This is mostly for the ladies, but I can always use input from you experienced guys and gals, especially on anything missing or too much redundancy. The subject is every day carry items for the purse. If any ladies are reading this and not familiar with this level of preparedness, this article provides descriptions of lots of types of preparedness 'kits.' Not everyone needs each type of kit, but a few may make sense for you. The purpose of the EDC is to get you to the next level of supply or safety. If you have a kit in your car, home or office, your EDC should help you get to the closest one. If caught in a 'shelter in place' situation, some of the items may make you more comfortable, but that is not the primary purpose of the 'kit.'
For a while I just dropped my basic preparedness stuff into my purse. Occasionally I'd review it, usually I'd transfer it all if I needed to change purses. I finally got organized when I realized the 'free' mesh makeup bags would be perfect to keep it all in one place and visible without adding lots of extra weight to my already lead-like purse. I had a choice of red or black. I picked red.
By leaving the scissors and can opener out, the weight decreased to 10 ounces. By dropping the Swiss card, I can probably add 3 or 4 yards of para cord and some duct tape and stay under 12 ounces. What's missing? What's too much?