Preppy Autumn Outfit / Blogger Button Questions
"He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;"
During this time of year, I enjoy being cozy inside sipping hot tea, reading, watching candles burn and curling up in blankets. Being outside is refreshing, as I take brisk walks in the chilly air and see all the trees that have put on their most brilliant colors. As beautiful as our warmer weather was, I am taking advantage of the new bracing cool in the air. Today I have not only had tea and taken a walk, but I am also wearing a sweater! When the outdoors look gloomy, it is fun to wear a pop of color to brighten up the day!
I decided to call this outfit preppy, because a V-neck sweater layered with a white button-down shirt has a decidedly classic look. My flared jeans and boots are a little more western in style, but we shan't give that much consequence today. ;) Overall, the ensemble is fitting for October.
The ruffled white shirt I am wearing is from my favorite consignment store. I believe that it could be called a tuxedo shirt, though it is definitely meant to be a ladies' blouse. Most likely, the sweater is from a thrift store - I think that friends found it for me, but it has been a while, so my memory fails me! My jeans and blazer are both thrifted. The boots are genuine leather and were definitely not cheap -- but they last a long time!
One of my favorite easy hairstyles to do is a low side bun. To make it more interesting today I left the ends of my hair hanging out and added fabric flower pin. The pin's color contrasts my sweater, which keeps things from being dull. :)
Now it is time for me to ask my fellow bloggers for help! I have been trying to make a button for my blog. If you are not a blogger who has made/is planning to make a button, the rest of this post will probably be boring and confusing to you, so feel free to skip it. :)
Anyway, after research, trial and error I uploaded the image for my button onto imageshack.us, which made my photo into several kinds of links that I could paste in where needed. I used two different methods to make my button. One of them was to use a link that I found on Wikihow that had places to paste in my own blog info and image. The other method that I used was to paste everything into the Grab my Button code generator, which makes the code for the blogger.
After using each of these methods, I viewed my blog. I see the code for my button there, but the image is not showing up. It's just a little box with an "x" in it. Right now I believe it is the code Grab My Button made for me. Does the image show up for you? Can any of you tell me what I might have done wrong? Do you have any better ideas? Thank you for your help! :)