IMBY Inspo

IMBY Inspo: Katie Dalebout

Our weekly blog series highlighting the women that inspire us

Katie Dalebout
Creator, Let It Out
New York, NY

RIGHT NOW: WHERE ARE YOU, WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON, AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ITEM YOU’RE WEARING?

I’m in Manhattan, working from a hotel lobby, answering emails. I’m not wearing the best outfit but I’m super comfortable: high waisted Levis boyfriend jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers. My favorite item I’m wearing is this simple v-neck gray t-shirt I’ve had since middle school.

SUM UP YOUR STYLE IN ONE SENTENCE.

Varies on the day, but on a good day it’s comfortable, girly, and simple.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO?

Getting to tell the stories of people I admire and share them with the coolest community of people.

HOW DO YOU LIVE ‘MINDFULLY?’

I try as often as I can remember to truly be wherever I am. Meaning intentionally put my focus into whatever I’m doing, whether that’s scrolling through Instagram or having a conversation with someone. I try to not go on auto-pilot and actually move through life consciously as often as I remember.

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?

Scrape my tongue!

WHAT DOES YOUR MORNING ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?

Changes every day but the constant things are: scrape my tongue, brush my teeth, go to the bathroom, drink a full bottle of water, have a probiotic, warm water with lemon most of the time, meditate for 22 minutes, sometimes journal, something go to a workout class, eat breakfast (usually a green apple or two with cinnamon and sea salt + nut butter and a very strong yerbe mate tea) and then get into my work day.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO WORKOUT?

Walking! & Pilates

WHAT’S THE ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU WEAR THE MOST?

Right now a white cropped tank top with high waisted jeans.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR LIFE (AND CLOSET!) A LEAN, MEAN, CLUTTER-FREE MACHINE? 

I’m constantly throwing things away, to the point where I end up having to re-buy things I tossed prematurely. I’m constantly editing my life to only have what I need. Moving helps and so does living in New York City where space is limited. Choice really stresses me out and living in NY there’s enough choice so I try to keep my wardrobe as minimal as I can.

YOU’RE A BUSY BABE. HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK, HEALTH, AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?

It’s hard and I actually think true balance is a myth. I go through phases where I’ll work really had and my relationships might suffer or vice versa where I’ve be super present in my relationships and my work will take a back seat. With my health, it’s so integrated that I just make it a priority within my work focused time or relationship focused time by going to exercise classes still, meditating at least once a day if not twice, and eating intuitively wherever I am.

WHAT PODCASTS OR BLOGS DO YOU KEEP UP WITH?

Call Your Girlfriend, Free Cookies, Modern Love, Dear Sugar, The Daily, Pop Rocket, You Made It Weird with Pete Homes, One Part Podcast with Jessica Murnane, The Turn Around, Fresh Air, 10% Happier, Pardon My French …I listen to a lot of podcast!

WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?

Elizabeth Gilbert, Josh Radnor, Simi Botic, Nick Hagen

FAVORITE SPOTS FOR A HEALTHY MEAL?

Souen, Jajaja, Dimes

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Move to New York!

WHITE HOT LIGHTNING ROUND– GO!

HEELS OR FLATS? Platforms!

BUSINESS OR CASUAL? Business Casual

EARLY MORNINGS OR LATE NIGHTS? Early Mornings

NEW YORK OR LA? New York

COFFEE, TEA, OR MATCHA? Yebe Mate Tea

COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE: LIVING INTENTIONALLY MEANS… intentionally making a choice to do whatever you’re doing, not living in auto pilot mode.

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