Let’s just get this out in the open: There’s a certain stigma surrounding Stella & Dot. The company has been known to turn friends into pushy saleswomen and maybe some of us have even been guilted into making purchases.

But darn it, they’re putting out some really cute stuff lately. Take this mixed metal/rhinestone lariat, for instance. This Zoe Lariat Necklace, an ultra-versatile 42-inch strand, can be wrapped and tied in multiple variations (including around the wrist), which frankly makes me appear a lot more creative than I am. I’m cool with that.

Grab yours on Thursday at Comfort Me Boutique, when the shop and Stella & Dot co-host a fall fashion show/fundraiser benefitting Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Just remember not to wear your new bling in front of that friend who sells Stella & Dot.

$98, available September 5 at Comfort Me Boutique, 701 W. Armitage Ave., 312-255-1412