I want the table to have a background image that repeats and it works mostly everywhere except that for Outlook, the background image does show, but it doesn't allow my tables to align to the left. If I remove the VML code the tables do float to the left but of course the background image is no longer there. Not to sure what the issue maybe. Does anyone know how to align tables to the left in outlook while keeping the background image?

  <!-- section 1/2 text 1/2 image -->
  <table bgcolor="#D8D8D8" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="margin: 0 auto;width:100%;border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <td>
          <table align="center" width="600" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" class="container600" style="border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;margin: 0 auto; padding:0; width:600px;">
            <tr>
              <td background="background image" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="100%" valign="top">
              <!--[if gte mso 9]>
                <v:rect xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" fill="true" stroke="false" style="width:600px;">
                <v:fill type="tile" src="background image" width="600" color="#ffffff" />
                <v:textbox style="mso-fit-shape-to-text:true" inset="0,0,0,0">
              <![endif]-->
                <div>
                  <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="container540" width="90%" style="border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;width:90%;margin: 0 auto;">
                    <tbody>
                      <tr>
                        <td>
                          <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="section-item" width="48.14814815%" style="border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;"><!-- 260/540 -->
                            <tbody>
                              <tr>
                                <td align="left" class="title_color" style="color: #0065bd; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400; font-family: Relaway, sans-serif; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height: 30px; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;letter-spacing:1px;">
                                  <span style="color: #0065bd; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400; font-family: 'Relaway', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; letter-spacing: 1px;">
                                    Lorem Ipsum Dolor
                                  </span>
                                </td>
                              </tr>
                              <tr><td height="15"></td></tr>
                              <tr>
                                <td align="left" class="title_color" style="color: #434343; font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal; font-family: 'Relaway', arial, sans-serif; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; color: #666666; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; font-family: 'Raleway', Arial, sans-serif; mso-line-height-rule: exactly; line-height: 20px;">
                                    <p>
   Lelit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.</p>
                                </td>
                              </tr>
                              <tr>
                                  <td height="20" style="font-size: 20px; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;line-height: 20px;"></td>
                              </tr><!-- Start of Button -->
                              <tr>
                                <td>
                                  <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="button" width="130" style="border-style: none !important; border: 0 !important;border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;">
                                    <tbody>
                                      <tr>
                                        <td align="center" style="border: 0 !important; text-decoration: none; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;">
                                          <a href="#" style="text-decoration: none; border-style: none !important; border: 0 !important;">
                                            <img src="image" width="130" style="width:100%;border:0 !important; border-style:none !important;" />
                                          </a>
                                        </td>
                                      </tr>
                                      <tr>
                                        <td height="8" style="font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px; mso-line-height-rule: exactly;"></td>
                                      </tr>
                                    </tbody>
                                  </table>
                                </td>
                              </tr><!-- End of Button -->
                            </tbody>
                          </table>
                          <table class="section-item" align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td width="15" height="25" style="border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;"></td></tr></table>
                          <table class="section-item" align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="48.14814815%" style="border-collapse:collapse; mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt;">
                            <tr>
                              <td>
                                <a class="editable_img" href="#" style="border-style: none !important; border: 0 !important;">
                                  <img src="image" alt="Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet" style="width:100%;border-style: none !important; border: 0 !important;" width="260" height="260" />
                                </a>
                              </td>
                            </tr>
                          </table>
                        </td>
                      </tr>
                      <tr><td height="20"></td></tr>
                    </tbody>
                  </table>
                </div>
              </td>
              <!--[if gte mso 9]>
              </v:textbox>
              </v:rect>
              <![endif]-->
            </tr>
          </table>
        </td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
  <!-- end section -->

Thanks