Etienne Aigner purse

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1. Ask Adam
Q: I'm tired of carrying around a big purse—I waste so much time rummaging through it to find what I need. Can you recommend a bag that isn't too big but keeps my essentials organized?

A: There's nothing worse than an overstuffed purse—and I find the bigger the bag, the more things you throw in it. The solution? This ingenious satchel by Etienne Aigner. First, it shatters the myth that functional is boring with its gorgeous, pebbled leather exterior and chic color blocking. And it offers 15 (!) pockets to hold everything from your wallet to your Kindle to your keys in separate, easy-to-access compartments. Finally, though it's only seven inches tall, 14 inches long, and two inches wide, its accordion design expands to hold more than you'd think. Love!

$495, Etienne Aigner;
button-down shirt

Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

2. Crazy For It!
This is the shirt that will never let you down when you need to look pulled together, fast. It's made of fabric you don't have to iron, and the classic design means it works with everything from skirts to cigarette pants. It's also the perfect length to leave untucked, and the details—the diagonal stripes on the button placket are slimming; the bust area is cut to accommodate fuller chests—make it extra-flattering. Consider it your go-to shirt next time you sleep through your alarm.

Originally $82, now 25 percent off with code OPRAH, Foxcroft;

Photo: Courtesy of True & Co.

3. Great Idea
Bra shopping isn't fun. But now there's True & Co., a Web site that, for an initial $45 deposit, lets you choose three bras, while their fit experts select two more for you to try on. You keep and pay for only the ones you want and return the rest for free.

$45, DKNY;

Photo: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

4. Basic Instinct
When Ashton Kutcher e-mailed me about Pickwick & Weller, the new T-shirt line for men and women he cofounded, I was skeptical—star designers can be hit-or-miss. But these fit great and come in an abundance of styles. Get them in black, white, and gray, and your T-shirt wardrobe is done.

Tank, $26, tee, $28, and long-sleeved tee, $34, Pickwick & Weller;

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