Tiffani Thiessen, empties out her purse for Us Weekly. Credit: Michael Pirrocco

"I'm a minivan mom!" Tiffani Thiessen tells Us Weekly of life with Harper, 3. (Dad is actor husband Brady Smith, 42). Tooling around in a Toyota Sienna has its perks, says the 40-year-old star of USA's White Collar (Thursdays, 9 P.M.). Like the unlock feature, which means the keys can stay in her Time's Arrow tote. What else is inside? 

Throwing Shade

"I'm a black Ray-Ban girl all the way. I've also started packing pink Babiators sunglasses for Harper to wear. She looks so cool in them!"

Message in a Billfold

"In my Mulberry wallet, I keep an old love note from my husband. It's the first one he ever gave me, from ages ago."



Toe Woes 

"When you take a kid to a play space, they make you take off your shoes and you can't be barefoot. I learned my lesson -- I bring socks." 

Read Her Lips

"I always have Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour lip balm. For gloss, I use Tarte or Giorgio Armani. I've been known to wear a bright red when I'm feeling feisty." 

Calm and Collected

"I carry O.B. tampons. If one falls out, it doesn't faze me. When you have a child, you're put in interesting public situations. I've got a high tolerance for embarrassment!"