combination of sans and serif

I was using PT Serif (for headings) and PT Sans (for body text) and I was satisfied... but when I saw Source Sans Pro I knew it was time for a change, but I can't find any good serif font (for headings) without ending up with an ugly, artificial etc. combination. I may be an amateur in this, but I think I know when something looks ugly. For example: in PT Serif (headings) + Source Sans Pro (body text) combination uppercase "J"s just "can't stand eachother"). I intend to use it at home and for writing some reports at work - nothing too long (there will be some tables too). Both printed and on-screen "performance" is important. Fonts with SIL Open Font License are strongly prefered (I bought MS Office and I just don't want to buy any more fonts at this time).

i am tempted to use scala as the main body text for a small magazine fashion supplement, but what would be a good sans for headlines? would verlag work with scala? or should one stick to tried and tested combinations like verlag and miller? any suggestions...?

cheers

Girish

hey, i am looking for a sans and a serif that go well together in a CV.

in http://typophile.com/node/31800 , there is a pic of a great CV, and I designed mine accordingly. but I do not own freight, nor do I own any other font package that includes a sans and a serif designed to go together.

I tried Avenir for headlines with minion pro for body which was nice, but now I am looking for other possibilities.

Arial Narrow with Baskerville? I know I am supposed to despise Arial, but it is combined like this in a pages template (apple software...)

Myriad with Garamond (both Adobe, both Apple typefaces)? I don't like Myriad in a CV, it is too... soft?

What do you think?

Many thanks for your opinion in advance, this is my first post ever!

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