love makes you skinny? Sounds like a great diet to me!

SHEER COINCIDENCE?

Jessica Simpson seen on May 06 2010 in New York, NY. Not afraid to show a little skin, Jessica Simpson shows off her shapely gams in uber short shorts as she heads back to her hotel in New York City on May 6. Jess has been enjoying the warm weather over the past week, showing off her tan, toned legs in faded denim Daisy Dukes (revive the iconic look with True Religion's Bobby Cut Off in Point Dune) and sexy gladiator platforms (Rock & Republic's teetering Syler Pump in Black are a great summer selection). Love that she's not afraid to show some leg, but I hold firmly to the belief that if your pockets stick out the bottom of your shorts, they're too short. Unless the pockets are printed, that is. On top, Jessica showed her sexy side in a sheer black scoop neck tank (check out Qi New York's Sleeping Angel 3 Button Top in Black) and casual black jacket (try Monrow's super comfy Double Breasted Tuxedo Jacket in Black), carrying a gorgeous embossed tote over her arm. Jess pulled back her trademark blonde tresses to reveal silver hoop earrings (love the unique design of the Ibiza Earring in Sterling Silver from PM Designers by Pamela Minton), covering up in oversized black sunnies as she made her way around the city. Jess is in town for the 2010 Operation Smile Gala, benefiting the charity organization she has been involved with for the past few years. Before heading up to the Big Apple, Jessica attended the White House Association dinner in Washington, DC, where she mingled at the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair afterparty and happened to bump into ex-bf Tony Romo and his very pretty (and very young) new girlfriend, Candice Crawford. Supposedly it wasn't awkward when Jess bumped into the ex who dumped her on her birthday last summer, but all I can think is that a bright yellow matronly frock is definitely not what I'd want to be wearing the first time I ran into my ex and his new girlfriend! What would you do in the same situation?

LOVE FOR THE FIRST LADY

Jessica Simpson seen on May 01 2010 in Washington, DC. Feeling a little political, Jessica Simpson heads to Washington, DC for the 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner at the Hilton Washington Hotel on May 1. Jess mingled with celebs from teeny-bopper Justin Bieber to Precious star Gabourey Sidibe to Dennis Quaid at the cocktail party proceeding the event, hosted by Jay Leno. For the presidential affair Jessica stayed clear of conservative attire and opted instead for a sunny yellow Carolina Herrera frock (if yellow is your hue indulge in KEEMiA's Evelyn Strapless Bubble Dress in Yellow) paired with tan YSL pumps (opt for Samanta's Viv Peep in Brown). Jess loaded up on bangles (Amrita Singh's Alanna Bangle Set in Gold has a similar stacked appeal), carrying a bronze python embossed clutch (try Julie K's sizzling Sasha in Bronze) and dazzling with gold drop earrings (check out Marnie Bugs' gorgeous Latika Long Chandelier Earring in Gold). Yellow is one of my favorite colors, but I'm really on the fence here about whether or not this works for her – the fit seems to hug her curves in all the wrong ways, and for a White House event it seems a little flashy. What are your thoughts, readers? Jessica attended the event as a guest of People, gushing to the press afterwards about how much she envies Michelle Obama: "I really do. She's such an incredible woman, and she's with such a powerful man… Everything she does she exudes confidence. I'm really just here to celebrate her." Yet another classic JS quote – if only there were a dinner in honor of the First Lady she could attend instead!

BRINGING BEAUTY BACK TO 90210

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 21 2010 in New York, NY. Looking happy to be back in the Big Apple, Jessica Simpson leaves the Ritz Carlton in NYC with BFF Ken Paves on April 21. For her afternoon outing Jess dressed comfortably in a flirty floral frock (similar to Amberlynn's Darling Dee Day Dress in Floral Print) topped with a contrasting masculine biker jacket (similar in feel to Diesel's Limik Leather Jacket in 74N) and tan suede heels (love the intricate cutouts of Gwyneth Shoes' Omyrah in Gold). Carrying the same white bag she was spotted toting on her last NYC outing (lighten up your look with Lesa Wallace's Donna Carry All in White), Jessica accessorized with gold hoops (love the subtle bead detail on Alex and Ani's Signature Endless Hoops w/ Smooth Oval Beads in Gold) and tinted aviators, staying hydrated with a Vita Coco beverage in hand. What do you think of Jessica's springy 'fit? I must say she's looking a lot more put together than she has while out in NYC recently! Jess spent a few days in town for business meetings and a photoshoot, which she was spotted leaving her hotel for with her hairdressing honey the day before. JS's assistant Cacee Cobb also accompanied her to the shoot, making it a sweet little reunion for the Price of Beauty co-stars. The final episode of Jessica's beauty docu-expose will air shortly and feature her facing her biggest beauty fears: high school in Beverly Hills! Jess gabbed with the press, “The last episode makes the most impact because we’re in America… And we go into Beverly Hills High School, sit with the girls and really try and understand what makes them feel insecure. They all wanted to hate me, but I’m like, I went to that high school too! I’m not different from you, I have this career and this life that has put me in a different place but hopefully, I can inspire you in some way but I just want you to know that I respect you! I think the last episode will make people realize I’m just like every other girl.” What about you readers – has watching Jess's VH1 show taught you a little about your own perception of beauty?

NOT A FAN OF CHORES

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 13 2010 in New York, NY. Jessica Simpson prepares for warmer weather as she leaves her NYC hotel on April 13 to catch a flight back to Los Angeles with mama Tina. Jess stepped out in a flirty printed mini (Boulee has a great selection of colorful summer minis, like the Olsen Tented Dress in Yellow Print or the Ruffled Dress in Dainty Print) topped with an oversized chambray denim shirt and a fabulous white handbag on her arm (for a similar look try Rough Roses' Jewel Shoulder Bag with Braided Strap in Cream or Julie K's Robin in Vanilla). As usual Jess boosted her height with a towering pair of wooden heels (I like the shape of Farylrobin's new Imogen in Brown) and added a basic pair of hoops (add a touch of texture with Jules Smith's Drop It Hoops in Gunmetal) to complete the look. What do you think of Jess's spring style, would you layer an open button down as a jacket like she did? At a Good Housekeeping event the night before, justjared.com asked Jess how she tackles chores around the house, to which she joked: “Laundry is definitely not a part of it! Don’t like laundry." I'm having flashbacks of Nick Lachey yelling at Jess to clean up her heaping piles of dirty laundry on Newlyweds! Jess redeemed herself a little as she continued: "What am I good at? I love cooking! I don’t clean up after myself - that’s what men should do! But I am good at cooking, I provide, I nurture.” Coming from the girl who was confused about whether "Chicken of the Sea" is tuna or poultry, I have some doubts about that one! What are your most and least favorite household chores, readers?

JESS SHINES ON

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 12 2010 in New York, NY. Showing off her voluptuous curves, Jessica Simpson flaunts what she's got at the "Shine On: 125 Years of Women Making Their Mark" event hosted by Good Housekeeping in NYC on April 12. Jess walked the red carpet with her BFF Ken Paves, who kept her tresses looking phenomenal with a fresh blowout. Selecting a super coordinated 'fit, Jessica paired her shiny, geometric patterned strapless mini (tone it down without losing the wow factor with Interlud's Pebbles Party Dress in Grey Dot or Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's Sweetheart Ruffle Dress in Multi) with blue nail polish, cascading blue earrings (brighten up with Amrita Singh's Nello Earring in Turquoise) and teetering silver stilettos (love the intricate design of Gwyneth Shoes' Omyrah in Gold). Jess carried a shimmering box clutch (similar to Whiting & Davis' Crystal Accents Minaudiere in Silver) as she posed for the press before shooting some goofy shots with her pal. Way to take the "Shine On" theme literally! Many of you have commented that Jess isn't exactly adept at choosing clothing that flatters her curvaceous figure, and I think this mini is the epitome of this inadequacy. It's not even that she's looking a little heavier than normal, it's just the fit of this dress in the bust area is horrific to begin with and the way she's awkwardly posing with her hand on her hip isn't helping either. It looks like her right breast is definitely trying to jump ship! What are your thoughts on this look?

PRICE OF BEAUTY IS... GROSS?

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 10 2010 in New York, NY. Looking radiant in NYC, Jessica Simpson heads out of her hotel on March 10. Jess was all business while prepping for the premiere of her new reality show The Price of Beauty, heading off to a meeting in a flirty polka dot top tucked into a black pencil skirt (liven up with Nu by Marc Anthony's Ruffle Print Halter Top in Print C with Karen Zambos' ultra femme Nina Skirt in Black, or combine the two with Black Halo's sultry Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Sheath in Deep Purple). The top flatters Jessica's famous cleavage, but the shiny pencil skirt is kind of ill fitting and unfortunately a little unforgiving. I think it's pretty obvious this look was definitely orchestrated around the footwear! The purple heels with black piping are amazing (Coye Nokes' Grace Wedge Sandal in Black have a similar strappy design), but I'm thinking they'd look much better with a night time look, or even a spring dress. They don't look particularly professional and that's what the rest of her 'fit speaks, does anyone disagree? One thing I do love is the fuchsia lining inside her long black coat – it's like Barbie meets business! JS kept her accessories toned down to a minimum, with solitaire earrings (try the unique shape of Jacquie Aiche's Herkimer Stud Earring in Gold) and a floral ring (Robyn Rhodes' Kimberly Ring in Gold is a great girly pick). Besides the skirt I think she looks great here, especially her hair and complexion look particularly radiant. Maybe she's trying out some new tricks she learned while filming her show? Jess was in NYC last week promoting the launch of The Price of Beauty, which premiered on VH1 on Mon, March 15. Some of the juicy tidbits she revealed include confessing she doesn't always brush her teeth on the regular, not to mention participating in a cow urine detox and eating worms in Thailand in the first episode. You'd think when ingesting the gross things listed above you'd remember to bring some good ol' Crest along! If any of you watched the show, what did you think?

MORE DATING DRAMA

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 19 2010 in West Hollywood, CA. Venturing out in spite of the rain, Jessica Simpson arrives BOA steakhouse in West Hollywood on February 19. It was a full fledged Simpson family affair, with little sis Ashlee and husband Pete Wentz joining mama Tina and Jess's BFF Ken Paves for dinner to celebrate Papa Joe's 52nd birthday. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious steak from BOA? Jess arrived in an interesting 'fit, starting with a romper with a cocoon wrap front attached to harem-esque pants (get the look with Tt Collection's Farrah Onesie in Black). Jess covered up with a shiny metallic jacket with suede lapels (try Isabel Lu's Exposed Zipper Jacket in Grey) and sky high Casadei pumps (add a little sass to your 'fit with Samanta's Viv Peep in Black). I'm loving the natural waves Jess is working with all the moisture in the air – the beach blonde look suits her well! What do you think of this attempt at an edgy look? Once again Jessica's love life has been the subject of some gossip lately after John Mayer gave a revealing interview to Playboy dishing on their 2006-07 relationship: "That girl, for me, is a drug. And drugs aren't good for you if you do lots of them. Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me... Sexually it was crazy. That's all I'll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm..." Talk about a deep (and nonsensical) dish! Like the good girl she is Jess hasn't really commented on this yet, but rumors about another potential flame have finally been put to bed by Billy Corgan. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman explained to the Chicago Tribune why he's been spotted grabbing dinner and drinks with the pop star a few times lately: "She asked me to help her out on the theme song for her new TV show… [It] has an interesting concept. She goes around the world to show how different people perceive beauty. In some cultures, bigger is better. In some, smaller is better. It’s interesting… I ended up writing part of [the theme song]. It has a little bit of an alternative rock edge, but it’s still very pop-y." So there you have it! We'll have to wait and see what Billy cooked up for Jess when her Price of Beauty show airs next month - and I'll have to admit I can't wait!

JESSICA'S WINTER WHITES

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 23 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Lightening up for the weekend, Jessica Simpson was in good spirits after dining with BFF Ken Paves at Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica, CA on January 23. Paying no attention to the winter season (more or less non-existent in California anyway), Jess rocked a white blazer (I'm loving The Battalion's modern twist on the classic jacket, the Asymmetric Boho Jacket in White) with almost white bleached skinnies (opt for Genetic Denim's Skinny Zip in Oxide), adding a black loose boyfriend tee (love Rails' Gina Shirt in Black) and black Casadei pumps for contrast. Like many Texas sweethearts, Jess is a fan of all things oversized, adding her trademark LV tote and a ribbon necklace with chunky pendants that remind me of a python - the actual snake, not just the print (keep the ribbon and ditch the weird baubles with Elizabeth Gillett's Jersey Flapper Necklace in Black). Are you feelin' this look? It's a bit sloppy in my opinion, but the pinned back layers give her a pretty, natural look that meshes well with the casual attire. What do you readers think, does this style work for winter? As most of you will know from any trip to Macy's over the past few years, Jessica's contemporary line, the Jessica Simpson Collection, has been flourishing even in the dismal economy, expanding into swimwear and accessories. Next up: denim! Jess recently announced her latest fashion endeavor will hit stores in July, explaining her inspiration: “Because I live in denim, the fit was the most important. A girl’s booty needs to look good. I was inspired to create a great denim line that complements the entire Jessica Simpson lifestyle brand – a jean that becomes a girl’s best friend, that everyday go-to pair." Sounds like what every girl needs! Would you wear JS jeans?

CAUTION: CLEAVAGE OVERLOAD!

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 13 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Jessica Simpson busts out (very literally) with friends at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA on January 13. I must say this dress boosts her already super curvy bod! To nab the classic LBD look, try CoutureCandy's sweet picks like The Battalion's Bondage Dress in Black, Sue Wong's Ribbon Applique Cocktail Dress in Black or Lotta Stensson's Shirred Sheath Dress in Black. Jess mixed her sexy black dress with brown accessories, option for a caramel leather jacket, Louis Vuitton handbag with ostrich leather accents (try Donald J Pilner's Canea in Camel/Camel) and embellished suede heels with wooden platforms (similar to Andrea & Joen's Sierra in Camel). I normally don't love brown and black together, but I actually like the way Jess mixed the shades of leather - although I'm pretty sure no one was paying attention with such a show stopping bosom on display! She wore the same dress while out in NYC last summer and it received mixed reactions. I don't want to turn this into a weight debate, but what do you think of her busty look – is it wrong to flaunt what she's got or do you think it works for her?

NOW EAR THIS!

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 23 2009 in New York, NY. Back in New York City to see her little sis on Broadway over the holidays, Jessica Simpson heads out with her mama Tina Simpson on December 23. After leaving Ashlee's apartment with her hair in a messy ponytail, Jess presumably headed for a blow out before her midtown business meeting, and possibly adding some fresh extensions – her locks look a lot longer than they did when she headed out! Jess got in the festive holiday spirit with a plaid zip up jacket (love the sassy side zip on Meghan Fabulous' Pistols Jacket in Peacock), A-line skirt (try Tt Collection's Carrie Skirt in Black), black sheer stockings and knee high boots with suede stirrup detailing on the sides (try Farylrobin's very similar Harlow Knee High Boot in Grey minus the stirrup). Subtle silver drop earrings and a croc clutch (just like Elaine Turner's Bella Croc Patent in Black) complete her pre-holiday ensemble. IMO, this plaid 'fit looks like a schoolgirl costume gone wrong, but you can't deny her complexion is pretty much flawless without makeup (excuse the harsh flash causing her face to look oily on the right). Seriously, I'm really impressed! I have to guess this is another stint for her new reality show, The Price of Beauty. Jess recently posted a video on her Twitter account shot by BFF Ken Paves as she tried out the alternative practice of "ear candling." Looks pretty unpleasant if you ask me! My curiosity about this show started off mediocre at best, but after chronicling her travels from Thailand to Morocco to Mumbai, it sounds like she's got a well rounded take on what it truly means to be beautiful. After all the harsh criticism she's endured this year, it's fantastic to see Jess confident enough to brave the streets of NYC without a stitch of foundation. You go girl!

WIGGIN' OUT!

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 05 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Looking a little flustered, Jessica Simpson touches down at LAX in Los Angeles on December 5, back from a week in NYC supporting baby sis Ashlee as she began her Broadway run in Chicago as the sensational Roxie. Jess didn't look too happy to return to LA, only to find the gloomy weather is just as bad as NYC this week! Jess was escorted to her car with the help of a security guard, as she made her way through the airport in a cozy lumberjack plaid jacket (try Suzabelle's Windsor Trench in Cocoa/Crème or stick with the plaid look with Susan Farber's Lucca in Plaid Cocoa) over a black tank and coordinating boots (love Gwyneth Shoes' Remi Boot in Black), staying comfy for her flight in classic indigo skinnies (you can't go wrong with Serfontaine's Fox Straight Leg Jean in Neptune). Jess accessorized with the same brown suede tote she was spotted carrying in NYC (I love the embellished detail on the straps of Carla Mancini's Double Handle Large Bag in Taupe Suede) and of course the always essential super dark sunnies. What do you think of Jessica's cozy winter style? I don't think her hair looks particularly great here, but for those of you who are long time admirers of those classic blonde layers, pretty soon you'll be able to get the same look in under 30 seconds. Jessica's longtime hair stylist and BFF Ken Paves has announced he is launching a wig line called HairDo (love the name!) which will feature at least one style inspired by his leading lady's notorious tresses. The press release details, "The Long and Luscious Wig is known for its stylish look, comfortable design and heat technology. It features stretch bands in the back, a velvet-lined front hair line and added lace material to cover the crown part of the cap, not to mention an extremely comfortable design, complete with ear tabs, wefting in the back and an extended nape." Heat technology? As you can curl or straighten it? I might have to rethink my aversion to wigs with this new development! Are any of you open to trying out one of Jessica's new do's?

BROADWAY BASICS

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 01 2009 in New York, NY. Proudly supporting little sis Ashlee's foray into acting on Broadway, Jessica Simpson is spotted exiting the second performance of Chicago: The Musical with Papa Joe on December 1 in NYC. Compared to her sexy look from the cast afterparty the night before, Jess chose to go for a more comfortable option to enjoy Ashlee's performance in. Starting with a slouchy winter white cable sweater (cozy up in Whitney Kros' Raleigh Cardigan in Cream/Gold or Trovata's Cable Sweater in Vanilla) with solid indigo skinnies (try 7 For All Mankind's classic Roxanne in New York Dark) and brown leather boots (check out the unique heel on Gwyneth Shoes' Andrea Boot in Chocolate). Jess accented the look with a natural suede tote (like Carla Mancini's Double Handle Large Bag in Taupe Suede) and beaded turquoise earrings (add a bright splash of color with Jacquie Aiche's Eagle Native Beaded Earring in Multi). What do you think of her Broadway attire? However you feel about Jessica, you have to admit she's been looking a tad slimmer these days. Even with the bulky sweater you can see her legs are looking trim, and she proved she's still got it the night before at Ashlee's afterparty in a sexy sequined Collette Dinnigan mini dress. Check it out and see what you think – I say, work it giiiirl!

ANOTHER PEREZ PROBLEM

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 20 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Jessica Simpson was spotted paying a visit to stylist BBF Ken Paves in Beverly Hills on November 20, joined by Papa Joe and gal pal CaCee Cobb at Ken's salon before heading out to lunch. For her casual day look Jess paired a classy blazer (try Alice + Olivia's Billy Boy Blazer in Black, hot item for this winter!) with a slouchy boyfriend tee (like Zoa's Big Boyfriend T-Shirt in Purple) and a pair of ripped bootcut jeans that look like she forgot to take them to the tailor (for the same leg lengthening look without the drag, try 7 For All Mankind's Rocker in Vintage Paxton Park). She's been rocking the you-can't-see-my-shoes look for a few years now, a la Victoria Beckham. Are any of you for or against this trend? JS completed her look with shady black sunnies and a glitzy sequined Valentino hobo with a signature ribbon closure. Gorgeous bag, but IMO, a huge sequined hobo is a little much for everyday (instead go with a fun accent bag like Moyna Handbag's Sequin Clutch in Gold/Pewter with a fun stripe pattern perfect for holiday galas). Do you think this 'fit works for her? This past week Jessica celebrated her nephew, Bronx Mowgli's 1st birthday with little sis Ashlee and rocker husband Pete Wentz, but somehow their happiness became the subject of one of Perez Hilton's infamous vicious rants. After seeing all 3 of the above Tweeting about little BM's bday, Perez seized the opp to rip them apart, “It’s been one year since Asslee pushed Bronx Mowgli through her vayjayjay and it’s all the family is talking about!” Taking a dignified stance, Jess responded (on Twitter, of course): “Does Perez Hilton…whatever his name really is… have no heart at all? Don’t ever attack my family again.. Sad to know u hate so deeply. Sad 4 U.” Way to go Jess for standing up for her family! And also so tragic Perez Hilton has been punched in the face and still doesn't know when to draw the line. Are any of you fans of his commentary?

HENNA HONEY

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 27 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Fresh from filming her reality show in Mumbai, India, Jessica Simpson lands at LAX in Los Angeles on October 27 with her dad and BFF Ken Paves keeping her company. It seems like Ken has been with her on almost all of her adventures, including Morocco and Thailand. Wonder if he's there to support or if he has a role in the show as well – he'd be more of an expert on beauty than Jess with his celeb coif clientele! For her flight JS paired a plaid Hurley flannel shirt (try Splendid's Seattle Plaid Shirt in Mud) with a gray v-neck, with smoky blue J Brand 901 leggings (Serfontaine's Minx Straight Leg in Supima Atomik are a similar shade and have an amazing fit) tucked into platform ankle boots. I like the plaid colors but I seriously hate those boots – is it just me bothered by the shiny material and pointy toes? Jess carried a silver sequined bag (get your shine on with Novella Royale's Clover Studded Bag in Grey) that looks like she might have picked up on her trip – India is famous for its embellished embroidery, after all. As a final touch Jess wore silver hoops and a few bangles (Alex and Ani's Peace Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Gold would be cute with the casual 'fit) to complement her traditional henna tattoo on the back of her hand, one of the many beauty rituals she's taken part in for her new reality show. Jess recently told the press how much fun she's having exploring beauty around the world: “Every country is different, but the way we all relate to each other … and what I hope people get from the show is looking inside of yourself, and finding that which is beautiful to you, and defining it for yourself… There is no definition of beauty. You are the only one who can define that.” I don't know about you but I'd like to see her do something about her roots once and for all – if you don't have time to keep them fresh when your hair stylist travels with you constantly, maybe you should consider going natural. Just sayin!

FOX POKES FUN AT JESS

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 13 2009 in New York, NY. Getting glammed up for a day of sushi and shopping in NYC, Jessica Simpson looks happy to be back from filming The Price of Beauty in Morocco as she steps out of her hotel on October 13. Jess first headed out in a stunning Stella McCartney coat with a bow tie waist (try Ingwa Melero's luxurious Velvet Coat with Frog Closure in Black), but when she arrived at the 16th Annual QVC/FFaNY Shoes on Sale event at the Lincoln Center she shed the second layer to reveal a black and silver sequined sheath dress by Dolce & Gabbana (do the sequined look with LaROK's Sequined Rolly Dress in Black or stick to black and silver with Tricia Fix's Mary Silk Chiffon Mini Dress in Black). I think the sleeveless crew neck style does nothing for her arms or chest, but I like the wrap around belt mimicking the one on her coat. What are your opinions, readers? Jess wore Debista 2 peep-toes from her own Jessica Simpson Collection line, and completed the look with a black barrel clutch (like Elaine Turner's Allie Clutch in Black) and a sparkly cocktail ring. What are your thoughts on this look – I hope some of you have opinions on something besides her weight! It seems like no one can keep themselves from poking fun at Jessica's figure, and she was subject to national scrutiny last weekend when FOX aired a Burger King sponsored commercial during the NFL pre-game show on Sunday. The animated ad slams both Jessica's weight and ex-beau Tony Romo, as a caricature of Dallas Cowboys start Marion Barber jokes with boys in the locker room, "Man, I still can't believe Tony [Romo] dated Jessica Simpson, even AFTER she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!", to which another player responds, "Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts!" Fox and Burger King have both apologized for their poor show of judgment, but the story made front-page news on CNN.com as the tired issue of Jessica's weight comes to the forefront AGAIN. Is it just me or are you getting tired of hearing about this? Being a lady, Jess responded gracefully with a Tweet: "I will never understand why people attack for a laugh. Own your beauty and don't listen to the judgement."

SIMPSONS DO VEGAS

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 03 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. Sharing some sisterly love, Jessica Simpson celebrated baby sis Ashlee's 25th birthday at MGM's Wet Republic pool party in Las Vegas on October 3. Both sported pool-and-parent appropriate attire, as Papa Joe and Tina Simpson were in attendance, along with Ashlee's husband Pete Wentz. Birthday girl went for a more fun look, wearing a black jumper (like Generra's Shift Jumper Dress in Black) over a strappy black swimsuit (opt for OYE Swimwear's Butterfly Effect Monokini in Black), topped off with a black rimmed fedora. Very cute that she wore leopard wedges from the Jessica Simpson Collection, but the set of a thousand bangles is a little much – it looks like a Slinky on her arm! Keep it simple with Accessories & Beyond's Braided Magnetic Cuff Bracelet in Bronze, which I have to add are also noise-free, unlike the set Ash picked. Going for a more resort look, Jess picked a high waist black bikini (try Marysia's more playful Wide Band Bikini in Black/Aqua/Buff) topped with a printed sarong kaftan (make it work for pool or day with Graham & Spencer's V Neck Tunic in Black), black strappy wedges and fade tinted sunglasses. What do you think of the Simpson sister's poolside fashion? I have to say I can't remember the last time they both looked so polished and happy to be together – too cute to see them having fun! Besides hanging out in their private cabana, Ash had a rockin' bday complete with a triple tiered, cupcake topped cake before requesting "Single Ladies" and jumping into the crowd to dance. To add to the celebration, earlier in the week the entire Simpson family was honored with the Operation Smile Founders Circle Award for their work with the organization. Jess has been a Celebrity Ambassador for Operation Smile since 2003, and went on a medical mission trip to Kenya with Papa Joe in 2005. Kudos to the family for staying involved with such a worthy cause!

STILL MOURNING DAISY

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 22 2009 in London, UK. Putting a fresh face forward, Jessica Simpson is spotted landing at Heathrow Airport in London with BFF Ken Paves on September 22. I know you're all wondering – including myself – what in the world she's wearing, but let's be gentle, it has been a hard week for Ms. Simpson after all! Getting into the comfort zone, Jess wore a brown capelet (try Rails' Zoe Capelet in Black) over a charcoal tunic (like Gold Hawk's Leaf Emy Dress in Grey Pewter) and sheer, cropped leggings with standard YSLs. I could see how the capelet might possibly be cute with a different outfit, but I'm puzzled by the black leggings and heels – wonder where she was going with this one? It even looks like she tried to coordinate the black purse with brown strap (try Carla Mancini's similarly designed Double Handle Bag in Black). I'm just going to have to go and give this one a gentle fail. How would you style this to make it work? I thought Jess might be landing for London Fashion Week, but from her recent Twitter updates it seems as though she and Ken were passing through the UK on the way to Africa to resume filming for her new show, "The Price of Beauty." Jess Tweeted from Uganda: WTF?!? Do I really have to sleep like this?" adding a pic of herself draped in mosquito nets. Hmm, the more foreign countries Jess travels to the more curious I am about what she's learning for the new show! It's good that she is enjoying herself overseas, as I mentioned at the beginning, Jess has been grieving this week after her beloved Maltipoo Daisy, who was dog-napped by coyotes from Jessica's Hollywood Hills backyard. So tragic! Jess has had Daisy for almost five years, given to her as a puppy from ex Nick Lachey. While Jess copes and moves on with her work, friends commented to People about how much her pooch meant to her: "Whenever things went wrong for Jessica, she reached for Daisy… Daisy was her security blanket. When people let her down, she always had Daisy." Such a heartbreaking story!

WORKIN' THE RUNWAY

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 04 2009 in Paris, France. Turns out Jessica Simpson was headed to Paris when we saw her leaving LAX earlier this week. She attended the Ozlem Suer fashion show on September 4 and was a special guest model on the runway – working it, I might add! The designer took a chance giving Jess such a strong look but she looks like a pro in these extreme platform pumps. I'm undecided on the designer's choice of an embellished ruffle collar gown – what do you think of the style? If you want to add some ruffled LBD's to your collection check out Shumaq's Sophia Dress in Black or Rebecca Taylor's Cami Long Dress in Black. Before the show Jessica was spotted out and about in a sexy long sleeve mini with leather accents (try PGD Style's Rachel Turtle Neck Dress in Black with Walter's Waxed Leather Jacket in Black) with two bodyguards in tow, one shading a clear umbrella over her face – before you wonder what those weird lines on her face are! Love that Jess has resurrected her Fendi Spy Bag circa 2006 (for a modern version check out 7 For All Mankind's Alondra Satchel in Black). What do you think of her look? I have to wonder, because Jess is a little short to work the runway full time, if this stunt was for her new reality show, The Price of Beauty. Runway models certainty do pay a high price for beauty! With new shows like "Models of the Runway" on Lifetime highlighting the dark side of fashion and beauty, are you curious to see what sort of material Jess is uncovering?

JESS JETS OFF

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 31 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Jetting off in style, Jessica Simpson caught a flight out of Los Angeles International Airport with BFF Ken Paves and Papa Joe on August 31. I have to wonder – why is it JS's hair always looks so unkempt when she's with the infamous stylist to the stars? It seems to me as a tress expert he'd be horrified to have to stare at those greasy roots and lackluster locks through a multi-hour flight! Perfecting airport chic, Jess started with a simple white tunic and black leggings (try Qi Cashmere's soft, versatile Jersey Cami Slip in White with Splendid's luxurious, affordable Long Leggings in Black) ignoring the heat and layering up with an inky blue satin trench (try Suzabelle's cropped version, the Mont Royal Jacket in Midnight Blue). In typical JS style, she didn't neglect her accessories, opting for a few colored bangles (try Accessories & Beyond's playful set of15 Leather Bracelets in Tomato), classic aviators and a simple silver hoop and necklace combo. Love the statement heels taking the focus off of the otherwise plain Jane 'fit (check out Matiko's Ashley 2 Wedge in Nude with a similar strappy style). What do you think of Jessica's high-flying fashion? While Jess has been traveling in China, Thailand and Japan over the past month filming her new show "The Price of Beauty," that doesn't mean she's not missing her fam. After experiencing the 6.6 earthquake in Japan earlier this month, the reality star Tweeted little sis Ashley: "I could never imagine getting thru the day without the love we share. I feel so far away!! Just wanna have pillow talk." While she was far away at the time, Jess made it back to LA to spend a few days with her parents before heading off on her escapade with Ken and Pops. Wonder where they were headed – on business for the Jessica Simpson Collection, maybe? Against all economic odds, the collection is thriving, appearing in the highly coveted Macy's Herald Square flagship store this month. Jess gushed to People: “It’s a total thrill for me, I feel privileged just to be in business with such an iconic store. And it is an honor to know that Macy’s respects and believes in my brand so much that they chose to feature the Fall collection in the windows at one of their flagship stores! Wow…I feel blessed.” Have any of you seen the new displays?

SIMPSON SISTERLY LOVE

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 01 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Nobody loves you like your sis, and Jessica Simpson spent her Saturday night enjoying a sushi spread with little sis Ashlee Simpson-Wentz at Katsuya in Hollywood on August 1. Joined by celeb hairstylist and long-time BFF Ken Paves, it looks like the girls had a good night out as Jess had to be escorted to her ride with a little help from her sis. Nothing heals heartbreak like a few cocktails! Jessica put her 'fit together starting with a cute floral romper (if you love the vintage print rock the same vibe with Ella Moss' Strawberry Field Top in Artichoke or if you like the belted style try Morphine Generation's Alex Party Dress in Tan), a classic Louis Vuitton tote and a pair of chunky gold wedges (Matiko Footwear's Moira Wedge in Bone/Brown have a similar vibe but much more interesting design). Ash did things a little different with a loose white top with a black collar (check out the similar style of Qi's Mesh Yoke Ribbed Tank in Black), shiny black blazer and sexy micro shorts (like True Religion's Joey Cut Off in True Grit). Which look do you love? As usual Jessica has been rolling in negative press after her split from Tony Romo a few weeks ago, but at least she has a supportive fam to fall back on. A family friend dished about their concerns to People: "The family used to have such faith in [Jessica] and they worried about Ashlee… Now they are fully confident in Ashlee's choices and they worry most of their days about Jessica. It seems she just can't catch a break." Ash has come a long way since her "Shadow" days, but it's kind of sad to say the tables have turned now. At least Jess is putting all the negative energy to good use: to motivate her to hit the gym! A friend told OK!, “Jess is serious about getting her body back into fighting shape. Working out is helping to give her focus and clear her head. It’s better than sitting around moping or throwing pity parties with ice cream sundaes.” Because no one wants to see that!

JESS & ROMO NO MORE

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 01 2009 in Bethesda, MD. I'm sorry to report that Jessica Simpson and her Cowboys beau Tony Romo are no more. The couple called it quits last week after Tony stormed out the night before Jessica's 29th birthday. Break-ups are never fun for anyone, especially when they force you to cancel your Barbie & Ken themed party, but I hope this horrible choice of dress didn't have anything to do with it! In their last public appearance together, Jess and Tony were spotted at the AT&T National PGA Golf Tournament back on July 1 in Bethesda, MD. Jess belted out the national anthem while Tony had the privilege of teeing off with Tiger Woods at the tourney. I'd like to comment on their body language: Tony is smiling and laughing while Jess mock (or for real?) punches him in the chest. I bet she'd like to do a whole lot worse now that he dumped her the night before her b-day! Jess took a nautical approach to the event, arriving in a clingy Michael Kors Spring 2009 dress. Ugh, the colors, the stripes! I love Michael and I think the cut-outs on the back save this dress from total failure, but this is a horrible look for her. She looks lumpy, bumpy and wide! I honestly can't understand why anyone would let her wear this. Maybe she's better off without Romo – she needs someone a little more honest at her side! To make this look work for you, stick to wider stripes like Autumn Cashmere's Striped Elbow Sleeve Dress in Black Granite Hemp or Letarte's breezy Blanket Stripe Dress in Multi. Jess accented her 'fit with a chunky chain bracelet (similar to CC Skye's Double Wrap Bracelet in Red) and big gold earrings (opt for Amy DiGregorio's Buckingham Road Earrings in Gold Vermeil). I'm pretty sure it's unanimous that this does not work for her, but would any of you wear the horizontal stripes? While there are a lot of he-said-she-said rumors floating around about what actually caused the split (a few involving John Mayer) the best one so far involves what many Simpson fans have been dreaming of: a Newlyweds reunion! Nick Lachey is also newly single, splitting recently with long time love Vanessa Minnillo. Friends of the former couple say it's not out of the question for them to give it another shot: "They never stopped caring for one another, and they've remained in distant contact since they split. There's every chance that they could give it another go. On top of that, neither Nick nor Jessica's careers are exactly on the rise right now, and it could be just the professional shot in the arm they both need to get back on top." Ok, minus the suggestion that it would give them both great publicity, I think this is just what Jess needs to get the mess that is her life back together! Can any of you see a reunion in the future?

BOATING BABE

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 26 2009 in New York, NY. Looking super tan while boarding a boat on the Hudson River, Jessica Simpson was in great spirits on June 25 while heading off on a nighttime cruise with her BFF Ken Paves and a few pals. Stepping out in a cute white and turquoise striped dress (similar to Tricia Fix's Christina Chiffon Mini Dress in Ivory Print) with her fav True Religion denim jacket over her arm, Jess pulled her hair back to show off dangling silver medallion earrings (try Femme Metale's Long Open Oval Chain Earrings in Sterling Silver). Adding a sparkly right hand ring and her oversized cognac tote (check out Carla Mancini's Hobo with Front Lock in Tan), Jess skipped over her usual 5" platforms for strappy tan sandals. I love the cute summery look – what do you think of Ms. Simpson's 'fit? Jess is back in NYC this week prepping for her return to reality TV on "The Price of Beauty." VH1's Jeff Olde recently shed more light on the show at a press conf: "She is a woman who can set trends and create firestorms with a single photo... Jessica now gets to take control of that conversation and take a look at the idea of beauty through her own unique, unfiltered lens." She does have a very unique perspective! Are any of you curious to see what kinds of beauty rituals Jess digs up on her show?

DAISY DOES NYC

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 25 2009 in New York, NY. Brightening up New York City in a cerulean blue dress, Jessica Simpson stepped out to lunch with the adorable Daisy at Dos Caminos in Soho on June 25. With her blonde tresses freshly highlighted and her VH1 "The Price of Beauty" deal inked, Jess has a lot to smile about these days! Arriving for lunch in a super long blue maxi dress (try Poko Pano's steal Arabella Long Dress in Turquoise or PGD Style's charitable Goddess Dress in Sapphire), Jess covered up with a gray sweater (like Elizabeth Gillett's Ashley Knit ¾ Sleeve Sweater in Khaki) and carried her LV pup carrier in one hand and her new fav leather leaf purse in the other (if you love the chestnut shade try Linea Pelle's Dylan Large Bowler Bag in Cognac). Covering up in classic aviators, Jess was sporting large ring on her right hand – a gift from Tony, maybe? After her recent business travels, I think Jess looks rejuvenated and refreshed here. Not to mention a little tanner and blonder! While things are looking up for her now, Jess sent out some concerning Tweets on June 16, dishing out some advice to her fans: "To all of my true fans that love me for me...thank you...we are all beautiful. Don't you dare let anyone tell you different. Please!!!!" followed by, "Someone once told me that mirrors are a losing game cause they only show you backwards anyway… Days are long and words are cruel, but they won't get the BEST of you..." 
I hope everything is okay with her! Looks like whatever was bothering her took care of itself, because Jess was all smiles to be back in the Big Apple reunited with her BFF Ken Paves. Let the fun begin!

BACK TO REALITY

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 11 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Back in Beverly Hills after a business trip to NYC, Jessica Simpson stepped out of the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 11 looking a little troubled while strolling with a bodyguard. Wait a minute, maybe it's because she's worn that dress before and forgot how unflattering it is? She's even wearing the same painful looking shoes! If you like the shirt dress style, try CoutureCandy's sweet styles like Autumn Cashmere's Banded Henley Dress in Black Macrame or Lotta Stensson's Satin Shirt Dress in Wine. Switching to a different purse (try Linea Pelle's Dylan Large Bowler Bag in Cognac) and adding big silver medallion earrings (try Jessica Elliot's Double Diamond Earrings in Silver), Jessica completed the look with some oversized sunnies, a single gold bangle (like Danielle Stevens' Single Engraved Bracelet) and a few rings. Maybe it's just the way she's walking, but the second time around I'm not feeling the Hawaiian pumpkin look. Is it just me? I hate to criticize her appearance, because Jess just got her reality tv show "The Price of Beauty" picked up by VH1. Jessica will be traveling the country exploring the concept of beauty "through her own unique perspective." She does have a lot of experience with tabloid criticism over her body! Especially with those photos of the Chili Cookoff just 5 months ago. Jess released a statement about her new job: “I am really looking forward to discovering how beauty is perceived in different cultures and participating in some of the crazy things people do to feel beautiful. I know we will all learn a lot on this journey and I am so excited that VH1 is coming along on what I’m sure will be a wild ride.” I'm not sure if wild is what came to mind… Are any of you interested in Jessica's exploration of beauty?

THE PRICE OF BEAUTY?

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 08 2009 in New York, NY. Taking the Big Apple in style, Jessica Simpson touched down in NYC on June 8 after an overnight flight and emerged from her hotel fresh faced in the morning. Showing off the gams she's worked so hard to tone, Jess picked a sexy black mini skirt (like Black Halo's High Waist Pleated Pocket Skirt in Black) with a tucked in white blouse and glitzy gold cropped jacket (tone it down with Suzabelle's Belleterre Cropped Jacket in Pewter), giving it the Simpson stamp with a pair of sky high platform heels. With a classy Chanel tote over her shoulder (opt for Carla Mancini's modestly priced Double Handle Bag in Black), Jess kept her accessories minimal with two identical gold bangles on each wrist (try personalizing Danielle Stevens' Single Engraved Bracelet in Gold to make it your own). What do you think of the look, and Jess's attempt to start a double-wristed trend? After getting settled in at her hotel, Jessica was spotted heading off to a midtown meeting, with a lot of speculation that she's trying to pitch the idea for her new reality show, "The Price of Beauty." I hope this isn't the case – she's not exactly looking her best here to be positioning herself as a credible host for a beauty show! In other Simpson news, it looks like things are still sailing smoothly with Jessica's football beau Tony Romo. When her man was recently asked what his idea of a dream date would be, he replied: "A little bite to eat and probably watch a football game! [Jess] loves the game. It’s exciting for both of us. I’ve found someone that I get to hang out with and who wants to see our team do well!" Sounds like Jess would be any guy's dream girl!

MANAGING HER ASSETS

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 08 2009 in New York, NY. After a long day taking care of business in New York City, Jessica Simpson got glammed up for a night on the town on June 8. For her swanky dindin at La Esquina, Jess picked a curve hugging black dress that leaves perilously little to the imagination (opt for a new LBD like Black Halo's Kelly Dress in Black, Ingwa Melero's Charmeuse Sofia Dress in Black, or Lotta Stensson's classic Shirred Dress in Black). Seriously, you can see her veins popping out where her ahem, assets are stuffed into the top! What do you think of the revealing look? Polishing the ensemble with a cropped leather jacket (similar to Gold Hawk's Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night), simple gold bangle (like Rachel Leigh's Sweet Tooth Bangle in Gold) and funky feathered heels, the only thing missing is a little help with her tresses. Whatever happened to her BFF Ken Paves, and why is he letting his lady out with these roots? Besides the lackluster hair, Jess looks great, and it's nice to see her looking decent again. Every time I read something about her I still have flashbacks of those awful chili cook-off photos a few months ago! While all the tabloids thought Jess must be in NYC promoting this new reality show she's supposedly trying to work out, Jess had everyone fooled. After her second day of meetings she Twittered to explain what she's been up to: "been in nyc doing design and approvals...you guys are gonna LOVE it! Havana Nights inspired! HOT HOT HOT" I don't know, somehow I think Jessica and I probably have different visions of what is HOT HOT HOT. Are any of you fans of the Jessica Simpson Collection?

COUNTRY CONCERT ATTIRE

Jessica Simpson seen on May 08 2009 in Dixon, CA. In case you’re wondering what Jessica Simpson looks like on stage at a country fair, here are two ‘fits she put together while performing over the weekend in Dixon, CA on May 8 (right ) and San Antonio, TX on May 9 (left). The dances moves in the photo on the left are almost as frightening to me as that awful oversized patchwork vest (try the much cuter Hippie Vest in Sand by Lotta Stensson over a white blouse like Walter’s White Poplin Button Front Top in White) with her over-worn micro-mini Daisy Dukes (keep it classy with William Rast’s cuffed Scarlet Short in Dark Handsand Holes). Seriously, the only thing appealing about the Dukes of Hazzard was Jessica’s smoking hot bod, so now that she’s lost her um, toned physique, it just doesn’t do the trademark shorts justice. The belly peaking out says it all. Jess completed her ‘fit with tan peeptoe wedges and a chunky pair of sterling silver earrings (Michele Michel’s Babe Citrine Earrings in Silver would look great dressed up or down). The night before, Jessica played up a more ladylike look at the Dixon May Fair near Sacramento, flaunting her best assets in a floral bustier dress with a pleated skirt (flaunt your figure with Black Halo’s Kelly Dress in Black or 3J Workshop’s Naomi Obi Dress in Black). At first glance it looks like she’s wearing a jacket with it, but the black part is connected to the top of the bust – what do you think of the collared style? Complementing the frock with strappy black heels (one of the only pairs of footwear I’ve seen Jess in that I actually like) and similar silver chandelier earrings, I think the look on the right is decidedly more flattering. One thing that ruins both looks: the droopy half curled hair. The shoulder length style makes Jess look like a tired poodle, in my opinion. What do you think of both looks? At Sea World, Jessica came under fire for taking part in the “Bud & BBQ” country music event series after PETA asked her not to perform to protest Sea World’s many animals held in captivity. Their rep attacked Jess for going through with her performance at the animal park that supposedly has one of the worst animal care records in the business. For all the normal backlash Jess gets over her weight and ditzy comments, it seems kind of random for PETA to come out and attack an irrelevant pop-turned-country star for this. Then again, does anyone listen to what PETA has to say anymore?

THE JUNGLE DRESS

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 27 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Wherever she goes she makes a statement, and Jessica Simpson did just that while out to dinner at Katsuya in this colorful printed maxi dress in Los Angeles on April 30. Wearing a strapless floor length dress that reminds me more of kids bed sheets than a dinner dress, Jess stuck with the jungle theme and paired leopard print wedges with her frock (if you love the maxi look, try Tricia Fix's Julie Long Dress in Snake or try the aquatic themed Nassau Long Dress in Border). If she'd kept it simple with plain wooden heels or embellished sandals (like Matiko's Pom Wedge in Brown) I might have let this one slide, but the dress has so much going on by itself I have no idea what possessed her to wear these shoes. The cropped True Religion denim jacket doesn't really match the bag or the shoes, but I do like the lightened style. It seems like denim jackets are everywhere lately - are any of you pulling yours out of the closet? Jessica accessorized her 'fit with gold leaf earrings (similar to Robyn Rhodes' Kaylee Earrings in Gold) and a studded black handbag, slicking her hair back into a smooth ponytail while she enjoyed her meal. To me it just seems like everything going on here is a mess - am I being overly harsh or do you think she deserves it for her accessory choices (or the dress itself)? On the way out of the restaurant, Jess was spotted saying hello to fellow songstress Rihanna, who was dining inside with Jay-Z. Guess RiRi is keeping him entertained while Beyonce is on tour? For all of you Simpson fans, Jess has an in depth interview in the June Vanity Fair issue and opened up to the mag about the recent criticism she's overcome... and of course dished a little about life with Romo. She appears in a white wrap dress on the cover, under the headline "You call this fat?" You'd think her publicist could have convinced the mag to choose a more flattering title now that she's put all that body trash talking behind her, but Jess spoke out about the media's razor sharp criticism in her interview: “When it comes to media criticism, that’s just something I have had to train myself—literally train myself—to ignore…. I mean, the way people make it sound, I should have never been singing in the first place…. I can’t imagine saying some of the things people have said about me about anybody else.” When it comes to dealing with negative publicity, I think Christina Aguilera said it best: words can't bring you down, Jess!

SIMPSON LADIES NIGHT OUT

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 15 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Stepping out for a family night on the town, Jessica Simpson joined her little sis Ashlee and mom Tina for a scrumptious dindin at Katusya in Hollywood on April 15. Apparently it was the night of celeb sightings - Maroon 5's Adam Levine was dining at a table near by, and Jessica's ex John Mayer also stopped by the table - wonder if he was actually invited or if Jess texted him? Jessica walked carefully down the stairs after her meal in super long grey jeans (try Pierce's Justin Bootcut Jean in Sterling) with a white top (like PGD Style's Ricky Tunic Tee in White) and black jacket (check out Suzabelle's Mont Royal Jacket in Midnight Blue). I hope she's going to pay a visit to Ken Paves while she's in town - the roots and the center part just aren't doing it for her! As usual, Jessica carried a huge purse - this time a roomy black hobo bag with fringed studs along the front. What do you thing of the style? There has been a lot of gossip lately that Jessica was dropped from her country music label after her album Do You Know had lackluster sales. Fewer than 200,000 copies sold, despite Jessica's debut at Number One. Her rep told Us Weekly: "Jessica is and has always been an Epic artist. She was on loan to Sony Nashville for her country album. She continues to be on Epic's label." Her bio and info pages have been removed from both the Sony and Columbia Nashville websites - talk about a bad breakup! Are any of you fans of Jessica's crossover country music?

MISS USA WEARS JESSICA SIMPSON

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 11 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. Letting loose on Saturday night, Jessica Simpson looked a little disheveled as she made her way back to the car after a meal with beau Tony Romo in West Hollywood. The "are they on the rocks or not?" couple dined at Eva Longoria's Beso eatery on April 11, enjoying a double date with little sis Ashlee and Papa Joe for some of Eva's delish Latin fusion cuisine. Looks like Jess turned to a pitcher of sangria to cope with the awkward family sitch - the look on her face is anything but sober! Jessica's pumpkin orange 'fit isn't so bad, but the stringy hair and flat, dark roots make me cringe - did I miss something or is the grunge look coming back? For her dinner date, Jess started with a Hawaiian floral mini dress (try the similar shade of Gold Hawk's Long Shoulder Garden Party Dress in Orange or Ingwa Melero's sexy floral print Printed Sahara Dress in Blue/Berry) and wooden platform stilettos, carrying a sunny yellow ostrich handbag (Carla Mancini's Hobo with Front Lock in Tan comes in a similar buttery hue) with an assortment of peace charm bracelets dangling from her wrist (check out Ettika's Peace Leather Bracelet in a rainbow of shades with Alex and Ani's Peace Expandable Wire Bangle Set in Gold). Besides the hair, the super plumped up lips and fiery coral lipgloss are a tragic combo. How can Ashlee sit through a meal with her and not clue her in? What do you think of Jessica's 'fit overall - does it work for her? Although Jessica's country career is officially dwindling, she'll be laughing all the way to the bank now that the Miss USA Pageant contestants wore bikinis from the Jessica Simpson Collection when the competition aired over the weekend. Jessica's publicist told New York's Daily News: "Identical $104 white 'n' gold string bikinis were especially created for the contest, as well as the $88 bright green string bikinis modeled by the crown-chasers during a pre-pageant photo shoot in Las Vegas." Love that she oh-so-subtly mentioned the price tag - but I guess you gotta do whatever it takes to make a sale these days! Check out the bikini photo shoot pics here and tell me, would you wear JS swimwear?

WHO ABUSED JESSICA?

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 12 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. Finally switching into something more comfortable than those tattered Daisy Dukes, Jessica Simpson arrived in Phoenix, AZ on March 12, taking her tour with Rascal Flatts to the West coast. Compared to her recent fashion faux pas, I have to say I think Jess looks pretty good here - if only her onstage 'fits were as polished! Starting with stretchy black leggings (like Tag’s Stretch Skinny Pant in Black), Jess paired a simple white tank with a sassy leather jacket (check out Gold Hawk’s cropped Ruffle Leather Jacket in Moonless Night) and her favorite LV bag (save a few pennies with Julie K’s equally decadent Rianne Bowler Bag in Black Glaze). Her look wouldn’t be complete without sky high heels and some over the top jewelry, adding some huge silver hoops (try Christie Martin’s cascading Three Hoop Earrings in Silver) and a chunky silver ring on her middle finger. What do you think of her ‘fit? Seems like the topic of abusive relationships is on everyone’s mind these days, and Jessica has made a point of empowering her fans with a few words of advice at every concert before she sings her song, “Remember That,” referring to past abuse. Jess has had her share of high profile relationships since stepping on the music scene as a teen, so there’s a lot of speculation over the identity of the abuser she’s alluding to. John Mayer seems like the most likely contender, especially after she hinted the abuse occurred in 2007, before she started dating Tony Romo. However, the lyrics are, “It doesn't matter how he hurts you/with his hands or with his words,” and a friend recently revealed the real meaning behind the song: Jessica endured years of torment at her high school in Texas because of her voluptuous bod. The source explains, “Jessica was well-developed, and every guy in high school wanted her and practically every girl hated her. Jessica put on a brave face, but it was a campaign of terror that just devastated her… A nasty clique of girls constantly spread rumors about Jessica, and one that spread like wildfire was that she was gay.” How mean! If you’ve heard the song, do you think Jess is talking about her teenage verbal abuse or an ex-beau… or neither because she doesn’t actually write her own songs?

SQUEEZING BACK INTO THE DAISY DUKES

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 08 2009 in Plant City, FL. Doing what she does best, Jessica Simpson continues on her tour with Rascal Flatts, performing earlier this week at the Florida Strawberry Festival on March 8 in Plant City, FL. Looks like Jess is trying to rewind to her Daisy Dukes days with this ‘fit, but it’s amazing what a nice coat of spray-tan can do for a girl – doesn’t she look a thousand times better than she did at the Chili Cook-Off in January? At the Strawberry Festival, Jessica started with a turquoise belt over her favorite pair of tattered denim shorts (try Denim of Virtue’s Boyfriend Cut-Off Shorts in Distressed), a white eyelet corset (try a similar eyelet top like Gold Hawk’s Tribal Eyelet Camisole in White Essence), and a casual brown plaid button-up (try Prairie NY’s refined Wool Bowling Jacket in Plaid). Do you think the delicate eyelet and lumberjack plaid work together? Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think it’s the best combo… although it’s still worlds better than the high waist jeans from the Chili Cook-Off! Jessica completed her ‘fit with a bunch of brown and silver bangles (try Accessories & Beyond’s 15 Bronze Leather Bracelets with Gold) and of course, sky high t-strap heels. How she stands on stage belting out song after song in those things, I will never know. What do you think of Jessica’s new and improved look? It seems like she is sending mixed messages about her weight – first defending herself, telling friends,"I'm not fat. Going from a size 2 to a size 8, that's not fat. If I weren't Jessica Simpson, no one would care." She has a point there, but then she went and rehired trainer Mike Alexander, who whipped her booty into shape for The Dukes of Hazzard a few years back. Mike is known as the “Food Nazi” and is restricting her to a 1,250 calorie a day diet to help her drop the 20 lbs she’s gained. He commented on her progress: "Jessica is now at the end of her tour and looks great. It’s not easy to have a super strict diet when you are touring so you just have to make the best of the restaurants you go too but she’s knows what to eat and what not to and we talk about all of that." As long as somebody’s looking out for her (and steering her away from fashion faux pas like the one above), I’m glad to see Jess looking better and getting back into shape. Not that I’m agreeing with critics that she got “soooo fat,” but it’s pretty obvious she left herself go a little and it’s never a bad thing to go the healthy route. What do you all think?

READY TO ROCK

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 29 2009 in Charlottesville, VA. Getting back to business, Jessica Simpson emerged from her hotel in Charlottesville, VA on January 29 on her way to prep for her concert later in the evening. Jess is on tour with Rascal Flatts now, but all of the hefty criticism about her recent weight gain has temporarily taken the spotlight off the headliners. Lucky for Jess it’s decidedly cooler in Virginia than Florida (where the dreadful high waist jean and leopard belt photos were taken), and she started the day off bundled up in a cozy jacket (like Rails’ Indya Hoodie in Black) with a bold red tunic (check out Qi’s vibrant Drop Shoulder Scoop Top in Red Kiss) and the essential black leggings (add a Western twist to your ‘fit with Desert Blue’s Bullhorn Jean in Black - I’m sure Jess would approve!). I love Jessica’s simple knit black hat and Louis Vuitton tote, but I’m not sure what to think of the funky platform boots – do you like the look? It’s a shame that so many people have so many bad things to say about the blonde songstress, but luckily Jessica has plenty of friends sticking up for her. Little sis Ashlee Simpson dedicated a blog titled “Since when did a woman’s weight become newsworthy,” venting her frustration about Jess’s unwarranted criticism: “A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure. All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard… How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure? Now can we focus on the things that really matter?” Well said, Ash! There has been way, way too much coverage of celebrity weight gain, from Oprah’s recently publicized struggle to the insults being slung at Jess now. What do you all think about the weight issue?

STAY POSITIVE, PRAY LOUD

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 29 2009 in Charlottesville, VA. Continuing on her tour with Rascal Flatts, Jessica Simpson took the stage in Charlottesville, Virginia on January 29. Choosing a much more flattering ‘fit, Jess wore a classic blazer (try William Rast’s Outerwear Black Jacket in Black) over a chic white v-neck with a super wide black belt (I love Jack Rabbit’s sophisticated Icon Belt in Black). I’m not sure about the shiny black leggings, but let’s face it, they’re not really flattering on anyone (try Tag Jeans’ matte Stretch Skinny Pant in Black). Throwing in a bunch of eclectic Western inspired bangles (try Amy DiGregorio’s Coolidge Street Bracelet in 14k Gold Filled with Accessories & Beyond’s Braided Leather Bracelet in Brown) and a big turquoise ring, Jess started her performance in shiny stilettos and ended the night barefoot, proving even she can’t handle standing in 4 inch heels for more than an hour! At the concert, Jess gave fans a hearty dose of positive advice: “Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder. So just appreciate. I feel like in our world today we focus on so many things that are completely pointless… Thank you for your support. Stay positive, and pray out loud! I love you guys, good night.” The girl has a point!

CUT THE FAT TALK

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 25 2009 in Pembroke Pines, FL. Earlier this week, Jessica Simpson surprised everyone with her curvaceous shape at the country festival Chili Cook-Off in Pembroke Pines, Florida on January 25. It’s hard not to look at this picture without feeling a little shocked, but I think the main problem here is the ‘fit, not Jessica’s overly criticized weight gain. Jessica’s retro high waist jeans (try more flattering cuts like Aristocrat’s Stratford Pant in Haven or Desert Blue’s Wide Leg Trouser in Vintage Demo) and simple tucked in black tank (check out Qi’s comfy Mesh Yoke Ribbed Tank in Black) would have been fine, if the fit wasn’t so skin tight. But at least her tush still looks good! Personally, I think it’s the belt that truly ruins this ‘fit. It’s never good to draw attention your mid-section, and the loud print and the thick shape cuts her body in half and makes her look stuffed into those ill-fitting jeans. If you like the look of wide belts, try a more flattering shade with intricate details like Linea Pelle’s Double Buckle with Contract Stitch Waist Belt in Dark Olive. Leave the leopard print for accessories that don’t emphasize potential problem areas – like Julie K’s Natalie Sleek Clutch in Leopard. Jessica always wears her share of accessories, and she added some gold bangles and a pair of circular gold earrings (try Kimberly Faith’s Half Moon on Chain Earrings in Gold). After these photos hit the web, the wave of name calling and criticism about Jessica’s weight gain was astonishing. Luckily, all of the negative talk has plenty of celebrities fired up about the vicious attacks. Jessica’s weight was even mentioned on “The Today Show,” where People magazine editor Galina Espinoza spoke out: “Jessica Simpson is becoming part of this trend we call body-bullying… People are cruelly mocking her, making her feel like there is something wrong with her just because she has a slightly fuller figure. It’s something that’s going on increasingly in Hollywood.” Do you think Jessica looks healthier with her more voluptuous figure, or does she need to shed a few pounds?

MANE MANAGEMENT

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 13 2008 in Costa Mesa, CA. Continuing her promotional tour to boost sales for her new “Fancy” fragrance, Jessica Simpson appeared at Macy’s in Orange County’s South Coast Plaza on Dec 13, perfume bottle and autographing pen in hand. Clad in a very festive crimson red frock, Jess smiled for the cameras and fans as she displayed her new scent and newly plumped up pout. I’d say you can never go wrong with a sexy red dress (get the look right with picks like Ella Moss’ comfy Hitchcock Tube Dress in Rust, Ingwa Melero’s sexy Elena Mini Dress in Maroon, or Miguelina’s Naomi Dress in Red), but this is clearly an exception – could this ‘fit be any more unflattering on Jess’ curvaceous bod? On the bright side, at least her gams look good, tucked into a sexy pair of sky high peep toes. Keeping her look on the conservative side (besides the plunging neckline), Jess donned a simple black cardigan with a sleek black watch and a dainty necklace (try Kuo Ting’s elegant Sapphire and Garnets Necklace in Gold). For the photo op, Jessica let her notorious blonde mane hang free, but if her locks look a little lackluster to you, it probably has more to do with a lack of shampooing than her stylist’s presence. Jessica’s mane man and BFF, Ken Paves, recently spilled her dirty little hair secret to beauty enthusiasts everywhere: "She only washes her hair about two to three times a month. I told Jess a long time ago that you should only wash your hair a few times a week, and in between, rinse it and condition it. And her hair looks fantastic all the time." Besides the instinctual “Ewww!” reaction to this revelation, I’d say “fantastic all the time” is a bit of an overstatement, wouldn’t you? Would any of you try this hair gimmick?

REAL GIRLS EAT MASTRO’S

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 09 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. Throwing back to the poorly chosen tee she wore over the summer, Jessica Simpson followed her meat loving taste buds to Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills on Dec 9, dining with her fearless pal Ken Paves – we all know what happened last time they grabbed a bite together! Looks like her lips are plumped up again, but this time I’m confused – what exactly is she doing to make them so puffy and turn back to normal the next day? Once upon a time I owned a lip plumping gloss from her Dessert line – I wonder if she found an old tube in her makeup bag and decided to give it a try? For her night out, Jess wore a black double breasted blazer (a singled breasted one like Signorelli’s Logo Blazer in Black is much more flattering on a busty figure) over a black and white striped top (go bolder with Signorelli’s Long Sleeve Logo Tee with Rhinestones in White), black leggings (deviant from the trend with Hudson’s versatile Alex 5 Pocket Skinny Jean in Black) and chunky black boots (try Matiko’s sleek Sienna Boot in Black). How do you feel about the angled platforms on the boots – love ‘em or leave ‘em? Wearing her hair down in loose waves that would have been lovely if not for the telltale roots, Jess carried a giant python tote and looked a bit discombobulated as she made her way into the eatery. Perhaps she’s still in a daze after signing on to tour with Rascal Flatts in 2009? This week Jessica told the press, “I can’t wait to be a part of their show and let everyone know that I do actually sing and I’m not just in tabloids.” Then she added my favorite part: “I am a very shy person, but I do believe that God has blessed me with a gift that I need to share. I always wanted to be entertaining in some way. Whether it’s cooking dinner for a best friend or [onstage], I try to do it up right.” Yet another nonsensical JS comment to add to the books… Does any of that make sense to you readers?

FANCY AND FESTIVE

Jessica Simpson seen on Dec 06 2008 in Chicago, IL. Doing what she does best – taking a look and running with it – Jessica Simpson was in Chicago this weekend, promoting the launch of her new “Fancy” fragrance at Macy’s on Dec 6. Arriving in a red plaid double breasted coat (try Suzabelle’s Ballard Coat in Red) with a festive Santa hat and black boots that look like she might have stolen them from Mrs. Claus, Jess posed with her pooch Daisy and with the “Fancy” bottle before slipping into something a little more comfortable. Revealing black leggings (check out Tag Jeans’ super comfy Stretch Skinny Pant in Black) with a glitzy black and gold tunic mini with gaudy printed chains (for a more refined look, try Gold Hawk’s Fold Tunic in Black or Chamois and leave the chains on your purse, like Linea Pelle’s LC Clutch in Black), Jess accessorized with a gold watch and a set of gold bangles (try CC Skye’s coordinating Pair of Chain Bangles in Gold). While she’s been plumping up her Texas mane lately in support of her career, Jess toned it down with a few loose waves and just a hint of volume – and a half inch of roots! For being her BFF, Ken Paves lets his girl out in public with unacceptable faux pas like this all too often. It wasn’t her best look when she first tried it, but maybe it’s time for Jess to switch to a lower maintenance hair color, perhaps a nice mocha shade for the winter? It would save face in the future with all the promotions and events Jess has been making her rounds at, from the “Fancy” launch to her clothing line to her performances at Country Fairs around the nation. Though she’s wrapped up her tour for now, beginning in January the country music scene will be warming up a little for Jess. Move over, Taylor Swift: Jess is the new opening act for Rascal Flatts on the 3 month 2009 extension of their “Bob That Head Tour.” That’s when you know your country career is doing well: you’re replacing an 18 year old whose CD easily eclipsed yours and climbed to the #1 spot overnight. Maybe it’s time to switch back to pop?

PUCKERING UP FOR KATSUYA

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 17 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. On the eve of her nephew’s birth, Jessica Simpson had a girls’ night out on Nov 17 at Katsuya in West Hollywood, dining with a few gal pals and enjoying some tasty sashimi. Showing off a painfully plumped up pucker and an ostentatiously large bag (if you like the oversized shape, try Antoinette Lee’s Stella Bag in Black), it’s a bit surprising to see Jess covering up her voluptuous assets with a navy double breasted blazer (nab the professional look with a wintery twist with Amberlynn’s Victoria Coat in Plum) as she made her way back to her car after din-din. The black leggings are getting a little cliché (do something slightly different with Laura Dahl’s scrunched Longfellows Leggings in Noir with stirrup legs), but I love her spider-webby heels and black pendant earrings (check out Robyn Rhodes’ classy Lani Earrings in Gold) – adding just the right accents to an otherwise no-frills ‘fit, well suited for Katsuya’s minimalist decor. I just can’t understand how she could eat sushi without accidentally chomping on those inflated lips! Like many things going on inside that head of hers, it’s a mystery to me. Jessica recently revealed more about what goes on up there in an interview dishing on getting over ex Nick Lachey, whom she split with almost three years ago. To deal with the pain, Jess turned to writing to help her cope: "It (writing in a diary) is very, very therapeutic. There is a lot about heartbreak, there is a lot about perseverance. I used it as inspiration for my album. I used certain journal excerpts from certain journal entries. It has been an awesome experience for me." So… Jessica Simpson not only keeps a diary, she used it to write some of the songs on her new album? Try to wrap your mind around that one…

STITCHES ARE NO FUN

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 01 2008 in West Hollywood, CA. There must be quite a few ladies with precious tresses pissed at Jessica Simpson right now – and reasonably so! Last weekend while dining at Madeo Steakhouse on Nov 1 with her mane man Ken Paves in West Hollywood, the paparazzi caused a little scuffle as the duo exited the eatery. As Ken tried to aid Jess through the crowd to her car, the commotion culminated in him getting smacked in the face by a camera! Jess whisked him off to Cedars-Sinai for stitches, and the next day he spoke of the incident, “While I did not expect a dinner out with friends would end up with me in the emergency room and nine stitches in my head, I am fine. My only real concern on Saturday night, and it remains so in retrospect, was for the safety of my friend and all concerned.” With those genuine comments, he’s also not pressing charges – very refreshing in a town of never-ending lawsuits! For her dinner ‘fit, Jess wore a cleavage enhancing grey strapless mini with a pleated front inset (check out Prairie New York’s Wool Strapless Dress in Charcoal), with a cropped leather jacket (like Gold Hawk’s Belted Leather Jacket in Moonless Night), sheer black tights and strappy black platform heels. Keeping her accessories minimal for once, Jess carried an oversized black tote (similar to Antoinette Lee’s Stella Bag in Black) and let her huge hoops do all the talking (for an equally dramatic look try Christie Martin’s Three Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver). Not a terrible look altogether, but I’m not sure it works for her. I also have to wonder how Mr. Paves could contain himself sitting through a meal staring at that greasy head of hair Jess has going on here, and the equally ill fitting dress – what do you think of the busty look, love it or lose it?

ROMO ROOTS FOR JESS

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 18 2008 in Dallas, TX. Continuing to further her business career while on tour spreading the twangs of her new country album, Jessica Simpson returned to her home state of Texas last weekend for Dallas’ State Fair and the launch of her new fragrance, Fancy, at Dillard’s on Oct 18. While her new fragrance might have the same name, there is nothing fancy about roots as brown as her dress – Ken Paves must be shrieking in horror after seeing these press shots! Besides the hairy situation, Jessica looked very polished for the launch, wearing a crinkly brown cleavage enhancing dress (check out the similar sheen of Ingwa Melero’s Elena Mini with Charm Waist in Mocha) with envious red croc pumps and coordinating red beaded hoop earrings (try Kuo Ting’s Smoky Quartz Hoop Earrings in Vermeil). Coordinating her jewelry tastefully, Jess wore an elegant gold branch necklace (see Rachel Leigh’s Multi Leaf Pendant Necklace in Gold) with a set of gold bangles (like Rachel Leigh’s adorable Audrey Bow Bangle Set in Gold) and a simple gold band ring (check out Lana Jewelry’s elegant Twilight Ring in Gold) – although not on her ring finger! Because her QB beau Tony Romo is currently out of play with a broken pinkie, he made time to surprise his lady by attending her show at the State Fair of Texas the night before, escorted to a special sound booth reserved for him where he had a great view of his babe. Much to the surprise of fans, throughout the show Romo was caught singing along to the new country tunes and “clapping in awe” when his blossoming country gal hit her high notes. I rolled my eyes when I saw rumors resurface that Jess and Romo are now officially engaged, but after this flagrant display of adoration, I’m convinced it could be true! Do any of you agree?

OFF TO A GREAT START

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 25 2008 in Ontario, Canada. Not wasting any time getting her career switch rolling, Jessica Simpson gave Canucks a taste of her particular brand of country on Sept 25, lighting up the stage for fans in Ontario, Canada. Though I don’t think this is one of her best looks, I think she does look much healthier and down-to-earth, ie more like a country star less like a pop diva! For her onstage ‘fit, Jess chose a pair of classic bootcut jeans (like True Religion’s Rainbow Joey in Medium Lovestruck) paired with a cleavage enhancing white eyelet top with girly puff sleeves (if you like the señorita look, try Cake Couture’s Mexico Pleated Top in White) and debuted a very natural, voluminous straightened blonde mane. The girl is prone to over-accessorize, but I think here she finally got in right, adding a pop of color with her green pendant necklace (try Robyn Rhodes’ Rumi Necklace in Gold, which is not only beautiful but also helps the environment), a set of matching gold bangles (keep it simple with Accessories & Beyond’s Braided Cuff in Gold) and a classic brown belt (similar to Pellemelle’s Double Ring Belt in Chocolate) completing her cowgirl-next-door look. And she finally left the cowboy boots at home – well done, Jess! I have to assume practice makes perfect, as Ms. Simpson has been doing her share of county fair appearances since her “break-through” album Do You Know was released a few weeks ago. Jess even treated us West coast inhabitants to a healthy dose of twang last week at the Los Angeles County Fair last week on Sept 20, giving some very special fans a chance to see her live. Jessica’s very pregnant little sis, Ashlee Simpson, and her rocker hubby, Pete Wentz, were in the stands snapping pics, although I have to say Pete looked like he’d rather be watching grass grow than be stuck at a county fair listening to his sister-in-law belt out her newest hits. Against all predictions, ratings for Jess’s country album have actually been quite positive, with the album climbing to the top of the country chart and ranking fourth in sales in its first week after selling over 65,000 copies. Not bad… just don’t compare the sales to her last release, A Public Affair, which sold over 100k copies in the first few days on the shelves! I guess the pop market is more forgiving than those hard to please country fans who keep pummeling Ms. Simpson’s live performances. Jess spoke out about her success, “I’m extremely touched by the overwhelmingly positive response to the album. There is so much honesty and raw emotion in there. And, I’m just thrilled that country fans are giving it a chance!” Have any of you had a chance to listen to Jess’s new tunes?

BALLOONING UP

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 09 2008 in New York, NY. Looking less than stellar on the morning her new country album hits the shelves, Jessica Simpson made an appearance on Good Morning America! in New York on Sept 9, treating the crowd to a sampling of her new country material. While she usually looks polished no matter what she wears, Jess could have used a few more minutes in the stylist’s chair this morning. Where are you, Ken Paves? Jess needs you and a bottle of hairspray, asap! Wearing a boldly patterned pink dress with an unflattering balloon shape (try LaROK’s Tiva Dress in Multi with a better shape and toned down pattern) and a matronly cinched black cardigan (Zoa’s Open Drape Cardigan in Black is much better), Jess couldn’t resist adding Southwestern style to her ‘fit with a gigantic turquoise ring and chunky silver hoop earrings (combine both influences with the classy Small Bubble Hoop Earrings in Turquoise by Rebecca Norman). The Dukes of Hazzard star strutted around the stage in black peep-toe slingbacks while belting out new and old hits, reminding us all just how well she can warble. My favorite part about her performance? In typical Jessica Simpson style, half-way through singing her staple hit “With You” – which kind of loses its meaning now that she is no longer “with him” – Jess stopped the band and shouted, “Hold on! I know this is live TV, but I can’t hear anything. Do it again!” Clearly, live TV is not for her or her little sis (can’t forget the SNL snafu!) but at least the crowd didn’t boo her this time. Jess recently raved to Extra about her affinity for her new music genre, "Country was just something that's in my bones. It's in my blood. It's in my voice. It's in my heart and I just wanted to pack my stuff up and go to Nashville and write with some of my favorite songwriters." Now as much as I want to make fun of her for being a country bumpkin, iTunes announced today that her new album has been the #1 download for the past two days, surpassing all other genres. Not too shabby for a Texas sweetheart!

SOMETHING IN THE WATER?

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 08 2008 in New York, NY. A very voluptuous Jessica Simpson arrived at Marc Jacobs’ fashion week after party in NYC on Sept 8, looking a little wobbly as her mane man, Ken Paves, escorted her to the shindig. If you think Jess looks tipsy, it’s not just the bad camera angle – Ms. Simpson was reportedly a little too intoxicated at the shindig, so much so that she was asked to leave early. Save the boozing for your new country fans, Jess – they’ll be much more sympathetic to your whiskey woes than New York’s finest! Despite her unsure footing, Jess chose a well put together ‘fit, starting with her scoop neck black dress with its checkered print and flirty hem (try Betsey Johnson’s Ruffle Dress in Black or Karina Grimaldi’s Ruffle Silk Mini Dress in Black), coordinating black and tan heels, a dainty gold purse (like Carla Mancini’s Small Python Clutch in Gold), adding a dash of color with a smattering of gold and coral bangles (check out Rebecca Norman’s Bubble 5 Gem Cuff in Vermeil with a set of the Wavy Thin Bangles in Vermeil). Not the best she’s ever looked, but I definitely think this is an improvement from Jess’s latest cowgirl infused ensembles – thoughts? In other Simpson drama, Jess recently responded to harsh criticism from PETA and Pam Anderson for wearing her “Real Girls Eat Meat” tee back in June. Jess told the press, "I love animals too but I definitely eat meat. I love vegetables but I could not be a vegetarian. I wish I could but I really do like meat. And yeah, I caught a lot from that but I just wore the shirt because I thought it was funny, I didn't know that it was going to be so offensive to so many people. Oops." Doesn’t get any more classic JS blooper than that!

JESSICA CHOWS DOWN

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 11 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. Going back to her Daisy Duke roots, Jessica Simpson dined in ultra short-shorts in Beverly Hills on August 11 with her mane man, Ken Paves. The well-tressed duo spent time in Santa Monica before heading to Mr. Chow for what had to have been a deliciously satisfying meal. From the goofy look on her face, it looks like Jess may have had a few cocktails by the time she exited! For her dinner date, JS wore a loose patterned top (similar to Cake Couture’s Poppy Embroidered Tie Front Tunic), with denim micro shorts (like True Religion’s Josie Big T Short in Light Lovestruck), and a pair of chunky platform heels. Maybe they are part of the Jessica Simpson collection? Jess dressed up her ‘fit with shiny turquoise earrings (check out Lisa K’s petite version, the Greece Earrings in Gold), a funky silver band ring (see Femme Metale’s Floral Heart Ring in Silver), and her favorite oversized domed handbag (check out the similar shape of Carla Mancini’s Top Zipper Dome Bag in Chestnut). Despite a somewhat rocky and widely criticized transition to the country music scene, Jessica’s debut single “Come on Over” has actually climbed the charts to the Top 20. Way to go Jess! The former pop songstress is eager to branch into uncharted country territory, saying, “Really I just feel like I’m back to my roots as a southern girl, being from Texas and all. It’s the music that I would listen to growing up.” In regards to the criticism she’s received, Jess confidently said, "I don't like to keep up on everything the media says because they're always going to try to pull you down. I don't want to be someone who has to always sing just pop music." It’s very refreshing for someone who is so successful from her singing and acting career to her wide ranging cosmetics and fashion lines have such a positive outlook! No matter what life has thrown at her lately, it seems like JS has her head straight.

JESSICA'S BEER BELLY

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 10 2008 in Malibu, CA. Cowgirl Jessica Simpson dined with her beau, cowboy Tony Romo at Malibu’s Nobu eatery on August 10. Despite the constant rumors that plague their relationship, the duo looked happy as ever as they left the restaurant late at night. For their dinner date, JS donned an oversized black v neck tee (like Smitten’s Long Sleeve V Neck Cable Tunic in Black), super destroyed True Religions (try the Joey Super T in Wildcat Medium, you can always add more holes yourself if you like the distressed look), and carried a casual black jacket over her arm (Suzabelle’s Biella Wool Trench Coat in Black is a great pick for fall). Not one of her best looks, but Jess kept it simple with a quilted black leather handbag (similar in shape to Jenny Yuen’s Gatsby Overnighter Bag in Black), a black cuff bracelet (I’m a fan of Rachel Leigh’s Panel Bangle with Metal Squares in Jet) and a huge cross necklace – staying true to her religious roots? This week the always outspoken songstress came under fire for responding to Carrie Underwood’s splurge to Allure magazine that her ex Romo still calls her once in awhile. When asked about Carrie’s little indulgence on a Nashville radio station, Jessica said she and Romo got a good chuckle when they heard the story, and when pressed by the radio announcer as to how she knew it wasn’t true, Jess said simply, “Because I looked at his call log.” Wow, possessive much? In addition, if you’ve noticed Jessica is sporting a little pooch in her latest country ads and shows, don’t worry, it’s just her beer belly. Her Stampede Light Plus beer belly, that is. JS is the Dallas brewery’s newest spokesperson, recently saying, “I work out and take care of myself. But I also like a cold beer once in a while. That’s why I made the smart choice with a smart beer. Why is it so smart? The beer is boosted with B vitamins, folic acid, and folate - although you have to drink 4 beers to get the daily dosage of vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12… not so smart now, huh? If you think Jessica’s statement looks a little forced above, it’s probably because her publicist wrote it for her to boost sales. That’s right, if you buy Stampede beer, you contribute 15% to Jessica’s already diverse business portfolio. Drink up, ladies!

PRETTY AS A PUMPKIN

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 30 2008 in Oxnard, CA. Breakout country artist Jessica Simpson ruffled feathers on July 30 when she made an appearance at Tony Romo’s training camp in Oxnard, CA. The curvaceous star made a beeline for her boo as soon as she returned from her weeklong business trip to NYC, accompanied by the ever present Papa Joe. Jess was looking vibrant in an ostentatious orange dress that was apparently too long and too loose in the booby area, as she kept pulling it up with every step. If you like the mandarin hue, try Lotta Stensson’s Shirred Mini Tube Dress in Orange, or for a more intriguing orangey look, see Holly’s Halter Color Block Dress in Multi. Finish off your ‘fit with a similarly vibrant crimson handbag like Rough Roses’ Kimberly Shopper Bag in Rouge. Jess added the same smattering of silver bangles she sported last week, but I would skip the messy metal look and go for something simple like Jessica Elliot’s Cut Out Bangle in Gold Finish and top it off with a pair of gold aviators like JeeVice’s Crybaby II in Gold. Perhaps her dress was so big because Jessica’s losing weight after mass criticism that she’s a little chubby after getting too comfortable with Romo, who supposedly embraces her curves and makes her feel good about her flub. A close friend recently said, "Jessica admits she has packed on a few pounds but she doesn't care. She is loving life and isn't trying to be Daisy Duke." Ouch! Jess also had beef lately with animal lover Pam Anderson, who “jokingly” called Jess a whore for wearing a tee bearing the slogan “Real Girls Eat Meat.” Now isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? Pam claimed she was joking on a raunchy radio show, but instead of apologizing she sent Jess an info packet from PETA, saying, "I sent her some information and I sent her a letter from PETA saying how the meat industry is horrible for the environment, horrible for your health and sent her some info on it." Because apparently the best way to turn someone into a vegetarian is to call them names on live radio. Then again, maybe cutting carne from her diet will help Jess slim down to her former toned self!

LADY IN RED

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 24 2008 in New York, NY. Business minded and boldly dressed, Jessica Simpson paused for the paps in NYC on July 24, wearing a fire engine red dress so loud it could stop traffic. With her flowing blonde locks freshly curled and dyed (no roots! Thank you, Mr. Paves!), the Dukes of Hazzard starlet stepped out of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in a scarlet wrap dress (check out Lotta Stensson’s Basic Wrap Dress in Burgundy for a toned down version, or Miguelina’s Sandrica Dress in Red to kick it up a notch), and surprisingly did not appear to be weighed down her oodles of metallic jewelry including eclectic charm bracelets (check out Mickey Lynn’s Hammered Bangle with Heart and Arrow for a more simplistic version), large gold hoops (Rebecca Norman’s Large Hammered Hoops in Vermeil are stunningly similar), a variety of silver and gold rings (see notables Lana Jewelry’s Miami Rings and Femme Metale’s Rectangle Ring in Silver) and topping it off with a beaded rosary and pendant necklace combo. Any of these items could stand alone, but all thrown together – c’mon Jess, where’s your stylist? I can only hope the brilliant red frock was a festive wardrobe idea for the Macy’s holiday commercial Jess filmed later the same day, starring as many of the other celebs who have lines carried by the department chain as you can fit onto one stage set replica of the store. In addition to dabbling in acting, the former Newlywed’s trip to the Big Apple culminated in her announcement that she will introduce a new line of dresses in 2009. Jessica said, "I'm extremely excited to be expanding into the dress market. I plan on creating beautiful dresses in distinctive fabrics and silhouettes that are reflective of my personal style and offer something special to the market place." Let’s just hope her designs are more universally appealing than this one…

JESS DOES COUNTRY, TEXAS STYLE?

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 19 2008 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Jessica Simpson made her official country music debut this weekend at the Country Thunder USA showcase in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin on July 19. Sorry Jess, wearing cowboy boots non-stop will not make you a successful country star- give your tootsies a break! Before the show, Jessica hung out backstage with boy-toy Tony Romo while flaunting a Willie Nelson tee – also not a great way to convince skeptical fans you are a “real” country music star. Onstage, Jess rocked a clean country look, starting with those tarnished tan cowboy boots, a crisp white button down tee (try 3J Workshop’s Merenda Shirt in White), and frayed short-shorts (check out True Religion’s Josie Big T Short in Light Lovestruck if you dare, or Denim of Virtue’s Daisy Duke Shorts in Joy Grey to add some color). Jess added a flashy silver belt (Nyovee’s Navarinon Belt in White has a similar Western studded design), and gaudy turquoise jewelry (check out Lisa K’s Greece Necklace in Gold for a more elegant look that still adds a dash of color), making her ensemble a tad overdone but hey, it is country after all. Jessica’s new album won’t be released until September, so she gave fans a taste with a few new songs and filled in the rest of the show with some classic country covers. Apparently no one was convinced – the local papers said she was heckled and booed as she took the stage. Jess fought back with a very honest plea to her audience: "I don't know what your perception is of Jessica Simpson or what tabloid you buy, but I just want you to know that I'm just a girl from Texas; I'm just like you. I'm doing what I love and dating a boy." Jessica’s transition to the country music scene has also been clouded by rumors that a sex tape with Nick Lachey has fallen into the hands of the same pervs that released the Pam Anderson-Tommy Lee tape a few years back. Talk about scandalous, especially when you recall Jessica’s claims of saving herself for marriage! I’m sure her lawyers (not to mention her overbearing father) are hard at work keeping this one under wraps. What will Romo think?

JEWEL'S WORDS OF ADVICE

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 10 2008 in Sherman Oaks, CA. Jessica Simpson was spotted celebrating her 28th birthday with friends at a lunch at Jinky's Cafe in Sherman Oaks on July 10, going all out in her country girl attire by donning a straw hat and cowboy boots. For the rest of her ensemble, Jess chose a patterned mini dress (check out Tricia Fix's Betsey Mini Dress in Grey or Black Halo's Detailed Bodice Dress in Print for similar frocks) along with gold-rimmed shades, a silver disk necklace (check out Christie Martin Jewelry's Single Disk Necklace in Sterling Silver, which can hold as many disks as you see fit) and a Free City hoodie that she carried along. When Jessica announced that her next album would be a country one and that she wants to "get back to her roots," many people thought this was just one big huge recipe for disaster. Folk singer Jewel is now speaking out about Jessica's potential country career, and says, "I really like Jessica. She's always been such a sweet, sweet person. If I were going to give her any advice, I would say work hard and be authentic. Be true to who you are." She continues, the thing about country music is its fans have an excellent authenticity meter. They can spot bulls**t a mile away. Anyone who comes to country music just to dabble in it, or who doesn't know it or respect it as a genre and respect its history and tradition, is not going to make it." What do you think- does Jess have any chance at country music success?

STILL SMITTEN WITH ROMO

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 25 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Jessica Simpson was snapped leaving a filming of "The View" on June 25 in Las Vegas, sporting her signature big, blonde main... but I just have to say, those roots are killing me! Where are you Mr. Paves? Now the Jess has decided to go the full-on country route, she sported a patriotic red, white and blue patchwork frock for her appearance on the show. If you are looking for a dress that is a little more sophisticated, yet still playful, check out Walter's Poppy Print Dress in Pink or Vanitas' Strapless Flared Mini Dress in Floral. Jess finished off her look with a pair of hoops (like Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Hoops with Diamond Gem Dangle in Red) and grey peeptoe platforms. With all the drama and gossip surrounding her relationship with Tony Romo, Simpson decided to speak out to clear it all up. Jessica said, "We've been together for seven to almost eight months now. I don't really know about wedding bells - I still love him, and I'm still with him, so that's a good sign." What do you think, will this couple last?

POP MUSIC NO MORE

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 10 2008 in New York, NY. Well we haven't seen Jessica Simpson's mug around these parts lately! J.Simp was seen leaving dinner at Nobu in NYC last night, June 10, and girl was definitely not, how do I say, looking her best. With roots out to there (where are you, Ken Paves?) and looking like she did at her heaviest point, Jess has definitely come a long way from the fresh-faced America's sweetheart that we once knew her as. Simpson stepped out in a diasy-hued frock (dresses like Ella Moss' Piper Dress in Daisy, Betsey Johnson's Convertible Ruffle Dress in Gold, and Shumaq's Allison Dress in Acid Yellow are all similar), an interesting patchwork clutch, an armful of gold and silver bangles and a pair of awful shoes. Hey, I know I'm being a little harsh on J.Simp, but honestly... don't you agree? While we all know that Jess is releasing an entirely country album very soon, it is news to me that Jessica has sworn off recording pop music forever (or until her country career fails). Jess says, "I’m planning on making country (music) for the rest of my life, and I don’t want to go back to that other world. A lit of people have listened to [my new single], 'Come On Over,' and told me, ‘I really wanted to hate it, but I like it.’ (It’s) a backhanded compliment, but I’m glad it’s that way and not the other way around. I take a lot of pride in my talent and in the record I was able to put together. I’m not giving up." Such dedication! What do you think- does Simpson have what it takes to have a lasting career in country?

Jess' reaction to Ashlee's engagement

Jessica Simpson seen on Apr 12 2008 in Hollywood, CA. We haven't seen much of Jessica Simpson on CoutureCandy lately due to that whole "hospitalized for her kidney infection" situation, but Jess was seen leaving Hollywood hotspot Foxtail with BFF Ken Paves on April 12, and was nothing but smiles for the waiting paparazzi. Wearing a simple blue frock (I love Lotta Stensson's Cowl Halter Dress in Peacock and Karen Zambos' Cinched Waist Dress in Teal and Beige, which come in similar colors to Jess' dress) with brown gladiator heels, Jess accessorized with a matching bag (check out E.D.E. Studios' Savannah Tote in Brown and gold drop earrings (Jessica Elliot's Blossom Earrings in Vermeil are similar). While I'm pretty sure you already know that Jess' little sis Ashlee is not engaged (and rumored to be preggers too) to Pete Wentz, Jessica has given Pete her stamp of approval. She says, "My sister is overflowing with joy. Pete is an incredible soul. They naturally bring out the best in each other. I couldn’t be happier." Aww! Papa Joe also made a statement, saying, "Pete did ask me. I told him that I would be honored to have him as part of my family." So what do you think, are Pete and Ashlee only getting married so due to the fact that she is pretty much 100% pregnant?

Simplistic simpson

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 02 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson was once again spotted alongside Tony Romo, this time jet setting from LAX on Sunday, March 2, keeping it simple on her recent departure from Los Angeles this past Sunday. On the bottom, Jessica kept it comfortable and casual in a pair of boot cut dark denim jeans (just like James Jeans' James 5 Pocket Slim Boot Jean in Graphite). Jess continued her simple look on top with a hooded sweater (similar to Kushcush's Samantha Hoodie in Silver) and oversized button up jacket. Simpson accessorized with a pair of ruby colored sunglasses (check out JeeVice Optics' Evil in Red ) and large gold hoop earrings (check out Lana Jewelry's Miami Earrings in Yellow Gold ). After spending her Saturday evening at hip Hollywood spot Teddy's Lounge alongside stylist Jessica Pastor and beau Tony Romo, where Lindsay Lohan was also seen, Simpson awoke early to make her flight. Later this week, Simpson is scheduled to fly out to Kuwait to perform for the troops which will air on Myspace. Simpson said once she returns to Los Angeles, she's back in the studio to begin working on her new album. Haven't having a hit in years, it will be interesting if Jessica still has the fan base and "it" appeal to produce a successful album. What do you think, does Jessica have it in her to produce another hit album or will it be a flop for J.Simp?

a simpson slash romo rendezvous?

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 13 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson was seen departing from LAX on Wednesday, February 13, keeping her look casual for her first class flight. While we're unable to tell which shoes Jessica actually wore under her pair of wide leg dark denim (just like James Jeans' Robyn High Rise Wide Leg in Zeus), on top Jess stayed comfortable with a relaxed fit cashmere top under an over-sized cropped white cardigan (check out Autumn Cashmere's Draped Cardigan in Bisque). Jessica hauled a giant white leather tote (similar to Dutchy Handbags' Button Tote in Bone) in order to carry on all of her beauty and flying essentials, and made sure to protect her eyes with a pair of oversized black sunglasses (check out Nour's Baba in Oro Bianco). Jessica completed her look by accessorizing in gold bangles (similar to Danielle Stevens Jewelry's Alligator Bangle in Gold) along with a pair of over-sized gold hoop earrings. No word on where Jessica's ultimate destination was, but it could very well to be to go see boy of the moment Tony Romo, just in time for Valentine's Day. Romo flew out of Los Angeles just a day earlier, so it's safe to assume the pair were spending quality time together earlier in the week. It seems that Romo has gotten the Simpson stamp of approval, as US Weekly asked Ashlee on her thoughts about Romo, and she replied, "I love him! [I'm] absolutely happy! He is really cool." Fall Out Boy frontman, and Ashlee's beau, Pete Wentz added "He is a cool dude." Who knows whether Romo is just a rebound after John Mayer, or if he is actually here to stay? What do you think, does Tony have lasting power or will be pushed under the rug faster than you can say "Blonde Ambition straight to DVD"?

Let's hope this is just a rumor...

Jessica Simpson seen on Jan 11 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson was spotted dining at Kuma in Los Angeles on January 11, 2008, flashing that toothy grin that she is know for as she departed from the eatery. Who her dining companion was for the evening is a mystery, but one thing that is for sure is the fact that Jessica got her style right for the night. In an outfit that is (thankfully) a little more low-key than her usual looks, Jess dressed up a pair of wide leg dark denim (like Deener's High Waist Wide Leg Jean in Carbon) with a white knitted jacket (check out Laura Dahl's Keats Jacket in Winter White) and long sleeve black top. A longtime fan of leopard print, Jess accessorized her look with a leopard scarf, in addition to a rust-colored leather bag (similar to Carla Mancini's Whipstitched Tote with Front Pockets in Rust). She also toted along an old school BlackBerry (hello clickwheel!), possibly to text her beau Tony Romo. Speaking of Mr. Romo, here is a news article to file under the "please do not let this happen!" category. Allegedly, Jessica is set on recording a duet with Tony for her upcoming country album. Oh the humanity! It seems that Simpson had the bright idea to ask Romo to duet with her, and it is not known whether or not he even has a good voice. Good one, Jess! A source says, "Jessica has been schooled in publicity tricks by her manager dad, Joe, and she knows that a duet with Tony will attract major attention." Now, whether it's good attention or not, you know what they say... there's no such thing as bad publicity!

Jess is full of regret

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 14 2007 in New York, NY. Jessica Simpson was spotted out and about in New York on November 14, sporting a look that will probably not get Jess on PETA's good side. Wearing a cozy looking white sweater dress (like Bellekat's Maxine Sweater Dress in Cloud) with tall caramel-colored boots and a snakeskin bag (if you love this look, check out Carla Mancini's Python Clutch), Jess was protected by a big, burly bodyguard for the night (check out that massive hand coming in on the side of the photo!). While there have been reports recently that Jess has started dating notorious ladies man Tony Romo (and was set up by Papa Joe, no less!), US Weekly is reporting that this Simpson sister is still full of regret regarding her split from Nick Lachey nearly two years ago. A source claims, "There are definitely parts of her that regret breaking up with Nick now. Jessica spent October 26, what would have been her fifth wedding anniversary, looking through old photo albums that she made when she was with Nick...she said she was just being "girlie," but she was definitely somber." The source continues, "Jessica thought she would be with someone serious by now." I hate to say it, but this girl really does seem unlucky in love! What do you think, do you think Jess will ever find true love again?

Jess gets star struck

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 03 2007 in New York, NY. Jessica Simpson was spotted leaving her hotel in New York on November 3, as she is in town promoting her new fashion line. Waving to the paps and grinning from ear to ear, Jess wore an eye-catching leopard print jacket (check out Bellekat's cropped Jocelyn Animal Jacket in Leopard) or Karen Zambos' Simpson-esque Chiffon Blouse in Leopard) with big shades (like Nour's Moman Sunglasses in Street), tall leather boots and brought along a bright red leather bag (similar to Antoinette Lee Designs' Anna Stitch Tote in Cherry). While Jess has been in New York, she has been filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck who is on maternity leave on "The View", and one of her first celebrity interviews was Angelena Jolie. Jess says, "The first time I co-hosted on ‘The View’ I had to interview Angelina Jolie. I was really, really star struck; in awe of her beauty… She’s amazing.” See, even celebrities get star struck! Jess has been in NYC for a while making appearances for her handbag and shoe collection, and also might be taking a second look at some of the apartments she looked at the last time she was in the city. If she moved there, do you think Jess would cut it in New York?

Jessica gets caught up in NY

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 02 2007 in New York, Ny. Jessica Simpson was spotted making quite the exit from dinner at the Waverly Inn in New York with BFF/ex-assistant Cacee Cobb on October 2, sporting a monster bruise on her right leg, allegedly a side-effect of filming her upcoming picture, Major Movie Star. Wearing a long-sleeved silk dress (like Bellekat's Victoria Dress in Black) with silver hoops (similar to Rebecca Norman's Large Hammered Hoops in Silver) and carrying a Valentino gift wrap-esque clutch, Jess was looking good, although she might wanna cool it with that trout pout! The day after her extravagant dinner with Cacee, she was in New York checking out properties and taking tours of swanky apartment buildings with her best bud. It seems that the girls got a little carried away because while they were looking at all of Jess' potential places (BTW, thought on Jessica relocating to NY?), allegedly the buxom blonde missed her flight back to LA. While for me, Jessica flip flops between being cute and being annoying, and I think now I'm leaning to thinking Jessica is cute again. She just needs to take some time out of the spotlight every once in a while (like she's been doing lately) and that'll make the public want her more. Take note Britney Spears, a little time out of the limelight is a good thing!

she's going country, y'all!

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 09 2007 in New York, NY. As she said her goodbyes to New York on September 9 as she left Fashion Week, Jessica Simpson finally hit a sweet note when it comes to her style. Occasionally falling prey to having a sort of cheesy, tacky, matchy-matchy fashion sense, Jessica stunned as she stepped out in wide straight leg jeans (like Aristocrat's Windsor Jean in Tristin), tortoise shell shades (similar to Nour's Kiara Sunglasses in Oro), a striped scarf and a textured bag in a vibrant shade of yellow (Antoinette Lee Designs' Vita Python Emboss Clutch in Saffron and the edgier Lua Python Emboss Clutch in Saffron are both bright yellow bags guaranteed to turn a few heads, just like Jessica's). Reports are circulating now that Jess is going to ditch the pop ballads she is known for on her next album, and instead get back to her Texas roots with a country album. Papa Joe Simpson has said that Jess is "talking about doing a country record and going back to her roots, being from Texas. Everything in our business is about beats and I think she really wants to sing, and country music still believes in that." Interesting… very interesting. I have a feeling Jess might just be more successful singing country, considering she truly has only had moderate success with her recording career so far. Can't wait to her her moaning and growing about her cheatin' ex in that Texas twang of hers!

Jess is going green- with envy!

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 26 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Well well well… Jessica Simpson is definitely back with a bang! Spotted dining with friend and hairstylist Ken Paves on August 26, Jessica flaunted her newly svelte figure and her undeniable assets for a casual night on the town. Wearing Maya Brenner Designs' Texas Pendant in Gold to represent her true love for her home state, along with a white tank (like Signorelli's Spring Tank in Shimmer), dark William Rast jeans (similar to Pierce Jeans' Venice Justin Bootcut Jean in Dark Wash) and Sang A's Jade Clutch, Jessica looked true to her country-girl style in a basic outfit of jeans and a tank. As we all know, Jess and John Mayer visited splitsville recently, and Jess is allegedly super jealous over the fact that John is now reportedly seeing Cameron Diaz (but, for arguments sake, who isn't Cameron Diaz reportedly seeing right now?). Sources say that even though Jess is putting on the "I'm-so-over-him" façade, that "she had her mouth open a mile wide when she found out. She just freaked. Jess thinks about him all the time; she is so not over him." Don't worry Jess, you look hot again… and John is probably just Cameron's flavor of the month- if that!

ouch! jess breaks her nose on set of film

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 16 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson was spotted on the set of her new film Major Movie Star on August 16, once again looking like she did way back when she was on "Newlyweds" with Nick and all of America loved her. Wearing a cute blue dress (Ella Moss' Natalie Slip Cami Dress in Peacock is similar, as is LaROK's nautical inspired One Pocket World Top in Enamel) and carrying a leather bag (like Carla Mancini's Messenger Bag in Caramel), all eyes were actually on one other part of Jessica in particular- her nose. Reports are now out that Jess broke her nose while filming a scene of the new film, as Jess said that she was "running with a gun over my head and fell over and broke my nose, it really hurt!" Ouch! So now it seems that Jess is going to be paying a visit to the same plastic surgeon who re-did little sister Ashlee's sniffer, even though Jess has said in the past that "there are a lot of girls with a similar body to mine, but my nose is special and unique to me." Hmm… I wonder if this whole thing is a convenient way for Jessica to get a nose job without the public thinking she's being insecure and superficial. What do you think?

Jess swipes the Dolls' moves

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 08 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson stepped out in LA on June 8 with hairstylist/BFF Ken Paves and, for the first time in a long time, looked like her old self. Wearing a casual heather grey tee (The Secession's UZI Tee is similar, with a little something extra) and her notoriously favorite denim brand, True Religion, and their Billy Jean in Urban Cowboy, Jess is also slowly but surely making her way back to her trademark blonde. I have to say though, her extensions are so obvious here… it almost looks like a wig! Come on Ken, step up the game. Jessica has also revealed a few scintillating private tidbits to the public lately, revealing that she uses moves inspired by the Pussycat Dolls in the bedroom! Jess recently said that she "loves the way they dance. I do some of the moves myself but not in public-- I keep that for the bedroom. I love watching them. I take notes and then keep them for those private moments." Very interesting! Now I just have to wonder, who is the lucky guy experiencing these moves now that John Mayer is out of the picture?

Sayonara mayer

Jessica Simpson seen on May 23 2007 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson was spotted at LAX on May 23, fully wrapped up in a yellow Louis Vuitton shawl, wide leg jeans and carrying a black bag, and appeared to be pleased, key word: appeared. Who knows if Jessica really was in a good mood, or if she was simply smiling on the outside and crying on the inside. My vote: crying on the inside. Jessica was headed off to Los Cabos, Mexico, to spend Memorial Day weekend with ex-BF John Mayer, yet the weekend didn’t exactly go as planned. Us Weekly ran pictures of this ill-fated trip, with the two engaged in a conversation on the ledge of their $2,400 a night villa. This convo seemed to be the breaking point of the already practically over relationship, as John looked aggravated and stormed off, leaving Jessica alone and crying, with her head in her hands. Sheesh, Jessica just can't seem to catch a break in the love department! Like I said in a previous entry, ditch John and start over Jess! Ever since things have been shaky with Mayer, you've been getting blonder and blonder.. keep it (and the fresh start) coming!

Are they or aren't they?

Jessica Simpson seen on May 17 2007 in Cannes, France. As Jessica Simpson struck a pose at the In The Hands of Gods Nike Party in Cannes (I know, I know… many people are wondering what she's doing there in the first place!) on May 17, she definitely gave off many of those facial expressions that she's known for, possibly to hide a heartache. Wearing a black ruffled shirt-dress (Gold Hawk's Ruffle Tunic is an alternative) with super-sized hoop earrings and shoes that are totally too small, I have to say, Jessica's style looked better (and not as flashy-trashy) here than it has in a long time (Costume Institute Gala anyone?). While rumors have been flying that Jessica was dumped by her BF John Mayer, Jessica refused to answer any questions about her love life while at Cannes. She did tell People Magazine that she is "very happy, but I don't really want to talk about my personal life tonight because it's not what it's about." Hmm.. sounds fishy to me! But now, In Touch is reporting that Jess and John went on a date on May 20, and that they are considering getting back together. I vote for NO! Jessica used to be so cute and bubbly, but since she's been dating John, she's just kind of blah and boring.. and a little annoying! I say she makes a clean break from him, while she can!

if you get it for free, why not donate it?

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 22 2007 in West Hollywood, Ca. After having lunch in West Hollywood at Le Petit Four on February 22, Jessica Simpson stepped out on this rainy day in what looks like an oversized man's workshirt with midnight wash skinny jeans, a detailed bag and brown shades (gotta love people who wear their sunglasses even when it's raining). Maybe Jess was lunching with a fellow humanitarian, now that Jessica can (kind of) call herself one as well. Just recently, she donated a Chrysler minivan to an orphanage in the city of Nueva Laredo, Mexico, and while I can hear the "awws" starting already, I have to say.. not so fast. Sources say that "Last week, someone asked Mama Lupita (the woman who runs the orphanage) if she could use a van, and Mama Lupita said, 'We have no transportation at all. Of course we could use it." When she was told that Jessica was going to give them an 8-seat van, the source says "she started to cry for three minutes straight and then said, 'I can't wait to give Jessica a big hug'." Oh, that Jessica Simpson, what a big heart (and pocketbook!) she must have. Wait wait.. I failed to mention that this didn't cost Jessica squat! When Chrysler gave her a Crossfire sportscar at this year's MTV VMA's, Jess asked if she could have a minivan instead, so she could give it to an orphanage. While the moral of the story is that Jessica is really helping out the orphanage, I just wonder what else she doesn't want that she can give away. I'm sure there are some books laying around her house that she has absolutely no intention of ever opening!

Ch-ch-changes!

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 08 2007 in Hollywood, Ca. Seems like when Jessica Simpson decides to make some changes in her life, she doesn't just go for one! After proving that she did indeed dye her famously golden locks dark, and it's not just a wig (darn, I had 10 bucks on wig!), Jess stepped out on February 8 in Hollywood, wearing her trademark True Religions with a green thermal and brown hoody. In addition to running errands and going out every night, Jessica is also dead set on revamping two other areas of her life as well. Suddenly quite the Parisian mademoiselle, it seems that Jess is focused on becoming fluent in French, and in less than 4 months, no less! For a girl who has become famous for her ditz-like tendencies (remember the whole tuna debacle?), I'm going to have to stretch my mind to believe that Jessica will be parlez vous-ing Francais in less than 4 months. But apparently, Jess is positively convinced she'll be able to do it, adding that "I work best under pressure. So I've given myself until the end of May to be able to speak French like a natural." Looks like she'll be getting those "Learn French" CD's for her car!

In addition to her mastery of the foreign language, Jess has also expressed interest in beginning her family. Saying how she admires Angelina Jolie for all that she has done for international adoption, Simpson has said that she wants to have 3 children, and potentially adopt the first. Jess says "I want to adopt before I actually have my own kids. I want three kids—but I don’t know if I can give birth three times. I’ll have to see how much pain is involved first time 'round!” Ah, you gotta love that southern drawl she uses at the end of that sentence. Can't wait to hear that m

Playing musical hairs!

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 03 2007 in Ventura, Ca. Before gettin' her tranny on at Hyde on February 4 by sportin' what looks like a major red weave and way over the top makeup and then switching to a dark chocolate brown shade for dinner at Mr Chows and Hyde again on February 7, Jessica was au natural (if you consider her blonde look natural) on Febrauary 3 as she lunched in Ventura with a friend at Mexicali Cocina Cantina. Wearing James Jeans with a white tee, coral hoody and big aviators, Jess also had her precious baby Daisy in tow in her trusty Louis carrier.

Like I mentioned in this week's CoutureCast, Jess told Elle Magazine that she decided that it was time to split with ex-hubby Nick Lachey when she watch the film "The Notebook" on a flight. She should have watched "Duked of Hazzard", but who am I kidding, that would have been cruel and unusual punishment!

is jessica drunk on love?

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 12 2006 in Malibu, Ca. Maybe, but I'm guessing it's mostly from the cocktails in the middle of the day. After sparking a ton of buzz when Jessica Simpson reportedly began dating John Mayer, John layed the rumors to rest on his official blog when he denounced the hype. However, the not-really-a-couple couple met up on November 12 at the Paradise Cove Beach Café in Malibu for a secret date that is now anything but a secret. Wearing the Light Grey wash of True Religion's Joey Black Stretch Big T jeans and a fitted blazer, Jess seemed to be in a good mood. A witness at the café said that Jessica "didn't eat much. She drank double vodka cranberries. When they got up, Jessica was rubbing his back. You could definitely tell they were on a date." Ah, nothing like knockin' back a few double vodka cocktails mid-day to loosen up. Things are apparently heating up for the two, as Jessica and John were seen at LAX with the rest of the Simpson family today, a busy day-before-Thanksgiving travel day. This means one of two things, either John is saying goodbye to his new flame, or he is traveling with her to Texas for the holiday! One thing is for sure, when all that tryptophan sets in from eating too much turkey, it's likely Jess and John will sneak away for a nap… together!

Where oh where has my career gone

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 03 2006 in Hollywood, Ca. Leaving hot eatery Koi in Hollywood on November 3 in skiny black zippered jeans and turquoise earrings, all eyes were on Jessica Simpson and her apparent obsession with dressing on the dark side. I mean, I just talked about how like every blonde celebrity in Hollywood (including most recently Ashley Olsen) is dying their hair dark, what's holding Jess up?? Maybe the reason why she's wearing black is because she's mourning the slow and painful death of a little thing called that career of hers. As if it wasn't bad enough that Jessica's new album has basically bungee jumped off of the charts, she has now agreed to perform at a theme park! Yes you heard me, a theme park. I know, I know, but don't jump to conclusions. Dolly Parton has asked Jess to sing at the famed Dollywood Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It's great that these two Southern belles are collaborating, I just wish that, for Jessica's sake, it didn't have to include a theme park. Because, you know the two worse places to perform when you're a singer is at a theme park or mall, and now Jess has 'em both under her belt!

Raise your hand for a better fitting top!

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 15 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson left chic Los Angeles eatery Il Sole on October 15 with things just hanging out of everywhere. While the bra she has chosen to display is cute, I'll give her that, just that fact that her bra is visible when trying to pull of the whole "I'm-classy-and-wear-button-downs-to-dinner" look is kind of ridiculous. Jess' style has been all sorts of a hot mess lately, leaving many to question this Simpson's fashion choices and wonder whether or not she has her jealousy blinders on due to Ash's "Chicago" success. I only have one thing to say, untuck the jeans Jess! We know that jeans tucked into boots is a good look for the fall, but when you wear it every day.. spice things up a little!

While Jess' jean loyalty's are split between True Religion and Frankie B., she loves the ultra low rise of Frankie's booty huggers, like our 3" Straight Jean Junkie in Cordon Bleu, along with a big momma bag, like our Aaneta Large Cleopatra Bag in Chocolate. These jeans are going quick, get them before they're gone!

Career Bomb of the month

Jessica Simpson seen on Oct 04 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. So Jessica Simpson had her hair short for what, a week? After filming her melodramatic, overacted video for her typical power ballad "I Belong To Me" and chopping her hair off with a pair of manicure scissors, it's already back to the weave. I personally don't see the point in chopping off all of your locks simply to sew in the extensions a week later, but hey, when your album has had sub-par sales and your new film bombs, sometimes as many changes as possible are a good thing!

For Jessica's polished look, grab a pair of the new, not-as-skinny flared J Brand Slim Fit 16 Inch Straight Leg Jeans in Vintage that Jess wears oh-so-casually with a pair of black boots. Next, top things off with a trendy black button down, like our Cake Couture Ratia Long Sleeve Blouse in Black and her Oliver Peoples Athena Sunglasses, and you're all set. Now, try not to go for any crazy hairstyle changes unless you have Ken Paves at your side ready to fix you in an instant!

did someone order a side of crabcakes?

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 22 2006 in London. Word has been spreading lately that Jessica Simpson has been pretty down in the dumps. Now that her divorce has settled and her album flopped, and with little sis Ashlee slowly eclipsing her in both the looks and career departments, Jessica has been a little crabby lately, sources tell us. Jess did attend opening night of Ashlee's debut performance in the musical "Chicago" in London, as well as the afterparty, where she was heard saying "I don't want to be here, why won't people just leave me alone?". Well excuse me! I know the jealously monster is rearing it's ugly lil mug because Ash beat you to the stage, but the least Jess could do is be supportive! Leave it to good old Papa Joe Simpson to go and make things worse by telling The Mirror that "Jess is quite down at the moment. She's not comfortable talking to people as she's quite depressed and we're walking on eggshells." Good one Dad! Well buck up Jess, I can think of many people who have it a lot worse than you!

For Jess' black jeans, go for our ever popular J Brand 12 Inch Pencil Leg Jeans in Black, with a black belt, like our Linea Pelle Vintage Cross Belt with Crystals. As far as the thigh high felt boots.. pass!

Grocery day!

Jessica Simpson seen on Sep 13 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. Leaving grocery store Ralphs in Los Angeles recently on September 13, Jessica Simpson proves that it is hot again to match your bag to your shoes! In caramel colored knee boots, with a matching bag, similar to our Lamarthe Handbags Exception Large Hobo Bag in Amber, Jess skillfully avoids those romance rumors that have popped up lately linking her to singer John Mayer. When it comes to her jeans, Jessica picked a low cut pair of Frankie B.'s, rockin' a casual look with a blue LA baseball cap and hoop earrings, like our Rebecca Norman Sculpt Hoops in Vermeil. In watching the paparazzi video from this day, this picture was taken right before Jessica yelled to the paps "Just back up and I'll smile for you!" Wow Jess, you're so bossy and domineering, and I like it!

Here comes the woman in black

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 16 2006 in Hollywood, Ca. Jessica Simpson sure is quite the jetsetter lately! Seen here on August 16 leaving restaurant Orso and heading to club Hyde, Jess recently hosted the Teen Choice Awards, and was in Dallas, Texas yesterday for a private listening party for her new album. Sounds like all this work is a little stressful for Jess, because sources tell us exclusively that on the way from the airport to the party in Texas Jess loosened up with a few drinks! Now that's the way to get the party started, girl! Now, if you wanna get Jess' black attack look, go with the good old J Brand 12 Inch Pencil Leg Jeans in Black that Jessica wears, and pair it with a basic, chic tee, like our Nation Ltf Short Sleeve Textured Crew in Black. Don't forget a big hobo bag, like our Moe Bags Elizabeth Bag with Gold Studs, or else your Jessica look will be totally incomplete.

Look at what Nick's Missing

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 11 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. Now this is the California-girl style that Jessica Simpson is known for. During her Newlyweds days, that white knitted poncho that she wore became so popular that even Justin Timberlake wore one when he parodied her on Saturday Night Live! With this outfit, Jess wears a breezy white sundress, similar to our Karanina Pansy Dress in White, with a loose fitting white knitted sweater draped oh-so-casually around her tanned shoulders. Pair this heavenly white outfit with a black spaghetti strap cami, like our Pegah Anvarian Float Top and a gold chain, similar to our Rebecca Norman 36" Chain Link Necklace in Vermeil and you've got Jess' supercute casual look down.

Black Magic Woman

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 04 2006 in Beverly Hills, Ca. Jessica Simpson leaves dinner at Beverly Hills Japanese restaurant Matsuhisa looking much more chic and sophisticated then her more recent outing at Il Sole where she wore True Religions and a gray tee. In a slinky, fitted dress similar to our Lotta Stensson Drawstring Dress in Black and a huge black Fendi Spy Bag, it is a mystery who Jess was dining with this evening. Ever since her divorce with Nick Lachey became finalized, Jess has kept any romantic details hush hush. While recently it has been said that Ashlee has become the hot Simpson, I'm not giving up on Marge.

Dinner with a Deer in Headlights

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 03 2006 in Hollywood, Ca. Although Jess does appear sort of "deer-in-headlights" in this picture, I think we would all be also if the paparazzi came into the restaurant we were dining at and started snapping away while we were dining with someone! At Il Sole in Hollywood with a male companion, Jessica Simpson isn't really dressing to impress here. With no makeup, and obviously at the beach or the beds during the day due to her burned face, Jessica is definitely going au-natural for her dinner date. In an outfit more suited for a casual coffee date, not an evening dinner, Jessica wears her favorite denim brand True Religion, and their Johnny Big T in Easy Rider. A Nation Ltd fan, Jessica wears her jeans with a basic gray tee, like our The Secession Cougar Tee in Gray, for a classic yet not too dressy look. Come on Jess, don't go down that Britney road and let yourself go!

The Louis That Goes Everywhere!

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 09 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson lugs along the trusty Louis for another day of running around the town recently. While some thought Jessica was going downhill for a while post-divorce and sliding down the slippery slope into Britney Federline-land, it’s good to see that Jess (and her style) seem to have re-emerged. Now, let’s start dishin’ on this dress. Every girl needs that beautiful white flowy summer-dress in her closet, and Jess seems to have found hers. If you want a look like Jess’ here, go for our Catherine Malandrino Deep V-Dress, which is like a short sleeve version of Jessica’s. Then grab your favorite purse and you’ll be good to go!

Jessica In the Summer's Hottest V-Neck

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 08 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. Well this sure is the tee that gets around! Seen recently on Nicole Richie as well as younger sis Ashlee, Jessica Simpson tools around town in her uber-comfy Nation Ltd Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee in White. Soft and with a great worn-in feeling, this tee fits perfectly and is perfect for a day of summer errands. However, no look is complete for Jess without her Oliver Peoples Athena Sunglasses, her go-to pair of glasses that she always has by her side. Unfortunately, looks like hairstylist Ken Paves was out of town this day, I don't even wanna think about what's going on under that freaky headscarf!

Jess keeps on with a good thing!

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 30 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Boy oh boy, when Jessica Simpson finds something she likes, she sticks with it! Jess is seen here again wearing her favorite style of Oliver Peoples', the Athena Sunglasses, to lunch at a Hollywood restaurant. Seen numerous times on "Newlyweds" in ARMY tees, she has now gone for the full-fledged huge ARMY sweatshirt to show her American pride. It's kind of cool to see how Jess doesn’t always just go out and get the "hot new shades" of the moment, and has found a pair of old reliables that are the pair that she loves to wear. Because you know that you have that pair of sunglasses that you love to death, the only difference is that Jess has hers in every color!

Good Thing It's Not After Labor Day!

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 28 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson is spotted here leaving her hotel to start a probably hectic day in the life of a Simpson. Taking advantage of the summer styles, Jess is sportin' a stylish pair of white jeans with yellow contrast stitching, resembling out Taverniti So Janis Dragon Jeans. Mixed with a fitted blazer and vintage Harley Davidson biker tee (that would have been more appropriate for Mary Kate and her recent sighting in black biker boots), Jess is getting ready to start promotion of her new album, A Public Affair. And because no look is complete without those good old av's, Jess throws on her trusty Oliver Peoples Commander Sunglasses in Gold. After the word spread that Jess' debut single from her new album sounds strikingly similar to Madonna's 80's classic "Holiday", Jess responded that she was lovingly honoring Madonna. Maybe now Madonna will show Jess the ways of Kabbalah!

Jessica Simpson in Oliver Peoples

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 28 2006 in New York, NY. By now we know that Jessica Simpson is a favorite of Oliver Peoples' Athena Sunglasses, but it's always fun to see what outfit Simpson pairs with these supersized shades. Here, leaving her hotel in New York, Jess goes for the whole Military look, combining an oversized Army-style shirt with short-shorts and a huge Louis bag. I feel like Jess goes for extremes; she always wears a huge sweatshirt with teeny tiny shorts and Uggs, or a barely there top and a long skirt. But hey, if it works for you Jess, go for it.

Tag at the airport

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 16 2006 in Los Angeles, Ca. In another one of Jessica Simpson's crazy errands sessions that requires 2 bags, Jessica reps her Tag Twisted Jeans in Medium Wash, which hold a striking resemblence to Jess' self-proclaimed other favorite pair of twisted jeans, her True Religions. On a day when Jess' hairstylist and new BFF Ken Paves must have been on vacation, Jess throws on a white hoodie, like our Raw 7 Rose Dagger Hoodie in White, and gets going. For casual chic, just look to Jessica.

Jessica Simpson in Susana Monaco, TR

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 14 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. In the photo that sparked rumor mills blazing regarding Jessica Simpson’s alleged nose job, we tend to focus more on Jess’ killer outfit than her shrinking shnoz. It’s those oversized Marc Jacobs aviators that are creating the nose illusion, anyways. To get a casual outfit like Jessica’s, start with the jeans. Jess has stated numerous times that her favorite denim brand is True Religion, and we believe her, because that is all she ever wears! Jumping on the skinny jean bandwagon, True Religion has created their own pair; but for the tried and true original, go with the Joey Stretch in Dark Pony Express. Pair that with a delicious chocolate brown tube top, like our Susana Monaco Pacific Island Tube Top in Coco, and you’ll be all set to run errands with Jess, hopefully not while she is wearing this also, though.

Jessica Simpson with White Bag

Jessica Simpson seen on May 19 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson leaves a meeting with a psychiatrist on May 19, although one can wonder why she needs a shrink in the first place. If she's still cryin' over her split with Nick, she needs to realize that she's young, hot and in-demand... get out there and live your life, Jess! Now that we have all noticed that the preppy look is back for summer, pastel polos paired with the hottest “it” pair of jeans is a must for a cute and casual summertime look. Light jeans like these True Religions are perfect for daytime errands, just make sure to switch to dark denim the minute you decide to step out on the town for the night. Wearing a basic preppy pink Lacoste polo and carrying an over-sized soft leather bag, similar to our selection of Dutchy bags, especially the Penny Hobo Bag, Jessica wears her daytime-casual look with ease. With the Johnny True Religions in Easy Rider, Rebecca Norman Wavy Thin bangles and Oliver People’s Commander Aviator Sunglasses in Gold Mirrored , you can complete this look.

Jessica Simpson in True Religion

Jessica Simpson seen on Feb 04 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Simpson has caught some strife lately for saying that True Religion, as she's seen in here, are her favorite jeans of the year. Shouldn't she have mentioned her own brand, Princy Denim?

Jessica Simpson in Oliver Peoples

Jessica Simpson seen on Nov 01 2005 in Los Angeles. Channeling her inner- Jackie O., Simpson's old school Hollywood glam look could not be complete without her Oliver Peoples. Simpson adores her collection of Peoples and is shown here in the "Athena" design. Dressed up or down, Oliver Peoples exudes Simpson's classic, and totally gorgeous look.

Jessica Simpson in Citizens of Humanity

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 18 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.

Jessica Simpson in Saint Grace

Jessica Simpson seen on Aug 16 2005 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson is the ultimate in comfort in these Carol pants by Saint Grace.

Jessica Simpson in True religion

Jessica Simpson seen on Jul 19 2005 in Los Angeles, Ca. Simpson looked totally Hollywood glam, even just strolling in LA in her fav jeans. True Religion Jeans, which have been seen throughout Hollywood on fashionistas Beyonce, Rachel Bilson and lil sis Ashlee Simpson, they are praised for their slimming nature and comfortable fit. Simpson was seen here in her "favorite pair of jeans", the Joey True Religion in Dark Pony Express.

Jessica Simpson in Rebel Yell Hoodie

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 20 2005 in Los Angeles, Ca. Jessica Simpson is always super stylish in Rebel Yell, this time in a destroyed hoodie.

Jessica Simpson in Diesel Jeans

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 01 2005 in Bryant Park, New York, New York. Jessica Simpson performs in her Diesel Blame Pant Overworked Light Denim on "Good Morning America". Comfortable jeans are always a good investment, as this pair seems to be.

Jessica Simpson in Hudson Jeans

Jessica Simpson seen on Jun 01 2005 in Maxim Magazine. Jessica wore a pair of Triangle Back Pocket Destroyed Stretch Hudson Jeans in her June 2004 appearance in Maxim Magazine, mixing the designer denim with a basic white cami.

Jessica Simpson in Ya-Ya

Jessica Simpson seen on Mar 03 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Simpson is always a fan of belting anything so this Ya-Ya frock is perfect for a spring night. It's sheer cotton jersey is form fitting and sexy.

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