Welcome to Be Renewed! We’re so glad you found us. We hope each of you finds something that makes you feel beautiful and renewed enough to prosper on your journey through life. We strive to help women discover hope and confidence through their wardrobe.
Be Renewed first came to fruition when two young central PA teachers realized that they needed to renew their purpose in order to continue to prosper in their lives.
Hey yinz guys - Krystena here! I cannot tell you how excited I am that you are here at Be Renewed Boutique - a little piece of our heart that we have poured everything into! I am a high school American Literature teacher and I always wanted to do just that - teach. Throughout the years, I found that my role as a teacher has grown to be much more than that: it grew to be a role model, an impactor, an inspiration to my students and someone who could certainly fulfill that role as a teacher beyond the walls of the classroom. Since 4th grade, “teacher” was all I aspired to be. Fast forward 25 years: I created a life centered around being a wife, a renewer of faith, a teacher, a Patriot, a traveler and a dreamer of being a momma, God willing! As most of you know, the 2020s ushered in a negative downslide in the field of education and because of this, I realized that in order to truly prosper in this big world, I needed to renew my vision. I did a lot of soul searching, a lot of questioning, a lot of praying and a lot of breathing in and out. I went from being concrete in my “purpose” since I was 13 years old to questioning that purpose at 33 years old. But then I remembered one of my favorite quotes by F. Scott Fitzgerald: “For what it’s worth... it’s never too late … to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.” I needed to put the pen back in the Author’s hands and create something of my own - a platform of inspiration for women like me who are hustlin’ and bustlin’ day in and day out just trying to fulfill their purpose. A gut feeling in January 2022 told me that I hadto find a new purpose, so I began creating an online boutique where young business women, working/on-the-go moms, and little ladies like myself could shop for clothing that allows them to feel ready to conquer anything that comes their way, whether planned or not. Like many other grinding women in their late 20’s/early 30’s, I am always looking for versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched, styles that are modest but trendy and just comfortable clothes that fit almost any occasion. Unable to consistently find what I was looking for and not having enough time to go shopping regularly, I set out to solve some of my common shopping problems. With a big goal in mind for an online boutique and the collaboration of my amazing co-owner, Erin, Be Renewed Boutique LLC was born!
Hey there! This is Erin. I’m a child of God, a wife, a momma, a veteran, and a high school math teacher. I’m wholeheartedly dedicated to all these facets of my life. I’m a mother hen to pretty much everyone I’m associated with; I find great joy in taking care of others. I am a go with the flow girl but I don’t hesitate to take charge either! I enjoy the ebbs and flows of life and rest assured that everything happens for a reason. In his letter to the Phillipians, Paul wrote, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” No matter what stage of life I am in, I strive to find reasons to be content. With that in mind, I went to college not knowing what I wanted to do. I knew that I was good at math and I wanted to have a family someday. The Math Department convinced me to become an actuary and after graduation I worked in the corporate world for two years. After about a year in corporate America, I realized I wanted a different lifestyle. I hadn’t yet found my true purpose in life and needed a renewal! God was calling me to be a teacher. I went back to college for my teaching certificate and began to prosper at my hometown high school in central Pennsylvania. As a short woman with an athletic build turned into a mom-bod, I have struggled for years to find clothing I feel comfortable and confident in. On this crazy journey we call life, I met my dream man and some fantastic friends, including Krystena. A go-getter and a total boss babe, she pushed me to take a risk and start a boutique to not only inspire other women to be confident in themselves and their wardrobe but also to rectify some of the problems we have as working women that just want the best of both worlds! So here we have it: Be Renewed Boutique.
We hope and trust you’ll find something you love in our boutique! We have carefully selected each piece with you in mind. So for all the boss babes, the go-getters, the grinders, the sacrificers, the do-it-all ladies out there: treat yourself.
Be good and kind to the woman you are. Be ambitious. Be relentless. Be unwavering.
Be renewed & prosper. <3
Thank you for supporting our families and allowing us to be a small part of your life and wardrobe.
Meet the Founders
Erin & Krystena